Why Choose Robotics and Automation Technology at PPCC?

The Robotics and Automation Industry has transformed the world. Individuals with the skills and knowledge to build the electronic circuits that drive high-tech devices are in high demand. From cell phones to robotics, personal computers to iPods, we use a number of these devices to prepare our students to meet these needs.

What will I study?

This degree program prepares students with technical job entry skills for entry-level technicians careers in the robotics and automation field. Graduates become qualified to work in electronic automation and in control systems environments. Things you will learn include:

  • Electro mechanics
  • Mechatronics
  • Microcomputers
  • Electrical theory DC/AC
  • Electrical circuits and wiring
  • Computer aided design
  • Robotic systems and design
  • Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition
  • Industrial Ethernet and Fiber Optic LANS
  • Digital Devices
  • Computer Aided Drafting 2D

Example Classes I Might Take

Introduces the basic skills needed for many careers in electronics and related fields. Covers the operations and applications of basic DC and AC circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, and diodes. Emphasizes the use of common test instruments in troubleshooting.
Focuses on the printed circuit board and how to repair, modify and reword broken or defective printed circuit boards.
Introduces industrial robotics as well as a survey of the technologies and equipment used in manufacturing automation and process control. Includes axis configurations, work envelopes, programming, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Incorporates a survey of automation topics including history, computer and hardwired controls, sensors and transducers, motors and actuators, fluid power, etc. and provides a preview of the other ELT classes that cover those subjects.

Career Options

Robotics and Automation are constantly evolving and so is our dependence on them. Robotics and Automation technology graduates have a wide variety of career opportunities to choose from, including:

  • Electronics Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Electronic Equipment Assembler
  • Electronics Engineering Technologist
  • Consumer Electronic Repair Technician

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