Industrial Automation and Manufacturing Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CL.3451
The Industrial Manufacturing and Automation Certificate will prepare students for jobs in the manufacturing industry such as mechatronic or automated systems technicians, PLC programmers and automation design, both in large and small facilities.
This is a locally approved certificate. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and application for completion of the certificate to Admissions and Records, the student will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate program is not approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office; therefore, completion of the certificate will not be listed on the student’s transcript.
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Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.
A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year7 Units Total
This course introduces electrical theory and electronic devices with a focus on industrial automation and advanced manufacturing uses. Physical wiring, schematics and relay logic, ladder logic and programmable logic controllers are also introduced. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course introduces industrial control devices used in automation and advanced manufacturing. Devices include motors, sensors, valves, and more. This course also covers the control of these devices by Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) including PLC code using ladder logic with RS 5000, PLC Circuit design, schematics, wiring, troubleshooting and maintenance. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year10 Units Total
This course will introduce students to theory and hands-on skills in small business manufacturing with the intent to develop products that will be manufactured and sold by the students as part of their own small business. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course will introduce industrial Motor Control Centers (MMCs) with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing using Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) with 3-Phase AC motors. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) using Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Remote Input/Output, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), signaling, and loop control are covered as well as schematics, wiring, PLC ladder logic code for these circuits using RS 5000 and system integration, maintenance and troubleshooting. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course introduces industrial process control using Programmable Logic Controls (PLCs) with loop control. Multiple process systems, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) devices, whole system design, wiring, coding using RS 5000, building, maintenance and troubleshooting are also covered. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
The Vocational Worksite Learning course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience through employment/volunteerism at an approved job site that is acquired by the student and related to the student's major. A faculty member supervises all WSL courses to ensure that the work experience is of educational value. The course stresses good work habits and meeting of competencies through actual on-the-job performance. A student may earn up to 16 units through repeating this course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised reptition and practice. A maximum of 8 units may be earned in a single semester.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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