Engineering Design & Advanced Manufacturing/ Robotics


Students interested in the most recent, innovative technology have an opportunity for training in the Robotics Industry and Advanced Manufacturing. Through a partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Industry, California University of Pennsylvania, and support from Carnegie Mellon University, students move through a series of introductory activities into advanced design and control challenges using curriculum developed through the National Robotics Engineering Center.  Students study robotics technology case studies and participate in hands-on lab experiences. Due to the broad application of Robotics, numerous employment opportunities exist in the Pittsburgh area and nationally.  Students also develop skills related to Advanced Manufacturing including CNC, FANUC Robotic Arm, and 3-D modeling and printing.




AGILE ROBOTICS/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS: Students enrolled in the Agile Robotics/Intelligent Systems program will study a variety of subjects, not limited to:

Robotics students work together to build a new robotic component

  • Agile Robotics 101
  • Agile Robotics 102
  • C++ Programming
  • Computer Design Software
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Systems







    AGILE ROBOTICS/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS: Students who successfully complete the Agile Robotics/Intelligent Systems program may look forward to careers in the following fields after continued study/work experience, not limited to:

    The Beattie Bulldog robot at a past First Robotics competition

  • Commercial and Industrial Development
  • Medical and Healthcare Industries
  • Consumer Industries
  • Defense and Homeland Security
  • Civilian Security
  • Community Development
  • Emergency Response Robotics
  • Agricultural Industries





    FIRST Robotics Logo

    FIRST ROBOTICS: Students from A.W. Beattie Career Center's local FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team will be participating in the organization's 2015 Regional Robotics Competition March 4 - 7th at California University of Pennsylvania.

    The competition will feature 48 total robotics teams from several states and Canada. The teams will be judged not only on their robot's ability to perform a specific task, but also on teamwork, design, engineering, and sportsmanship. Teams will also have the ability to advance to the FIRST Championships, held April 22 - 25th in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Follow Team #2051 on their official web site: Team2051

    FIRST Robotics Team #2051 Banners