Automation Robotics Occupational Technology


Automated technology in today’s workplace calls for individuals who have the foundational skills in the field of Robotics.

Technicians are also trained in the fundamentals of mechanical systems. Today’s advanced manufacturing companies need highly skilled technicians who have knowledge and hands-on experience in these areas to be a multi-skilled technician.

With training Automation Robotics Occupational Technology you will be ready to apply your skills in building, installing, and troubleshooting automated machinery systems for packaging, supply chains and other manufacturing applications. Quickly solving problems so production flow is maintained will prepare you for a career that is set to grow as technology continues to advance.

Graduates are eligible to enter the workforce or pursue an AAS degree in Automation Robotics and Engineering Technology at Riverland. Automation Robotics Occupational Technology Certificate is a stackable credential that is applied to an Automation Robotics Technician diploma. Diploma and AAS Degree will be available at a later date.

Location: Albert Lea
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: One Semester
Faculty: Kim Nelson | 507-379-3335 |

Core Courses
ARET1130 Maintenance Operations 2 CR
ARET1140 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3 CR
ARET1155 Automation Controls 3 CR
ARET1170 Troubleshooting Mechatronic Systems 3 CR
ARET1180 Industrial Electricity and Electronics II 3 CR
ARET1190 Programmable Logic Controllers 3 CR

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Automation Robotics Occupational Technology program page at