About the Robotics micro-certificate
The RapidSkills program consists of four micro-certificates, which are short-term, competency-based, industry-recognized certificates based on sectoral-focused feedback from regional stakeholders and employers, designed to upskill workers in a part-time format.
In this three-module, 96-hour micro-certificate, participants learn about robotic motion, robot programming, and integration with a PLC, while focusing on industrial robotic safety measures. It’s comprised of three training modules: Safety and Fundamentas, Advanced Programming, and Integration and Applications. Participants with prior experience may write an assessment to prove competencies and receive an exemption from one or all sections.
Digital badges will be awarded for the completion of each micro-certificate module and for the completion of the entire RapidSkills program.
Robotics micro-certificate modules
Robotics module 1:
Safety and Fundamentals
Modern industrial robots are complex, integrated systems with electrical, electronic, mechanical and software aspects. Participants learn basic robotic programming, mechanical design of industrial robots, and tools used for applications such as gripping, welding and painting. Participants use simulation software and hands-on programming to learn, with safety emphasized throughout the course.
Robotics module 2:
Participants cover advanced programming and hardware concepts associated with industrial robots; they also program multiple robots to work together and with other automation systems, increasing efficiency and throughput of industrial automation processes. Participants further their understanding of robot safety procedures and program organization by creating safety zones, subroutines and macros.
Robotics module 3:
Integration and Applications
Participants learn about other types of industry robots, including cooperative robots and pick and place robots; labs teach students to design programs for and troubleshoot these robots. Participants learn how robots and PLCs integrate together and with manufacturing facilities; they also learn to justify the cost of automating a process.
How the RapidSkills program works
Registration for the RapidSkills program—including individual micro-certificates and modules within a micro-certificate—is open to anyone wishing to upgrade their skills.
- If you’re an employer in the auto or advanced manufacturing sector, we can help.
- You can self-identify to participate in the program by contacting RapidSkills staff.
Faculty for the Industrial Automation and Robotics micro-certificates
With over 20 years experience working with robotics and automation, occupying various roles such as a new-build integrator in advanced manufacturing, and now as a college professor and corporate trainer, Adam Bowman brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience. He enjoys working with students and industrial partners to help meet their learning needs and provide companies the opportunity to keep pace with the ever-changing technology landscape.
If you’re an employer in the auto or advanced manufacturing sector and want to participate in corporate training, we can help.
You may refer eligible employees for participation, per the criteria above. Employees can take part in the training while continuing to work.
I want to be a participant
Potential participants will be referred to RapidSkills staff, go through an intake process to ensure eligibility requirements have been met, receive testing to gauge knowledge levels in the training areas, and partake in a program orientation.
If a participant believes they have acquired competencies gained in a micro-certificate module through education and/or work, they may request skill testing to challenge for completion of that module (and receipt of the applicable digital badge). Once a participant has completed each module and/or received all digital badges associated with the micro-certificate, they will be granted the full micro-certificate.
Upon completion of a micro-certificate, a participant may be eligible for credit transfers into select Georgian programs.
Participants may be required to participate in industrial certification and/or employability skills training. This will provide certifications including, but not limited to, Working at Heights, Forklift Training and Electrical Safety.
Our team is always available for questions related to corporate training including group rates, custom programming and how to best utilize Georgian resources.
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