The Automation and Robotics Systems Technology program brings the modern manufacturing environment into the classroom. Graduates are equipped with the skills needed to enter the advanced manufacturing industry by learning about electronics, fluid power (pneumatics and hydraulics), mechanical components, electrical control systems, motion control, machine vision, sensors, robotics, predictive maintenance, process controls and the computer-based controller i.e. the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) - the heartbeat and brains of complex industrial machine. In addition, students develop the computer savvy necessary to be successful in automated technologies, including knowledge of networks, and intermediate programming. Our program recognizes that many adult learners are full-time employees. Classroom sessions are recorded and can be viewed real-time or later. We employ web-based training and simulations that complement the hands-on and problem-solving laboratory experience. Our laboratory rooms are open throughout the week for self-paced lab work.