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Robotics and Automation Technology / Mechatronics

A degree in robotics and automation is a rewarding path for budding engineers. Be a part of the automation revolution and join this growing field with an Associate of Applied Science degree from ACC.

ACC Robotics and Automation students working in the lab at the DCSD Legacy Campus in Lone Tree, CO.

Newer, faster, and more intelligent robots are introduced every day. Learn how to build and repair them in this growing field with an AAS degree from ACC.

ACC students use equipment in Robotics lab at the DCSD Legacy Campus in Lone Tree.

Build your future with a degree in Robotics and Automation Technology from ACC. 

ACC student uses equipment in the Robotics lab at the DSCD Legacy Campus in Lone Tree.

The world is changing at an amazing rate. Manufacturing jobs in Colorado have been on the rise since 2008. Demands for efficient processes have driven advanced control technology into just about every aspect of our lives. The field is currently experiencing a significant employment gap due to retirements and misperceptions of advanced manufacturing jobs and advanced technologies. While the availability of jobs in the field is increasing rapidly, the pipeline of people with knowledge and skills requirements is lagging behind. This is where you can get ahead!

A Robotics and Automation Technology degree from Arapahoe Community College will train you for these well-paying manufacturing jobs by offering a tailored curriculum focused on the broad skills this field requires. Our faculty are industry experts with years of experience in technical education. Their hands-on approach to learning utilizes a 6000-square-foot lab space at the DCSD Legacy Campus in Lone Tree. This newly remodeled classroom space is outfitted with over $2 million in state-of-the-art equipment. Students learn in an environment that replicates the experiences they will encounter on the job.

ACC at DCSD Legacy Campus provides a premier training center for an exciting career in robotics and automation.

ACC Admissions
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Chris Gorrie
Faculty / Program Chair
Robotics and Automation Technology
christopher.gorrie [at]

What You'll Learn

With an AAS in Robotics and Automation, you'll be able to:

  • Install and operate instrumentation and process control devices across the spectrum of industries.
  • Use quality and safety standards necessary for the operating, maintaining, and repairing of automated equipment.
  • Program, configure, troubleshoot and repair automated, industrial equipment for machining, assembly, chemical processing, and logistic distribution.
  • Diagnose root problems to maintain the production flow
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with team members

CIP 150406 (ROAT)

The Robotics and Automation Technology program encompasses an aspect of engineering that focuses on the design, implementation, and maintenance of products and processes integrating mechanical, electrical, and programmable engineering technologies to complete a number of jobs in the advanced manufacturing field. The diverse program is built in collaboration with multiple industries in the field of advanced manufacturing in quest of workers with the skills and training essential in the field. The curriculum is built on a partnership with the Packaging Machinery Manufacturing Institute (PMMI) to prepare students for PMMI certification.

Program Requirements

Total: 61-62 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

ACC academic plans will help guide you through your chosen program. The academic plan will provide you with important information, like which semesters courses are offered if there are any prerequisites or co-requisites for courses, program outcomes, course sequence recommendations, notes for the program, graduation requirements, and other important information. These are updated annually, so we recommend downloading a copy of yours to keep on track to graduation.

Job Opportunities in Robotics Automation Technology

Robotics and Automation Technology Tour

Look inside ACC's Robotics and Automation Technology program with Program Chair and faculty member Chris Gorrie. Learn more about job potential and courses, as well as getting an inside look at the equipment used by the students in the program.