Industrial Robotics & Automation Technology

Program Description

The program provides students training in an industrial setting. Topics include assembling, installation, programming, troubleshooting, maintaining and operating industrial robotic systems. Students will develop skills in industrial control systems and programming. They will use vision systems (aka computers with eyes) and multi-axis motion control. Students will learn about fluid power. This is a term describing hydraulics and pneumatics technologies. Both technologies use a fluid (liquid or gas) to transmit power from one location to another. With hydraulics, the fluid is a liquid (usually oil). Pneumatics uses a gas (usually compressed air). Students will learn how industrial automation provides solutions to improve client processes. And how it optimizes system performance. Companies achieve this through innovative engineering with many integration disciplines. Automation is used in a variety of industrial and non-industrial applications.

This is ideal for students who wish to explore how industry uses robots and automated systems. Students will use an engineering design process. They will apply basic programming skills to complete projects. Students will gain an understanding of programmable circuits. They will also study systems that use electronic building blocks as inputs and outputs. Other skills include testing and maintenance of robots and automated systems.

The hands-on application of mechanisms, machines and robotic systems develops STEM skill-sets. Students will move from concept to application as they solve problems using intelligent machines. They will also solve engineering problems. This will give students firsthand knowledge of simple machines, fabrication and logic circuitry. Students will also learn how to program complex robotic systems to per-form a variety of tasks. Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Safety
  • DC/AC Circuits
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microprocessor Programming
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Industrial Robotics & Automation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Power Equipment Use

Business and Industry Partners

Amazon · Halliburton · Kellogg Brown and Root · Paul Yeatts Enterprises · Penn Machine · VAM USA

College Partners

Prairie View A&M University

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • Certified Education Robot Training – Fanuc America

Possible Career Pathways

  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Control Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Assembler
  • Control Systems Technician/Engineer
  • Automation & Robotics Technician
  • Systems Engineer
  • Production
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair
  • Quality Assurance
  • Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance
  • Industrial Engineer

*Median Pay Per Year

$31,850 – $85,880
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Partners

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Applied Engineering Robotics I Robotics II
Digital Electronics
Practicum in STEM