Why Choose Robotic Offline Programming Advanced Certificate at CLC?
- 5 new welding robots increasing current technology offered – 23 total robots used for training.
- Remodeled and updated classrooms and lab areas
- Starting salaries $45-$57K
- Grads can travel both domestically and internationally installing robotic equipment
- Placement 95 – 100%
- BSU Articulation AAS or Diploma
- Member of Robotics Industries Association
Department Learning Outcomes:
Special Department Information:
ROBOTIC OFFLINE PROGRAMMING ADVANCED CERTIFICATE
Program Course Requirements
RAST 2120* Offline Programming and Simulation (3 cr)
RAST 2153* Applied Robotic Certification Lab (6 cr)
Total – 9 Credits
Career Description: 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 are available for robotic technicians in the building, repairing, installing, maintaining, and programming of robotic automated systems. Robotic technicians are valued by industry employers for their problem-solving skills.
Program Information: The Robotics Automated Systems Technology Program uses the curriculum of technical industry standards set forth by the Robotics Industry Association (RIA) along with a strong advisory board made up of industry leaders in the different manufacturing career areas. The program has 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.
Graduates will be able to:
- Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures;
- Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems;
- Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems;
- Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code;
- Analyze and apply specific troubleshooting knowledge and technology in the areas of electrical, mechanical, software and program code;
- Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills as an individual and as a team member.
Special Program Requirements:
In addition to the program requirements listed above, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
- College Cumulative GPA Requirement: The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
- Residency Requirement: students must complete one-third (3) of their credits at Central Lakes College.
Career Opportunities: Employment opportunities are abundant in automotive manufacturing, aerospace manufacturers, machine tool companies, welding and fabrication, packaging machinery manufacturers, robotic system integrators, nuclear power plants, and robotic manufacturers. Selected employers of recent graduates include: 3-M, ABB, Acieta, Automation Inc., Automated Concepts, Brenton Engineering, Delkor Systems, Douglas Machine, Ellison Technologies, FANUC Robotics, Graphics Packaging, Hales, Hegman Machine Tool, Imation, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics, PAR Systems, PRI Robotics, Robotics Automation, Tetra Pak, and Wolf Robotics.
Career Titles: Examples of career titles held by students obtaining this certificate include field service engineer, applications engineer, applications programmer, automated systems engineer, automated systems technician, and production systems technician.
Advisory Board: Robotics Automated Systems Technology Advisory Board