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College Catalog: Science, Technology, and Computing: Principles of Robotics

Program: Principles of Robotics
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-733-02
Length: 24 credit hours, 2 semesters
Program Head: Keisha Nichols

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Purpose: This program provides a student with an entry level knowledge of robotics, programming, problem solving and the principles of technology.

Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of this program, graduates possess the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment where automated control systems exist, as robot operators, as a robot technician, as a field service technician, or as a machine operator. This program is committed to preparing students to be successful in the workplace as leaders and members of a technical team.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and function of input/output assemblies, the central processor unit, the power supply, and programming device.
  • Create, design and troubleshoot a variety of robotic programs.
  • Utilize a variety of test instruments to measure voltage, resistance, fluid viscosity, mass, temperature, pressure, and density.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while solving technological problems.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College.

Principles of Robotics Career Studies Certificate (221-733-02)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
Fall Semester
IND 195 Intro to Automation 2
MEC 140 Intro to Mechatronics 3
IND 165 Principles of Industrial Technology I 4
IND 166 Principles of Industrial Technology II 4
Total Semester Credits 13
Spring Semester
ETR 286 Principles & Application of Robotics 3
IND 265 Principles of Industrial Technology III 4
IND 266 Principles of Industrial Technology IV 4
Total Semester Credits 11
Total Program Credits 24