Programmable Control Technician

Program Overview

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

Students are accepted into the Programmable Control Technician certificate program every semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Programmable Control Technician certificate program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

North Campus (Sandersville)
South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$52,000.00 – $62,400.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,531.00
Books & Supplies:  $400.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

The Programmable Control Technician program prepares graduates to work in the rapidly expanding field of industrial controls. A Programmable Control Technician I works with electrical controls typically found in an industrial environment. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • IDSY1110Industrial Motor Controls I4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • IDSY1120Basic Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • IDSY1220Intermediate Industrial PLCs4 credit hours120 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 12