Industrial Automation

Students will be prepared for high paying careers in the many existing and future automated manufacturing plants, smart warehouses, and high technology distribution and material handling centers, usually located near major railroad hubs, airports, and interstate freeways. Nearly every product in the supply chain is processed through a complex network of automated material handling, transportation, and logistics centers. This certificate program focuses on the electronic technology responsible for monitoring, controlling, and actuating automated processes involved with all phases of material processing, packaging, and handling systems. Students will be equipped with technical information on mechanical, electrical, analog and digital electronics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, fluid power systems, computer hardware and software, networking, interfacing, robotics, sensors and actuators typically used in automated equipment.

These courses are all required for the Industrial Automation certificate: Units
OSHA 035 Federal OSHA Outreach: General Industry Safety 2
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELEC 101 Supply Chain Technology 3
ELEC 217C Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 218C Controlling Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 219C Industrial Electronic Systems Controls II 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
Total Units 29
  1. Creating Radio Frequency identification (RFID) and optical bar-code reading and communication systems
  2. Using PLCs, VFDs, and HMIs in the design, configuration and control of conveyor belt systems for the supply chain industry
  3. Composing written documents on occupation safety and health in general industry, demonstrating a high level of competency
  4. Using quantitative measurement of electrical circuit parameters; assemble and test, both direct current (DC), and alternating current (AC), series, parallel, and combination series parallel circuits
  5. Delivering formal presentations as required by technicians working the field of supply chain technology, on a variety of subjects, to a wide range of audiences

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