Industrial Programming and Controls, SC

Program Description

This Skills Certificate, Industrial Programming and Controls will prepare students to interact with industry standard programmable equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and robotics as well as control logic common to programming languages and diagrams in industry. This background will allow students to readily interact with automated equipment and comprehend the underlying conditions by which a given process is guided.

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
ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls 3
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I 3
ELM 240 Advanced Manufacturing and Robotic Systems 3
 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.
ELM 127Introduction to AC Controls3
ELM 134Programmable Logic Controllers I3
ELM 240Advanced Manufacturing and Robotic Systems3
Total Units9

Program Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

PSLO1: Program and troubleshoot PLCs.

PSLO2: Describe basic and advanced sensors and the range of their function in an automated environment.

PSLO3: Operate, program and troubleshoot a robot in an assembly environment.

PSLO4: Create, wire, and troubleshoot motor control diagrams that use control logic.