Robotics/Automated Systems Technology (ROB.AUT.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Auburn Hills Campus

This program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in the robotics and automation fields and provides a background in many areas of technology:

  • Robotic Programming Applications
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Robotic Controllers
  • Robotic Mechanical Drives
  • Robotic Welding Systems
  • Programmable Controllers
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Industrial Networks
  • Vision Systems

Robotics/Automated Systems Technologies prepare students for employment in advance manufacturing and for emerging technologies.

A robotics technologist applies traditional electro-mechanical skills with knowledge of programming, controls, and networking to mechatronics concepts as related to robotic systems. Individuals in the field of robotics apply logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of approaches to problems, or to alternative solutions for innovations in technology leading to development of new applications and markets for robotics.

High school graduates who completed state-approved career and technical education (CTE) programs may be eligible to receive college credit for work completed while in high school.  Detailed information can be obtained by contacting an OCC Counseling Office or by visiting

Two certificates are offered for acquiring useful credentials in robotics, enhancing current skills,
or building toward an associate degree:

  • Robotics/Automated Systems certificate
  • Programmable Controllers certificate of achievement

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Major Requirements
ROB 1500Introduction to Robotics Technology4
ROB 1520Robotic Maintenance4
ROB 1620Industrial Robotic Applications4
ROB 1640Interpolated Welding Robotic Application4
ROB 1650Collaborative Robotics2
ROB 1660Robotic Communications and Machine Vision4
ROB 2040Programmable Controller Applications4
ROB 2140Advanced Programmable Controllers Applications4
ROB 2400Robotic Automated Systems Applications4
ROB 2500Robotic Controller Maintenance4
Required Supportive Courses
APP 2170Applied Technology4
CAD 1101Introduction to CAD4
ENG 14501, 2Writing and Reading for Problem Solving 3
MAT 11502Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 4
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses53
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)0 or 3
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)
Social Science (3-credits)3
Written Communication (3-credits)0 or 3
Total Credit Hours62

 Prospective transfer students should select ENG 1510 ENG 1510E or ENG 1510S.


 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

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