The Robotics Automated Systems Technology Program is a member of Robotics Industry Association (RIA) and it's corporate sponsor is RobotWorx. The program uses the curriculum of technical industry standards set forth by RIA along with a strong industrial advisory board made up of industry leaders in the different manufacturing career areas. The program has the largest robotics automated systems lab in the upper Midwest. Students are trained on the same robots, controllers, and programming languages used by automated manufacturing companies.
Robotics Automated Systems technicians are an integral part of modern manufacturing firms. Knowledge of robotic programming, flexible manufacturing, CAD systems, industrial communications and overall system integration is essential. Technologies such as new generation robot controllers, sensors, and electrical control systems have created a need for highly specialized training. Career opportunities abound for robotic technicians in the building, repairing, installing, maintaining, programming, along with problem solving in engineering and design of robotic automated systems.