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Iowa Western Community College

Robotics/Automated Systems Engineering Technology


Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 1 Summer
Award: A.A.S.


Program Capacity: 30
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

Robotics and automated systems engineering technologies are producing one of the world’s fastest growing career opportunities for highly trained, skilled technicians. Students in the Robotics/Automated Systems Technology program can obtain that training in a unique learning environment at Iowa Western.

Through a partnership with Acieta of Council Bluffs, Iowa Western students will spend about half of their time in the classroom learning applied robotics, robot controller maintenance, electronics, circuits, and programming. The other half of their time is spent applying their laboratory projects in the lab at Acieta, working with the same high-tech robots and controllers used by today’s leading manufacturing firms.

Graduates of this program will be qualified to assemble, install, program, troubleshoot, and maintain robotics and automated systems equipment as technicians in many industries, including manufacturing, biomedical, government, and food processing. In addition, students can apply the skills they learn to other career fields, including electronic systems and equipment, telecommunications, and power distribution.

Career Information

This program is designed for students intending to enter the workforce upon completion of the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. The program prepares students for careers in many industries, including manufacturing, bio-medical, food service, telecommunications, and government as technicians who assemble, program, install, maintain, and troubleshoot robotics and automated systems equipment.

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in electrical systems.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical systems.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in creating program code.
  • Analyze and apply specific troubleshooting knowledge and technology in the areas of electrical, mechanical, software and program code.
  • Apply effective communication and interpersonal skills as an individual and as a team member.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $15.59
Entry Level: $13.42
Experienced: $17.99

* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.