Robotics Technician, Continuing Education Certificate

An increasing number of companies are turning to robotics as a means for increased production. Robots have an impressive range of applications, from "pick and place" for packaging, to welding, painting, or inspecting parts immediately after a process. However, robots are not foolproof; they require effective preventive maintenance to ensure they operate at full capacity. If a robot malfunctions, an experienced maintenance professional must know how to troubleshoot the exact cause. 

This Robotics Technician course provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for the robotics industry. Students will learn math, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, fluid systems, and rigging to prepare for a career as a robotics technician.

Program objectives

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

Approximately 155 hours/six months to complete.

Program Requirements

  • PC: Windows XP or later / Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later (Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash)
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible
  • Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Robotics Technician

- Part 1


Instructional materials provided in class




Robotics Technician

- Part 2


 Same as VOA580.



Course Series:


Instructional materials provided in class



Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Since this course is delivered completely online, students will need to have the self discipline to complete all required material on their own.  A course instructor will be available to assist students with questions and to lead online activities during the course of the class.

Career Opportunities:

Robotics technician, automation technician, electrical and Instrumentation (E and I) technician, electronics technician, instrument specialist, or instrumentation technician

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Contact Information

Program Coordinator:  Nancy Kukay|  | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant: Denise Bellamy | | 443-840-4712 | Catonsville BESS 100