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Industrial Controls and Automation Certificate

Expected Certificate/Degree


Program Description

The Industrial Controls and Automation certificate combines electronics knowledge and electro-mechanical skills. The certificate incorporates hands-on learning where practice follows theory in the lab environment. This certificate meets the needs of an entry level technician position.

Program Requirements

Please note: A student's readiness to perform college-level coursework is based on the student's placement test and/or ACT scores. Below 1000 level coursework may be required prior to the student taking courses in the suggested sequences below. The certificate for Industrial Controls requires 25 credits in the courses listed below. Please meet with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss the details.  

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Code Course Name Credits
ELECT 1100 Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals 3
ELECT 1101 Circuits I 3
ELECT 1141 Digital Fundamentals 3
ELECT 1151 Electronic Devices and Applications 4
ELMEC 1171 Intro to Robotic Technology 3
ELMEC 1190 Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Total Credits: 19

Choose six credits from the following courses.  (In addition to the courses listed above.)
Code Course Name Credits
ELECT 2273 Embedded Systems and Microcontroller Programming 3
ELMEC 1110 Motor and Generator Fundamentals 3
ELMEC 2510 Process and Automation Controls 3
ELMEC 2600 Motion Control: Motor Drive Application and Control 3

Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210