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Automation & Robotics

Program Location: Peak Innovation Center
Options: Morning and afternoon

Advancements in industrial innovation, productivity, and global competition have led to an increasing demand for automation and robotic technicians and programmers in advanced manufacturing operations. In the ABB Automation and Robotics Lab, students will develop the skills necessary to design, develop, and maintain automation and robotic systems as well as build automation solutions and program robots to perform intricate assignments.

Career Titles: Automation Technicians, Robotic Technicians, Advanced Manufacturing Technicians, Engineering Technicians
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation, Engineering Services
Outlook: 3 percent growth
National Median Wage: $39,810 - $58,350 (varies by specialty)

Students might consider this option if you enjoy math. 

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Fall Semester
First Year
Spring Semester
First Year
Fall Semester
Second Year
Spring Semester
Second Year
Fundamentals of Electricity Electrical Circuits & Components

Intro to Electronics Technology

Digital Fundamentals
Robot Operations & Maintenance Robot Programming II Robot Studio PLC Applications
    Industrial Electricity Solid State


Credentials students can potentially earn while in WATC:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Industrial Electricity and Electrical Maintenance
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Robotics
  • Technical Certificate in Industrial Electricity and Electrical Maintenance

Degree options to complete at UAFS:

  • Associate of Science in Electronics Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology