ERIC Number: ED228385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Robotics Technician Training at Macomb Community College.
Lynch, Edward J.
Approved in 1979, the robotics technician training program at Macomb County Community College (MCC) in Warren (Michigan) provides students with training in hydraulics and electronics as well as with hands-on training in the area of robotics. Furthermore, the program faculty includes individuals with work experience in electronics, fluid power, and robotics, as well as a number of adjunct faculty drawn from the local industrial community. Because MCC is an open door institution, the background of students enrolled in robotics courses ranges from those without a high school diploma to those with masters' degrees. Included among the skill areas addressed by courses in the robotics curriculum are the following: (1) electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanics; (2) robotics; and (3) basic skills (English, math, and physics). Because the college maintains contact with a large number of vendors and users of industrial robots, it has managed to place program graduates in positions in the sales and installation of robots, robot maintenance, customer service, testing, and manufacturing. Program completers at MCC meet the certification standards of a number of organizations, including the Society of Mechanical Engineers/Robotics International, The Robotics Institute of America, and the American Fluid Power Association. (MN)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Automation, Curriculum, Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Utilization, Faculty, Job Placement, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Student Certification, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
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