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Robotics Technology


Robotics technology programs prepare people to help engineers who design and use robots.

Robotics technology programs teach people the principles of robotics. Students learn to design, build, run, and test robots.

Robotics technology programs include topics such as:


Many community colleges and technical schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in robotics technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

A few colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degrees in robotics technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

An associate degree program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

You can specialize in robotics in some four-year manufacturing technology or mechanical engineering programs.

With an associate degree in robotics technology, you may clean and repair equipment and test prototypes and designs. If you are interested in research and development, you may want to study an additional two years and get a bachelor's degree.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Edmonds Community College

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Everett

Green River College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

North Seattle College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (Central/Mohler Campus)

Vancouver Area

Clark College

West Side Area

Centralia College

Skagit Valley College

Yakima Area

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College