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2018 Holiday Hours

December 14, 2018
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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.

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What Are the Essential Elements of a PLC System?

December 11, 2018
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The world of manufacturing has been changing rapidly over the past decade. Processes are largely automated and as a result, the quality of products that are produced and the efficiency of systems that produce them is at an unprecedented level.

5 Important Uses of PLCs in Manufacturing

October 19, 2018
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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.

What Will PLC Technology Look like in the Years to Come?

August 22, 2018
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Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have been around for 50 years and have maintained their dominance in the world of industrial automation. Despite their age, PLCs are continuing to evolve with technology and are expecting to remain the industry standard for years to come. Here are some of the ways PLCs are changing and adapting to the times.

How to Determine Which PLC Program is Right for You

May 23, 2018
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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.

Intro to Writing a PLC Program in 4 Simple Steps

April 05, 2018
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PLC is short for “programmable logic controller.” It’s essentially a digital computer commonly used in industrial electro mechanical processes for automation. This includes controls for systems such as amusement park rides, lighting and assembly lines.

Women In STEP: Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Manufacturing

March 20, 2018
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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.

Debunking 5 Myths About Manufacturing Jobs

March 19, 2018
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Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance in North America, but manufacturers regularly report difficulty filling open positions. If you aren't sure a manufacturing job is for you, check out our debunking 5 myths about manufacturing jobs infographic to see why there has never been a better time to enter this dynamic field.