Robotic Offline Programming Advanced Certificate

Robotic Offline Programming Advanced Certificate

Program Description

The Robotic Offline Programming Advanced Certificate is an add-on certificate for both the Robotics Automated Systems Technology A.A.S. Degree and Diploma programs. Robotic offline programming is a widely used programming process for robotics in the manufacturing industry. This certificate prepares students to use 3-D simulation software packages to create virtual robotic systems. These virtual systems are used for modeling, programming, and setup for physical industrial robotic systems found in the manufacturing industry.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Create virtual robotic systems using proprietary software packages commonly used in the robotics industry;
  • Create and develop robot programs in the virtual environment; and
  • Deploy virtual simulation programs to physical robotic systems.

Career Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for career opportunities working with simulation software packages for system integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and robot manufacturers. Career opportunities also include offline robotic simulation for 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 specific responsibilities in robotic programming and simulation.

Program Admission Requirements

Students must be currently enrolled in either the Robotics Automated Systems Technology A.A.S. or Diploma program to be accepted into this certificate program.

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.

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Program Course Requirements

RAST 2120*  Offline Programming and Simulation………. 3 cr
RAST 2153*  Applied Robotic Certification Lab…………….. 6 cr


*Denotes Prerequisites

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