1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Industrial Automation and Robotics

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Industrial Automation and Robotics, a non-profit organization, is an advanced manufacturing training program currently serving high school students and has a long term goal of adding an adult program as well. In partnership with Northland Career Center, our 2-year competency based program is being conducted at the NCC location in Platte City. KC Tech Academy is the organization that will bring industry and education together for a great experience and market value asset for our students teaching the high-tech skills many manufacturers are seeking. With NCC being the main driver for curriculum development within the program, our main goal is to focus on practical hands-on skills that are relevant and many businesses are seeking by an instructor with excellent industry experience. We are building a successful pipeline of workforce ready students excited about a career in manufacturing with the soft skills needed to be successful upon graduation. Another important initiative for Industrial Automation and Robotics is to increase awareness with consistent outreach to students, parents, and our community about the many high-tech and well-paying roles available in this industry to increase the number of students going into manufacturing after graduation. The KC Tech Academy mission is: KC Tech Academy delivers industry-led education to empower life-ready manufacturing professionals. Through NCC’s Industrial Automation and Robotics program, we will continue to utilize KC Tech Academy curriculum, mission, and goals at NCC.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM: Industrial Automation and Robotics is an advanced manufacturing training program serving high school students with a focus on Mechatronics, Industrial Automation, Robotics, and Electrical Motor Controls. This 2-year competency-based program is located at the Northland Career Center in Platte City, Mo. KC Tech Academy brings industry and education together to match the high-tech skills manufacturers seek. Employers are desperately seeking employees matching the skills that NCC and KC Tech Academy teaches. These careers are in high demand and high paying as there is an extreme shortage of workers with these skill sets. Our shared goal is to teach students both technical and soft skills to prepare them for their fields in the industry. The objective is a successful pipeline of workforce-ready students excited about a career in advanced manufacturing who also have the soft skills needed to be successful upon graduation. The KC Tech Academy mission is: KC Tech Academy delivers industry-led education to empower life-ready manufacturing professionals, which is why our partnership with them is perfect.



Mr. Sayre Joined the NCC staff in the fall of 2020. He has more than two decades of manufacturing/production experience in a wide range of fields. He’s performed nearly every job from Apprentice Mechanic to Controls Engineer and eventually worked his way up to the plant Industrial Maintenance Manager. He studied Industrial Maintenance at MCC Business and Technology Center early in his career.

Contact Mr. Sayre

Phone: 816-505-5505 x1707   
Email:[email protected]




Hourly Wage

Average Salary

Electromechanical Assemblers



Electromechanical Technicians 



Robotics Technicians



Industrial Machinery Mechanics



Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist



Industrial Engineering Technicians



Electrical Industrial Technicians



Industrial Production Managers



*Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022 & Indeed.com 2023


  • Industrial Troubleshooting

  • Precision Measurements

  • Mechanical Skills

  • Blueprint Reading

  • AC and DC Electrical Concepts

  • Ladder Logic

  • Motor Controls

  • PLC - Programmable Logic Controller

  • FANUC Robotics

  • Pneumatics/Hydraulics Concepts and Troubleshooting

  • Industrial Automated Manufacturing Concepts

  • Basic Machining


Students may earn OSHA 10, Fanuc Robot, S/P2 Machining and Fire Safety Certification.


  • Students may earn up to 16 hours of dual credit through Metropolitan Community College.  


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