Upon completion of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Industrial Control Systems, the student will be able to
- apply basic electrical skills required for entry-level employment as a control system technician;
- demonstrate basic entry-level skills in pneumatics and electric motor controls;
- identify basic semiconductor principles, power supplies, AC and DC circuit analysis;
- recognize and discuss basic digital circuits;
- recognize instrumentation used for industrial automation and process control; and
- identify and operate programmable logic controllers (PLCs) covering installation, programming, and maintaining PLC systems.
Specific Degree Information:
Industrial technicians must obtain a broad understanding of basic electricity, DC and AC circuits, semiconductor electronics, digital electronics, microprocessors, electronic instruments, programmable logic controllers, DC and AC motor control, and pneumatics. This program is designed to provide strong foundations in these areas as well as in technical mathematics.
Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.
The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. (www.bpcc.edu/academics/gainfulemployment)
Required Courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Industrial Control Systems: