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Industrial Automation and Maintenance Certificate (C35130IA)


This certificate is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in electrical and mechanical skills needed to work on complex systems found in the manufacturing environment. Upon successful completion, graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of automated industrial machines and be able to maintain the equipment. Courses within the certificate may be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Electrical Systems Technology.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 2 6 4
ELN 231 Industrial Controls 2 3 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
6 9 9
Spring Semester
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 5
MEC 130 Mechanisms 2 2 3
5 8 8

Employment Outlook

Overall employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 13% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The continuing adoption of automated manufacturing machinery will require more maintenance workers, mechanics, and millwrights to keep machines in good working order over the next decade.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Information Literacy87%65%61%65%73%59%
Critical Thinking51%52%41%51%57%62%

Pass Rates by Year


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