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.
ELEC1233 Fundamentals of Electricity
ELEC1242 Introduction to Electronics Technology and
ELEC290V(1) Introduction to Robot Automation
ELEC1263 Industrial Electricity
ELEC1353 Electrical Circuits and Components
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
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
- Arkansas Air National Guard 188th Wing
- Arkansas Army National Guard
- Hickory Springs Manufacturing
- 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.
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.