Robotics Engineering

Course Description:

Robotics Engineering is a diversified program that incorporates Basic Electronics, Integrated Computer Applications, Technical Science and Mobile Robotics including UAV’s (Unmanned Arial Vehicles/DRONES). The course is intense and rigorous that challenges students to achieve excellence by focusing on real applications using Robot C programming language. Students utilize CAD Programs for electronic circuits and testing along with Virtual Instrumentation Platform (VIP) for the design of robotic behaviors through challenges and gaming situations. Students integrate electronics with mobile robotics and can participate in Robotics Competitions.

Skills Learned:

Students will develop testing and designing electronic circuits, reading schematics, systematic troubleshooting, conducting lab experiments, using test instruments, conduct troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Meter (VOM), oscilloscopes, signal generators, digital analyzers. Design concepts of incorporating mechanics with electronics to construct mobile robots.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Electronics Technician/Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Robotics Technician/Engineer, Electro-Mechanical Technicians, Circuit Board Designer, Automation Technician/Engineer, and Hardware Engineer. Salary Range $ 12/hour to $ 48/hour.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

You can further your education in this field at Institutions such as Westmoreland County Community College, Penn State University and DeVry University. Trade Schools include ITT Technical Institute, PTI and Triangle Tech.


Mr. Nelson – Robotics Engineering
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1330 & 1329
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
10:45am to 10:55am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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