The Advanced Certificate in Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance (ACIM) will build upon the knowledge and skills evolved during an electrician apprenticeship or an engineer’s practical training and experience.
The increasing complexity of industrial automated control systems demands installation and maintenance people who are computer literate and who can communicate with co-workers who will often be, like themselves, working across disciplines. ACIM program graduates will be charged with doing installations and given considerable responsibility in the set-up and maintenance of industry-recognized equipment.
The program will be offered part-time, with the following time split:
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Upon successful completion of the Advanced Certificate in Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance, graduates will be able to:
1. Analyze electrical and electronic circuits at an intermediate level.
2. Quantify typical energy transformations that occur in automated control systems.
3. Program an automated machine tool to manufacture an object requiring multiple machining steps.
4. Make drawings to integrate industrial control system electrical and electronic components.
5. Specify the electrical codes, standards, practices, and requirements for the installation of electrical and electronic components of automated control systems while complying with manufacturers’ instructions.
6. Use test instruments to diagnose automated control system problems.
7. Set up communication equipment for remote and local monitoring and control of automated control systems while maintaining security perimeters.
8. Provide support for commissioning and troubleshooting of automated control systems, including the calibration and programming of measurement and control devices.
9. Use enterprise asset management system software to effectively and safely maintain a large-scale automated control system.
10. Train system users in the operation of complex control systems; advise of hazards; stress safe operating procedures.
11. Analyze automated control systems’ performance to make recommendations for optimization of process material and energy savings, and to increase production.
12. Effectively and safely work with engineers, designers, and technical support people to install, calibrate, commission, modify, repair, and maintain automated control systems.
Based on BC employment data, there are many employers who have hired and will hire our graduates from different sectors, such as manufacturing, utility plants, railway, shipbuilding, government, pulp and paper mills, oil and gas transport, and mining. The following companies have hired many electrician and electrical practitioners:
· Metro Vancouver
· Howe Sound Pulp and Paper
· BC Hydro
· Fortis BC
· BC Maritime Employers Association
· BC Ferries
· Coast Mountain Electric
· Crown Packaging
· International Forest Products
· Shell Canada
· Teck Resources Ltd.
· IBEW Electrical Union
All the employers listed above will readily accept graduates of the advanced electrical training, which will respond to the increased demand for Industrial electrical workers. In addition, all employers will be interested in hiring graduates with these skill sets given the legal obligations regarding workers safety and environmental controls. Of course, the list above is not exhaustive. Dozens of other employers who engage in industrial automation maintenance and installation work would be in addition to the list.
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