ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION PROGRAM
In an emerging mechatronics industry, students who are aspiring to become programmers, designers or engineers, will have the opportunity to participate in a project based technology program in mechatronics and manufacturing.
The Robotics and Automation Program will provide interested students with the opportunity to study a multidisciplinary combination of courses that blends knowledge in electronics, mechanics and computer programming to design intelligent mechatronics (electromechanical) systems and devices.
WHAT DOES SOMEONE WORKING IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION DO?
- design, install and repair robotic and automated hardware and equipment
- inspect and troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems
- understand electrical theory and schematics
- determine requirements for new systems and modifications
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- up to 16 graduation credits
- a portfolio of actual projects designed and built
- connections with employers through work practicum
- greater understanding of future cutting edge and developing technologies – microelectronics, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, multimedia and telecommunications
- a foundation in hands-on, technical and theoretical knowledge to support transition to post-secondary studies and future employment in automotive, manufacturing, biomedical, aerospace, or consumer products
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
- going into grade 11 or 12
- enrolled in Math 11 or 12
- knowledge of physics is an asset
- strong interest in designing and building robots
- aptitude for working with computer hardware, software and electronics
- good employability skills
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
- Alpha Secondary School on Day 1’s (afternoons)
- attend current school to complete other courses (Day 1 mornings and Day 2’s)
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- submit an application package
- participate in a program interview