Welcome to the Automation Technician Program

Flexible Learning

Our self-paced Distance Education Automation Technician program is designed for adult learners seeking independent study in the rapidly growing field of manufacturing technology. Created for those who cannot attend college on a part- or full-time basis due to other commitments such as work and family, this program has no post-secondary academic prerequisites and is open to anyone who wishes to obtain their Automation Technician certificate.

Easy-to-use computer-based material

Featuring an interactive curriculum of text; video; 2D and 3D animations; audio clips, photos, and interactive lab simulations, the Automation Technician training program is divided into 18 modules. The modules include practical examples and instruction in using a wide range of required applications as well as covering both the theory and function of hydraulic and pneumatic systems; robotic systems; digital and industrial electronics; programming languages; and alarm management. The program also includes pre-tests, practice exams, interactive exercises, and online support. Final exams are written through our interactive online system.

Chopper circuit with voltage-controlled switch & current-to-voltage converter
Unipolar stepper motor drive simualtion

Flexible Registration Options

Register for the modules one at a time through our pay-as-you-learn registration option, which allows our students the freedom and flexibility to complete the program on their own schedule. The average completion time for the program is about 32 weeks or of part-time study but students are welcome – and encouraged – to complete each module on their own timeline.

About George Brown College

George Brown is one of the largest colleges in all of North America and is the largest distance educator in Canada and third largest in all of North America with over 75,000 students enrolled in full- and part-time study and has been recognized for the quality of our distance education programs. Our Automation Technician program provides the best industrial automation training available online, enabling students to achieve their career goals regardless of their schedule or other commitments.

Find Out More

For more information about this program and how it can help you achieve your career goals, call our Program Coordinator, Angelo Vouloukos, or a Program Advisor toll-free at 1-888-553-5333 or email us at info@gbctechtraining.com.

The Automation Technician program was developed in response to today's requirements that technicians have a comprehensive "inter-professional" knowledge of electricity, electronics, electro-mechanics, robotics, and automation (PLCs).
- Dean, Continuous Learning, George Brown College

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