NNU Launches Robotics Certification Program

NNU Launches Robotics Certification Program

Northwest Nazarene University
Mar 2, 2021
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NNU will launch a new Robotics Certification Program this summer for adults wanting to further or start a career in robotics engineering. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to network with an Amazon Robotics Architect and Mentor. 

“Robotics is one of the fastest-growing fields in engineering and computer science,” Kevin McCarty, Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science, said. “Numerous companies in and around the Treasure Valley are hiring robotics engineers. Students of our program will not only receive exceptional instruction, but they will also receive in-class hands-on experience that will propel them toward a successful career in robotics engineering.”

NNU’s robotics certification program was developed to respond to a need identified by Amazon for more individuals who are qualified in the field of robotics. The 8-week, 2-course series is designed for individuals who are 18 years or older, have experience with at least one computer language and have an aptitude in programming. A degree is not required, and those who enjoy tinkering, programming, electronics, building robots and who are interested in specialization can participate. 

The introductory 2-week class begins June 22nd with the secondary 6-week class beginning July 6th. More information can be found at nnu.edu/robotics