Robotics Technician, Continuing Education Workforce 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. 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. Job titles include robotics technician and automation technician. Career opportunities include electrical and Instrumentation (E and I) technician, electronics technician, and instrumentation technician.
The Robotics Technician program 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.
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.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of robotics technicians is projected to decline 5% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 50. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 50. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach: https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.
Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:
- discuss concepts related to trade calculations, design, safety, quality, electrical systems, PLCs, mechanical systems, fluid power, and rigging;
- troubleshoot and repair equipment focusing on robotics and associated equipment using a multidisciplinary approach; and
- review how to secure employment in an automated facility.