Complete this comprehensive Robotics Technician training program using an interactive learning package. This certificate program introduces the concepts of industrial robots and explains how they are used in a plant or manufacturing system. The primary focus of the program is on automated manufacturing processes, as well as the role of robots and their support equipment. Receive instruction in both theoretical concepts and laboratory exercises using a combination of multimedia learning resources and a robotics simulation software package.
Robotics Technician (Distance Education)
28 weeks (approximately)
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This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.
The primary focus of the program is on automated manufacturing processes, as well as the role of robots and their support equipment. Learn to program, test and debug robot programs.
Areas of study include:
- Motion programming
- Conveyor systems
- Computer networking
- Automated sorting systems
- Vision and tactile sensors
- Computer integration
This Distance Education program provides you with an easy-to-use, home-study approach that requires only a personal computer and an internet connection; you do not need expensive books or lab equipment. The robotics simulation software essentially converts your computer into a virtual industrial robot, complete with a three-dimensional learning environment that includes manufacturing plants and control systems.
You may enrol in the program at any time (open-enrolment). Complete each module (course) in your own time. Typical completion time is 28 weeks, but there are no time limits (and previous electronics and/or robotics/automation experience and education may reduce that time significantly).
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (with credits at or above the general level) or equivalent or mature student status. An electronics background is helpful but not essential.
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The modules should be taken in the following order.
|ELNC9101||Introduction to Robotics|
|ELNC9108||Manipulators and End Effectors|
|ELNC9102||Robot Drive Systems|
|ELNC9105||Payload, Repeatability and Accuracy|
|ELNC9112||Vision, Touch and Sound|
Detailed course outlines
This program prepares you to install, service, maintain, troubleshoot and repair robots and automated production systems (mechanical and electrical). The skills acquired through this program enable you to work closely with designers, engineers and technologists, and to be involved in the developing, testing, programming and on-site installation of new robots. The training and knowledge you gain from this program will allow you to work as a robotics trainer and to train others to install, use and maintain robots.
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$90 per module, plus $400 for the USB drive (which includes all software and required materials). International applicants are charged the same fees but in U.S. dollars (US$90 plus US$400); the posted exchange rate in effect at the time of your registration will be used to determine the final fee in Canadian dollars. There is no refund on USB course materials for this program.
* Amounts listed are the total of tuition for programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.
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Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)
- Pentium-based PC or equivalent
- USB port and sound card
- Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
- Minimum 250MB available hard disk space
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
- Email account
- Internet access
- 32 and 64 bit compatible
Call 416-415-4726 or see www.onlinerobotics.com.
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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