The Industrial Controls & Robotics program provides evening 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 ICON 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) as well as other national trade organizations. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students’ communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Maintenance Mechanic; Controls Engineer; Field Service Engineer; Assembler
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 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 email@example.com.
3M; Delkor Systems; Emerson; PaR Systems; Open Systems International
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.