Automation Technician Certificate Program
The Automation Technician program provides an introduction to industrial automation including digital electronic, process control and programming of PLCs, robotics and SCADA systems. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, digital programming languages and alarm management. No background in Automation is required.
The program includes the following modules:
Each of the 18 modules includes learning objectives, practical applications, technical tips, interactive labs, review questions and online final exams.
- Introduction to Automation
- Industrial Control Devices
- Motors & Control Circuits
- Digital Electronics
- Analog & Digital Transducers
- Industrial Process Control
- Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
- SCADA Systems
- Introduction to PLCs
- Ladder Logic Programming
- PLC Timers
- PLC Counters
- PLC Data Handling
- PLC Math Instructions
- Introduction to Robotics
- Robot Manipulators & End Effectors
- Robot Vision, Touch, & Sound
- Robot Programming
One of the main features of the Automation Technician program is the integration of theory with laboratory experiments and projects. Students who enroll in the program receive a licensed copy of LogixSim, which includes both 2D- and 3D-simulation software and features CircuitLogix, RoboLogix, PLCLogix, and 3DLab simulation products.
LogixSim is a suite of software products that provides “real world” laboratory simulation of electricity, electronics, robotics, and programmable logic controllers. It combines four simulators and offers unlimited possibilities for the design, testing, and debugging of control devices and automated equipment as well as circuit schematics and systems. From the simplest control circuits to the most complex, LogixSim has the versatility to suit almost any requirement for real-world simulation.
Register now and get started in the program for $560
Our pay-as-you-learn option allows you to enroll in the program for $560, which pays for the Interactive Learning Package including lab simulation software and the program material. Also included in this fee are the tuition, final exam, and ancillary fees for Module 1 as well as the technical and tutorial support for the module material. After you complete the first module, you simply pay for additional modules as you work through them. The remaining 17 modules can be purchased individually or in groups. You can take up to 2 years to complete the program.
Register in the complete program for $1,780
Register into a complete program and you will have full access to all modules and learning resources in the program. Full registration includes all tuition fees and learning material fees for the program and represents the entire program cost. It also includes the laboratory simulation software program and access to all of the learning resources for the 18 modules as well web-based supplemental resources, free tutorial and technical support and online testing.
Schedule: Continuous enrollment - Enroll any time that's convenient to you.