Robotics & Electronics

 

Options leading to a career in robotics, controls, and electronics

Automated systems, including robotics, are key to how the modern world works. This is especially true of manufacturing where robotics, controls, and electronics are integrated into every step of the process.

With a globally competitive workforce—especially here in Minnesota—manufacturing companies are always looking for workers with the technical and business skills to help them stay ahead of the pack.

Robotics & Electronics majors tend to attract those who like to assemble and program components to accomplish specific tasks from automating a packaging line to programming a robot to play a tune on a keyboard. They like to find creative uses for a wide variety of technologies.

Students prepare for a wide variety of technician, assembler, mechanic, and engineering positions across a range of industries. Students master the latest technologies from several disciplines and collaborate with students from across the College.

Dunwoody’s lab spaces feature state-of-the-moment equipment, much of it donated by industry partners like FANUC, Epson SCARA, Siemens, Allen Bradley, Zeiss, and Cognex. Instructors have industry experience and professional certifications. They work closely with industry leaders to make sure curriculum and equipment align with the current and future state of manufacturing.

Contact Department Dean & Director

Alex Wong

Director of Engineering Drafting & Design and Machine Tool

Phone: 612.381.3092

awong@dunwoody.edu

E.J. Daigle

Dean of Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Automotive Technology, Health Sciences, & Strategic Partnerships

Phone: 612.381.8172

edaigle@dunwoody.edu

Education
M.A., Sustainable Design, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
B.S., Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A.A.S., Engineering Drafting & Design, Dunwoody College of Technology

Certifications and Affiliations
Certified Solidworks Professional – Advanced Drawing Tools | Certified Solidworks Professional – Advanced Surfacing | Certified Solidworks Professional – Advanced Sheet Metal | Certified Solidworks Professional – Advanced Weldements | Certified Solidworks Expert – Mechanical Design (CSWE) | NIMS Level 1 Materials, Measurements, Safety | Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification | Stratasys Fortus Operations Training – Level 2 | Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Systems