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Salt Lake Technical College

Advanced PLCs & Robotics Technician


We apologize for the inconvenience but due to needed programming updates it will be necessary to discontinue enrollments in Advanced PLCs & Robotics Technician, please check back soon as we will be accepting new enrollments with exciting new programming offerings.


This program is designed to meet the immediate needs of workforce training for the Advanced Manufacturing sectors. This program will prepare individuals to fill the needs in the Robotics Technician job area, and related job titles such as; Automation Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician, Field Service Technician, Instrument and Automation Technician, Instrument Specialist, Instrument Technician, Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Instrumentation and Process Controls Technician, Process Control Technician, Programmable Logic Controllers Technician. These Technicians may build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Certificate of Achievement: 384 Hours

Occupations in this area

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 17-3024.01 - Robotics Technicians


Required Courses (384 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAIT 0118
Title Programmable Logic Controllers II
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None
Course KAIT 0102
Title Introduction to Robotics
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None
Course KAIT 0103
Title CERT I - Robot Handling Tools
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None
Course KAIT 0104
Title CERT II - Robotics iRVision 2D
Clock Hours 96
Semester A
Prerequisite None

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition: $940.80
  • Student Fees: $61.44
  • Lab Fees: $70.00
  • Books/Supplies: $218.00 - Student required to have books and materials for the first course

Total Estimated Cost: $1,310.25 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Westpointe Center
2150 W. Dauntless Ave. (1000 North)
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon-Thu 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Limited Availability: 6 students during morning hours only - contact an academic advisor to check availability

Financial Aid

Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits


Recommendation is previous PLC experience or training, covering SLCC500 platforms and ladder logic applications.

Basic Computer Literacy

CASAS Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 10.0

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!

GAinful Employment Disclosure


Adving Notes

CASAS Levels must be met for all students before being added to the waitlist.

Additional Program Notes

Students can submit requests for prior education and/or work experience for program substitutions and/or waivers. All requests must have official support documentation, transcripts, industry certifications and or work records required. Student should make this request if possible before start of program.

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

Ready to get started?

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  • Start the application process here.
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