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


A.A.S. Georgia Northwestern Technical College


VIDEO: Industrial Systems Technology

Programmable Control Technician II (PC91)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

The Programmable Controller II Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to offer specialized programmable controller training to qualified industrial technicians consisting of instruction selected for the Industrial Systems Technology diploma program. Course work addresses operational theory, systems terminology, and field wiring and installation. Emphasis is placed on the use of PLC equipment and peripheral devices with a concentration in PLC programming, installation, troubleshooting, and repair.

Entrance Requirements

Education: High School diploma or GED is not required.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (10 hours)
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.
Provides instruction in the principles and practices of instrumentation for industrial process control systems with an emphasis on industrial maintenance techniques for production equipment. Topics include: instrument tags; process documentation; basic control theory; sensing pressure, flow, level, and temperature; instrument calibration; and loop tuning.