In September 2019, North Arkansas College became the first FANUC Authorized Satellite Training Center for robotics in the state of Arkansas. The new designation elevates Northark’s robotics program by providing a training facility in closer proximity to students and industries across the region. Northark becomes one of only 13 centers in the U.S. Northark has offered robotics courses for over a decade taught by John Levy, a Northark technical instructor who recently became a FANUC Certified FAST instructor. Levy teaches students about six FANUC robots housed on the College's North Campus.
According to FANUC America, based in Rochester Hills, Mich., they have over 24 million products installed worldwide and are the most familiar brand of manufacturing automation.