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Robotics & Automation Minor

Factory 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.

The Program

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, and sustainable automated systems. You will engage in real life industrial processes related to automation in an industrial robotics laboratory setting.

Admission Requirements

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.

A Robotics & Automation Minor Will Enhance Your Major in:

  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Technology Education
  • Safety and Health Management
  • IT & Administrative Management (ITAM)
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
EET 221Basic Electricity3
EET 221LABBasic Electricity Laboratory1
ETSC 241Programmable Logic Controller Applications4
ETSC 242Instrumentation4
ETSC 277Introduction to Robotics4
EET 377Advanced Robotics and Automation4
EET 477Industrial Robotics and Automation4
 Total Credits(24)


More Information

Contact Professor Greg Lyman,, for more information about the Robotics & Automation Minor!

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