Wind Turbines in a field of sunflowers are maintained and repaired by graduates on Northeastern's Wind Technology program.
Area of Study

Wind and Industrial Technology

Industrial Control

TOTAL CREDITS
10
CIP:
150499
BANNER:
WIE4
Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students the necessary skills to safely work in an industrial or commercial facility. The students will also have the ability to install, integrate, and program industrial automation equipment such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).

Program Requirements

Total Credits 10
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
EIC220EIC2320
Industrial Electrical Controls 4

Studies the application of electrical and electromechanical sensing/control devices; heating, ventilating and air conditioning applications; motor control, conveyor drives and other industrial applications. Students design control systems to meet assigned conditions, use principles of relay logic to prepare correct ladder diagrams and wire up, test and trouble-shoot their systems in the laboratory. The course stresses accuracy, safety and National Electric Code requirements. Prerequisites: ELT1206, ELT2252, and WTG1010 (ELT106, ELT252, and WTG110) (“C” or better) (Contact hours-90) (1-5)

ELT258ELT2358
Programmable Logic Controllers 3

Covers the fundamentals of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as they are applied in robotics and automation. Includes history, terminology, typical applications, hardware, and software. Incorporates lab and project activities that address operating, monitoring, programming, troubleshooting, and repairing PLC controlled lab trainers as well as actual industrial equipment. Prerequisite: EIC1101 (EIC101) (“A” or better) (Contact hours-67.5) (1-3.5)

ELT259ELT2359
Advanced Programmable Logic Control 3

Serves as the second in a two course sequence and covers advanced topics and applications for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as they are applied in robotics and automation. Includes advanced programming, diagnostics, Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), introduction to automation networking, and system integration. Incorporates lab and project activities that address designing, operating, monitoring, programming, analyzing, troubleshooting, and repairing PLC controlled lab trainers as well as actual industrial equipment. (Contact hours-67.5) (1-3.5)