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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. Graduates will be qualified to work in automation and control systems, measurement, instrumentation, control systems automation and robotics environments in every industry sector including communications, manufacturing and medical.

What do PPCC Robotics students 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 Acquisition
  • Industrial Ethernet and Fiber Optic LANS
  • Digital Devices
  • Computer Aided Drafting 2D

Classes You 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.
Focuses on the printed circuit board and how to repair, modify and rework broken or defective printed circuit boards. Includes selecting proper procedures, selecting proper tools, making repairs to Lands, replacing components, repairing defects in printed circuit boards, use of conformal coatings, proper handling of electronic components, laminate repair and heat treatment of components.

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

Careers in Robotics and Automation

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Robotics Faculty

Robotics Department Chair

Lynn Sim

Contact Department Chair: (719) 502-3221  Lynn.Sim@ppcc.edu

 

Robotics Lead Advisor

Abby Corcoran

Contact advising: 719-502-3232  advising@ppcc.edu

Robotics Faculty PPCC Advisor

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