Automation Technician Certificate Training Program
The Automation Technician program provides an introduction to industrial automation including digital electronic, process control and programming of PLCs, robotic and SCADA systems. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics hydraulics and pneumatics, robotic systems, digital programming languages and alarm management. No background in Automation is required.
Overview of the Program
The program includes eighteen modules of interactive curriculum using text, video, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive lab simulations. Pre-tests, interactive exercises, sample exams, and online support prepare you for computer-based final exams. The average completion time of the eighteen training modules is thirty-two weeks of part-time study. One of the main features of the Automation Technician program is the integration of theory with laboratory experiments and projects. Students who enrol in the program receive a licensed copy of LogixSim, which includes both 2D- and 3D-simulation software and features CircuitLogix, RoboLogix, PLCLogix, and 3DLab simulation products.
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LogixSim Simulation Software
LogixSim is a suite of software products that provides “real world” laboratory simulation of electricity, electronics, robotics, and programmable logic controllers. It combines four simulators and offers unlimited possibilities for the design, testing, and debugging of control devices and automated equipment as well as circuit schematics and systems. From the simplest control circuits to the most complex, LogixSim has the versatility to suit
almost any requirement for real-world simulation.
3DLab is a simulated bench top, designed to closely replicate the appearance and functionality of actual electrical and electronic devices and instruments. 3DLab features a workbench and shelves containing over 30 realistic-looking devices which are interconnected to perform a wide range of DC/AC experiments and laboratory projects.
CircuitLogix is a software program that converts your computer into a fully-functioning electronics laboratory with thousands of components and devices that are easily interconnected. Circuit-Logix is a SPICE-based 2D-schematic editor, which provides simulation of analog, digital, and mixed-mode devices and circuits.
PLCLogix is a PLC simulator that emulates the operation of an RSLogix 5000 PLC. It provides users with the ability to write, edit and debug programs written using the RSLogix 5000 tag-based format. PLCLogix also features 12 “real world” 3D control application environments including batch processing, elevators, traffic lights, car washes, etc.
RoboLogix is a robotics simulation software package that is designed to emulate real-world robotics applications using a five-axis industrial robot based on the FANUC LR-series of robots. RoboLogix allows you to write, test, and de-bug robotics programs and observe the robot’s operation using a realisticlooking manipulator in a 3D simulation environment.
Additional Online Program Resources
The program’s Online Student Resource Center provides a wide range of additional resources including access to discussion forums, videos, images, supplemental learning materials. Online exams are also accessed within the Resource Center, submitted online for marking and then posted to the student’s record, giving them their exam results almost right away