Robotics and Automation, Certificate of Specialization
This program focuses on robotics and automation techniques within the workplace. Students take courses which emphasize the use of equipment. The program provides a mix of theory and hands on training. Persons interested in this program should be mechanically inclined, and logic oriented self-starters. Flexible and creative thinking are assets in this field. Graduates are qualified for a variety of technical positions within the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, chemical, electrical, petroleum and food processing industries that utilize robotics and automation processes.
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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- use variable and comparator operations in PLC and Robotics programs.
- write and execute a pick and place routine for a robotic manipulator.
- integrate pieces of robotics and automation equipment into a system.
- discuss the major brands and components of PLCs.
- discuss the major brands and components of robotic manipulators.
- design basic fixturing for automation components.
|ME 140||Introduction to Robotics||3|
|or ME 121||Computer Integrated Manufacturing|
|ME 210||Robotics Subsystems and Components||3|
|ME 211||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|or EE 236||PLC/Programmable Logic Controller|
|ME 237||Programmable Logic Controllers II||3|
|ME 230||Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design||4|
|Total Credit Hours||16|
| Introduction to Robotics|
or Computer Integrated Manufacturing
|3||Reading Proficiency.||ME 140 only offered every 2 years|
or EE 236
| Programmable Logic Controllers|
or PLC/Programmable Logic Controller
|3||ME 140 recommended and Reading Proficiency.||These courses are offered interchangeably|
|ME 230||Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design||4||Department approval and Reading Proficiency.|
|ME 210||Robotics Subsystems and Components||3||ME 140, EE 242 or department approval and Reading Proficiency.||Offered every 2 years|
|ME 237||Programmable Logic Controllers II||3||EE 236 or ME 211 both with minimum grades of "B" or department approval. Reading Proficiency.||Apply for graduation|
|Total Credit Hours||16|
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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.