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


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 program is open to adults and partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors).


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 (525 Hours)

Mechanics of Robotics
Robotics Programming
Robotics Design Process
System Integration & Application

Estimated Time to Complete: 10 months

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 (O*NET source: 17-3024.01 - Robotics Technicians):

Jennifer Laird

Jennifer Laird

Robotics Instructor

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