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Automation - Industrial PLCs

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Degree Type
8-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code

Time to Degree
Less than 1 year

Start Date
August / January

How You'll Learn

  • On Campus
  • Daytime
  • Evening

Learn the newest programming language using cutting-edge hardware automation controller platforms. Explore practical digital electronics and advanced programming topics including binary number systems, basic logic components, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, and analog/digital and digital/analog converters.

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High School Eligibility

This program is open to qualified high school applicants. Learn more >

Financial Aid

This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

What Makes This Program Unique

  1. The Automation - Industrial PLCs certificate encompasses the entire PLC series at WCTC.
  2. Train on Allen-Bradley PLCs and the Siemens S7-1200 PLC hardware system.
  3. Develop skills in WCTC’s state-of-the-art Terry Lutz Integrated Manufacturing Center.

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