Industrial Communications and Data Analytics, SC

Program Description

The Skills Certificate, Industrial Communication and Data Analytics will prepare students for working in environments where advanced automation is present. Concepts such as networking, asset tracking, programming, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will be explored. Competencies realized here should allow students to collect, interpret, analyze, and display data gathered in a manufacturing environment in a meaningful and coherent manner.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
MPT 102 Introduction to Programming for Mechatronics 3
MPT 104 Introduction to IIoT, Networking and Data Analytics 6
 Semester Total9
 Total Units9

Program Requirements

Skills Certificates can consist of a single course or a short set of courses that provide training for entry-level positions or career advancement. These short-term certificates may also prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams.

Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester. Students cannot declare a skills certificate as one's major. Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
MPT 102Introduction to Programming for Mechatronics3
MPT 104Introduction to IIoT, Networking and Data Analytics6
Total Units9

Program Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

PSLO1: Use programmable components in manufacturing to collect data for extraction.

PSLO2: Utilize asset tracking devices and integrate them with related programmable instruction types

PSLO3: Demonstrate the integration of managed and unmanaged switches with automation equipment

PSLO4: Describe the impact of IIoT in manufacturing.