Robotics Programs | Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania

Train For an Exciting and In-Demand Career in Robotics

Robotics is a blend of mechanical, electrical and computerized technologies that together form complex automated systems.  

Students are trained at Westmoreland’s state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center by a dedicated team of expert instructors and consultants. The ATC provides industry-recognized training in programs that are in-demand within the manufacturing sector.

What Will I Learn?

The Robotics AAS program is designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to assist manufacturing, mechanical and electrical engineers in all phases of design, development, production, testing and operations.

It also includes hands-on robotic cell development with various manufacturers' robots combined with state-of-the-art cell simulation and offline programming of industrial robots from RoboDK . Graduates will have the skills required to manage, investigate, repair and troubleshoot automated systems. View details in the College Catalog

The Robotics Basic Systems certificate introduces the student to basic electrical, mechanical and computerized components used in basic manufacturing systems. Students receive hands-on practical experience in the use and application of basic electrical instruments and mechanical measuring devices. View details in the College Catalog

Westmoreland also offers Robotics Technician I and II certificate programs. 

Topics covered include theory and a hands-on experience with process control systems, advanced programmable controller functions and operation, microcontrollers and industrial electromechanical control systems.  View details in the College Catalog - Technician I | Technician II

What Will I Earn?

If you plan to stay in the region, there are many occupations related to this program degree and certificates. In the 10-county region* surrounding Westmoreland County Community College, the earnings for occupations range from $18.54 - $37.99 per hour, with an average hourly wage of $26.82. 

It is important to remember that wages vary based on level of education, experience, job location and other factors. 

* 10-county region includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. 

Career Opportunities

The need for skilled individuals to support modern manufacturing systems is ongoing.

Graduates of the degree program may accept positions such as industrial technician, process specialist, and automation technician. Median wages for these positions were about $55,000 annually in 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Graduates of the Basic Systems Certificate will be able to configure and troubleshoot basic manufacturing systems. Graduates of the  Robotics I and II certificate programs will have the ability to manage,investigate, repair and troubleshoot advanced manufacturing systems with the aim of operational efficiency and cost control.

Scholarship Available

Through the Build Back Better Regional Challenge, a Robotics Scholarship is available to eligible students enrolled in the Robotics AAS
program at the Advanced Technology Center. Click here for details.

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