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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Certificate

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This 16-credit hour, 8-course Undergraduate Certificate in PLC provides a comprehensive training in the prototyping process, simulation of circuits, mimicking and prototyping an industrial plant process (connecting Input and output devices to a physical PLC), and measurement and testing of a completed prototype. This PLC certificate prepares students for a successful career as a PLC, electrical, or electronic technician. Courses in the program will focus on the analysis, building, and testing of circuits as well as connecting and programming PLCs. The program engages students in classes and laboratory settings with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on applications. Graduates will be able to work in a variety of careers including the testing of PLCs and electrical systems, maintenance of PLCs and electrical systems, and installation of PLCs and electrical systems.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the scientific, engineering, and technical skill necessary to pursue a career as an electrical, electronic, or PLC technician.
  • Apply techniques in building, testing, operation, maintenance, and programming of electronic and PLC systems.

Total Credits Required: 16

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