This pathway meets requirements for the Certificate in Industrial Automation and Electronic Controls. The program emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to the field of industrial automation and control as students prepare to work with companies or government organizations that manufacture, sell, service, design or support electrical and electronic systems that control machinery, automation, and/or processes.
Students in this pathway learn to analyze and troubleshoot direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), industrial motor controls and drives, energy generation and conversion, fluid power systems, robotics, and information technology (IT).
This certificate is fully embedded in the Mechatronics AAS degree. Students interested in building on this certificate in order to meet requirements for the Mechatronics AAS degree complete an additional 38-44 credits; the majority of those credits must be completed at Shoreline Community College.