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 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

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. discuss concepts related to trade calculations, design, safety, quality, electrical systems, PLCs, mechanical systems, fluid power, and rigging;
  2. troubleshoot and repair equipment focusing on robotics and associated equipment using a multidisciplinary approach; and
  3. secure employment in an automated facility.

Program Credential

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

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

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 www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program 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

Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Costs

T=Tuition/F=Fees

VOA579

Robotics Technician

- Part 1

77.5

Instructional materials provided in class

$848

T-$50/F-$798

VOA580

Robotics Technician

- Part 2

77.5

 Same as VOA579.

$848

T-$50/F-$798

Course Series:

155

Instructional materials provided in class

$1,696

T-$100/F-$1,596

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|  nkukay@ccbcmd.edu  | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS 100K

Administrative Assistant: Denise Bellamy | dbellamy@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4712 | Catonsville BESS 100