OPTIONS AFTER YOU GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
High school graduates begin a career pathway as “Lifelong Learners.” It begins with making choices on how you will proceed on your exciting life path. Your choices include:
Continuing your studies at an educational institution
Learning, hands-on, at the job site
Joining an apprenticeship program
Joining the U.S. Armed Services
You will have the opportunity to explore more about all the available choices.
Emily and Andrew’s journey in High School and Summer Activities brought them fun, in-depth instruction, and hands-on experience. Inspired to work towards a career in Robotics, Emily and Andrew are looking at colleges that provide pathways to the careers in that profession. Both have different ideas on college choices. Emily wants to stay close to her home on Long Island and complete an associate degree. Andrew decided he wants to attend a university away from home and complete a full four-year degree. Different pathways both pointed towards success!
Robotics - Pathway 3 - Off to College - STEP #9
Emily Stays Local
Emily begins her college search at her library’s reference and computer section. After considering a few local colleges, she discovers
Suffolk Community College has a program in Manufacturing Technology, where she can earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
Excited at the course of study, Emily decides the world of manufacturing is an excellent way to develop an in-depth understanding of automation manufacturing. She believes it will be helpful in fulfilling her vision of a career in robotics.
In this step:
View Emily's overview slides
Do you think Emily is making a good choice towards her robotics career? Why?
Would this route be one you might consider?
Record Your Thoughts in the Quantum Leap Voyage Log.
Emily does research at the library.
She considers a career in robotics relating to automation manufacturing.
Robotics - Pathway 3 - Off to College - STEP #10
Robotics - Pathway 3 - Off to College - STEP #11
As a member of his H.S.'s Robotics Club, Andrew made many connections with members of other clubs. Networking introduced him to colleges that have robotics programs. One he was interested in was SUNY Stony Brook’s fine engineering and robotics program.
For step 11, assist Andrew in investigating more:
Review: Stony Brook Robotics Team
Look at the current projects they have been working on: Autocar, Mars Rover, and Mechwarefare
What programs are they involved in?
Who are their corporate partners?
Does this college program excite you about your future in robotics?
Record your response and thoughts about this program in the Quantum Leap Voyages Log.
Some of the major courses for Robotics Engineering are:
ENGR 112 - Computer Programming and Engineering Problem Solving
ENGR 114 - Engineering Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
RE 301 - Mechanics of Robotic Systems
RE 303 - Machine Design for Robotic Systems
RE 403 - Control of Robotic Systems