Degree, Certificate or Diploma
Robotics and automated systems engineering technologies are producing one of the world’s fastest-growing career opportunities for highly trained, skilled technicians. Students in the Robotics/Automated Systems Technology program can obtain that training in a unique learning environment at Iowa Western.
Graduates of this program will be qualified to assemble, install, program, troubleshoot, and maintain robotics and automated systems equipment as technicians in many industries, including manufacturing, biomedical, government, and food processing. In addition, students can apply the skills they learn to other career fields, including electronic systems and equipment, telecommunications, and power distribution.
Students who complete this AAS degree will have earned an Industrial Technology certificate and Robotics/Automated Systems Technician diploma by completion.
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What will you do
This program is designed for students intending to enter the workforce upon completion of the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. The program prepares students for careers in many industries, including manufacturing, bio-medical, food service, telecommunications, and government as technicians who assemble, program, install, maintain, and troubleshoot robotics and automated systems equipment.
- Entry: $13.19
- Average: $16.51
- Experienced: $26.01
|ELT 215 - Motors and Controls||2.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I||5.0 Credit(s)|
|IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|MAT 743 - Technical Math 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 16.0 Credits
|ATR 113 - Industrial Robotics||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ATR 114 - Industrial Robotics Lab||2.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab||2.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 201 - Circuit Analysis II||5.0 Credit(s)|
|MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 18.0 Credits
|ATR 124 - Application Planning and Layout||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ATR 140 - Applied Robotics Lab I||6.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ELT 253 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab||2.0 Credit(s)|
|ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 17.0 Credits
|ATR 147 - Applied Robotics Lab II||6.0 Credit(s)|
|ATR 152 - Robot Controller Maintenance||2.0 Credit(s)|
|SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology||3.0 Credit(s)|
|SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication||3.0 Credit(s)|
Technical Elective2 - 3.0 Credits
Semester Total: 17.0 Credits
Total Semester Hours Required 68.0
1May substitute for MAT 102 or higher.
2 Technical Electives must be selected from the following subjects:
|CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading||2.0 Credit(s)|
|ELE 326 - Basics of Wiring||2.0 Credit(s)|
|EGR 160 - Engineering I||3.0 Credit(s)|
|HCR 208 - Boilers and Hydronic Systems||4.0 Credit(s)|
|HCR 458 - Alternative Energy Sources||2.0 Credit(s)|
|MFG 145 - Light Machining for Maintenance Trades||4.0 Credit(s)|
|NET 790 - PC Support I||3.0 Credit(s)|
|SER 195 - Advanced Sustainable Energy II||3.0 Credit(s)|
|WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission||3.0 Credit(s)|
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Utilize appropriate safety procedures.
- Troubleshoot various problems in electrical systems.
- Troubleshoot various problems in mechanical systems.
- Create program code.
- Troubleshoot program code issues.