Bakersfield College

Industrial Automation - Baccalaureate

Industrial Automation Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Industrial Automation is designed to prepare students for optimal success in higher education and technical careers in an environment that will encourage a lifelong pursuit of learning. This certificate encompasses the essential skills that can be put to use as an industrial technician, automation specialist, maintenance mechanic, or field service representative. A certificate holder will also become a valuable addition to technology-focused employers. Teaching and learning strategies will include student-centered, competency-based, and hands-on instruction. In addition, the program will set in place quality customer/technician and employer/ employee relationship skills to assure workplace and educational competencies have been met.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • Safely execute technical skills in lab environments that are required for employment in automation industries.
  • Apply problem solving skills to automation design and product development.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for certification in automation programs.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Students must complete the core courses listed below for the Certificate of Achievement in Industrial Automation. Students must also obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of C or higher in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in this major.

Total Units: 12

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
ELET B1A Basic Electronics 3.0
ELET B3 Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0
ELET B4 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3.0
ELET B58 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0