Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.

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Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician
Award Type
06/19, 12/19
Anticipated Graduates
Josh Clearman
In the Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program, students learn to install, diagnose, maintain, modify, test, and calibrate electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems used in manufacturing support equipment and production machinery, including precision machine tools (CNC) and industrial robots. The program consists of a certificate of training in Basic Electricity, a one-year Electrical Technician certificate, and a two-year Industrial Technology degree that prepares students for entry into electrical apprenticeships. The program features equipment and software from industry leaders such as Allen Bradley, Rockwell Automation, FANUC Robotics, Bosch, Siemens, Famic Technologies, and National Instruments. Focus is on the intelligent control of machines and processes using programmable logic controllers (PLCs), embedded controllers, variable frequency drives (VFDs), industrial networks, sensors & transducers, instrumentation and robotics. The electrical curriculum is based on guidelines from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) for electrical trades. The program also offers in-depth career training for those interested in becoming an electronics technician in the manufacturing, scientific, aerospace, or civilian military industries.
Skill Sets
  • Describe current status of robotics technology and new development.
  • Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols.
  • Analyze direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits using various circuit simplification and analysis techniques.
  • Apply theoretical principles to physically design electric circuits to solve technical problems.
  • Operate/program/repair industrial robots.
  • Solve real-world and theoretical problems related to semiconductors, digital systems, and PLCs.
  • Identify common electronic components, devices, and symbols and verify their operation
  • Construct and troubleshoot the operation of DC and AC circuits using lab equipment
  • Measure and source voltages, currents and frequencies using power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscope.
  • Solve a problem using digital logic and Karnaugh mapping.
  • Identify common transistor circuits and prove their operation in a lab setting.
  • Identify common amplifier circuits and prove their operation in a lab setting.
  • Use microcontrollers and variable frequency drives to regulate the speed of an AC motor.
  • Specify a motor type to solve a specific problem.
  • Connect single and three-phase motors to sources and successfully energize.
  • Program and interface a microcontroller to discrete hardware to obtain desired functionality
In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:
  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405