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Industrial Robotics & PLC Programming Technician IRPLC.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 17 - 19 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Automation and Control Technology
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

This certificate extends the knowledge and skills students learn in the Industrial PLC Programming Technician certificate by teaching students to operate, program, and troubleshoot robotic-cells and control systems used in advanced manufacturing operations, Original Equipment Manufacturer OEMs, logistics/supply chain centers, and automated warehousing operations. This program covers digital fundamentals common to today's computers, basics of automated systems, Robotic Teach Pendant Programming (TPP), Robotic Handling Tool fundamentals, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) hardware, PLC ladder logic programming, PLC I/O wiring diagrams, PLC communication architecture, networking, Human Machine Interface (HMIs) in a "hands-on" learning environment setting.

Program Outcomes

  • Edit, modify, develop, and troubleshoot teach pendant programming for robots for automated machinery and processes.
  • Edit, modify, develop, and troubleshoot PLC ladder Logic programming for automated machinery and processes.
  • Integrate into work cell the appropriate Fanuc robot for the application. Select necessary end-of-arm tooling, and develop/edit motion control program for the application, using available software features and/or options.ware.

Career Opportunities

This certificate program will provide the education and training necessary to operate, program, diagnose, and repair PLC & industrial robots. Graduates will be qualified to work for original equipment/system suppliers, consultants/third party support, as well as, manufacturing and supply/chain logistics warehousing equipment/system end users. All courses within certificate may be applied towards a degree in Automation & Controls with Robotics, a high demand, high paying field.


  • MAT 0100 OR MAT 1110


This program offers embedded FANUC Robot "Handling Tool Operations & Programming Cert Level 1" certification.


Course Title Credits
EET 2281 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EET 2282 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
EGR 1128 Robotics in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Systems 3
EGR 2231 Troubleshooting of Automated Systems 3
EGR 2252 Teach Pendant Robot Programming 3
EET 1198 (Digital Technology) OR EET 1131 (Digital Electronics) 2 - 4
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.