New Robots on Campus

September 21, 2015 mpartain Blog

New Robots Installed at Jefferson State’s Technology Center

New Robots PageStudents in St. Clair County can now learn manufacturing technology utilizing the newest industrial robots available at Jefferson State’s Technology Center in Pell City.

Through an Alabama Workforce Development grant, Jefferson State recently received four new ABB Inc. industrial robots. The four new robots will be used in a variety of courses across several manufacturing and technology degree options.

“Industrial robots are now a mainstay in advanced manufacturing and it is crucial that our graduates have a good technical foundation in understanding how to operate, program and service these robots,” said Retired Jefferson State Manufacturing and Technology Coordinator David Felton.

Felton said the new robots will be a tremendous asset to students and the St. Clair County community.

“Many types of learners will benefit from these new robots,” said Felton. “They will be used by high school dual enrollment students, traditional students, and workforce education students. The entire St. Clair County manufacturing community can gain from this.”

Jefferson State’s manufacturing and technology program prepares students for employment in industries such as industrial and automotive manufacturing, equipment technology and maintenance, biomedical equipment technology, industrial and commercial electronics, and computer aided drafting/design (CADD).

In December 2015, Jefferson State will acquire two additional robots at the Jefferson Campus Manufacturing Center through a matching grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. For more information about Jefferson State’s Manufacturing Technology programs, contact David Felton at (205) 856-8517 or dffelton@jeffersonstate.edu.