Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology


About the program

Robotics and Automation graduates will combine knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering technology to design, develop, install, test and troubleshoot/repair robotics and automation systems commonly found in industry. Graduates will also gain specific experience working with control systems (involving programmable logic controllers and various sensors) as well as machine vision.

Program format(s)

Students enrolled in this program will take traditional, 16-week classes each semester.  

Degree option

Two-year full-time degree schedule; mixture of core engineering, mathematics, and communications courses; program can be completed on a part-time basis.


The internship is a 150-hour industry work placement, completed during the last term of the program. It is a required part of the degree. Through this internship, students can earn college credit, make valuable professional contacts, and link their classroom studies to real-world workplace challenges. Contact the Engineering Technologies Director or academic advisor for details.

Certificate option

The Robotics Certificate will prepare students to work with robots commonly used in manufacturing and production environments. Students will learn coordinate systems, mechanical and electrical components, programming and troubleshooting, end-of-arm tooling, and the integration of robots in work cells and assembly lines.

Occupational Certification Opportunities

  • FANUC Handling Tool Operation and Programming
  • OSHA- 10

Learning Outcomes

  • Read engineering drawings, diagrams and schematics used in manufacturing and production environments.
  • Analyze analog circuits for both DC and AC applications.
  • Analyze digital electronics.
  • Use appropriate tools and instruments to analyze and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Program industrial robots used in manufacturing and production environments.
  • Program automation systems based on programmable logic controllers.
  • Interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams for the installation and repair of control systems including valves, motors and sensors.
  • Demonstrate adherence to safety when working with energized or physical hazards in a manufacturing and production environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Robotics and Automation Technician
  • Instrumentation and Controls Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Maintenance/Repair
  • Electro-Mechanical Equipment Installer
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Entry-level Robotics Technician
  • Entry-level Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technician
  • Entry-level Maintenance Technician

Application Requirements

  • MTC Application for Admission and nonrefundable applicable fee.
  • Final high school transcript (or GED results) and college transcripts (if applicable).