Controls Engineering Technology

Controls Engineering Technology

Certificate Description

The Controls Engineering Technology program prepares qualified students for advanced work as Control System Technicians in an automated manufacturing environment. This certificate provides hands-on training in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), industrial robots, industrial networking, servo system programming, vision systems, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming. Students work with a teaching staff of industry professionals who emphasize hands-on instruction and provide competency-based training based on industry input for best practices and technological relevance. There is a high demand for employees with these specialized skills.



  • Build an operational industrial network containing computers and control devices.
  • Program a process using a common PLC.
  • Design and program an HMI screen to interface with a PLC and control a process.
  • Program a servo-driven process with a PLC.
  • Identify, locate, communicate with other devices, and inspect two different parts using machine vision.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully build a project that integrates multiple control topics.
Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Prerequisites: Automated Manufacturing and/or Electronic Engineering Technology certificate, related associate’s degree or higher (from a nationally or regionally accredited institution as approved by the Department Head), or related industry experience (as approved by the Department Head).

Prerequisites Documentation Form

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Employment Outlook
What is the difference between a job and a career?
The words career and job are very different. To be specific, a job is what you show up to for work; a career spans your lifetime and includes your education, training, professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, open-exit, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program, or check start dates.

The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Pre-Enrollment: Automated Manufacturing, Electronic Engineering Technology, related associate's degree or higher (from a nationally or regionally accredited institution as approved by the Department Head), or related industry experience.

Meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,509- this is an estimate.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:


Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by electives chosen.

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Graduates can continue in the Controls Technology Program through Weber State University.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
600 Hours - 5-6 Months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk (part-time options available)
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Morning, afternoon, and evening courses available (part-time schedules available).

Adult Students:
Flexible hours:
Mon & Fri 7 am - 2:30 pm
Tues-Thurs 7 am - 9 pm

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 71%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 29%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.


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Additional Information

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Contact Us

Logan Campus
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll-Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016


Brigham City Campus
325 West 1100 South
Brigham City, UT 84302

Main: 435-734-0614
Toll-Free: 800-827-0614
Fax: 435-734-0431

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