Controls Engineering Technology

Intro

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.

Objectives

  • 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.
 
 

Courses

How to Apply

Choose Your Program
Bridgerland Technical College is open year-round. Most programs are open-entry, and open-exit, which means you can start the program on the first of every month as long as there is space available. Please contact a Student Success Advisor with any questions you may have about a program. You can check the start dates here.

Make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor here >>

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Admissions

Fill out the admissions form below. College admission policy requires a student to have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (e.g. GED)*.

Fill out the Logan Campus Admissions Form here >>

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Programmatic Requirements
Students will receive additional pre-enrollment programmatic requirements, if applicable, via email. If you have not received this email within 24 business hours, please check your spam or junk mail folders.

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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Enrollment/Registration
Once the programmatic requirements have been completed, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule.

The first month's payment or completed Financial Aid is required at the time of enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu or you can visit us in person at the Logan Campus! 

Financial Aid

FAFSA - PELL GRANT

Checklist

Social Security Number OR Your Alien Registration number (if you're not a U.S. citizen)

Federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned

Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

The Process

Apply for FAFSA at FAFSA.gov and BTECH school code: 014257.

BTECH receives student FAFSA records.

Financial Aid will send an email to students to create a VerifyMyFafsa Account.

The student creates an account and submits the required documentation.

Students will complete enrollment with BTECH.

Financial Aid will email the student a link to schedule a required Financial Aid Offer meeting.

Pell Grant is disbursed.

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Scholarships

Checklist

I have my Student ID

Letter of Recommendation

I have a personal history/career objective

I have my high school transcript

The Process

Apply for scholarships at https://btech.edu/scholarships (soft deadline (5th of each month).

BTECH emails a link to schedule a Scholarship Interview.

Interview with the Scholarship Committee (generally 3rd Tuesday of each month).

BTECH evaluates the interview rubric and available funds.

Notified of award results within 4 weeks.

The student will receive a link to schedule a meeting to accept the award.

BTECH disburses scholarships.

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Veterans

Complete the Veterans checklist.

Reach out to the VA Certifying Official at nmcinelly@btech.edu.

If you have any questions please make an appointment with a Student Success Advisor here.

Tuition
and Fees
Estimated Equalized Payment
$2,509 $418
this is an estimate based on
Course fees may vary full-time enrollment
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Estimated Books
& Supplies
Pell
Eligible
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment Yes

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

High School Adult Students:
Automation Technology
pre-req required
Mon & Fri - 7 am to 2:30 pm
Tues-Thurs 7 am to 9 pm
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Hours
Per Week
Certificate
Duration
16-30  20 credits 
6 - 9 months

Logan Campus
1410 North 1000 West,
Logan, UT 84321

Living Miscellaneous personal
$8,136 $2,331
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Transportation Dependent care
$1,620 $369
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Disability-related Professional licensure, certification, or a first professional credential
$108 $0

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.

Employment Outlook
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, and professional memberships, and is something you love doing.

Find out the employment trends in this career here.

For additional information on occupational profile, please click here.

Are You Ready For the Next Step

Take the steps and move to the next level of your education and career

Our Mission

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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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

Campuses

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