Ivy Tech-Columbus offers grant-funded training in Motoman robotics operation and programming

COLUMBUS – Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus has received a grant from the Department of Labor for the purchase of Motoman robots and for training 200 people to learn to operate and program them. Without the grant, the training would cost $1,500 per person. Motoman is the leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial robots and factory automation systems in the world. The training will introduce students to the basics of programming and will provide hands-on experience. No prior knowledge of robotics programming is required.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have first-hand knowledge of functions such as system power up/down, motion type path programming, positioning accuracy tags, speed adjustment, job functions, and tool control point (TCP).

Spring and summer course dates are as follows: January 24-27, February 7-10, February 21-24, March 21-24, April 4-7, April 18-21, May 2-5, June 13-16, and July 11-14. All classes will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Classes will be held at the Columbus campus.

Information: Rhonda Jackson, 812-374-5182 or rjackson125@ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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