Robotics and Automation - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Robotics and Automation

Robotics and Automation | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
This program is eligible for free tuition

This program prepares you to apply technical knowledge and high-tech skills to integrate, install, maintain, and repair industrial and automated systems. You will learn entry-level skills to perform work on mechanical and electrical systems such as motors, conveyors, controls, programmable controllers (PLC’s), and other electro-mechanical devices related to manufacturing or production. An emphasis will be placed on learning the proper techniques and procedures to work safely.

Meet Your Advisor

Nicholas Demke
Nicholas Demke
Educational Coordinator
Sioux City Campus
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

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Career Options

People with these jobs develop and test mechanical equipment.

Required Classes for Robotics and Automation | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety 1
ELE 112 Basic Electrical Theory 3
MFG 125 Intro to Automation 4
ELE 195 Motor Control 3
IND 146 Mech Power Transmission 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
BPT 114 Instrumentation I 2
ELE 210 Programmable Controllers 4
ELT 102 Blueprint Reading 2
IND 462 Pumps 2
ELE 313 Variable Frequency Drives for Motor Control 2
EGT 420 PLTW - Digital Electronics 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts 3
NET 121 Fundamentals of Computers & Networks 3
ELT 227 Programmable Controller Applications 5
ELE 197 Advanced Motor Control 3
BPT 115 Instrumentation II 2
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communications 3
ATR 120 Automation Systems/Robotics 3
ATR 121 Automation Systems/ Robotics Lab 3
ATR 276 Networking for Industry. 3
ELE 241 HMI/Motion Control Fundamentals 3
ELE 222 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition 3

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Dave McDonald
Dave McDonald
Electronic Engineering Technology Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L415
Bill Koontz
Bill Koontz
Industrial Electrician Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room B115
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
Sioux City, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $14,381.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,454.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Advisory Board

Bharat Pavuluru Besser
Kyle Blankenburg Rock Tenn
Matthew Dolphin Wells' Dairy
Craig Gehring Van Meter Supply
Mark Hatterman Thompson Teledata
Jeff Meinen Van Meter Supply
Troy Sather Fanuc Robotics
Troy Skokan Echo Electric Supply
Austin Van Den Top Stateline Electric
Alfredo Velasquez Tyson Foods
Jason Anson Interstates Control Systems Inc.
Jason Glover Thompson Automation
Ryan Lias Echo Automation & Controls
Evan LaFrance empirical
Russ Spearman Stateline Electric
Richard Criss Thompson Innovation
Brent Heath empirical
Chris Rosener Rocklin Manufacturing