This certificate provides students and working professionals the basic necessary knowledge and skills to operate, program, and diagnose Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based control systems in advanced manufacturing automation process operations, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs), and logistics/supply chain high-tech warehousing automation operations. This program covers digital fundamentals used in all of today's computers, PLC hardware, PLC ladder logic programming, PLC I/O wiring diagrams, PLC communication architecture, networking, HMIs (Human Machine Interface) in a hands-on learning environment on several different types of PLCs.
Graduates will be qualified for entry level work as a PLC technician for original equipment/system suppliers, consultants/third party support, as well as, equipment/system end users. Manufacturing industries that require PLC Programming Technicians include food, pharmaceutical, defense, aerospace, chemical, plastics, steel, metals, paper, textiles, and automotive industries. Graduates typically work in manufacturing process support, maintenance support, engineering support, sales/service support, or consulting functions. All courses within certificate may be applied towards a degree in Automation & Control Technology with Robotics, a high demand, high paying field.
third party PLC credentials
|EET 1198 (Digital Technology) OR EET 1131 (Digital Electronics)||2 - 4|
|EET 2281||Programmable Logic Controllers||3|
|EET 2282||Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers||3|