Robotics/Automated Systems Technician Diploma

Academic Programs

Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Robotics/Automated Systems Technician program of study prepares students to be employed as industrial automation technicians. Graduates are trained for entry-level jobs involving the implementation, installation, and maintenance of industrial automation systems. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.

Job Outlook

409 Jobs (2020)

+5.6% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

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.

Wages

  • Entry: $13.19
  • Average: $16.51
  • Experienced: $26.01

Career Examples

  • Electrical Assemblers
  • Assembly Technicians
  • Automation Technicians
  • Production Assemblers
  • Control Specialists
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Installation Technicians
  • Assembly operators

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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)
  • Technical Elective 3.0 Credit(s) 2
  • Semester Total: 18.0 Credits

    Total Semester Hours Required 34.0

    Notes:

    1 May substitute for MAT 102 or higher.

    2 Technical Electives must be selected from the following subjects:

    Technical Electives

    CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM 3.0 Credit(s)
    EGR 160 - Engineering I 3.0 Credit(s)
    ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading 2.0 Credit(s)
    ELE 326 - Basics of Wiring 2.0 Credit(s)
    ELT 252 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0 Credit(s)
    ELT 253 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
    HCR 458 - Alternative Energy Sources 2.0 Credit(s)
    HCR 208 - Boilers and Hydronic Systems 4.0 Credit(s)
    LEO 230 - Fundamentals of Light and Lasers 5.0 Credit(s)
    LEO 360 - Lasers in Manufacturing 3.0 Credit(s)
    MFG 145 - Light Machining for Maintenance Trades 4.0 Credit(s)
    MFG 156 - Introduction to CNC Machining 3.0 Credit(s)
    MFG 222 - Machine Operations I 4.0 Credit(s)
    NET 790 - PC Support I 3.0 Credit(s)
    SER 195 - Advanced Sustainable Energy II 3.0 Credit(s)
    WEL 149 - Arc Welding 3.0 Credit(s)
    WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission 3.0 Credit(s)
    WTT 202 - Advanced Wind Energy 4.0 Credit(s)
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    Program Outcomes

    Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

    • Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures.
    • Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems.
    • Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems.
    • Apply effective and interpersonal communication as an individual and as a team member.

    Program Disclaimers

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