Academic Programs

Robotics & Automation

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

Modern manufacturing relies on technology, automation and integrated systems of all kinds. The Robotics and Automation program at WITCC works with a large variety of technologies to develop skills in many areas of manufacturing. As a student in this program you won't work with just electrical circuits, networking, programming, wiring or troubleshooting but will use all these skills in a continual evolution of classroom and hands-on learning.

If you think you'd like to work with your hands, design and troubleshoot circuits and systems, write and analyze programs for programmable logic controllers and microcontrollers, install and configure variable frequency drives, network systems together through hardware and software and see projects through from beginning to end, take a look at a degree in Robotics and Automation.

Career Opportunities in Robotics & Manufacturing Automation Robotics and automation continue to play an increasing role in manufacturing and the manufacturing industry needs trained professionals who can improve processes, design and develop new machines and products, and manage repairs and operations in a team environment. Industrial expansion and technological developments in the last decade have created an ever-increasing demand for qualified robotics technicians and employees with experience in manufacturing automation. Numerous employment opportunities await every graduate.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety.......................................................... 1
ELE 112 Basic Electrical Theory............................................... 3
EGT 142 Fluid Power I............................................................... 2
ELE 195 Motor Control.............................................................. 3
IND 141 Power Transmission.................................................... 2
HCR 410 Electrical Applications I.............................................. 3
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
BPT 114 Instrumentation I......................................................... 2
EGT 143 Fluid Power II.............................................................. 2
EGT 211 Fluid Power III............................................................. 1
ELT 250 Programmable Logic Controllers................................ 3
ELT 102 Blueprint Reading....................................................... 2
IND 462 Pumps......................................................................... 2
ELE 312 Variable Frequency Drives for Motor Control.............. 1
EGT 420 PLTW - Digital Electronics.......................................... 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications....................................... 3
PSY 102 Human and Work Relations........................................ 3
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts...................................... 3
NET 161 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software................ 4
NET 162 IT Essentials II: Advanced PC Hardware and Software........ 3
ELT 230 PLC Applications........................................................ 3
ELE 197 Advanced Motor Control............................................ 3
BPT 115 Instrumentation II........................................................ 2
ART 186 Digital Photography.................................................... 3
ATR 120 Automation Systems and Robotics............................ 3
ATR 121 Automation Systems and Robotics Lab.................... 3
ATR 276 Networking for Industry.............................................. 3
ELE 241 HMI and Motion Control Fundamentals..................... 3
ELE 222 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition.................. 3

Program Total ........................................................... 76

Contacts

Dave McDonald, Ext 1281 Room L415 dave.mcdonald@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 Room B109 greg.strong@witcc.edu
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