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Heartland Community College

Automation Technology Skills

21 credit hours

Catalog Year 2022-2023

 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

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


TECH 271 or TECH 272

10-Hour OSHA Construction or General Industry Safety


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

Contact Us

Technology Department
WDC 1200
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the Technology Department

Adam Campbell

Interim Dean, Career and Technical Education
WDC 2202
Phone: (309) 268-8895