George Brown College

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Technician Program (Distance Education)

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Program Information

School:George Brown College
Faculty:School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
Degree:Certificate; Distance
Field of Study:Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Description:The Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Technician program at George Brown College meets the needs of employers who require a highly skilled technical workforce and those of students who need cost-effective, high-quality, fully accredited technical training. Complete all aspects of the program and receive a PLC Technician certificate while studying at home using an interactive learning package. This innovative Distance Education program combines state-of-the-art PLC simulation with one of the biggest-selling PLC books in history. The learning materials consist of a CD-ROM with 19 courses (modules) containing text, audio, 2D and 3D animations, computer-based testing and PLC simulation software.

The interactive PLC simulation software essentially converts your computer into a virtual PLC and allows you to run, verify and de-bug ladder logic programs based on Allen-Bradley. The simulation software allows you to familiarize yourself with many different features associated with Allen-Bradley PLCs, including timers, counters, sequencers and math functions. Design ladder logic programs, perform tests and simulate the operation of real-world components, including motors, solenoid valves and a wide variety of other discrete and analog I/O devices.
URL:Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Technician Program (Distance Education) at George Brown College
Length:32 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,600

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (with credits at or above general level) or equivalent or mature student status.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 23, 2015