Program Description

The Automation - Control and Communication Certificate is for technicians and maintenance personnel seeking advanced automation skills. This certificate focuses on advanced automation skills including Ethernet/IP Networking and AutoCAD Electrical. Learner will understand automation needs and look at additional industrial applications along the integration of multiple industrial devices. Certificate also covers skills in robotics, motion controllers and motion systems used in industry.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Prerequisites

Individuals looking to apply for this certificate must satisfy the pre-requisite of PLC 5: Industrial Networking (10-620-168) or have comparable industry experience.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Demonstrate knowledge in advanced skills and in several key automation fields including Ethernet/IP Network and AutoCAD Electrical.
  • Support a manufacturing facility by improving automation communications.
  • Correctly create and edit electrical drawings.
  • Correctly size and spec new automation equipment.

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Automation Technician
  • Maintenance Technician

Courses

The Automation - Control and Communication Certificate is a 6 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS 3: AUTOMATED ROBOT CONTROL SYSTEMS INTERFACING 1.00
ETHERNET IP 1.00
AUTOCAD ELECTRICAL 1.00
FACTORY TALK ME VISUALIZATION FOUNDATIONS 1.00
INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS 1.00
NEEDS ANALYSIS 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Automation - Control and Communication Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.