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
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, www.bls.gov