Robot Automation

The UAFS Robot Automation Program offers college-level courses to students.  These courses teach foundational skills in automation. Additionally, the courses support the degree requirements for stackable credentials in electronics engineering technology.

What is robot technology?  Why should you consider in automation?  Check out the links below:

What can I learn?

Below is a sample schedule of the course sequence for high school students.

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

     Year 1     

     ELEC1233  Fundamentals of Electricity     

     ELEC1242  Introduction to Electronics Technology and     

ELEC290V(1) Introduction to Robot Automation

Year 2

ELEC1263  Industrial Electricity

ELEC1353  Electrical Circuits  and Components

Year 3

ELEC1863  Digital Fundamentals

ELEC 2513 PLC Applications

 

 

What degrees can I obtain?

The electronics technology degree path is designed to be a stackable, industry recognized degree pathway. Students have multiple opportunities to pursue additional academic degrees or job placement. Below are the degree options available to students in the Robot Automation program:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Electronics Technology
    • Students can complete this certificate while in the Robot Automation program.
  • Technical Certificate in Industrial Electricity and Electronics Maintenance
    • Students starting in Robot Automation in the 10th grade will only need three courses to complete the TC.
  • Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology

 

Who can take the classes?

Students in grades 10th – 12th at any partner school that meets the admissions qualifications can sign up to take Robot Automation classes. Check out the Admissions page for more information.

 

How do I qualify?

Students will need to have at least a 2.0 GPA and meet minimum test score requirements as listed below:

  • ACT of 17 in English, Math, AND Reading

 

What schools participate?

Partner schools involved with the Robot Automation program:

  • Booneville High School
  • Charleston High School
  • Greenwood High School
  • Southside High School
  • Van Buren High School

 

Industry Partners

In addition to college curriculum, students are connected with industry partners through the program. Students will have the opportunity to network with professionals currently working in a professional position, talk with a mentor about what their company can offer, explore skills needed in a workforce, and tour places of business in our region. The following companies are industry partners with our programs:

  • ABB/Baldor Electric Company
  • ArcBest
  • Arvest
  • Arkansas Air National Guard 188th Wing
  • Arkansas Army National Guard
  • Hickory Springs Manufacturing
  • Pernod-Ricard
  • Trane Custom Commercial
  • Walmart Technology Services (Corporate)
  • Weldon, William, and Lick, Inc.

 

How do I join?

Interested in applying? Check out the Admissions page here for more information.

 

Concurrent Credit

Students completing the Robot Automation program may also be interested in completing additional general education concurrent credit through the UAFS Smart Start program. Click here for additional information.