Electrical Technology - Automation Controls

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Certificate of Achievement
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632, steminfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Mark Siedlik: 313-845-6353, msiedlik@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115E

Program Description


Geared toward people working in industry that need the skills directly related to their job in industrial controls. Also Electrical Engineers, who may have a theoretical four year degree, may want to consider taking some of the classes in the certificate; especially ELEC 245- Programmable Controllers and ELEC 260-Automation Controls and Robotics. This certificate can be earned while pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply laws to the design, construction, analysis, and measurement of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  • Interpret and develop technical drawing, schematics and diagrams.
  • Perform electrical/mechanical assembly/dis-assembly, repair, troubleshoot, and calibration of components and devices.
  • Apply electrical/mechanical laws to the operation and control of machines.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solving problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and perform in a team environment.
  • Students will be Able to develop PLC, HMI, Robot programs for the control of electro/mechanical systems.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours