Robotics technology education programs combine mechanical engineering training with electronics, computing and robotics. These programs can be found at multiple degree levels.
Schools with Robotics Technology Programs
The below schools offer robotics technology degree programs:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees, Undergraduate (2015-2016)*|
|Purdue University||Lafayette, IN||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||In-state: $6,518 Out-of-state: $15,579|
|Tarrant County College District||Fort Worth, TX||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state: $2,064 Out-of-state: $4,920|
|Utah Valley University||Orem, UT||4-year, Public||Associate's||In-state: $5,386 Out-of-state: $15,202|
|Oakland Community College||Bloomfield Hills, MI||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state: $5,235 Out-of-state: $7,305|
|Mesa Community College||Mesa, AZ||2-year, Public||Certificate, Associate's||In-state: $2,046 Out-of-state: $7,830|
|Community College of Allegheny County||Pittsburgh, PA||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state: $7,298 Out-of-state: $10,440|
|Washtenaw Community College||Ann Arbor, MI||2-year, Public||Associate's||In-state: $3,816 Out-of-state: $5,016|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for robotics technology schools:
- Prospective students should consider the amount and quality of hands-on training made available by each school.
- Prospective students may also want to check out the robotics laboratory facilities, looking not only at how advanced the equipment may be, but also how productive the faculty members are.
- Students should consider what specializations schools offer within their robotics technology programs.
- Students should research a school's reputation and position in public school rankings.
Robotics technology programs are typically available as certificates and associate's degrees, though bachelor's degrees are also available. Important considerations when researching these programs include the facilities made available for hands-on training, as well as specialization options.