At a Glance:

Catoosa: Matthew Sosebee
Matthew Sosebee, Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology
Office: 149D
Phone: 706-965-1126
Campus: Catoosa County Campus
Department: Electrical Controls, Industrial Technologies

Floyd:  Bill Scoggin
Bill Scoggin, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technologies & Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology
Office: D101a
Phone: 706-802-5070
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Electrical Controls, Industrial Technologies


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Robotic Technician (RT41)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Catoosa County Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Robotic Technician technical certificate of credit program is designed for the students who wish to enhance their automation skills for employment at companies who have robots. The program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skill, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The certificate provides opportunities to retrain or upgrade present knowledge and skill. This certificate is designed for students or employees who have a background in Industrial Electronics including, industrial wiring, motors, controls, PLCss, instrumentation, and computers. Graduates of the certificate program receive a Robotic Technician certificate that qualifies them for employment as robotic automation technician.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (20 hours)
Explores basic robotic concepts. Studies robots in typical application environments. Topics include: robot history and fundamentals, robot classification, power sources, robot applications in the workplace, robot control techniques, path control, end of arm tooling, robot operation and robot controllers, controller architecture in a system, robotic language programming, and human interface issues.
Allows students to work in instructor-supervised teams, assembling and operating an automated production system's sell. The students will select equipment, write specifications, design fixtures and interconnects, integrate systems/provide interfaces, and operate the assigned system. Topics include: work cell requirement analysis, work cell specifications, work cell assembly, work cell programming, work cell debugging/troubleshooting, and prototype or demonstration work cell operation.
This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of safely operating hydraulic, pneumatic, and pump and piping systems. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed. Topics include hydraulic system principles and components, pneumatic system principles and components, and the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pump and piping systems.
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals concepts of industrial pumps and piping systems. Topics include: pump identification, pump operation, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting, piping systems and installation of piping systems.
This course provides for hands on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated equipment. Topics include data manipulation, math instructions, introduction to HMI, analog control, and troubleshooting discrete IO devices.