Robotic Technician

Program Overview

The Robotic Technician technical certificate of credit program is designed for the students who wish to enhance their automation skills for employment at companies who have robots.  The Robotic Technician certificate of credit provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of robotic technology. Graduates of the program receive a Robotic Technician Technical Certificate of Credit.

Students are accepted into the Robotic Technician certificate program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 20 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Robotic Technician certificate program must have good work ethics, be people oriented and possess great organizational skills.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$52,000.00 – $72,800.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,662.00
Books & Supplies:  $700.00

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Robotic Technician certificate program can find employment assisting manufacturing, mechanical, and electronics engineers in all phases of robotic design, development, production, testing and operations.  Classroom instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a solid background, which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 17 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.



Course Overview

  • AUMF1150Introduction to Robotics3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • AUMF2060Work Cell Design Laboratory2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • IDSY1120Basic Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1190Fluid Power Systems4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1195Pumps and Piping Systems3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • IDSY1220Intermediate Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours