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Heartland Community College

Automation Technology Skills

21 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Automation Technology Skills Certificate prepares you for a variety of entry-level technician and/or operator positions in various industrial settings such as manufacturing. You will learn skills in industrial electricity and motors, robotics, programmable logic controllers, automation and safety. Should you decide to pursue further education in this area, you can apply all of this coursework toward the Industrial Technology AAS degree.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
Class Title Credit Hours
BTEC 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
MAIN 101 Industrial & Building Electricity & Systems 3
MAIN 202 Fluid Power & Mechanical Systems 3
MAIN 220 Mechatronics 3
MAIN 222 Industrial & Building Controllers 3
MAIN 245 Robotic Systems 3

TECH 171 or TECH 172

OR

TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

OR

30-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety

1 or 2
TMAT 103 or MATH 109 Technical Mathematics I or College Algebra 4
Total Credit Hours 21

Suggested Sequence:

Fall - MAIN 101, MAIN 202, TMAT 103
Spring- BTEC 145, MAIN 220, MAIN 222, MAIN 245, TECH 171/172

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895
Email: Adam.Campbell@heartland.edu