Automation skills are becoming fundamental to many traditional occupations. This Customizable Solution creates a certificate program for Automation and Control Systems Specialists that install, operate, and maintain Internet connected devices. . The number of commercial/ industrial devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at a 20% Compound Annual Growth Rate worldwide, and the labor market supply/demand gap is significant across multiple sectors.
A fundamentals certificate program is proposed that leads to stackable credentials in HVAC, Building Automation, Robotics, Industrial Process Controls, Mechatronics, Logistics, Water/Wastewater, Public Safety, and Transportation. Elements of the certificate program can be integrated into existing courses as appropriate.