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:
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:
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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