Automated Systems & Robotics

The Automated Systems & Robotics (ASRO) program provides students with the entry-level skills and theoretical knowledge to maintain the latest in automated manufacturing, packaging and industrial robotic systems.

Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as machine designers, machine assemblers, electro-mechanical technicians, maintenance mechanics and field service technicians.
The course of study includes: basic electricity and electronics; mechanical systems; electronic sensors; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); industrial robotics; motion-control systems; and advanced packaging and manufacturing systems.

The ASRO curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), the Robotics Industry Association (RIA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Instrumentation Society of America (ISA). Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students’ communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.

Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

Common Job Titles
Maintenance Mechanic; Machine Builder; Field Service Technician

Program Placement Rate: 100%
Data reflects placement for AY2012-13 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

Recent Employers
3M; Delkor Systems; Cypress Semiconductor

National Median Salary

SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics,



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