• AUTOMATION ROBOTICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 

    300 HOURS

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVE:

    Students will obtain education and skills in Mechatronics related to engineering-related fields, industry and Marcellus shale employment.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This 300-hour course focuses on all aspects of industrial and commercial machines and robotics and is designed to prepare students for work in industry or continued education in engineering-related fields. The program includes design activities and instruction in operation, set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting and the repair of machines and systems found in commercial packaging, medical and food production facilities where high-tech equipment is used. Students are trained on a wide variety of tools for preventative maintenance and construction of equipment.

    COURSE TOPICS:

    Computer Machine Controls | Control Systems | Electricity | Electronics Hydraulics | Machine Operations and Maintenance | Mechanical Drive Systems | Pneumatics

    Programmable Logic Controllers | Robotics | Schematic Interpretation | Sensor Technology

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    Safety Glasses and Scientific Calculator included in course price | Steel Toe Work Boots | Workwear Pants

    TEXTBOOKS:

    To Be Determined

    SPECIALIZED SHOP EQUIPMENT:

    Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Trainers | Fanuc Robotic Welding Arm

    Hydraulics Systems Trainers | Mechanical Drive Systems Trainers

     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS:

    Automated Manufacturing Technician | Electrical Engineer | Industrial Engineer

    Machine Operator | Machine Set-Up Operator | Maintenance Technician | Mechanic

    Mechanical Engineer | Mechatronics Engineer | Packaging/PLA Technician

    Parts Repair and Sales | Power Generation Plant Technician | Preventative Maintenance

    Repair Technician | Robotics Technician

     

    MECHATRONICS SKILLS:

    Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    Operation Monitoring — Observing and recording gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

     

    WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS:

    Employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 16% by the year 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The need to keep increasingly sophisticated machinery functioning and efficient will drive demand for these workers. 

     
    Overall, applicants with a broad range of skills in machine repair are expected to have good job prospects as older workers retire or otherwise leave the occupation. Those who complete apprenticeships and educational programs designed for industrial machinery repair should have the best job prospects.
     
    Industrial Maintenance workers are expected to earn an average of $23.28 per hour/$48,410 per year. Go to www.bls.gov, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for more information. 

    PROGRAM COSTS:

    Tuition: $7,595.00

    Books:      $300.00

    Lab Fee:   $100.00

    TOTAL Tuition, Books, Lab Fee and Equipment: $7,995.00