Automation lab and equipment

Lorain County Community College provides Industry 4.0 training in Automation and Robotics for teachers who want to deliver I4.0 technologies training in the classroom, preparing students for pathways into exciting Automation and Robotics careers.

In partnership with Rockwell Automation and FANUC America, we deliver a blend of in person and online learning where instructors of all levels (high school through university) will earn industry-recognized credentials and a nationally validated certification.


This program includes:

  • Hands-on, Industry-relevant projects
  • Industry recognized credentials
    Don’t pass up this great opportunity to improve your school or district’s grade on the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) report card for the component of Prepared for Success.  Career Technical School Districts may want to improve their grade on ODE’s Report Card in the sections of Career and Post-Secondary Readiness or Post-Program Outcomes.
  • Capstone Course
    Enable teachers to teach Level 1 Courses (High School CTAG and CCP) in Robotics and Automation.  Focuses on introduction to systems integration, student engagement, project based learning, and other tools for the classroom.
  • Externship with a local manufacturer 
    Our program connects participants to an externship with a local manufacturing company to gain valuable field experience to apply to the classroom as well as make important local industry connections.


Training Information

Level 1:  Introduction to Systems Integration and Student Engagement

  • Fanuc Handling Tool
  • Allen Bradley Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 1: Control Logix System Fundamentals
  • Allen Bradley Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 2: Basic Ladder Logic Programming
  • Introduction to Systems Integration and Student Engagement Capstone Course
  • NOCTI FANUC FCR-01 Certified Robot Operator 1 Written exam 
  • NOCTI FANUC FCR-02 Certified Robot Operator 1 Performance exam 
  • Field experience during an industry externship at a local industry partner
  • Connections to resources and mentorship from experienced faculty


Level 2:  Applied Systems Integration and Introduction to SMART Technology

  • FANUC iRVision Operation and Programming – 2D
  • Allen Bradley Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 3: Project Development
  • Allen Bradley Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 2: ControlLogix Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Applied Systems Integration and Introduction to SMART Technology Capstone Course
  • NOCTI FANUC FCR-T1 Certified Robot Technician Written exam
  • NOCTI FANUC FCR-T2 Certified Robot Technician Performance exam
  • Field experience during an industry externship at a local industry partner
  • Connections to resources and mentorship from experienced faculty

There is funding available through Ohio Tech Cred and Lorain County Community College to cover the complete cost of the training.


2022-2023 Schedule

  • September-October 2022: Application Period
  • November 2022: Applicant Acceptance and Registration
  • December 2, 2022: In Person Orientation @LCCC
  • December 2022- April 2023: Online Learning
  • February 23-24, 2023: Immersion Course @ LCCC: Intro to PLC’s
  • April 7, 2023:  1 Day Immersion Course @LCCC:  Intro to Roboguide
  • June 4-9, 2023: Allen Bradley PLC’s @ Rockwell
  • June 12-15, 2023: FANUC Handling Tool @ Fanuc America
  • June 17, 2023: Introduction to Roboguide Immersion @ Fanuc America
  • July 11-14, 2023: In Person Capstone Course @ LCCC
  • July 31, 2023 – August 1, 2023: Externship in Local Region
  • August 2-4, 2023: NOCTI FANUC FCR-01 & FCR-02 In Person Exam

*subject to change


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Special Thanks to our Training Partners


  • FANUC America
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR) – Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Engineering Education Program (MEEP)
  • IST Ohio
  • Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership (OMWP)
  • Scaling Apprenticeships (SA)  
  • Rockwell Automation


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