Robotics & Automation Technology

 

 Program Overview

 There is an emphasis on problem solving in the design, debugging, and troubleshooting of systems.  Students learn Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) as well as rapid prototyping through 3-D printing. Students who are highly motivated and interested in a technical career are encouraged to explore this program.

The program includes hands-on and theoretical curriculum that covers analog and digital control electronics.  Also included are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and their use in automation and manufacturing.

This curriculum incorporates elements and principles of mathematics, physics, and chemistry as they apply to the design and operation of electromechanical systems.

English language arts are incorporated through verbal presentations and report writing.

This intensive program is designed around the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Vocational Technical Education Framework for Robotics and Automation Technology.


About Our Instructors

Michael Meagher (Department Head) holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering  from Northeastern University, and has a MA Vocational Technical Educators Licence in Electronics.

John Stevenson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering  from Northeastern University, and has a MA Vocational Technical Educators Licence in Electronics.

Jason Leboeuf holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering  from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and has a MA Vocational Technical Educators Licence in Engineering Technology.


School To Work

Higher education

2-Year Associate’s Degree:

Electronics, Mechatronics, or Engineering

4-Year Bachelor’s Degree:

Electrical, Mechanical, Computer or Robotics Engineering

Employment

Immediate entry into electronic, mechanical, or automation service technician positions.

Immediate entry into:

electronic

mechanical

or automation service technician positions.


Curriculum

Freshman

Industrial Control Theory & Relay Ladder Logic Circuits

Computer Aided Drawing

Sophomore

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Theory & Applications

Junior

Industrial Electronic Theory & Applications

Embedded Microcontroller Theory & Application (Allen-Bradley/Siemens)

Senior

The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE):

Financial Literacy, career and Business Readiness

Senior/Capstone Projects

Co-op Employment


Salary Statistics

Electronics Technician: $60,000/year

Mechanical Engineer: $87,000/year

Electrical Engineer: $96,000/year

For more information about this department, contact: Mr. Meagher, meagherm@worc.k12.ma.us