Pittsburgh Technical College and Aurora team up for new associate’s robotics and engineering program

Pittsburgh Technical College has teamed up with Strip District-based autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation Inc. for the creation of a new degree program aimed at equipping those looking to pursue a career within the growing robotics industry.

To be completed over the course of 18 months, PTC’s associate degree in robotics and autonomous engineering technology program is aimed at producing students who will be able to fill service engineer technician roles at companies like Aurora (NASDAQ: AUR), where demand for such workers is expected to grow as these companies deploy their autonomous and robotics-driven technology at a commercial scale in the coming years. The college plans to offer the inaugural cohort of this program in October and has room for about 20 students.