Associate in Arts Degree - Robotics Production Technology Program of Study

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NRTC offers a college credit program through Florence-Darlington Technical College. The Robotics Production Technician program of study will provide instruction in a degree program for students who want to enter a production position in the robotics manufacturing industry and also have a well-rounded associate in arts education.

This degree will provide students training in the latest technology in the production of robots for the unmanned vehicle systems industry as well as other related robotics manufacturing and maintenance positions. The first twenty four hours of the degree consist of the program of study in Robotics Production Technology; a Certificate from Florence-Darlington Technical College will be awarded upon successful completion of the concentration courses.

Prepare yourself for a rewarding technical career in intelligent systems through this program. Let us help you start your future in a rewarding career. Click HERE to view the Associate in Arts Degree with a Robotics Production Technology program of study brochure.

This Degree:

  • Prepares the student for certification and employment  in the unmanned systems, robotics and intelligent systems industries
  • Provides training in the latest robotic and production technologies
  • Prepares students for production technician positions
  • Is an on-line program

It is ideal for:

  • high school graduates
  • military personnel wanting to enhance their military career or prepare for the civilian workforce
  • incumbent workers training for a new position or advancement
General Requirements (Please see the Course Groupings below) Credit Hours
Communication 9
Humanities and/or Social Sciences 12
Mathematics 6
Total  27

Robotics Production Technology Program of Study

      Lecture Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
AMT 106 Mfg. Workplace Skills 3 0 3
AMT 161 Computer Systems & Sensors* 2 3 3
IET 223 Industrial Safety**  3 0 3
AMT 160 Principles of Qual. & Cont. Improv.** 3 0 3
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes **  3 0 3
AMT 220 Concepts of Lean Manufacturing 3 0 3
AMT 155 Principles of Maintenance** 3 0 3
EET 275 Intro to Robotics Manufacturing Technology   2 3 3
    Total  22 6 24

Other Requirements (Please see the Course Groupings below)
Humanities and/or Social Sciences and electives                                       Total                   15

AA Degree Total Minimum                                                                                66

*   Preparation for NRTC Certified Robotics Production Technician Certification
** Preparation for MSSC (Mfg. Skills Standards Council) Certified Production Technician Certification

Prerequisites for entrance:


Test Scores

Mathematics   English/Verbal  
ACT 20 ACT English/Verbal 20
COMPASS Algebra 60 COMPASS Reading 81
SAT 480 COMPASS Writing  78
SAT English/Verbal    480    

   
NOTES:

  1. Students must have satisfactory ACT, COMPASS, or SAT test scores for entrance into this program.
  2. Students who do not meet curriculum entrance requirements may be placed in developmental courses to improve basic skills.
  3. Students taking courses online should have regular access to a computer - PC or Mac.  These computers should have the minimum specifications of 512 MB ram and 4 GB of free hard drive space after installing all software. Students using older PC’s without these specifications could experience some problems with the assignments.

Graduation Requirements


  • Complete all required courses specified in the curriculum.
  • Any course with the following prefixes requires a grade of “C” or better: ENG101, ENG102 AMT, IET, and EGR.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.
  • Achieve a Graduation GPA of 2.0 for all courses presented as meeting a program's course requirements.
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the total credit hours of his/her curriculum at FDTC.

It is the students responsibility to ensure that courses taken at Florence-Darlington Tech transfer and meet any senior institution’s requirements for a four-year degree

Exceptions can be made only by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Associate in Arts Degree Course Groupings

The Associate in Arts program must contain a basic core of general education courses. The core must include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and oral communications.

At least 25% of the total semester hours of a student's curriculum must be earned at FDTC for a degree or diploma. Requirements for specific majors at senior institutions may vary. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer. It is strongly recommended that students consult the college/university to which they plan to transfer to ensure that courses taken at Florence-Darlington Tech meet the senior institution's requirements for the desired four-year degree.

Group A -- Required Courses (12 semester hours)

Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3

Group B - Mathematics (6 semester hours)

Course Class Lab Credit
MAT 110 College Algebra 3 0 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3 0 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3 0 3

Group C – Natural Sciences (None Required)

Group D – Literature (3 semester hours)

Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3

Group E – Humanities and/or Social Sciences (15 semester hours)
Students who did not have two years of high school foreign language are strongly encouraged to take two semesters of the same foreign language.

Students are strongly encouraged to take at least 6 hours from HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, and HIS 202.

Course Class Lab Credit
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3 0 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3 0 3
GEO 102 World Geography 3 0 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 115 African-American History *** 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
HIS 222 Global Women's History *** 3 0 3
HIS 230 The American Civil War *** 3 0 3
HSS 205 Technology and Society *** 3 0 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 0 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3 0 3
PSC 201 American Government 3 0 3
PSC 215 State and Local Government 3 0 3
PSY 203 Human Growth and Development 3 0 3
PSY 208 Human Sexuality 3 0 3
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3
REL 103 Comparative Religion *** 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SOC 102 Marriage and the Family 3 0 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3 0 3
SOC 220 Sociology of The Family 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4

Group F - Elective Courses (6 semester hours)
Students should take courses excluding those courses already used for another category.

Course Class Lab Credit
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3 0 3
COL 103 College Skills *** 3 0 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications *** 3 0 3
ENG 201 American Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3 0 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3 0 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3 0 3
ENG 238 Creative Writing *** 3 0 3
ENG 260 Advanced Technical Communications 3 0 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization To 1689 3 0 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3 0 3
HIS 201 American History: Discovery To 1877 3 0 3
HIS 202 American History: 1877 to Present 3 0 3
MAT 120 Probability And Statistics 3 0 3
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 0 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 0 4
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3 0 3

Group G – Robotics Production Technology Concentration (24 semester hours)

Course Class Lab Credit
AMT 106 Mfg. Workplace Skills*** 3 0 3
AMT 161 Computer Systems & Sensors*** 2 3 3
IET 223 Industrial Safety** 3 0 3
AMT 160 Principles of Qual. & Cont. Improv.*** 3 0 3
EGR 175 Manufacturing Processes***  3 0 3
AMT 220 Concepts of Lean Manufacturing*** 3 0 3
AMT 155 Principles of Maintenance*** 3 0 3
EET 275 Intro to Robotics Manufacturing Technology   2 3 3

 Minimum Total Credit Hours:  66

*** This course is not on the state transfer list; it satisfies the degree requirements but may not transfer. Students should check with the transfer-institution to determine if transfer credit will be assigned.

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