Electrical Technology — Automation Controls

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Geared toward people working in industry that need the skills directly related to their job in industrial controls. Also Electrical Engineers, who may have a theoretical four year degree, may want to consider taking some of the classes in the certificate; especially ELEC 245- Programmable Controllers and ELEC 260-Automation Controls and Robotics. This certificate can be earned while pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  • Interpret and develop technical drawing, schematics and diagrams.
  • Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/dis-assembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices.
  • Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solving problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and perform in a team environment.
  • Students will be Able to develop PLC, HMI, Robot programs for the control of electro/mechanical systems.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
20.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

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Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656, technology@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172
Mark Siedlik: 313-845-6353, msiedlik@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115E