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Introduction to Robotics ACIM 6010

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is designed for maintenance personnel who are responsible for installing and maintaining a robot and controller. This course introduces the principals of tooling and maintenance as it applies to a 6 axis robot. The student will be able to safely power up the robot from a complete shutdown, manipulate the robot using the teach pendant, recognize and describe major robot components along with recognize and troubleshoot various fault conditions. Lab work will be performed on a 6 axis Fanuc robot. The course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and a series of lab exercises along with an on-line component designed to reinforce what the student has learned.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of ACIM 6010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 47045


Sat Sep 16 - Sat Nov 04 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 47045
  • $1098.49
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Nov 04 Sat 07:30 - 15:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. No class on Sep 30 and Oct 7, 2023. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time course cancellation, students will be notified at least five business days prior to the course start date. Please ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. Please send your inquiries to


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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the Canadian Electrical Code to the installation of CNC machine tools and robots.
  • Safely power up the robot from complete shutdown.
  • Manipulate the robot using the teach pendant and teach a basic test program.
  • Recognize and describe major robot components.
  • Recognize and Troubleshoot various fault conditions.
  • Backup and Restore Controller software and User defined files.
  • Configure and Manipulate I/O.

Effective as of Winter 2020

Related Programs

Introduction to Robotics (ACIM 6010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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