The Robotics program is a cooperative effort between WATC, the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University, and the Midwest Robotics Initiative Council. This program prepares students for entry into the highly technical field of industrial robotics. The associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to produce a technician who has mastered the skills necessary to design, assemble, install, program, troubleshoot and maintain robotic and automated equipment and has the depth and breadth of knowledge which comes from general education courses. Learning will take place in a fully equipped robotics laboratory with advanced students having opportunities to apply cutting edge robotics research to laboratory projects. Topics include robotic electronic and mechanical systems, computer systems and robotics applications in areas such as composites, welding, advanced coatings and material handling. Students will round off their educational experience by completing general education courses in five areas of study including mathematics, natural and social sciences, English and communications.
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) and Wichita State University (WSU) have partnered to make a future in Engineering Technology more accessible to Kansas students. A new Articulation Agreement enables students completing WATC ‘s A.A.S. degree in Machining Technology, Robotics, or Electromechanical Systems to use their WATC credits in pursuit of a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology at WSU’s College of Engineering. Concentrations are available in Mechatronics or Engineering Technology Management.
Students who are enrolled in the Robotics program at WATC already benefit from a cooperative effort between WATC, the National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR) at WSU, and the Great Plains Robotics Alliance. This cooperation affords WATC students to a shared robotics laboratory fully equipped with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art machines.