Industrial Robotics and Automation Program

The Industrial Robotics and Automation program will provide students training in an industrial setting in topics such as assembling, installation, programming, troubleshooting, maintaining and operating industrial robotic systems. Students will develop skills in industrial controls, programming, vision systems, fluid power, multi axis motion control, and automation integration. Upon successful completion, students are awarded an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree.

Job Opportunities

Job opportunities for graduates in this field include, but are not restricted to such job titles as Robotics Programmer, Robot Maintenance Technician, Engineering Technician, Robotic Welding Programmer, Injection Molding Maintenance Technician/Electrician, Controls Technician, Maintenance/Robot Technician, Automation Controls Technician, Utility Field Services Technician/Robot Operator, and Electrical Technician.

These positions provide average wages that range anywhere from $30,000 to $80,000 or more.  Many opportunities for career advancement also exist.  Graduates pursuing this field may find jobs offering travel to areas around the nation or even the world, if they desire.

Anyone interested in Robotics and Automation will find these jobs challenging, yet rewarding.

Course Schedule

Industrial Robotics and Automation

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-150 Discrete Math*
3.0
NET-110 Microcomputer Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-114 DC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-111 AC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-164 Residential Wiring
2.0
ATR-253 Robotic Programming
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CAD-401 Electrical CAD
3.0
ELE-167 Industrial Electrical Systems
3.0
ELE-195 Motor Control
3.0
ELE-170 Power Distribution
2.0
IND-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
EGT-450 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0
   

Required

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0
   

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-204 Programmable Logic Theory
3.0
ELE-187 Advanced Industrial Electrical Systems
4.0
ELE-155 National Code I
2.0
NET-191 Network Cabling
2.0
ATR-270 Vision Systems
2.0
XXX-XXX Humanities/Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0
   

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
IND-116 Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems
2.0
ELE-205 Advanced Programmable Controllers
3.0
ELE-245 Integrated Motion Control& Robotics
4.0
ATR-265 Robotics and Automation
3.0
IND-315 Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
2.0
XXX-XXX Communications Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
Industrial Robotics and Automation A.S. Hours: 72.0

Optional

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
IND-127 Shop Operations
1.0
ELE-198 Solid State Motor Controls
2.0
EGT-400 Intro to Engineering & Design
3.0
NET-211 CISCO Networking
2.0
WEL-710 Robotic Welding
3.0
IND-185 Predictive & Preventative Maintenance
2.0
IND-106 Industrial Pumps & Drives
2.0
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness
1.5

*Course must be chosen or substituted with a related course from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

 

Instructors

Thad Cooper 515-574-1940 cooper@iowacentral.edu