Automation Technician Program
(Distance Education)
(T950)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

The Automation Technician Certificate was developed to meet industry's growing demand for workers with a broad set of skills and knowledge in industrial automation, including digital electronics, process control, SCADA systems, and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers and robotics. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, programming languages and alarm management. This online program is delivered to students using a combination of theory and laboratory simulations using LogixSim, a simulation software suite that includes electronics, PLC and robotics simulation.

Full Description

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

The Automation Technician program provides an introduction to industrial automation including digital electronics, process control, SCADA systems and programming of PLCs and robotics. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, programming languages and alarm management.

The learning materials, provided in a web-based downloadable file format, includes 18 modules of interactive curriculum using text, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive lab simulations. Interactive exercises, practice exams and online support prepare you for computer-based final exams. The flexible computer-based modules are designed to fit into your schedule, not ours, so you can work at your own pace to complete the program. The average completion time of the 18 training modules is 32 weeks, but there are no time limits.

One of the main features of the Automation Technician program is the integration of theory with laboratory projects. Students who enrol in the program receive a licensed copy of LogixSim, which includes both 2D and 3D simulation software and features CircuitLogixPro, RoboLogix, PLCLogix 5000, and 3DLab simulation products.

LogixSim is a suite of software products that provides “real world” laboratory simulation of electricity, electronics, robotics, and programmable logic controllers. It combines four simulators in one, and allows for the design, testing, and debugging of control devices and automated equipment as well as circuit schematics and systems. From the simplest control circuits to the most complex, LogixSim has the versatility to suit almost any requirement for real-world simulation.

Courses

Required Courses

The modules should be taken in the following order:

COMPULSORY (18)

Code Course Name
ELNC9116 Introduction to Automation
ELNC9053 Industrial Control Devices
ELNC9117 Motors & Control Circuits
ELNC9035 Digital Electronics
ELCL9060 Analog & Digital Transducers
ELNC9055 Industrial Process Control
ELNC9118 Distributed Control Systems
ELNC9119 SCADA Systems
ELNC9071 Overview of PLCs
ELNC9095 Ladder Logic Programming
ELNC9078 Timers
ELNC9079 Counters
ELNC9097 Data Handling
ELNC9098 Math Instructions
ELNC9101 Introduction to Robotics
ELNC9108 Manipulators & End Effectors
ELNC9112 Vision, Touch, & Sound
ELNC9113 Robot Programming

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

The program prepares you for career opportunities in the field of industrial automation and control. Automation Technicians design, install and maintain equipment and work on a wide range of systems from simple fuses, motor drives, PLCs, solid state devices and robotics.

Future Study Options

Upon completion of the Automation Technician Certificate program students may continue their studies and pursue a Certificate in Electromechanics (www.emcourse.com), PLCs (www.plctechnician.com) or Robotics (www.onlinerobotics.com).

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$1,780.00*

Additional Costs

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

There is no additional cost. Students can pay tuition in full or pay-as-you-learn option as below

Initial registration is $560 (includes all learning materials, laboratory simulation software, user guides and Module 1) and registration for each of the remaining 17 can be purchased singly or in groups at a later date. International applicants are charged the same fees but in U.S. dollars (US$560); the posted exchange rate in effect at the time of your registration will be used to determine the final fee in Canadian dollars. There is no refund on learning material.

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition and material for the program starting the Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for the program starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

**Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Special Requirements

International Students

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

Minimum computer requirements
  • Pentium-based PC or equivalent
  • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Minimum 250MB available hard disk space
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Email account
  • Internet access
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible

How to Apply

Call 416-415-4726 or visit automationprogram.com.

Contact Us

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

Call us at 416-415-4726 or toll-free 1-888-553-5333.

E-mail info@gbctechtraining.com

Check out the course details along with our interactive video tour at automationprogram.com.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Automation Technician Program
(Distance Education)
(T950)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Automation Technician Certificate was developed to meet industry's growing demand for workers with a broad set of skills and knowledge in industrial automation, including digital electronics, process control, SCADA systems, and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers and robotics. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, programming languages and alarm management. This online program is delivered to students using a combination of theory and laboratory simulations using LogixSim, a simulation software suite that includes electronics, PLC and robotics simulation.

Full Description

The Automation Technician program provides an introduction to industrial automation including digital electronics, process control, SCADA systems and programming of PLCs and robotics. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, programming languages and alarm management.

The program includes 18 modules of interactive curriculum using text, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive lab simulations. Interactive exercises, practice exams and online support prepare you for computer-based final exams. The flexible computer-based modules are designed to fit into your schedule, not ours, so you can work at your own pace to complete the program. The average completion time of the 18 training modules is 32 weeks, but there are no time limits.

One of the main features of the Automation Technician program is the integration of theory with laboratory projects. Students who enrol in the program receive a licensed copy of LogixSim, which includes both 2D and 3D simulation software and features CircuitLogixPro, RoboLogix, PLCLogix 5000, and 3DLab simulation products.

LogixSim is a suite of software products that provides “real world” laboratory simulation of electricity, electronics, robotics, and programmable logic controllers. It combines four simulators in one, and allows for the design, testing, and debugging of control devices and automated equipment as well as circuit schematics and systems. From the simplest control circuits to the most complex, LogixSim has the versatility to suit almost any requirement for real-world simulation.

Courses

Required Courses

The modules should be taken in the following order:

COMPULSORY (18)

semester courses
Code Course Name
ELNC9116 Introduction to Automation
ELNC9053 Industrial Control Devices
ELNC9117 Motors & Control Circuits
ELNC9035 Digital Electronics
ELCL9060 Analog & Digital Transducers
ELNC9055 Industrial Process Control
ELNC9118 Distributed Control Systems
ELNC9119 SCADA Systems
ELNC9071 Overview of PLCs
ELNC9095 Ladder Logic Programming
ELNC9078 Timers
ELNC9079 Counters
ELNC9097 Data Handling
ELNC9098 Math Instructions
ELNC9101 Introduction to Robotics
ELNC9108 Manipulators & End Effectors
ELNC9112 Vision, Touch, & Sound
ELNC9113 Robot Programming

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

The program prepares you for career opportunities in the field of industrial automation and control. Automation Technicians design, install and maintain equipment and work on a wide range of systems from simple fuses, motor drives, PLCs, solid state devices and robotics.

Future Study Options

Upon completion of the Automation Technician Certificate program students may continue their studies and pursue a Certificate in Electromechanics (www.emcourse.com), PLCs (www.plctechnician.com) or Robotics (www.onlinerobotics.com).

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$1,725.00*

Additional Costs

Pay–as-you-learn tuition

Initial registration is $560 (includes all learning materials, laboratory simulation software, user guides and Module 1) and registration for each of the remaining 17 can be purchased singly or in groups at a later date. International applicants are charged the same fees but in U.S. dollars (US$560); the posted exchange rate in effect at the time of your registration will be used to determine the final fee in Canadian dollars. There is no refund on learning material.

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition and material for the program starting the Fall 2019. Fees are subject to change for the program starting in Fall 2020 and at later dates.

Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

**Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Special Requirements

International Students

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

Minimum computer requirements
  • Pentium-based PC or equivalent
  • USB port and sound card
  • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Minimum 250MB available hard disk space
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Email account
  • Internet access
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible

How to Apply

Call 416-415-4726 or visit automationprogram.com.

Contact Us

Call us at 416-415-4726 or toll-free 1-888-553-5333.

E-mail info@gbctechtraining.com

Check out the course details along with our interactive video tour at automationprogram.com.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Automation Technician Program (T950)

2021-20222022-2023

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

The Automation Technician Certificate was developed to meet industry's growing demand for workers with a broad set of skills and knowledge in industrial automation, including digital electronics, process control, SCADA systems, and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers and robotics. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, programming languages and alarm management. This online program is delivered to students using a combination of theory and laboratory simulations using LogixSim, a simulation software suite that includes electronics, PLC and robotics simulation.

Full Description

The Automation Technician program provides an introduction to industrial automation including digital electronics, process control, SCADA systems and programming of PLCs and robotics. The program examines applications and examples of automated manufacturing systems including both the theory and function of digital and industrial electronics, hydraulics and pneumatics, robotics systems, programming languages and alarm management.

The program includes 18 modules of interactive curriculum using text, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and interactive lab simulations. Interactive exercises, practice exams and online support prepare you for computer-based final exams. The flexible computer-based modules are designed to fit into your schedule, not ours, so you can work at your own pace to complete the program. The average completion time of the 18 training modules is 32 weeks, but there are no time limits.

One of the main features of the Automation Technician program is the integration of theory with laboratory projects. Students who enrol in the program receive a licensed copy of LogixSim, which includes both 2D and 3D simulation software and features CircuitLogixPro, RoboLogix, PLCLogix 5000, and 3DLab simulation products.

LogixSim is a suite of software products that provides “real world” laboratory simulation of electricity, electronics, robotics, and programmable logic controllers. It combines four simulators in one, and allows for the design, testing, and debugging of control devices and automated equipment as well as circuit schematics and systems. From the simplest control circuits to the most complex, LogixSim has the versatility to suit almost any requirement for real-world simulation.

Courses

Required Courses

The modules should be taken in the following order:

COMPULSORY (18)

semester courses
Code Course Name
ELNC9116 Introduction to Automation
ELNC9053 Industrial Control Devices
ELNC9117 Motors & Control Circuits
ELNC9035 Digital Electronics
ELCL9060 Analog & Digital Transducers
ELNC9055 Industrial Process Control
ELNC9118 Distributed Control Systems
ELNC9119 SCADA Systems
ELNC9071 Overview of PLCs
ELNC9095 Ladder Logic Programming
ELNC9078 Timers
ELNC9079 Counters
ELNC9097 Data Handling
ELNC9098 Math Instructions
ELNC9101 Introduction to Robotics
ELNC9108 Manipulators & End Effectors
ELNC9112 Vision, Touch, & Sound
ELNC9113 Robot Programming

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

The program prepares you for career opportunities in the field of industrial automation and control. Automation Technicians design, install and maintain equipment and work on a wide range of systems from simple fuses, motor drives, PLCs, solid state devices and robotics.

Future Study Options

Upon completion of the Automation Technician Certificate program students may continue their studies and pursue a Certificate in Electromechanics (www.emcourse.com), PLCs (www.plctechnician.com) or Robotics (www.onlinerobotics.com).

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$1,725.00*

Additional Costs

Pay–as-you-learn tuition

Initial registration is $560 (includes all learning materials, laboratory simulation software, user guides and Module 1) and registration for each of the remaining 17 can be purchased singly or in groups at a later date. International applicants are charged the same fees but in U.S. dollars (US$560); the posted exchange rate in effect at the time of your registration will be used to determine the final fee in Canadian dollars. There is no refund on learning material.

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition and material for the program starting the Fall 2018. Fees are subject to change for the program starting in Fall 2019 and at later dates.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

**Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Special Requirements

International Students

This online distance program is only available to study while remaining in your home country and does not qualify for study/work permit eligibility in Canada.

Computer Requirements

  • Pentium-based PC or equivalent
  • USB port and sound card
  • Minimum 512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • Minimum 250MB available hard disk space
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • Email account
  • Internet access
  • 32 and 64 bit compatible

How to Apply

Call 416-415-4726 or visit automationprogram.com.

Contact Us

Call us at 416-415-4726 or toll-free 1-888-553-5333.

E-mail info@gbctechtraining.com

Check out the course details along with our interactive video tour at automationprogram.com.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.