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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

Robotics and Automation Minor

About the Minor in Robotics and Automation 

Amplify your career prospects with a minor in robotics and automation. This popular field provides a number of employment opportunities, in a variety of settings. 

The fields of robotics and automation have been in a state of constant growth for the last several decades. With industries struggling to keep costs down by implementing more automation, there is a strong desire to hire people with a background in robotics and the fundamentals of industrial automation. 

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Why Study Robotics and Automation at Central? 

Our impactful faculty and state of the art facilities provide you with the ideal learning conditions to take your degree to the next level and build a solid foundation for a career in robotics and automation.   

Degree Explanation

Our program is offered at the Ellensburg campus location.  All majors are encouraged to apply and transfer students are welcome. Students will need ETSC departmental permission to enter the program and must earn a 2.25 cumulative grade point average in the minor courses. 

For additional information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog. For information regarding cost, please visit the registrar. There may also be additional fees applied on laboratory-based courses.


    Course Number Course Title Credits
    EET 221 Basic Electricity 3
    EET 221LAB Basic Electricity Laboratory 1
    ETSC 241 Programmable Logic Controller Applications 4
    ETSC 242 Instrumentation 4
    ETSC 277 Introduction to Robotics 4
    EET 377 Advanced Robotics and Automation 4
    EET 477 Industrial Robotics and Automation 4
      Total Credits (24)

    Careers and Outcomes

    The Robotics & Automation Minor (RAM) introduces you to mechatronics engineering and prepares you for automation-related careers in: 

    • Process Control 
    • Manufacturing 
    • Computerized Hardware/Software Integration 
    • Sustainable Automated Systems 

    You will engage in real life industrial processes related to automation in an industrial robotics laboratory setting.  This minor will enhance majors in:

    Questions? Contact us. 

    Greg Lyman
    Program Coordinator, Department Chair

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