Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician

Enter a career field with a demand for skilled electronics and robotics technicians

With the increase in manufacturing, so has the demand for skilled electronics and robotics technicians. Many of today’s manufacturing processes rely on automation and robotics. Even though this equipment may have reduced manual labor, the human touch is still necessary to make it all work. In Bates’ Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including industrial robots. If you have a creative mind, like to solve problems and work with computers, then seize the opportunity to be a part of this burgeoning field.

General Information

Admissions Officer / Recruiter: Patricia Chase
253.680.7302 | pchase@batestech.edu

Location: Central/Mohler Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Program Length: Seven Quarters

  • National Median Salary$70,850
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings6,100

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS AND ROBOTICS TECHNICIAN - Associate of Applied Science: 119 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
IERT101 IERT101 - Introductory Industrial Robotics
This course provides an overview of industrial robots, their role in process automation, programming methods, and the technologies robots depend on to perform their functions. Other key elements of this course are end-of-arm tooling, electromechanical systems, fluid power systems, system interfacing, robot vision, and preventative maintenance.
5
IERT104 IERT104 - Blue Print Reading
This course allows students to achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings of parts and assemblies. The basic concept of ANSI and SI metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other technical materials contained in mechanical or CAD drawings are covered extensively.
3
IERT106 IERT106 - Introduction to Numeric Controls
This course focuses on the concepts and programming of CNC milling and turning machines, but the programming principles may also be applied to many robotics control systems. Coverage of operator panels, symbols, tools, programming codes, and parameters fill-in the gaps between CNC programming and actual operation in a production environment.
3
IERT108 IERT108 - Basic Precision Measuring Tools
In this course precision manufacturing ultimately relies on the calibrated accuracy of measuring tools, equipment, and systems. This course examines the use of precision mechanical measuring devices, such as micrometers, calipers, height gauges, dial indicators, gauge blocks and sources of measurement error. Optical and laser devices are also explored.
3
IERT110 IERT110 - Electricity & Magnetism
This course follows those observations through the development of modern electrical theory and how a better understanding of that theory is being used to create intelligent and efficient energy delivery systems.Between the years 1600 and 1800, mankinds knowledge of electricity was limited to observations of electrostatic and magnetic phenomena.
2
IERT115 IERT115 - DC Circuit Analysis
This course introduces electrical units of measure and how those units are interrelated. It also explores the five basic types of electrical circuits and the rules used to solve for electrical quantities throughout those circuits. All electrical devices and systems are built on a thorough understanding of these circuits.
5
IERT118 IERT118 - Fluid Power
This course introduces fluid power devices, circuits, and units of measure using a combination of interactive computer graphics and real world systems.Fluid power covers both pneumatics and hydraulics, and fluid power circuits have many characteristics in common with electric circuits.
5
IERT120 IERT120 - Alternating Current
This course explores the generation of single-phase AC and the specialized components that make it all possible.Alternating current (AC) forms the basis of electric power transmission and distribution throughout the world. Using computer graphics and active systems.
2
IERT125 IERT125 - AC Circuit Analysis
This course visually and mathematically explores how constantly changing electrical values interact with each other over time.Like DC, AC can be applied to five different types of circuits. AC circuits involve a broader range of components than DC circuits and require a more in-depth mathematical analysis to understand.
5
IERT126 IERT126 - Analog Electronics
In the analog electronics course, one explores electronic devices and circuits that work with continuously variable physical quantities. This includes semiconductor materials, sensors, transducers, diodes, transistors, thyristors, Op-amps and other linear integrated circuits. Circuits include power supplies, regulators, DC-to-DC converters, amplifiers, oscillators, signal conditioners, phase-locked loops, modulators and mixers.
5
IERT128 IERT128 - Polyphase AC Power Generation & Distribution
Virtually all of the worlds electrical power generation comes from three-phase generators. Having voltages and currents displaced in time requires a more complex circuit analysis than single-phase involving vectors. This course explores polyphase generators, transformers, and power distribution systems using mathematical and graphical analysis, along with specialized test equipment.
5
IERT135 IERT135 - Mechanics
The physics of classical mechanics are explored in this course along with units of measure and simple machines. A mixture of computer animations and practical experiments bring this subject to life.Mechanical systems are an integral part of automation, where materials must be moved as part of the manufacturing process.
3
IERT140 IERT140 - Motors & Control Systems
Motors are the backbone of material handling systems. This course examines the operating principles of common DC and AC motors, how they are wired into electrical systems, and common electromechanical control circuits. It then moves on to more sophisticated electronic control using smart motor controllers and VFDs (variable frequency drives).
5
IERT145 IERT145 - Construction Practices,The NEC, and UL Guides
This course explores the techniques of good panel building for control systems ranging from simple electromechanical motor starters to advanced control using PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers).Control panels and systems are built to standards established by the NEC (National Electrical Code) and UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
5
IERT212 IERT212 - Digital Electronics
This course is designed for students seeking employment as electronics technicians. Digital integrated circuits, from basic logic families through FPGAs, are explored through hardware and VHDL software design and implementation.
3
IERT215 IERT215 - Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
This course focuses on Allen Bradleys popular SLC 500 and MicroLogix controllers using LogixPro and RSLogix 500 software. A smooth transition from ladder diagrams to ladder logic establishes the basis for more sophisticated programming models.Programmable logic controllers are industrial computers designed to replace hard-wired circuits used in past years.
5
IERT220 IERT220 - Allen Bradley SLC 500 PLCs
This course focuses on Allen Bradley's SLC 500 programmable logic controllers and the software needed to program them. Students implement real-world scenarios using RSLogix 500, RSLinx and custom hardware modules that interact with the controller. Hardware and software installation round out the training leading to the advanced ControlLogix devices.
5
IERT225 IERT225 - Sensors and Transducers
Process variables, like temperature, pressure, flow, depth, rotational speed, and object detection depend on sensors and transducers to provide information to the control system. This course explores the operating principles of these devices and how they are implemented in practical control systems.
3
IERT230 IERT230 - Programming Methodologies
This course introduces Statement Lists, Flowcharting, Finite State Machines, and Venn diagrams as methods of developing efficient, effective programs in a timely manner. Once the program flow is determined, it is translated to the appropriate development software.Programming is a structured science that requires discipline and planning.
2
IERT238 IERT238 - Embedded Controllers
This course focuses on the two main architectures in use today: Harvard and von Neumann. Development boards from Microchip and Freescale Semiconductor provide opportunities to explore brushless DC motor control, touch sensing, LCD displays, Digital Signal Processing, wireless data, and robotics.Microcontrollers embedded in dedicated systems number in the billions.
5
IERT240 IERT240 - Industrial Robots using the Fanuc Robotics 200iC
This course centers on a FANUC Robotics 200iC industrial robot and covers safety, moving the robot in 3D space, collision detection, Teach Pendant Programming (TPP), and end-of-arm tooling. Students gain an understanding of the controllers internal data and file structures. Concurrent Enrollment: IERT 241
5

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
IERT250 IERT250 - Independent Study
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
IERT251 IERT251 - Independent Study
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
IERT292 IERT292 - Independent Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
IERT293 IERT293 - Independent Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
IERT298 IERT298 - Workbased Learning
This course is a Work-based learning (WBL) course, which allows students to participate in on-the-job training in the field in which they are studying. They apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to specific areas of employment in a variety of businesses/industries in the area. The learning activity is based on a written agreement with the participating training provider. *INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
1-13

ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - Certificate of Competency: 57 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
IERT101 IERT101 - Introductory Industrial Robotics
This course provides an overview of industrial robots, their role in process automation, programming methods, and the technologies robots depend on to perform their functions. Other key elements of this course are end-of-arm tooling, electromechanical systems, fluid power systems, system interfacing, robot vision, and preventative maintenance.
5
IERT110 IERT110 - Electricity & Magnetism
This course follows those observations through the development of modern electrical theory and how a better understanding of that theory is being used to create intelligent and efficient energy delivery systems.Between the years 1600 and 1800, mankinds knowledge of electricity was limited to observations of electrostatic and magnetic phenomena.
2
IERT115 IERT115 - DC Circuit Analysis
This course introduces electrical units of measure and how those units are interrelated. It also explores the five basic types of electrical circuits and the rules used to solve for electrical quantities throughout those circuits. All electrical devices and systems are built on a thorough understanding of these circuits.
5
IERT118 IERT118 - Fluid Power
This course introduces fluid power devices, circuits, and units of measure using a combination of interactive computer graphics and real world systems.Fluid power covers both pneumatics and hydraulics, and fluid power circuits have many characteristics in common with electric circuits.
5
IERT120 IERT120 - Alternating Current
This course explores the generation of single-phase AC and the specialized components that make it all possible.Alternating current (AC) forms the basis of electric power transmission and distribution throughout the world. Using computer graphics and active systems.
2
IERT125 IERT125 - AC Circuit Analysis
This course visually and mathematically explores how constantly changing electrical values interact with each other over time.Like DC, AC can be applied to five different types of circuits. AC circuits involve a broader range of components than DC circuits and require a more in-depth mathematical analysis to understand.
5
IERT126 IERT126 - Analog Electronics
In the analog electronics course, one explores electronic devices and circuits that work with continuously variable physical quantities. This includes semiconductor materials, sensors, transducers, diodes, transistors, thyristors, Op-amps and other linear integrated circuits. Circuits include power supplies, regulators, DC-to-DC converters, amplifiers, oscillators, signal conditioners, phase-locked loops, modulators and mixers.
5
IERT128 IERT128 - Polyphase AC Power Generation & Distribution
Virtually all of the worlds electrical power generation comes from three-phase generators. Having voltages and currents displaced in time requires a more complex circuit analysis than single-phase involving vectors. This course explores polyphase generators, transformers, and power distribution systems using mathematical and graphical analysis, along with specialized test equipment.
5
IERT135 IERT135 - Mechanics
The physics of classical mechanics are explored in this course along with units of measure and simple machines. A mixture of computer animations and practical experiments bring this subject to life.Mechanical systems are an integral part of automation, where materials must be moved as part of the manufacturing process.
3
IERT140 IERT140 - Motors & Control Systems
Motors are the backbone of material handling systems. This course examines the operating principles of common DC and AC motors, how they are wired into electrical systems, and common electromechanical control circuits. It then moves on to more sophisticated electronic control using smart motor controllers and VFDs (variable frequency drives).
5
IERT145 IERT145 - Construction Practices,The NEC, and UL Guides
This course explores the techniques of good panel building for control systems ranging from simple electromechanical motor starters to advanced control using PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers).Control panels and systems are built to standards established by the NEC (National Electrical Code) and UL (Underwriters Laboratories).
5

BASIC ELECTRICITY - Certificate of Training: 14 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
IERT110 IERT110 - Electricity & Magnetism
This course follows those observations through the development of modern electrical theory and how a better understanding of that theory is being used to create intelligent and efficient energy delivery systems.Between the years 1600 and 1800, mankinds knowledge of electricity was limited to observations of electrostatic and magnetic phenomena.
2
IERT115 IERT115 - DC Circuit Analysis
This course introduces electrical units of measure and how those units are interrelated. It also explores the five basic types of electrical circuits and the rules used to solve for electrical quantities throughout those circuits. All electrical devices and systems are built on a thorough understanding of these circuits.
5
IERT120 IERT120 - Alternating Current
This course explores the generation of single-phase AC and the specialized components that make it all possible.Alternating current (AC) forms the basis of electric power transmission and distribution throughout the world. Using computer graphics and active systems.
2
IERT125 IERT125 - AC Circuit Analysis
This course visually and mathematically explores how constantly changing electrical values interact with each other over time.Like DC, AC can be applied to five different types of circuits. AC circuits involve a broader range of components than DC circuits and require a more in-depth mathematical analysis to understand.
5

In the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician- Electrical Technician certificate (57 credits), students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery and industrial robots.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Describe current status of robotics technology and new development.
  2. Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols.
  3. Analyze direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits using various circuit simplification and analysis techniques.
  4. Apply theoretical principles to physically design electric circuits to solve technical problems.
  5. Operate/program/repair industrial robots.
  6. Solve real-world and theoretical problems related to semiconductors, digital systems, and PLCs.
  7. Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols and verify their operation
  8. Construct and troubleshoot the operation of DC and AC circuits using lab equipment
  9. Measure and source voltages, currents and frequencies using power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscope.
  10. Solve a problem using digital logic and Karnaugh mapping.
  11. Identify common transistor circuits and prove their operation in a lab setting.
  12. Identify common amplifier circuits and prove their operation in a lab setting.
  13. Use microcontrollers and variable frequency drives to regulate the speed of an AC motor.
  14. Specify a motor type to solve a specific problem.
  15. Connect single and three-phase motors to sources and successfully energize.
  16. Program and interface a microcontroller to discrete hardware to obtain desired functionality

In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Tom Newman

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