Dunwoody Industrial Controls & Robotics

Manufacturing continues to automate, and the demand for employees who understand robotic systems is growing. Industrial Controls & Robotics is a two-year degree program for students interested in the field of robotics who need to take courses during the evening.

Learn how to create and read engineering drawings, including 3D modeling with SolidWorks.

Get hands-on experience with industry-standard technologies like electronic sensors, motion-control systems, and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Program, maintain, and service the latest technology in manufacturing, packaging, and industrial robotic systems, including Dunwoody’s Fanuc robots.

Dunwoody’s program curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by:

  • Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)
  • Institute of Packing Professionals (IoPP)
  • Robotics Industry Association (RIA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Instrumentation Society of America (ISA)

This means that you graduate with the skills and credentials you need to have a successful career in a wide variety of manufacturing-related industries.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Automation & Controls Engineering Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology.

Prefer to take day classes?

Learn about our Automated Systems & Robotics associate’s degree program.

Class topics include:

  • Basic electricity and electronics
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electronic sensors
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Industrial robotics
  • Motion-control systems
  • Advanced packaging and manufacturing systems

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Industrial Controls & Robotics

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Medtronic
  • Delkor Systems
  • OakRiver Technology
  • PaR Systems
  • Emerson
  • Design Ready Controls

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Controls Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Assembler
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Combat Robots
  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Programmable Controls Lab

Learn to debug and program programmable logic controllers for use in a variety of control systems.

  • 11 Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLCs
  • 11 Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLCs
  • 11 Siemens S7-1200 PLCs
  • 11 ABB VFDs
  • 11 Maple Systems HMIs

Industrial Robotics Lab

Learn to wire and program industrial robots.

  • 9 FANUC LR Mate Industrial Robots
  • 10 Epson T3 SCARA Robots
  • 8 UR3E Collaborative Robots
  • 1 FANUC M1-iA Delta Robot

Packaging Lab

Assemble, configure, and program an array of packaging machinery to move a product from its initial state to packaged, wrapped, boxed, and palletized.

  • 1 Fanuc Robot and RoboDrill Cell
  • 1 Scandia Diamond Wrapper
  • 1 MGS Cartoner
  • 1 Checkmate Checkweigher
  • 1 DoBoy Shrink Tunnel
  • 1 Label-Aire Labeler

Basic Electricity Lab

Complete projects that help you learn the fundamentals of electricity, including how to analyze, design, build, and test series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits.

  • 12 Digital Oscilloscopes
  • 12 DC power supplies and AC function generators
  • 12 Elenco circuit prototyping stations
  • 12 NIDA 130E Microprocessor trainers
  • 1 LPKF S62 PCB Mill

Engineering, Materials, Mechanics & Metrology Lab

Open to all manufacturing and engineering students (and those with training on the equipment), this lab brings together equipment for additive manufacturing, material testing, measurement, and CNC simulation.

  • Two Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printers
  • One Stratasys F370 3D Printer
  • One Fortus 400 3D Printer
  • Two MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Two Zeiss Duramax Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Two MTS Criterion Tensile/Shear/Compression Testers
  • 7 Haas CNC Controller Simulators
  • One Zeiss Stemi 305 Microscope

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press