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What is a SCADA System and How Does it Work?

January 9, 2019

Most people are keenly aware that modern manufacturing and industrial activities require at least some automation. The term PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers, devices responsible for the modern industrial age) has become increasingly common over the years. However, a few people outside the industry have likely heard the acronym SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition).

2018 Holiday Hours

December 14, 2018

As George Brown College will be closed the last week of December, we want to make sure our students are aware of our office hours, how this will effect registering into new modules, the availability of student support and taking final exams.

Office Hours

The Student Support Center itself will close at 5 pm on Saturday December 22, 2018, and will reopen on Wednesday morning, January 2, 2018.


5 Important Uses of PLCs in Manufacturing

October 19, 2018

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) were invented in 1968 and have played a prominent role in manufacturing operations ever since.  PLCs are essentially industrial solid-state computers that monitor inputs and outputs, and makes logic-based decisions for automated processes or machines. Although this technology has been around for sometime, it’s still very much of a part of today’s industries. Here are five common uses of PLCs in today’s manufacturing.  

How to Determine Which PLC Program is Right for You

May 23, 2018

Updated December 11, 2018

You’ve taken a big step and made the decision to register in a PLC Training Program. Deciding to go back to school to upgrade your skills wasn't easy, but you’re confident this is the right way to go. You’ve seen our two online Certificate PLC Training Programs and you’re asking yourself “which one is best for me?” We’ve got you covered.

Women In STEP: Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Manufacturing

March 20, 2018

STEM (which is stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is becoming a buzzword nowadays. But what about STEP? As part of an initiative to promote women in manufacturing, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead Initiative in 2012 to showcase notable women in the industry.