PLEASE NOTE: This certificate will not be offered after Spring 2018. If you are in the process of completing your certificate, please fill out our online form as soon as possible so we can let you know what courses to take to finish your certificate.
Today's manufacturing and business environments require continued investment in automation technology to ensure lower costs, higher quality and greater productivity. The industrial controls technology job market continues to be among the fastest growing for technical professionals. As a result, the salary for industrial controls professionals remains high compared to other career paths.
This technology is also one of the fastest changing, and today's industrial control system vendors are quick to implement the latest technologies in sensor design and network capabilities. For that reason, this certificate program is constantly revised to assure that an updated curriculum with current technology and methods.
About 50 percent of your class time involves hands-on experience on current industrial hardware and software. You will gain knowledge and practice in several key technical areas including:
This program is an opportunity for professional and technical personnel to increase their competence, and position themselves to contribute to project teams tasked with implementing and modernizing automation/control systems. The certificate in Industrial Controls Technology is endorsed by the International Society of Automation (ISA), Orange County Section.
The course instructors are highly-qualified practitioners in the field, located here in Southern California. They have outstanding credentials and are members of, or have recommendations from ISA.
The certificate in Industrial Controls Technology consists of 132 hours of lecture and hands-on laboratory instruction. 13.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to the certificate graduate.
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Students beginning the Certificate in Industrial Controls Technology are required to have:
- Computer proficiency in a Windows environment
- Access to and ability to use the Internet to obtain class materials, and communicate with instructors
- A four-function calculator
- A basic understanding of algebra
In addition, some related industry experience is recommended.