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The Robotics program provides students the foundation for the design, implementation, and analysis of robotic systems. The program will explore the robotics design process, fundamentals of microcontrollers, embedded systems programming, actuator control, and sensor interfacing. Students will learn to optimize robotics technology using digital hardware, software programming, and digital and analog circuit design analysis. Through hands-on labs, students will solidify their knowledge of core robotics concepts and gain real-world experience building their own robotic systems. Program completers will be equipped with the foundational knowledge they need to enter in to the robotics industry.


Algebra II is recommended
Geometry is recommended


Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the SouthernTech campus and online at Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.


Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (Hours)

Mechanics of Robotics (150)
Robotics Programming (150)
Robotics Design Process (150)
System Integration & Application (150)
Total Hours (600)

Estimated Time to Complete Half Time: 1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Fusion 360

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization



Post-secondary: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Automation Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician), Instrument and Automation Technician, Instrument Specialist, Instrument Technician, Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Instrumentation and Process Controls Technician, Process Control Technician, Programmable Logic Controllers Technician - Approximate Pay Potential: $16-$43/Hour (source: 17-3024.01 - Robotics Technicians):

Jennifer Laird

Jennifer Laird

Robotics Instructor

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