Local colleges to educate for robotics

HOUGTON– Michigan Technological University is working with Bay College to educate a highly skilled workforce in industrial robotics, a field in growing need of well-trained workers.

A new agreement between the community college and the university will enable students who earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Mechatronics and Robotics Systems to transfer their credits into the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program at Michigan Tech.

Such agreements are known as articulation agreements. They are partnerships between colleges that identify course equivalents. They are designed to ensure that credits taken at one institution will transfer to the other.

The new articulation agreement is part of a $702,000 National Science Foundation grant to revamp robotics education to meet 21st century workforce needs. The project includes developing, testing and disseminating a model curriculum, laboratory resources and a simulation software package that can be used in both two- and four-year programs.

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Courtesy: Michigan Technological University