PLC Technician Program
The PLC Technician training program introduces the concepts of PLCs and explains how they can be used in a plant or manufacturing system. This training "tutor" is designed for first time users to make a safe and quick start in getting to know the fundamentals of PLC programming.
Our entire online PLC program is based on practical applications and experience in using programmable controllers in the workplace. A student who has completed the PLC training will be able to use programmable logic controllers to solve machine and process problems. A systems approach to PLC programming training is used because the programmable logic controller is one major component of larger manufacturing systems. The PLC Technician program uses a combination of hands-on exercises, practical applications, and case studies.
The CD-based multimedia program presents nineteen modules of interactive curriculum using text, video, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive PLC simulations. Pre-tests, interactive exercises, sample exams, and online support prepare you for computer-based final exams. The average completion time of the nineteen training modules is thirty-two weeks of part-time study.
- CD-ROM based curriculum
- PLC laboratory simulation software
- Web based supplemental resources
- Tutorial and Technical Support
- PLC textbook (available at an additional charge)
The interactive PLC simulation software essentially converts your computer into a PLC and allows you to run, verify, and de-bug ladder logic programs. The simulation software provides students with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with many different features associated with Allen-Bradley PLCs including, timers, counters, sequencers, math functions, etc. The PLC simulation software lets you design ladder logic programs, perform tests, and simulate the operation of real-world components including motors, solenoid valves and a wide variety of other discrete and analog I/O devices.
Contact a Program Advisor, toll-free at 1-888-553-5333 (ref: ) for more details.Why enrol in the program?
Our program offers:
- Flexibility to study at your own pace in your own home
- Upgrade your technical skills
- No expensive books or lab equipment required
- Pay-as-you-go registration
Students interested in registering for the program can register at any time. Open enrolment allows you the flexibility to complete modules at your own schedule. Typical program completion time is 32 weeks of part time study; however, students with prior training, experience, education or more time allocated to the program may complete it in less time. Non-traditional learners are welcoming the program. More than 20 percent of students enrolled in our programs are women, compared with only 2 percent in our traditional classroom-based technology training program.Upgrade your technical skills
Upgrade your skills and prepare yourself for entry into or promotion within the technical trades by completing the PLC Technician Certificate program.
The program is valuable for on-the-job training, with over hundreds of companies presently sponsoring employees in our PLC Technician courses. These companies include:
- Woodbine Tools & Dies
- Pacific Products
- Wabi Iron & Steel
- Armada Tool works
- Al Field Industries
- Dry Fork Mine
- Byan Systems Inc
- Norwood Promotional Products
- Radley Electronic Inc.
- Crosby Canada
- Elcan Optical Technologies
- Skyjack Inc
- Pratt & Whitney Canada
- Weatherford Canada Inc.
- PWO Canada Inc.
- Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics
- Morgan Advanced Ceramics Inc
- Kubota Metal Corp.
- RDC Inc.
- Kraft Foods
The PLC Technician Certificate program is delivered through an interactive learning package. Upon registration students receive a CD-ROM containing 19 modules of curriculum, PLC laboratory simulation software; web based supplemental resources, online testing and 1-888-553-5333 (ref: ) tutorial and technical support. A supplemental textbook is also available to you at an additional cost.Pay-as-you-go registration
With the pay-as-you go registration option you can enrol in the program for as little as $440 which includes the CD-ROM, all learning materials, laboratory simulation software, user guide and Module 1. Registration for each of the remaining 18 modules is $70/module. You may register for one or more modules at any time.Accreditation
George Brown College is a fully-accredited post-secondary institution operating under the authority of the Ministry of Colleges and Universities in the Province of Ontario. The College received its Charter in 1967 and operates four campuses in Toronto, Canada with over 12,000 full-time and 60,000 part-time students. All certificates, diplomas, and degrees conferred by George Brown College are done so under the power vested in its Board of Governors through the Government of Ontario. George Brown College is a member of the Association of Community Colleges of Canada (ACCC) which is a national organization consisting of over 200 post-secondary institutions.