In this three-module, 96-hour micro-certificate, participants learn: Safety and Fundamentals – basic robotic programming, mechanical design of industrial robots, and tools used for applications such as gripping, welding and painting. Participants use simulation software and hands-on programming to learn, with safety emphasized throughout the course. Advanced Programming – advanced programming and hardware concepts associated with industrial robots. They program multiple robots to work together and with other automation systems, increasing efficiency and throughput of industrial automation processes. Participants further their understanding of robot safety procedures and program organization by creating safety zones, subroutines and macros. Integration and Applications Participants learn about other types of industry robots, including cooperative robots and pick and place robots; labs teach students to design programs for and troubleshoot these robots. Participants learn how robots and PLCs integrate together and with manufacturing facilities; they also learn to justify the cost of automating a process.