At a Glance:

Catoosa: Matthew Sosebee
Matthew Sosebee, Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology
Office: 149D
Phone: 706-965-1126
Campus: Catoosa County Campus
Department: Electrical Controls, Industrial Technologies

Floyd:  Bill Scoggin
Bill Scoggin, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technologies & Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology
Office: D101a
Phone: 706-802-5070
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Electrical Controls, Industrial Technologies

Whitfield Murray:  Scott Spears
Scott Spears, Program Director & Instructor of Industrial Systems Technology
Office: B604
Phone: 706-272-2973
Campus: Whitfield Murray Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies


VIDEO: Industrial Systems Technology

Programmable Control Technician I (PC81)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Catoosa County Campus
  • Whitfield Murray Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Programmable Controller Technician I certificate program offers specialized training in programmable controllers. Topics include motor control fundamentals, and instruction in basic and advanced PLCs.

Entrance Date:  Fall Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (12 hours)
This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls,theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.
This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.
This course provides for hands on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated equipment. Topics include data manipulation, math instructions, introduction to HMI, analog control, and troubleshooting discrete IO devices.