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Robotics Technology

Robotics Technology - Certificate

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(843) 347-3186

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There are many uses for robotics in industry today, from relieving human workers of exhausting and repetitive tasks to increasing productivity and efficiency to taking people out of harm’s way. This certificate will provide students entry-level skills in robotics operations and maintenance. 

Career Outlook

Robotics skills are now required in electronics, communication, manufacturing, power supply, and other industries. This exciting field will take on even greater importance in the future as the demand for qualified robotics engineers continues to grow.

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Mission/Purpose Statement:

The purpose of the Robotics Technology certification program is to give students an introduction to the programming and hands on operating of a robotic system while exposing them to several critical facets of the robotics field so as to prepare students for entry level work for companies that use robots as part of their manufacturing process and/or directly for the robotics industry.


  1. Students learn the procedures for and demonstrate how to select, start up and safely operate a robot to complete a series of tasks that mimic typical industrial processes using tools that are found in industry.
  2. Students learn the procedures for and demonstrate how to master, calibrate tools/bases, jog, and program a robot to complete a series of tasks that both mimic typical industrial processes with a representative set of tools that are used to complete them.
  3. Students complete the required labs. learn the fundamental robotics concepts and pass the robot operator’s certification test that is recognized within the robotics field.

For more information, contact:
Charles Granger - Department Chair (843) 349-5189

Edward McCarthy - Assistant Chair (843) 349-3642

Charles Hucks (843) 349-7118

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall
Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
EET 113 Electrical Circuits I - DC 4
EET 145 Digital Circuits 4
MAT 175 Algebra Trigonometry 3
  TOTAL 11
Second Semester - Spring
EET 114 Electrical Circuits II - AC 4
EET 210 Digital Integrated Circuits 4
EET 275 Intro to Robotics Manufacturing Technology 3
EGR 275 Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics* 3
  TOTAL 14
*EGR 275 is also offered in the fall semester.