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Programmable Logic Controllers Certificate (C35130PL)


This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in programming and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in an industrial environment. Upon successful completion, graduates should be able to write, document, store, edit and debug ladder logic programs that are essential to the operation of factories, plants and other manufacturing facilities. Courses within the certificate may be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Systems Technology.

Students enrolling in this program must purchase student accident insurance.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 5
ELN 231 Industrial Controls 2 3 3
ELN 260 Programmable Logic Controls 3 3 4
ELC 228 PLC Applications 2 6 4
10 18 16

Employment Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations.


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375


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