TCI’s Engineering technology integrates theory and application in mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, fluid power, automation, robotics and computer software. Our 600-hour program is 75% hands-on, gets students in front of industry leaders and trains students in the areas that companies have requested. Students will experience an accelerated program designed to prepare them with the skill sets to qualify for immediate entry into positions with local industry. As such, our students specifically spend several weeks (40 hrs per week) learning to operate both Fanuc and Universal. This portion of their course introduces the concepts of industrial robots and explains how they can be used in a plant or manufacturing system. The primary focus of the program is on automated manufacturing processes, as well as the role of robots and all of their support equipment. Students receive both theoretical and laboratory instruction through a combination of multimedia learning resources and a robotics simulation software package to allow for the programming, testing, and debugging of robot-control programs. Areas of study include motion programming, pick and place, computer networking, automated sorting systems, vision and tactile sensors and computer integration.
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