Automation 1

8-credit Certificate

Explore basic concepts and theories of AC and DC circuits, including the application of Ohm’s law and Watt’s law, series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Learn proper use of voltmeters, ohmmeters and oscilloscopes. Study practical digital electronics, binary number systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), basic logic components and more complex logic devices. In addition, gain an understanding of the theory, operation and application of hydraulics.

Credits from this short-term certificate program may be applied toward the General Manufacturing AAS degree and other degree and diploma programs within the manufacturing areas of the School of Applied Technologies.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-188 PLC 12+ 
 612-115 Industrial Pneumatic Systems2  
 414-186 Industrial Electricity2+*
 612-110 Industrial Hydraulic Systems2 *
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.