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Robotics and Simulation Technician - Certificate Program

If you have a passion for robotics, EFSC's Robotics and Simulation Technician Certificate can help you launch an exciting and successful career!

This hands-on program will train you to design, operate, test, and repair robotic systems. In just a few months, you'll develop the programming and hardware skills needed to create computer-controlled systems that interact with the physical world.

Completing this College Credit Certificate (CCC) will qualify you for entry-level positions in the fast-growing automation industry. You can pursue occupational titles such as:

  • Robotics or Automation Technician
  • Product Development Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technician

These roles offer exciting opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology and contribute to the development and operation of automated systems.

Even if you're already working in a related field, these courses can provide valuable supplemental training and help you stay up-to-date with the latest industry knowledge.

Robotics and Simulation Technician - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Method
On-Campus
Location
Palm Bay
Total Credit Hours
12
Academic Community
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Contact Information

palmbayadvisors@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5512

Bruce Hesher, Program Manager
hesherb@easternflorida.edu
321-433-5779

Robotics and Simulation Technician Certificate - Course Curriculum

The four classes in this certificate program are taught in-person on EFSC's Palm Bay Campus, providing you with a hands-on learning experience. If you're interested in furthering your education, some of the credits you earn for this certificate may apply toward Eastern Florida's Engineering Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.

The certificate includes afternoon and evening courses, making it accessible for working adults. You'll learn practical knowledge and gain hands-on skills in microprocessors, circuits, robotics and simulation, and measurement.

Robotics Certificate - Admissions Information

To apply for this program simply follow the general admissions and enrollment process at Eastern Florida. This certificare does not require any placement testing. If you have questions at any step, contact the program advisor or manager.

Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

The in-state tuition for this certificate program is around $1,250, excluding additional expenses like lab fees and course materials. Since the program is relatively short, it does not qualify for Federal financial aid. However, there are other options available to help you cover the costs. You can use the Nelnet Payment Plan to manage your tuition payments. Additionally, if you have a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship or a Florida Prepaid account, you can use those funds toward your education. Veterans may be eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits, and there are scholarships offered by the EFSC Foundation and external organizations that you can apply for.

College Courses You Would Take

Throughout this program, you'll get to roll up your sleeves and dive into hands-on experiences in EFSC's Robotics Lab, which is located on the Palm Bay Campus. The courses in this program teach industry-standard programming languages (Python, C, and Assembly), but with a unique emphasis on coding from a robotics perspective — you'll learn how to write code specifically tailored for robotics applications!

Here are the four courses you'll take:

Why Study Robotics at Eastern Florida?

State-of-the-Art Facilities

In EFSC's Palm Bay Campus Robotics Lab, you'll have the chance to build, code, and control robotic machines. These machines can vary from autonomous robots to robots controlled by radio signals, and even robots controlled by computers.

Imagine programming robots to perform real-world tasks like inspecting pipes or exploring distant planets!

Networking Opportunities

At EFSC, you have the opportunity to work alongside highly talented faculty members, who bring their expertise and industry experience to the program. Collaborating with these skilled mentors, you'll gain valuable insights and guidance as you explore the exciting field of robotics.

You can also join the EFSC Robotics Club. Through club meetings, workshops, and events held on the Palm Bay Campus, you'll have the chance to connect with fellow enthusiasts, foster meaningful relationships, and engage in collaborative projects that further develop your skills and knowledge.

Related Engineering Programs

As you consider the Robotics and Simulation Technician Certificate, explore other options in Eastern Florida's robust Engineering Technology program.