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: Automation Technician and/or Electronics 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
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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: Automation Technology, Electronics 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 <a href=""></a>

Estimated Tuition & Fees

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

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Equalized Payment:

$418 - based off of full-time enrollment.

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by electives chosen.

Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

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

Campus Locations


Quick Facts

Certificate Duration

20 credits - 5-6 Months

Hours per Week

16-30 hours a week

Certificate Availability

High School Students:
Morning, afternoon, and evening courses 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: 90%
Job Placement: 100%
Withdrawal: 10%


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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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Brigham City Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed


Logan Campus - Main . 435-753-6780
1301 North 600 West, Logan, UT 84321

Brigham City Campus . 435-734-0614
325 West 1100 South Brigham City, UT 84302