Bakersfield College


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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The successful student will be able to:

  • 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.

Career Opportunities:

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic, Instrumentation Technician,Process Technician, Controls Technician, Automation Technician

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Electronics, Industrial Automation Job Skills Certificate.

Total Units: 9

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
ELET B4 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
ELET B5 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B58 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0