Robotics engineers and technicians design, build, maintain, and operate robots and other automated machines for factories and other settings where efficiency and accuracy are important.
Robotics and Automation programs provide excellent preparation for college degrees in robotics or electrical engineering, or for entry-level careers as robotics technicians. Students begin by learning foundational concepts related to electrical circuits, electronics, and computer programming. As students progress, they explore physics and advanced computer programming theories as they build and work with more complex systems and machines.
Some schools offer State-Approved (Chapter-74) programs in Robotics and Automation Technology. These programs provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field. Other schools may offer a more condensed version of this training, which has been designed at the local level. This is known as Non-Chapter 74 or "Perkins-Only." Learn more about the difference between State-Approved and Local CTE programs.
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Last Updated: September 14, 2022
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