Programmable Control Technician (Certificate)

Program Description

The Programmable Controller Technician certificate program offers specialized training in programmable controllers. Topics include motor control fundamentals and instruction in basic and advanced PLCs

Program Details

  • Major Code:  PC81
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Location:  Flint River and Griffin Campuses
  • Program Entrance Term:   Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program:  3 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation:  12

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note:  While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses                                                                 Credits

First Term
IDSY 1110—Industrial Motor Controls I 4
Second Term
IDSY 1120—Basic Industrial PLCs 4
Third Term
IDSY 1220—Intermediate Industrial PLCs 4



Programmable control panel and electronics.

Program Advisors
Merrel Denham
Griffin Campus

Johnny Dodson
Department Chair, Technical and Industrial Programs
Griffin Campus

Galen Andrews
Instructor, Mechatronics
Flint River Campus

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A