Robotics and automation workers play a critical role in keeping industries running smoothly. Without them, businesses would experience downtime, lost production, and decreased profits. This means that industrial maintenance workers are an essential part of the workforce.
Robotics and automation workers are in high demand in many industries, and the need for skilled professionals in this field is expected to grow.
Robotics and Automation workers are responsible for maintaining and repairing a wide range of equipment and machinery, which means that they get to work on a variety of tasks and projects.
Overall, pursuing a career in industrial maintenance can provide job security, good pay, interesting work, and opportunities for career advancement in an essential industry.
Weatherford College's Robotics and Automation program combines industrial maintenance with automation processing. Including integration with robotics in support of the rapidly advancing world of process automation. Students will learn mission-critical systems, building and programming robotics, and integration of systems to create solutions to industry challenges.
Degrees and Certificates
- Robotics & Automation Level 1 Certificate
- Robotics & Automation Level 2 Certificate
- Robotics & Automation AAS
An introduction to computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on setup; creating and modifying geometry; storing and retrieving predefined shapes; placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/print to scale.
An introduction to programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including basic concepts, programming, applications, troubleshooting of ladder logic, and interfacing of equipment.
Basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance. Topics include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.
An advanced study of the techniques used in troubleshooting various types of industrial equipment to include mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and their control devices. Emphasis will be placed on the use of schematics and diagrams in conjunction with proper troubleshooting procedures.