Graduate Certificates

Grow Your Professional Credentials

The growing use of robotic automation in all sectors of industry is requiring the employment of more and more industrial robotics specialists. Michigan Tech has responded to this high demand with three new professional certificates: Industrial Robotics, Automation and Controls in Mechatronics Systems, and Fluid Power in Mechatronics Systems. 

Upon successful completion of the three mechatronics certificates, eligible students receive the FANUC industrial certificates “Material HandlingPro” and “iRVision-2D”. All three certificates can be fully applied to a MS in Mechatronics at Michigan Tech. 

Offered jointly by the Departments of Applied Computing and Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology, the certificates aim to prepare technically sound specialists with the industrial robotics and automation skills needed to maintain and monitor existing robots, help develop of future technologies, and educate users on implementation and applications.

FANUC Certified Training Site

Since 2013, Michigan Tech has been FANUC Authorized Certified Training Facility. Under this agreement, Michigan Tech is designated as a regional training center specializing in industrial robotics and automation. Our facility is eligible to train and certify students from Michigan Tech and other institutions,as well as industry representatives, and displaced workers. Michigan Tech is one of only three existing FANUC Authorized Satellite Training Programs in the United States and the only site in the state of Michigan.

Knowledge of robotic systems and the ability to smartly program robots are necessary skills in today's manufacturing industries. Job descriptions from Tesla, Ford, FANUC, GM, and many other companies are related to automation and they often require specific knowledge of FANUC robots and programmable logic controllers.