Continuing Education

Industrial Automation and Controls

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Overview

Robots and automated systems have been in general use in the manufacturing industry since the early 1980s. These systems have seen wide acceptance in high-volume manufacturing for many years. As systems mature, they are becoming cost effective for low-volume production in the local manufacturing sector. This has led to a need to train industry staff in the development and maintenance of automated systems.

To meet this growing need, NAIT has developed an Industrial Automation and Controls (IAC) Certificate Program that will enable attendees to help local manufacturers become globally competitive.

The program consists of seven 14-hour modules, which are divided into lecture and lab practice. To start, the program will be offered on weekends but will be available for delivery during the week to meet client needs.

Program Prerequisites

  •  Post secondary diploma in a related field or equivalent
  • A working knowledge of AC/DC electric circuits
  • A basic knowledge of automated processes
  • Familiarity with personal computers
  • Recommended PLCC101

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