Programs are broken into ten "Belt Levels":
White, Yellow, Yellow 1st, Green, Green 1st, Blue, Blue 1st, Red, Red 1st, and BlackBelt.
Each “Belt” represents 16 weeks of training and progressively higher skill-sets needed for technical jobs.
For instance: An entry level “technician” needs to know the basics of electricity,
use of standard tools, and have basic computer diagnostic skills.
At the end of the 16 week White Belt training program, students will have all of these things and more. They will have a basic “Vocabulary” of electricity and electronics. They will be comfortable using tools for repair and diagnostic work. They will also assemble their own small robot and program it for different tasks. Students will understand how inexpensive micro-controllers can be used to do things like: control motors, turn lights on and off, sense objects, temperature etc and communicate with a smart phone.
At the end of each 16 week program, students will receive a certificate
of participation and be eligible to test for the next higher belt.
One of the key aspects of BBR certification is that before a student can advance, they must demonstrate
a thorough understanding of all previous training levels PLUS demonstrate they can teach it to others.
There are no “grades” in this program. Students either “know their stuff” or they don't. A “c” is not a passing grade. This is the only way that employers will be able to recognize the value of BlackBelt Robotics certification.
Your Certification will be kept in Cloud Storage where employers can verify a student's proven ability.