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Electronics: Industrial Automation

Job Skills Certificate

The Bakersfield College Electronics Certificate program will show the world that you have gained the necessary knowledge and skills to perform better on the job. This program of study is widely recognized and modeled after local industry competency standards. A certified electronic professional often appears more dedicated, more skilled and thus more attractive to prospective employers.

Program includes study in the following areas: electrical theory and components, soldering, wiring diagrams, safety programmable logic controllers, Allen Bradly slc 500 and clx 5000 computer integrated manufacturing. This program prepares students for careers in electronics technology.

Entry level positions in petroleum/energy, manufacturing automation, process control, logistics and distribution, material processing, and industrial maintenance.


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
ELET B4 Computer Integrated Manufacgturing 3.0
ELET B5 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELECT B58 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0

Total Units: 9


**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in automation programming/ troubleshooting related to programmable logic controllers and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in ladder logic and sequential function charts, to include design and development of programmable logic controllers circuits.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the core material and theory related to programmable automation controllers that is required for transfer to a four year university degree program or for certification.