Robotics Technician Certificate


This program will teach you to install, maintain, service, troubleshoot and repair all parts of robotic and automated production systems, whether electrical or mechanical. Comprehensive robotic technician training will help you build the skills you need to program, test, and debug robotic software. You will study motion programming, conveyor systems, palletizing, computer networking, vision and tactile sensors, automated sorting systems and computer integration. You will learn about industrial robots and how they are used in manufacturing plants. A primary focus of the program will be on automated manufacturing processes and the role of robots and support equipment. Contact the Support Centre at 416-415-4726 or email for more info.


Fees for this program are $90 per module plus $400 for the CD containing all of the software and required course materials. International students pay the same amount, with exchange rates at the time of registration used to accurately compute fees. Refunds are not given for the CD course materials. Telephone tutorial assistance is available at
1-866-279-1457, Monday through Friday,  9 am. to 10 pm.


Robotics techs work alongside engineers, designers and technologists to develop, program and install robotics on-site. They also train others to properly use and maintain robots.


A secondary school diploma or approved equivalent is required, or mature student status. An electronics background is recommended but not required.


  • Pentium computer or equivalent
  • CD drive and sound card
  • 32 MB of RAM at minimum
  • 100 MB free disk space
  • Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/ME/Vista/7
  • Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail or other MAP-compliant application
  • Internet access


You will engage and complete each of the required modules virtually, from the comfort and convenience of your home. The interactive learning package includes all lab projects, review exercises and examinations. You will receive a CD-ROM which contains the 13 course modules, using a combination of learning resources and a robotics simulation software package. The simulation software converts your computer into an industrial robot with a 3D learning environment and control systems included. Continuous enrolment in this program is available and completion is at your own pace, with no time limits. The average completion rate is 28 weeks, and previous electronics or robotics and automation experience or education might reduce your time to completion significantly. Modules are to be completed in the order shown below.

Compulsory Courses (thirteen):

  • ELNC 9101 Introduction to Robotics
  • ELNC 9103 Robot Classifications
  • ELNC 9108 Manipulators and End Effectors
  • ELNC 9102 Robot Drive Systems
  • ELNC 9106 Servo Systems
  • ELNC 9105 Payload, Repeatability and Accuracy
  • ELNC 9107 Object Detection
  • ELNC 9112 Vision, Touch and Sound
  • ELNC 9113 Robot Programming
  • ELNC 9111 Robot Safety
  • ELNC 9110 Communications
  • ELNC 9109 Applications
  • ELNC 9104 Artificial Intelligence

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