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Industrial PLC Systems – Certificate


Industrial PLC Systems

Certificate of Achievement

Students who wish to earn this short-term certificate will be working with a programmable logic controller (PLC) or a programmable controller which is an industrial computer that has been ruggedized and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes.

What You Can Do

With this certificate, students can also seek the AAS Industrial Maintenance degree to add a credential to enter the workforce. Students will be able to install, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial-grade PLC systems. These technicians work closely with maintenance supervisors, electrical engineers, and sometimes other technicians where they can gather technical advice.


  • Entry-level PLC Maintenance
  • PLC System Programmer

Earning Potential

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook Illinois Virtual Labor Market Information – Occupation Profile (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

00ELT 3013


ELT 102Basic Electricity and Wiring4
IDM 210Hydraulics & Pneumatics4
MAT 100Mathematics for Applied Technologies3
MFT 103Industrial Robots and PLCs3


ELT 103Applied DC/AC Circuits4
ELT 104Introduction to VFDs2
ELT 150Applied Solid State Electronics3
ELT 224Power Distribution and Motors3
MFT 201PLC Manufacturing Systems3

Total Hours for Degree29

Notes and Information

Fall Only CoursesSpring Only Courses
IDM 210ELT 103
MFT 103ELT 104
ELT 150
ELT 224
MFT 201

The Industrial PLC Systems Certificate is a minimum of 29 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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Industrial PLC Systems Faculty

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Rob Craig

Associate Professor of Electronics

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8587
Office: G104 A