“We have students enter our program for many different reasons, and we stress that they can use the training that they receive as a stepping stone for a wide variety of careers.”
- Mr. Henderson
- Study robots and robotic applications
- Potential to earn a Tech Prep Scholarship to Sinclair Community College
- Compete in robotic competitions
- Participate in Tec^Edge Think Tank
Students in the Robotics and Automation Program will lean about robots and robotic applications, robotic programming, automated material handling, robotic welding, computer numerical control (CNC), CNC plasma cutting, solid modeling, automated manufacturing work cells, data acquisition analysis, electrical controls, and battling robot design and competition (Xtreme Bots).
Students in this program may be eligible for a Tech Prep scholarship to Sinclair Community College if they meet all the requirements of the program. This could lead to a career as a Robot Operator, Robotic Technician, or Robot Installer. With additional training students may become a Robotic Engineer or Manufacturing Engineer.
The employment outlook for robot operators and robotic technicians is excellent. Robotic technicians can earn from $30,000 to $50,000 per year. Most workers in the robotic field are in industrial settings, but many new robotic applications are developed each year as automation technology advances. Robotic engineers who create new robots and new robotic applications can earn over $100,000 per year.
For more information on this career field, check out the links below:Xtreme Bots CompetitionDRMA Regional BOTS ProgramDayton Region Manufacturers AssociationAmerican Welding Society