Automation Technical Certificate

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Your motto is "Work smarter, not harder." With the Automation Certificate from Seminole State, you’ll gain the skills to monitor, maintain and repair the complex systems that help manufacturing companies do just that – and keep their operations running smoothly. This 12-credit certificate will prepare you to work with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), automation and robotics applications and help you to think critically, solve problems quickly and communicate effectively. Credits from this certificate can be applied to the Associate in Science degree in Engineering Technology.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid

Jan. 3:  Application

Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Continuing education: Many credits earned in certificate programs can be applied toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) or bachelor's degree at Seminole State.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Type: Technical Certificate
Major Code: AUTOMAT-CC
CIP: 0615040601
Educational Pathway: AUTOMAT-CC

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This is a fundamental course in DC electric circuits. This course prepares students for EET 1035C and subsequent courses. Classroom lectures supplemented with laboratory projects provide students with hands-on experience in the use of electronics test equipment and proper techniques for data measurements/interpretation, troubleshooting and orderly documentation of test results and conclusions.
This course covers fundamental ladder logic, programmable controller theory, application techniques, and design and troubleshooting of PLC-based (Programmable Logic Controller) systems in class presentations, lab experiments, simulation trainers and multi-modal software learning labs. Hands-on replications of PLC functions are created through labs.
This course prepares the student for working in the area of process control automation. Lecture and lab assignments provide experience with sensors, level control, flow control, pressure control, temperature control, digital set point and analog processing, and P.I.D. control (piping and instrumentation diagram).
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of robots. Course content will include classification, operation and programming, maintenance, troubleshooting and applications in the robotics industry. Students will use hands-on practices to become familiar with sections of a robotic system.
Total Credits: 12

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.