ERIC Number: ED244675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Automated Manufacturing/Robotics Technology: Certificate and Associate Degree Programs.
McQuay, Paul L.
A description is provided of the Automated Manufacturing/Robotics program to be offered at Delaware County Community College beginning in September 1984. Section I provides information on the use of reprogramable industrial robots in manufacturing and the rapid changes in production that can be effected through the application of automated technology. This section also identifies the fields open to a person trained in automation/robotics and the competencies to be possessed by program graduates. Section II underscores the need for the program, providing a job market analysis; salary information; a discussion of short- and long-term, national and local employment outlooks; and a list of potential employers in the Delaware Valley. Section III begins with a list of the members of the program advisory committee, and then provides a discussion of the development and content of the curriculum, identifies the target population, and notes the approval of course competencies. Section IV provides information on program implementation, covering equipment needed to initiate the program, curriculum development costs, operating costs, and enrollment. Appendices provide descriptions of five courses in the program: Numerical Control I and II, Robotics I and II, and Electro/Mechanical Systems. Competencies are listed for each course. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware County Community Coll., Media, PA.