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3 Under The Radar Robotics Programs In The Northeast

March 21, 2022

It’s important to select the right program for your desired career, particularly when it comes to robotics. 

As such, we get a lot of questions about what we think are the top robotics schools. Well, that’s not an easy question to answer, as there are a lot of different ways to approach entering the field of robotics. You could go through an engineering program, a robotics technology program, a 2-year program specifically geared towards robotics technicians, etc. 

What we can say is that we have thousands of qualified robotics programs listed on that map directly to industry-vetted skills and competencies. By searching your location and choosing the program that sounds like the best fit to you, you’re bound to receive the education you’ll need. 

In addition to the schools and programs that can be regularly found in our search tool, we also have endorsed programs. Our endorsed programs are those that are found to be exceptional. These schools were found to best prepare students for manufacturing careers working with robotics. The ARM Endorsement Program evaluates programs and recognizes those that meet the highest standards set by the robotics industry. 

Because it would be a monumental task to list out every one of the amazing programs you can connect with using our search tool, today we’re going to list out some of the endorsed programs found in the northeastern part of the country. 

If you’re somebody in that area who’s looking for a top-notch robotics education, you can’t go wrong with these. 

The SMART Robotics Technician Program at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy - Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy features a fully online robotics curriculum that provides students with a virtual robot and coding environment. That means that they provide education to people all around the world with more than a million daily users. 

Their mission is to “use the educational affordance of robotics to create CS-STEM opportunities for all learners.” 

The program equips learners with many of the competencies for careers as a robotics technician or a robotics specialist. If you’re looking to get into robotics as a career, but you’re worried about time management and traveling for education, this might be just the program for you. 

University of Maryland’s Maryland Robotics Center - College Park, MD

The Maryland Robotics Center is absolutely one of the top robotics schools out there. Housed in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, they’ve dedicated themselves to excellence in the field. 

The center’s mission is to facilitate the advancement of robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and interdisciplinary educational programs. You see, robotics is a broad field. It involves engineering, programming, robotic systems, electronics, etc. So it makes sense that the school utilizes dozens of faculty members from eight separate academic departments to achieve their mission. Two of the Maryland Robotics Center programs are ARM endorsed and equip individuals for multiple career paths in robotics in manufacturing. 

Some of their projects include the study and advancement of miniature robotics, medical robotics, autonomous systems, and much more. 

The Mechatronics Technology Program at the Community College of Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA

Community colleges are a great place to look if you want to enter the field as a robotics technician. Despite common misconceptions, it doesn’t take a 4+ year degree to become a robotics technician. 

When it comes to community colleges, CCAC is an example of excellence. Their Mechatronics Technology program is a great way to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to work with robotics in manufacturing. Graduates will earn certifications that will help them on their path to a long and exciting robotics career. 


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