Average Annual SALARY: $56,000

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Experience Industrial Controls & Robotics at Dunwoody

This hands-on degree is offered in the evening, allowing you to balance classes with a daytime job. With an Industrial Controls & Robotics degree, you will be ready to launch your career to the next level in automated manufacturing. You can earn either a certificate or an associate’s degree in this program.

Your classes will include:

  • Basic electricity and electronics
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electronic sensors
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial robotics
  • Motion-control systems
  • Advanced packaging and manufacturing systems

These courses are aligned with standards set forth by:

  • Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
  • Robotics Industry Association (RIA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Instrumentation Society of Amera (ISA)

In combination with your core curriculum, you will also take Arts & Sciences courses. Through these courses, you will enhance your communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills, making you a valuable asset in the job market.

Dunwoody’s Industrial Controls & Robotics program features:

  • An advanced Industrial Controls and PLC lab where students have access to the latest equipment from industry partners like Allen Bradley, Cognex, Banner, and Siemens.
  • A Fanuc-certified industrial robotics lab featuring seven articulated robotic arms and machine vision systems.
  • A state-of-the-industry robotic packaging lab that gives students training on an Edson case packer system, Scandia packaging machinery, an MGS Cartoner, a Checkmate check weigher, a LabelAire labeler, and a DoBoy Shrink Tunnel.
  • Access to soldering stations, pneumatic trainers, PLC training stations, oscilloscopes, multimeters, Cognex vision systems, and Arduino microcontroller trainers.
  • Award-winning student clubs and organizations like the Robotics Technology Club give students opportunities to see theoretical knowledge in action such as preparing to compete in a yearly Autonomous Snow Plow competition.


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