Robotic automated systems technicians are an integral part of modern manufacturing firms. Knowledge of robotic programming, flexible manufacturing, CAD systems, industrial communications and overall system integration is essential. Technologies such as new generation robot controllers, sensors, and electrical control systems have created a need for highly specialized training. Career opportunities abound for robotic technicians in the building, repairing, installing, maintaining, and programming, along with problem solving in engineering and design of robotic automated systems.
The Robotics Automated Systems Technology Program uses a curriculum of technical industry standards set forth by Robotics Industry Association (RIA) along with a strong industrial advisory board made up of industry leaders in the different manufacturing career areas. Our graduates are employed as field service engineering, installation, and engineering technicians, applications programmers and automated systems maintenance technicians. We are the largest robotics automated systems lab in the upper Midwest. Students are trained on the same robots, controllers, and programming languages used by automated manufacturing companies.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduate will be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures
2. Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems
3. Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems
4. Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code
5. Analyze and apply specific troubleshooting knowledge and technology in the areas of electrical, mechanical, software and program code
6. Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills as an individual and as a team member
Robotics Industry Association
Courses in this program transfer to Bemidji State University, St. Cloud State University, and North Dakota State University.
Some common career titles held by people in this field include field service technician, field service engineer, applications programmers, electrical controls engineers, automated systems technician, automated systems machine builders, production systems technicians.
Selected Employers of Recent Graduates
3-M ABB, Automated Concepts Automations, Brenton Engineering, Delkor, Douglas Machine, Ellison Technologies, Fanuc, Graphics Packaging, Hales, Hegman Machine Tool, Imation, Motoman, PAR Systems, PRI Robotics, Robotics Automation, Tetra Pak,
Graduates find abundant employment opportunities in automotive manufacturing, aerospace manufacturers, machine tool companies, welding and fabrication, packaging machinery manufacturers, robotic system integrators, nuclear power plants, and robotic manufacturers.