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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Pennsylvania Youth Survey

Passive Parental/Caregiver Permission Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse. 

The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their proctor that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.

The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported. 

The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit then click on “2021.”

The survey will be administered during the school day later this fall and will take one class period to complete.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to [email protected] or in writing to the CWCTC.

Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Darcy Szymkiewicz  724.925.3532 ext 1360.

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