FANUC Robot Training: Handlingtool Operation and Programming

Kent State University is a FANUC Authorized Certified Education Training Facility that is able to provide training to students enrolled in academic programs as well as industry representatives. FANUC certified professors conduct all training at Kent State and are committed to providing the best learning experience.

Laboratory Resources

Our Industrial Robotics Laboratory is equipped with fenceless FANUC industrial robots and classroom computers have FANUC Robotics ROBOGUIDE simulation software and teach pendants available for students to learn how to program. Kent State University owns and offers training to the public on FANUC robots. Pictured are two of our FANUC robots with conveyors on a fenceless cart.

A student observes the operation of a FANUC Robot

Course: HandlingTool Operation and Programming (32 hours/3.0 CEU)

This course covers the tasks that an operator, technician, engineer or programmer needs to set up and program a FANUC Robotics HandlingTool Software Package.

Course Objectives

  • Operate the teach pendant
  • Navigate the controller software
  • Power up the robot
  • Jog the robot in different coordinate systems
  • Recover from common program and robot faults
  • Execute production operations
  • Perform frame setup
  • Create, modify, and execute a material handling program
  • Understand programming instructions
  • Understand positional information (CARTESIAN vs. JOINT)
  • Understand motion types (JOINT, LINEAR, CIRCULAR)
  • Create, set up, and execute MACROs
  • Configure, monitor, force, and simulate input and output signals
  • Perform standard backup, and restore programs and files

Course Delivery

Registered participants will be provided with on-line modules up to two weeks prior to the training. In person, hands-on 32-hour training will consist of 24 laboratory exercises. In addition to lab exercises, a pre-test and post-test are used to measure mastery of objectives. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the FANUC Robotics CERT I industry credential.

  • $1935
  • Online modules followed by four days in-person
  • Textbook and laboratory manual provided
  • 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Room 048 Aeronautics and Engineering Building (AEB), (formally Aeronautics and Technology Building-ATB), Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Instructor: Darwin Boyd, Ph.D.

Registration Required

For registration questions or assistance, contact Office of Continuing Education,, 330-672-3100.



Lunch options provided each day. A parking pass for the C-Science parking lot next to the Aeronautics and Engineering Building will be emailed to you before the course begins.

For those not within commuting distance, the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center