Robotics & Automation Degree | Lackawanna College

Robotics & Automation

At A Glance

Two-year program built in collaboration with ABB, the 2nd largest robot manufacturer worldwide.

Roughly 400,000 new robots enter the market every year. The value of the robotics industry is $43.8 billion.

Program curriculum aligns with the mission of the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute.

Built on a hands-on approach with 60% of student’s time working in a robotics lab.

1 of 7 programs nationwide to train students on ABB robots; the only one in the northeast.

Welcome To Robotics & Automation

The Lackawanna College Robotics Program offers exceptional technical and innovative instruction for all students, consumers, and industry partners, while adhering to the highest ethical standards upheld by the institution and community at large. The program, which acknowledges that technology advancement is the greatest asset to customers in the field, delivers this knowledge to the College’s diverse student body, helping them achieve technological competence and expertise.

Your Career Starts Here

Our program is built on a hands on/lab approach, with a 60% ratio in lab verses theory/classroom being our goal.

  • Critical Thinking techniques
  • Risk Assessment methods and techniques
  • Robotics programming
  • Robotics troubleshooting skills
  • Robotics integration and automation
  • Robotics services
  • Robotics simulation and graphics (Robot Studio), ABB, Kawasaki, Yaskawa, Fanuc, etc.
  • AC and DC basic theory and understanding
  • Electrical motor controls and relay logic, installation and start up
  • Electrical motor controls and relay logic troubleshooting skills
  • Panel building and Blueprint reading
  • PLC programming
  • PLC integration and installation
  • PLC troubleshooting skills
  • HMI programming
  • HMI integration and installation

Program Goals

  • The program will offer an exceptional educational experience for robotics.
  • The program and program staff will remain contemporary with current and future technologies.
  • The program will collaborate with community and relevant partners to provide opportunities for educational, professional, and personal growth.
  • The program will align with the mission of the ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute.
  • The program will maintain high percent retention and graduation rates.
  • Students and graduates will correctly apply coursework and knowledge to work competently in the field of robotics.

Program Objectives

The Lackawanna College Robotics Program is designed to prepare graduates who:

  • Apply basic concepts of electricity of robotics.
  • Utilize critical-thinking skills to solve field-related problems.
  • Develop robust knowledge of Robotic troubleshooting, programming, and innovation/integration.
  • Utilize appropriate and effective written, oral- and non-verbal communication with fellow students, customers, colleagues, and the public.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safe, ethical, and legal work habits.