Dunwoody Industrial Controls

Gain the hands-on experience and entry-level skills needed to get a job in the electronics industry with a certificate in Industrial Controls.

Through hands-on projects, you’ll learn the basics of wiring and programming the latest programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), and motor controls.

Dunwoody’s program curriculum is aligned with standards set forth by:

  • Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)
  • Institute of Packing Professionals (IoPP)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

This means that you graduate with the skills and credentials you need to get a good job in a wide variety of manufacturing-related industries.

Credits earned in the Industrial Controls certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody’s Industrial Controls & Robotics, Automated Systems & Robotics, or Electronics Technology associate’s degree programs.

Class topics include:

  • Basic Electricity & Electronics Theory
  • Industrial Controls & PLCs Theory
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Industrial Controls

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Robotic Snow Plow Team
  • SkillsUSA

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Facilities

Programmable Controls Lab

Learn to debug and program programmable logic controllers for use in a variety of control systems.

  • 11 Allen Bradley MicroLogix PLCs
  • 11 Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLCs
  • 11 Siemens S7-1200 PLCs
  • 11 ABB VFDs
  • 11 Maple Systems HMIs

Industrial Robotics Lab

Learn to program industrial robots.

  • 8 FANUC LR Mate Industrial Robots
  • 8 Epson T3 SCARA Robots
  • 1 FANUC M1-iA Delta Robot
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Packaging Lab

Assemble, configure, and program an array of packaging machinery to move a product from its initial state to packaged, wrapped, boxed, and palletized.

  • 1 Fanuc Robot and RoboDrill Cell
  • 1 Scandia Diamond Wrapper
  • 1 MGS Cartoner
  • 1 Checkmate Checkweigher
  • 1 DoBoy Shrink Tunnel
  • 1 Label-Aire Labeler

Gene Haas Manufacturing Innovation Lab

Learn to program CNC milling and turning operations and develop the tooling used in modern manufacturing processes like injection molding and metal stamping.

  • 10 Haas CNC Mini Mills
  • 2 Haas VF2 Mills
  • Haas ST-10 Lathe
  • Sodick Wire EDM
  • Charmilles Sinker EDM
  • Cincinatti Injection Mold Press

Engineering, Materials, Mechanics & Metrology Lab

Open to all manufacturing and engineering students (and those with training on the equipment), this lab brings together equipment for additive manufacturing, material testing, measurement, and CNC simulation.

  • Two Stratasys Fortus 250 3D Printers
  • One Stratasys F370 3D Printer
  • One Fortus 400 3D Printer
  • Two MakerBot 3D Printers
  • Two Zeiss Duramax Coordinate Measurement Machines
  • Two MTS Criterion Tensile/Shear/Compression Testers
  • 7 Haas CNC Controller Simulators
  • One Zeiss Stemi 305 Microscope