College of Applied Technologies

Robotics & Automation Technology

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With this degree you’ll be more than just an operator – you’ll learn to install, repair, upgrade, and troubleshoot electronic and computer controlled systems. You’ll build, maintain, and repair robots in automated manufacturing plants and other settings, using Program Logic Controllers and electromechanical skills and knowledge.   Automated technology in today's workplace calls for these highly trained technicians, who have the technical knowledge and hands-on experience. Experience that can be obtained through a Robotics and Automation Associate's Degree at UNOH!


of Robotics & Automation Technology Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

UNOH graduates will be ready to enter the workforce and apply their skills repairing, programming, and maintaining robotic systems, and quickly troubleshooting problems to maintain production flow.  From Manufacturing, Automotive Production, and Building and Farming, to Product Processing and Packaging, Medical and even Homeland Security, Robotics and Automation Technicians can work in a variety of fields.  At UNOH, you'll also have the opportunity to become Rockwell PLC Certified!

Automated systems have found their way into more and more of the world’s manufacturing facilities.  Someone needs to maintain, update, and repair these machines.  With a Robotics & Automation technology degree from UNOH – it could be you!

You'll train on FANUC, ABB, YASKAWA/Motoman and other robot manufacturers learning:

  • Mechanical & Electrical Automation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • AC/DC Motors and Controls
  • Fluid Power
  • Robotics Integration
  • Automation Controls & Network Integration
  • Work Cell Design and Implementation

High Paying jobs are going unfilled each year, most of them requiring an associate’s degree.  Get the degree that will get you the job at the University of Northwestern Ohio!

Work in the following fields:

  • Automotive
  • Building
  • Farming
  • Food Processing
  • Medical
  • Homeland Security
  • Military
  • And More!

Important Facts:

  • 20 Students Per Class Maximum
  • 70% Hands-On Training
  • Coeducational Campus
  • Student Activities Year-Round
  • Over 20 Clubs to Join
  • Free Admittance to UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, UNOH Athletic Events, and Limaland Motorsports Park

Wage Estimates and Job Outlook

The Robotics & Automation Technology field is a growing market filled with job opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of a Robotics and Automation Technician is $60,240! Annual earnings range between $37,090 and $88,860 per year depending on your job title and location of employment. For the most current employment statistics according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, visit**

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2016-2018 academic year robotics and automation technology associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 52% response rate to this survey.

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018,, viewed June 2019

Degree Program

Associate Degrees