Automation 2

9-credit Certificate

Explore the construction and operation of DC motors, and single-phase and three-phase AC motors. Become familiar with elementary industrial control circuits, semiconductor materials and the operation of components such as diodes, transistors and insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs). Construct, wire, test and operate a typical industrial control panel.

Learn soldering, wire preparation/termination, wire bundling and routing. Explore advanced programming concepts using Allen-Bradley PLCs, RSLogix 500 series, HMI and ethernet programming.

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 area of the School of Applied Technologies.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 605-129 Elect Pwr Ctrl & Motors3+ 
 605-138 SS Devices for Automation2  
 605-189 PLC 22  
 664-165 Fabrication-Automation 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.