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Robotics Courses

It may be that machines will do the work that makes life possible and that human beings will do all the other things that make life pleasant and worthwhile.
-Isaac Asimov:  Science Fiction and Popular Science Author, Biochemistry Professor

What is Robotics?

A cost-effective and reliable technology with many applications, Robotics involves the programming and use of automated machines (robots) in a controlled and computerized setting. It is widely used in the manufacturing industry in conjunction with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to perform repetitive tasks with unparalleled precision. With roots in mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as computer science, Robotics has also become a defining process in many other fields including medicine, aerospace, mining, defense and transportation.   

Robotics at Macomb

In Macomb’s Robotics Courses, you will be introduced to the tasks and procedures involved in robotics programming and receive hands-on training in the same.  You will also learn about creating, executing, testing and modifying robot programs and the application of Factory Automation Numerical Control (FANUC) robotics in welding and material handling.                  

Robotics Courses at Macomb

  • Robot Operations
  • ArcTool Robot Welding
  • Material Handling Robot
  • Handling Tool Robot Features & Options
  • Vision Robot

Career Opportunities in Robotics

Operator positions in the robotics field usually require an associate degree or technical certificate.  Macomb offers both in its Applied Technology – Advanced Processes Program, including FANUC certification. A bachelor’s degree is usually the minimum requirement for a robotics engineering position.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree  

The credits earned in Macomb’s Robotics Courses transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Robotics Engineering speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Robotics Courses?

For more information on the Robotics Courses at Macomb, contact the Department of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 586.445.7435.

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