Advanced Online PLC Training from George Brown College

The George Brown College Centre for Continuous Learning is pleased to announce the launch of the Programmable Logics (PLC) Technician II Certificate, our newest and most advanced online technical training program.

Toronto, ON September 11, 2013


The George Brown College Centre for Continuous Learning is pleased to announce the launch of the Programmable Logics (PLC) Technician II Certificate, our newest and most advanced online technical training program.

The PLC Technician II Certificate is a computer-based home study program that enables students to study at their own pace, remotely from their own homes, using DVD-based curriculum and a PLC simulator to master the technology of PLC's in the field of industrial manufacturing and production.

This new certificate covers PLC programming and applications, providing targeted training for the Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) Logix 5000 PLC, using an advanced simulator called PLCLogix.

With the integration of the PLCLogix simulator, our program provides a comprehensive introduction to the functionality of advanced PLCs based on the Logix 5000 system, emulating its form, function and feel, to provide a comprehensive, "hands-on" training experience in the next generation of PLC control software.

"With the PLC Technician II program, our students will get a new competitive edge that can help open doors and expand employment opportunities. This program will increase knowledge and extend programming skills to the very popular Logix 5000-series of PLCs." says Colin Simpson, Dean for the Center of Continuous Learning George Brown College

Start anytime enrollment, pay-as-you-learn registration, online exams and telephone/email/forum-based tutorial support provide an adaptable learning environment for people whose busy work and family lives demand a more flexible approach to training than that used in traditional full-time or part-time programs. The average time required to complete the program is approximately 32 weeks of part-time study. For more information on the new PLC training program, please visit http://www.plctechnician.com/plc_ii_technician.html

A world-leader in distance education, George Brown offers award-winning online technical training in Electronics, Electromechanical, Programmable Logic Controllers and Robotics. The Centre for Continuous Learning provides distance education- based technical training to over 14,000 registered students, located all around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.gbctechtraining.com.

About George Brown College

Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three main campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront, which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 148 full-time and 1,600 continuing education programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of approximately 64,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and Continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees.

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