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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 (10620156)

1.00

Analysis of advanced robot systems and robot automation cells. Various types of robots are applied. Robot automation cell safety issues are addressed. Robot control programs are developed using control software and then connected and tested in the lab. In this course, vision-based software and hardware are applied.

ETHERNET IP (10664100)

1.00

Explore the design and troubleshooting of Ethernet/IP networks. Topics introduce students to integrating Ethernet networking communications, architectures, protocols, and security. Students will learn through hands-on lab activities covering setting up communication systems, networking configurations, and troubleshooting techniques.

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AUTOCAD ELECTRICAL (10664101)

1.00

Introduces fundamentals with NFPA Standards the student will learn how to use many of the powerful electrical drawing creation tools in the AutoCAD Electrical software. Activities include create schematic drawings (ladder logic and point to point), panel drawings, and PLC-I/O circuits using automated commands for symbol insertion, component tagging, wire numbering, and drawing modification. In addition, they are introduced to methods of customizing AutoCAD Electrical symbols, circuits, and databases.

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FACTORY TALK ME VISUALIZATION FOUNDATIONS (10664102)

1.00

Explores the foundations of using Factory Talk View Studio Machine Edition to program a PanelView Plus 7 terminal. Learners will learn to configure communications with Logix Programmable Controllers, configure project settings, create and edit displays, create tags, browse controller tags, global objects, global connections, trending, data logging, alarms, and animations.

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INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS (10664103)

1.00

Explores two main topic areas: PLC and HMI machine applications. The learner will demonstrate the ability to learn to program a PLC they have not worked with before as well as an HMI they have not worked with before. The learner will integrate the study of curriculum, technical manuals, help files and previous knowledge to demonstrate their ability to learn new technology. Learner will develop several PLC applications and several HMI applications integrated with the PLC.

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NEEDS ANALYSIS (10664104)

1.00

Introduces the concept of looking at a current outdated automation process or future automation process and understanding how to correctly specify the hardware components that will be used to update the machine or process with today’s automation technology. The concept of creating and writing a project proposal will also be covered.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

If you have further questions regarding our Credit for Prior Learning options, please contact Student Records at studentrecords@ntc.edu or 715.803.1023.