Program of Study
The Robotics/Integrated Manufacturing Technology program prepares students for industrial automation in applications (engineering) positions, as well as service (maintenance) type positions.
Students use robotics with programmable controllers, as well as conventional control systems, to solve problems in an industrial flexible manufacturing laboratory.
Students train on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors, controllers such as VFDs, Servo and Stepper systems, and Allen-Bradley, as well as Siemens programmable controllers with Rockwell RSLinx and RSLogix software.
Troubleshooting hardware and software systems of an automated system, along with concepts of how they are integrated, are important parts of the training.
The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:
- Understand the electrical and mechanical components of a robot system.
- Safe startup and shutdown of FANUC and ABB robots.
- Programming of FANUC and ABB robots.
- Install, test, and properly use safety equipment.
- Install, test, and troubleshoot sensors, switches, and other control devices.
- Read and interpret electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic diagrams.
- Install, integrate and troubleshoot servo and stepper motor controls.
- Automation Technician
- Integrated Manufacturing Technician
- Field Service Representative
- Flexible Manufacturing Technician
- Process Engineer