Automation and Robotics Technology

Robotics and automation is a growing career field full of choices.

The skills are in demand everywhere in America’s manufacturing, and expanding into nontraditional markets, like hospitals and health care. Other opportunities include building, farming, food processing, homeland security and the military. And then there’s the future, with new jobs that don’t even exist today, but requiring advanced skill sets.

Stark State’s automation and robotics associate degree associate program will give you the high-value skills for career success through hands-on training. You’ll train on Allen/Bradley family PLCs and Fanuc robots learning

  • AutoCad
  • visual basic programming
  • PC repair and maintenance
  • common industrial controls
  • industrial sensor and instrumentation.
  • programming and troubleshooting PLCs
  • setup and programming industrial robotics

The SSC automation and robotics program also offers stackable, one-year certificates that can stand alone or be part of the path to your degree.

And on the other side, you’ll find job opportunities in mining, steel mills, processing plants, oil refineries, power plants, manufacturing, semiconductors, electronics and chemical industries. Your duties could include construction, fabrication, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, calibration, testing and design. You could work with automatic control systems, AC and DC control components, motors, programmable control, microprocessors, computers and robots.

Businesses today are looking for new tools that give them an edge, and robotics and automation are the way to do it. That means this career field – with jobs that don’t move overseas – could be the way to your career success.

In addition, Stark State offers a one-year technical certificate for the individual who is interested in the field of industrial automation.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
CSE122
Programming Logic and Problem Solving
MST221
Mechanical Drive Components
MTH135
Precalculus – A student may take MTH125 (College Algebra) and MTH130 (Trigonometry) over two semesters to satisfy this requirement.
ENG124
College Composition
EET120
DC Circuit Analysis
DET125
Basic AutoCAD
AIT139
Introduction to Robotics
CSE229
Visual Basic Development
ENG221
Technical Report Writing
AIT220
Industrial Robotics
IET223
Computer Numerical Control
EET227
PLCs and Industrial Controls I
EET263
Industrial Sensors and Advanced
Applications
NET120
PC Upgrading and Maintenance
AIT221
Advanced CNC Programming
AIT226
Robotic Vision
EET228
PLCs and Industrial Controls II
PHL122
Ethics
PHY121
College Physics I with Algebra (lab)

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Stark State offers a one-year technical certificate for the individual who is interested in the field of industrial automation. This certificate will cover equipment and concepts that are widely used in industry for automation, such as, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), CNC Machinery, and Robotics. This certificate will also expose the student to common components and sensors used with automation equipment.