Industrial Controls & Robotics

Grow your career in the automated manufacturing industry while taking evening classes to earn a degree in Industrial Controls & Robotics. This degree will give you the skills and the theoretical knowledge to maintain the latest technology in packaging and industrial robotic systems.

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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.

Earn your certificate:

List of certificate requirements (pdf)Gainful Employment page for Certificate option

Earn your associate’s degree:

List of program requirements & course descriptions (pdf) | email faculty

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 featuring the latest equipment from industry partners like Allen Bradley, Cognex, and Banner.
– A Fanuc-certified industrial robotics lab featuring seven articulated robotic arms and machine vision systems.
– 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.

Degree Information:

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

With your Degree:

A degree from Dunwoody gives you the hands-on education to start a successful career right after graduation.

Common career titles our students earn after graduation include:
Maintenance Mechanic
Controls Engineer
Field Service Engineer

Recent employers hiring graduates with an Industrial Controls & Robotics degree include: 
Delkor Systems
PaR Systems
Open Systems International

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2014-15 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

National Median Salary: $60,820

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Dunwoody College News: 

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