Industrial Controls (ICOT), Certificate

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Industrial Controls certificate program provides evening students with the entry-level skills and theoretical knowledge to wire and program the latest Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and motor controls. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as programmers, control system designers, panel builders, maintenance mechanics, and field service technicians.

The course of study includes: basic electricity and electronics; electronic sensors; programmable logic controllers; human machine interfaces; motion-control systems; and motor controllers.

The program's curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students' communication, mathematics, and critical thinking skills.

Credits earned in the Industrial Controls certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody's Industrial Controls & Robotics (ICON), Automated Systems & Robotics (ASRO), or Electronics Technology (IELT) associate's degree programs. 

Credential Earned: Certificate
Length of Program: 1 year (2 semesters)
Classes Offered: Evening
Available Starts: Fall Semester; Spring Semester
  • Apply the concepts of basic electricity. 
  • Demonstrate required industry safety standards. 
  • Troubleshoot circuits and systems using industry standard test equipment. 
  • Analyze electrical schematics. 
  • Commission and maintain industrial control systems. 
General Requirements
MATH1000Algebra & Trigonometry3
Technical Requirements
ELTT1100Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab2
ELTT1120Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory8
ASRO2100Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab2
ASRO2120Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory8
Total Credits23

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELTT1100 Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab 2
ELTT1120 Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory 8
MATH1000 Algebra & Trigonometry 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits13
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
ASRO2100 Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab 2
ASRO2120 Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory 8
 Credits10
 Total Credits10

Descriptions

ELTT1100 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Lab | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Analyze, design, and build series, parallel and combination AC and DC circuits. Build and test semiconductor circuits, power supplies, transistor circuits using protoboards and various test equipment.

Corequisite(s): ELTT1120

ELTT1120 | Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Identification, recognition and calculations associated with basic electricity, including Ohm's Law, resistance, capacitance, inductance in AC and DC circuits, as well as solid state principles of diodes, power supplies and transistors.

Corequisite(s): ELTT1100 ELTT1110

ASRO2100 | Industrial Controls & PLCs Lab | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Installation, wiring, programming, operation, testing and troubleshooting programmable logic controllers. Interfacing programmable logic controllers with switches, sensors, motors, pneumatics, and other I/O devices. Set-up, configuration and troubleshooting inductive and capacitive proximity, photo-electric, temperature and other industrial sensors.

Prerequisite(s): ELTT1100 Or ELTT1110

Corequisite(s): ASRO2120

ASRO2120 | Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory | Lecture (8 Credits)

Wiring and programming fundamentals associated with programmable logic controllers. Identification, recognition and calculations associated with inductive and capacitive proximity, photo-electric, temperature and other industrial sensors.

Corequisite(s): ASRO2100 ASRO2110

MATH1000 | Algebra & Trigonometry | Lecture (3 Credits)

Real numbers and polynomials, exponents and radicals, fractional equations; proportions and linear equations; trigonometric functions, solutions of triangles, radians, trig functions graphs, vectors, and basic identities.

General Education: Mathematics