UNOH Expands with New Robotics and Automation Major within the College of Applied Technologies

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015

The University of Northwestern Ohio, known nationally as a leader in automotive, diesel, and high performance education, was recently granted approval by the Ohio Board of Regents to expand its educational offerings with a new undergraduate degree in Robotics and Automation Technology.

The American manufacturing industry opened their doors to automation in 1961.  Since then, Robotics and Automation has expanded into many other markets from building, farming, and food processing, to medical and healthcare fields, homeland security, the military and more.

The Associate Degree in Robotics and Automation Technology at UNOH will prepare students for a high-demand career in a field with even an even greater demand as future technology advances.  Graduates will possess high-value skills for career success through hands-on training on FANUC, ABB, YASKAWA/ Motoman and other robot manufacturers.  Robotics and Automation technicians build, maintain, and repair robots in automated manufacturing plants and other settings.  While engineers design the robots, robotics and automation technicians are essential in providing expert service throughout the life of the robot, increasing efficiency and prolonging its use.  Automated technology in today’s workplace calls for these highly trained technicians, who have knowledge and hands-on experience.  Experience that can now be obtained through an Associate’s Degree at UNOH!


Courses of study include:

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


The Robotics and Automation Associate’s Degree at UNOH can be completed in 12 6-week sessions (22 months).  UNOH graduates will be ready to enter the workforce as a Robotics or Automation Technician and apply their skills building and installing the robotics, or diagnosing and quickly solving problems so production flow is maintained.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average salary topping $52,000 per year for Robotics and Automation technicians and expects there to be over 16,000 job openings in the next 6 years!

For more information about the program, or to enroll, please contact the University of Northwestern Ohio Admissions office at 419-998-3120 or email

Category: Campus & Community, Applied Technologies

Keywords: Robotics

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Last updated: 10/11/2017