Robotics / Automated Systems Technology Diploma

Robotics / Automated Systems Technology Diploma

Program Description

Robotic Automated Systems Technicians are an integral part of modern manufacturing companies. Technologies such as new-generation robot controllers, sensors, and electrical control systems have created a need for highly specialized training. The Robotics Automated Systems Technology Diploma program prepares students for careers in the industrial robotic and automated manufacturing industry. The program has multiple robot and automation labs utilizing current technology with popular industrial robot models. The program is aligned with advisory board members, industrial partners, and industrial associations to deliver relevant content and instruction. Students are trained on the same robots, controllers, and programming languages used by automated manufacturing companies. The curriculum was created and is maintained by experienced technical faculty, advisory board members, and past graduates to best prepare students for employment in the industrial robotics industry.

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Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
• 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.

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for careers working for systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and robot manufacturers. Career opportunities are available in the automotive, aerospace, medical, machine tool, packaging, welding, and nuclear power industries. Career titles include Robotic Automated Systems Technician, Field Servicing Technician, and Electrical Controls Technician with responsibilities in building, repairing, installing, maintaining, and programming robotics and automated systems.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses in this diploma will transfer into the Robotics Automated Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree at Central Lakes College.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

MTTS 1264   Introduction to Machining Processes………. 2 cr
RAST 1101*  Industrial Electronics I……………………………… 3 cr
RAST 1102*  Industrial Electronics II…………………………….. 3 cr
RAST 1103*  Motors and Drives……………………………………. 3 cr
RAST 1104    Introduction to Automation…………………….. 2 cr
RAST 1109    Computers in Industry……………………………… 2 cr
RAST 1110    Introduction to Manufacturing………………… 2 cr
RAST 1111    Industrial Electronics Lab I……………………….. 2 cr
RAST 1113*  Motors and Drives Lab…………………………….. 3 cr
RAST 1120    Introduction to Engineering Graphics……… 2 cr
RAST 1206*  Programmable Logic Controllers I……………. 3 cr
RAST 1212*  Industrial Electronics Lab II………………………. 2 cr
RAST 2101*  Application Planning & Layout…………………. 2 cr
RAST 2105*  Transducers……………………………………………… 2 cr
RAST 2106*  Industrial Electronics III……………………………. 2 cr
RAST 2116*  Industrial Electronics Lab III……………………… 2 cr
RAST 2132*  Robotic Programming………………………………. 3 cr
RAST 2151*  Robotic Integration Lab……………………………. 6 cr
RAST 2154*  Robot Controller Maintenance………………… 2 cr
RAST 2165*  Fluid Power………………………………………………. 2 cr
RAST 2355*  Programmable Logic Controllers II…………… 2 cr
RAST 2395*  Advanced Robot Controller Programming………………………………………….. 2 cr
RAST 2390*  Robotics Internship OR
RAST2399*   Independent Study……………………………….. 1-3 cr
MATH 1500  Applied Mathematics (or higher)…………….. 3 cr

General Education Courses…………………………………………… 3 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 61 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

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Robert Lange

Robotics Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5144
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Nathan Peterson

Robotics Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5112
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