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.

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Program name
Robotics Technician
Distance Education
28 weeks (approximately)
Starting month
Open enrolment
George Brown College Certificate
Method of study

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2020 Continuous Open Enrollment
Jan. 2021 Continuous Open Enrollment
May 2021 Continuous Open Enrollment
International students
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.

Full Description

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
  • Palletizing
  • 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.

Required Courses

The modules should be taken in the following order.


semester courses
CODECourse Name
ELNC9101Introduction to Robotics
ELNC9103Robot Classifications
ELNC9108Manipulators and End Effectors
ELNC9102Robot Drive Systems
ELNC9106Servo Systems
ELNC9105Payload, Repeatability and Accuracy
ELNC9107Object Detection
ELNC9112Vision, Touch and Sound
ELNC9113Robot Programming
ELNC9111Robot Safety
ELNC9104Artificial Intelligence

Detailed course outlines

Your Career

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.



Additional Cost

$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 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Admission Requirements

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)

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Special Requirements

  • Pentium-based PC or equivalent
  • USB port and sound card
  • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Minimum 250MB available hard disk space
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Email account
  • Internet access
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible

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