Tim Ellenberger, originally from Fremont, graduated from Fremont Ross High School. After graduating, he was looking for a place where he could learn more technical skills. “The reason I decided to attend Terra is because I saw a need for technology, my need to learn more technology, and at that point in the 80s, robotics were really coming into the forefront. Terra had probably the best program in hundreds of miles,” he said.
Ellenberger studied Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Robotics at Terra State.
Later on, he left Terra State to go work for GMF Robotics, which is now called FANUC. “Terra’s education provided me the ability to go to FANUC and start traveling for them without any training from them,” Ellenberger said.
In 1995, he started working at Motion Controls Robotics in sales. Now, he’s the Vice President. “Terra State provided me a lot of different opportunities for my career. Not just in the educational part of it, but also in the interaction with my instructors and hearing their knowledge of the industry and their ability to teach us how to communicate and network with other people in the industry. That was invaluable.”
Length of Study
2 years, Full time
Less than $20,000
BusinessMotion Controls Robotics