At a Glance:

Walker: 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

Process Control Technician I (PC61)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Walker County Campus
  • Catoosa County Campus

Program Overview

Not Accepting New Students On The Walker Campus At This Time

The Process Control Technician certificate program offers instruction in the theory and practical application of motor and variable speed controls, industrial PLCs, and industrial fluid power systems. Completion of the program is profitable for entry-level employment or for upgrading technical skills.

Entrance Requirements

**Must complete Industrial Systems Mechanic or equivalent.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (15 hours)
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 instruction in the fundamentals of safely operating hydraulic, pneumatic, and pump and piping systems. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed. Topics include hydraulic system principles and components, pneumatic system principles and components, and the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pump and piping systems.
This course provides instruction in the fundamentals concepts of industrial pumps and piping systems. Topics include: pump identification, pump operation, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting, piping systems and installation of piping systems.
This course introduces the theory and practical application for two-wire control circuits, advanced motor controls, and variable speed motor controls. Emphasis is placed on circuit sequencing, switching, and installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques.