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/.

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. review how to secure employment in an automated facility.

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

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

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education 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.

Program Length

Approximately 155 hours/six months to complete.

Program Requirements

  • ​PC: Windows 8 or later / Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

This program is not eligible for Baltimore County Public School Blueprint funding.

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.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

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

 

$1,696

T-$100/F-$1,596

Career Coach

Research your career interests, explore live job postings, take a career assessment, discover which companies in the Baltimore region are hiring, and more.  View a brief tutorial video on how to use Career Coach at https://youtu.be/C7KpznbPYfA.  Explore career and training opportunities at https://ccbcmd.emsicc.com/.

Contact Information

Director:  Kipp Snow | ksnow@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-3034 | Dundalk | STAT 114​

Administrative Assistant: TBA