(12 credit hours)
The purpose of this certificate is to provide students who already possess residential or industrial electrician skills with supplemental training in industrial automation. Students with this certificate are prepared for initial employment with an occupational title as Electrical and Instrumentation or E&I Technician, Controls Technician or Automation Technician.
The coursework includes, but is not limited to, Programmable Logic Controller installation and troubleshooting, Ladder Logic diagrams, Siemens STEP 7 and Allen Bradley RS-LOGIX software programming, Industrial Robotics hardware and software, and Human Machine Interface installation and programming.
To be officially accepted into this program a student must:
- Have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- Complete an application to FGC,
- Take a placement test as prescribed by State Board of Education Rule,
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of DC and AC electrical systems through prior coursework, through examination or certification, or through interview with the program coordinator.
All students are required to construct their class schedules with the assistance of an advisor or the Program Director.