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Robotics Technician

An increasing number of companies are turning to robotics as a means for increased production. Robots have an impressive range of applications, from "pick and place" for packaging, to welding, painting, or inspecting parts immediately after a process. However, robots are not foolproof; they require effective preventive maintenance to ensure they operate at full capacity. If a robot malfunctions, an experienced maintenance professional must know how to troubleshoot the exact cause. 

This Robotics Technician course provides an intensive overview of skills necessary for the robotics industry. You will learn math, safety, quality, electrical systems, automation, mechanical systems, fluid systems, and rigging to be on your way to a successful career as a robotics technician.

12 Months / 155 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Green River College

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Course Code: GES770

What You Will Learn
  • Troubleshooting
  • GD&T
  • Production Floor Safety
  • Six Sigma, 5S, Lean, and TPM
  • PLC Equipment and Communication
  • Electrical, Mechanical, and Fluid Systems
  • Robot Programming and Maintenance
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 155 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a career as a robotics technician, automation technician, electrical and Instrumentation (E and I) technician, electronics technician, instrument specialist, or instrumentation technician
  • Gain confidence in your ability to perform your job
  • Get the education you need in a self-paced, online format


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I. Math
  A.   Math Fundamentals 101    
  B.   Math: Fractions and Decimals 111  
  C.   Units of Measurement 112    
  D.   Basics of Tolerance 121    
  E.   Blueprint Reading 131    
  F.   Geometry: Lines and Angles 151  
  G.   Geometry: Triangles 161    
  H.   Geometry: Circles and Polygons 171  
  I.   Trigonometry: The Pythagorean Theorem 201
  J.   Trigonometry: Sine, Cosine, Tangent 211  
  K.   Statistics 231      
II. Design
  A.   Intro to Assembly 100
  B.   Introduction to GD&T 301
  C.   Major Rules of GD&T 311
  D.   Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241
III. Safety
  A.   Intro to OSHA 101
  B.   Safety for Metal Cutting 101
  C.   Personal Protective Equipment 111
  D.   Noise Reduction and Hearing Conservation 121
  E.   Respiratory Safety 131
  F.   Lockout/Tagout Procedures 141
  G.   SDS and Hazard Communication 151
  H.   Bloodborne Pathogens 161
  I.   Walking and Working Surfaces 171
  J.   Fire Safety and Prevention 181
  K.   Flammable/Combustible Liquids 191
  L.   Ergonomics 102
  M.   Safety for Lifting Devices 211
  N.   Powered Industrial Truck Safety 221
  O.   Confined Spaces 231
  P.   Metal Cutting Fluid Safety 231
  Q.   Environmental Safety Hazards 241
  R.   Machine Guarding 140
IV. Quality and Manufacturing Management
  A.   Lean Manufacturing Overview 101
  B.   Essentials of Leadership 110
  C.   Essentials of Communication 120
  D.   ISO 9001: 2015 Review 122
  E.   Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 124
  F.   Manufacturing Process Applications: Part I 124
  G.   Continuous Process Improvement: Identifying and Eliminating Waste 125
  H.   Manufacturing Process Applications: Part II 125
  I.   Managing Performance: Best Practices 130
  J.   Approaches to Maintenance 131
  K.   Managing Performance: Corrective Actions 135
  L.   Total Productive Maintenance 141
  M.   Conflict Resolution Principles 150
  N.   5S Overview 151
  O.   Conflict Resolution for Different Groups 155
  P.   Team Leadership 160
  Q.   Intro to Six Sigma 171
  R.   Quality and Customer Service 175
  S.   Manufacturing Management 180
  T.   Troubleshooting 181
  U.   Personal Effectiveness 190
  V.   Conducting Kaizen Events 191
  W. Managing the Diverse Workplace 210
  X.   SPC Overview 211
  Y.   Harassment and Discrimination 215
  Z.   TS 16949:2009 Overview 221
  AA. Interpreting Blueprints 230
  BB. Performance Management and the Law 230
  CC. Metrics for Lean 231
  DD. Process Flow Charting 241
  EE. Strategies for Setup Reduction 251
  FF. Management Tools: Problem Solving 270
  GG. Six Sigma Goals and Tools 310
V. Electrical Systems and Motor Controls
  A.   Electrical Units 101
  B.   Safety for Electrical Work 111
  C.   Introduction to Circuits 201
  D.   Relays, Contactors, and Motor Starters 201
  E.   Introduction to Magnetism 211
  F.   DC Circuit Components 221
  G.   Distribution Systems 221
  H.   NEC Overview 231
  I.   AC Fundamentals 241
  J.   Electrical Instruments 251
  K.   Electrical Print Reading 261
  L.   DC Power Sources 271
  M.   AC Power Sources 281
  N.   Conductor Selection 291
  O.   Introduction to Electric Motors 301
  P.   Series Circuit Calculations 301
  Q.   Parallel Circuit Calculations 311
  R.   Symbols and Diagrams for Motors 311
  S.   Logic and Line Diagrams 312
  T.   Battery Selection 321
  U.   Limit Switches and Proximity Sensors 360
  A.   Basics of Siemens PLCs 200
  B.   Intro to PLCs 200
  C.   Siemens PLC Hardware 210
  D.   Hardware for PLCs 210
  E.   Numbers, Codes, and Data Types for Siemens PLCs 220
  F.   Numbering Systems and Codes 230
  G.   Siemens PLC Communication 230
  H.   Networking for PLCs 270
  I.   Siemens PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  J.   PLC Inputs and Outputs 240
  K.   Siemens Human Machine Interfaces 250
  L.   Siemens SIMATIC Modular PLCs 260
  M.   Hand-Held Programmers of PLCs 280
  N.   Overview of PLC Registers 305
  O.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 340
  P.   Siemens SIMATIC S7-1500 PLCs 350
  Q.   Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation 360
VII. Mechanical Systems
  A.   Introduction to Mechanical Systems 101
  B.   Safety for Mechanical Work 111
  C.   Forces of Machines 121
  D.   Power Transmission Components 120
  E.   Lubricant Fundamentals 130
  F.   Mechanical Power Variables 200
  G.   Bearing Applications 221
  H.   Spring Applications 231
  I.   Belt Drive Applications 241
  J.   Gear Geometry 240
  K.   Gear Applications 251
  L.   Clutch and Brake Applications 250
VIII. Robotics and Automation
  A.   Robot Safety 211
  B.   Intro to Robotics 110
  C.   Robot Components 120
  D.   End Effectors 125
  E.   Automated Systems and Control 135
  F.   Robot Axes 140
  G.   Robot Sensors 150
  H.   Robot Troubleshooting 160
  I.   Robot Maintenance 170
  J.   Concepts of Robot Programming 210
  K.   Robotic Drives, Hardware, and Components 220
  L.   Robot Installations 230
  M.   Vision Systems 250
  N.   Industrial Network Integration 260
  O.   Introduction to Automation 291
IX. Fluid Systems
  A.   Intro to Fluid Systems 100 
  B.   The Forces of Fluid Power 201
  C.   Introduction to Hydraulic Components 221
  D.   Introduction to Pneumatic Components 231
  E.   Preventive Maintenance for Fluid Systems 261
  F.   Hydraulic Power Sources 302
  G.   Pneumatic Power Variables 311
  H.   Pneumatic Power Sources 312
  I.   Hydraulic Power Variables 200
  J.   Fluid System Print Reading 220
  K.   Hydraulic Control Valves 230
  L.   Pneumatic Control Valves 351
  M.   Actuator Applications 240
  N.   Basic Hydraulic Circuit Design 310
  O.   Basic Pneumatic Circuit Design 315
  P.   Hydraulic Fluid Selection 320
  Q.   Contamination and Filter Selection 330
  R.   Hydraulic Principles and System Design 340
X. Rigging
  A.   Intro to Machine Rigging 110
  B.   Rigging Equipment 120
  C.   Lifting and Moving Equipment 130
  D.   Rigging Inspection and Safety 210
  E.   Rigging Mechanics 220
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Instructors & Support

No instructor

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Mac users may experience some issues with Adobe Flash.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

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The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

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You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

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Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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