Automation Fundamentals Certificate


The Automation Fundamentals Certificate is designed to provide fundamental hands-on training on automated systems and equipment. Students will study the basic principles, applications, concepts and functions of electrical systems, electrical components, motors, programmable logic controllers, and mechanical components. This certificate requires a total of 11-12 units. A minimum of grade of C is required in each course taken. At least one half of the units toward the certificate must be completed at Fullerton College.

Required Courses: (11-12 units)
TECH 081 FTechnical Mathematics I3
TECH 108 FManufacturing Processes2-3
or TECH 127 F Industrial Safety
TECH 131 F Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics2
TECH 132 F Basics of Electric Motor Controls2
TECH 135 F Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers2
Total Units11-12

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes:

OUTCOME 1: Safely execute technical skills in lab environments that are required for employment in automation industries.

OUTCOME 2: Apply problem-solving skills to automation design and product development.

OUTCOME 3: Demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for certification in automation programs.