Certificate Detail: VFDPLCCERT - VFD and PLC Systems Technician Certificate

This 150-hour program is offered through six courses covering topics in electronics, industrial controls, and electrical assembly. These skills-based classes are made up of lecture and lab components. Lecture components are offered online asynchronously, and lab components are completed in person asynchronously, by appointment. Though the program is offered asynchronously, students should expect to spend 10 hours per week for 15 weeks to complete the training content. By the end of this program, students will be able to: demonstrate effective electrical and shop safety including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) use; follow safety procedures, and lock-out tag-out protocol; measure AC & DC voltages and currents, and explain fundamental electrical principles; design, document, and construct industrial controls systems that integrate a VFD, HMI, and motors with a PLC using Allen Bradley Studio 5000 and Factory Talk programs; interpret documents and prints describing various industrial control circuits;, and solder simple circuits and build simple cables. Successful completion of the six courses listed below meets the requirements to earn the VFD and PLC Systems Technician Certificate. The courses in order are 1) WTAU 110; 2) WTAU 100; 3) WTAU 130; 4) WTAU 140; 5) WTAU 150; and 6) WTAU 160.


Course Title Mandatory Year Span
Electrical Safety Mandatory 2
Basic Controls Mandatory 2
Complex Controls Mandatory 2
Motors & VFD Systems Mandatory 2
Integrated Controls Mandatory 2
Instrumentation Mandatory 2

Electives Required: 0