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How PLCs Are Applied In Various Industries

June 03, 2021
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In the most basic terms, a programmable logic controller (PLC) is a computer that’s equipped with a microprocessor, but has no keyboard, mouse, or monitor. Though this description might make it seem like PLCs suffer from limited functionality, quite the opposite is true. In fact, PLCs are built to drive the most complicated manufacturing processes and withstand very harsh industrial environments.

Three Tech Trends in Industrial Manufacturing

May 20, 2021
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is constantly and rapidly evolving. New technological advancements in industrial smart factories seem to be happening all the time. This article will take a look at some of the biggest current tech trends in industrial manufacturing.

GBCTechTraining Student Satisfaction - A 2020 Survey Review

April 06, 2021
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We work hard at improving the quality of our programs and our student experience. One way we do this is by asking our graduates, who have recently completed a program, for their feedback about the key elements of our programs and their experience with us through a satisfaction survey.  Upon completion of their program, students are invited to complete the survey.

What is STU-VIEW?

March 25, 2021
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STU-VIEW, George Brown College’s on-line Student Information System, is a web-based portal to the College’s database.

As a GBCTechTraining Technical Certificate student your STU-VIEW account is the place to access;

GBC Updates its PLC Technician Certificate Curriculum

March 10, 2021
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In keeping with GBC’s longstanding tradition of garnering student and industry feedback, we are happy to announce that we have updated our PLC Technician Certificate program curriculum to include new features and content directly in response to industry needs and our students most prevalent requests.

3 Tips to Create a Stress-Free Environment

February 25, 2021

Your home should be a stress-free environment. But living through a pandemic and the rules associated with it, can be more challenging especially since work and school are now more closely integrated in your home. If you’re working from home, attending online school from home, and managing a family, you may find that juggling all the different parts can be stressful.

What Can You Do to Increase Your Odds of Success?

February 11, 2021

Did you know that typically only about 40% of students actually complete their college certificate or degree, (after a period of 6 years)?[1] That’s a stat that most schools aren’t too comfortable talking about but the reality is that getting through a postsecondary program is really a tough challenge. And I’ll add that distance education, self-paced learning programs, like ours, are typically even lower.

Allen Bradley vs Siemens: What’s the difference between these PLC tools?

February 02, 2021
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Though it may be hard to believe that industrial automation has been around for nearly 70 years, what’s harder still is that technology is continually finding new and innovative ways to improve production capabilities and process efficiencies. Of the very long list of industrial technologies that emerged from what has come to be known as the third industrial revolution, the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is arguably one of the most impactful.