Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 205 ~ 260-481-6338 ~ ipfw.edu/ceit
The student learning outcomes for the certificate are as follows:
- The fundamental knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to understand and relate scientific principles to applications using current computer controlled devices.
- The knowledge and ability to continue learning the principles and applications of future computer controlled devices.
This certificate program provides theory and experiments on computer-controlled system design and implementation. Several methods of computer control including - programmable logic controllers (PLC) or Labview graphical programming, General Purpose Interface Bus control (GPIB, HPIB, or IEEE 488), and microcontroller-based systems - are studied. Highlights of the course sequence include data acquisition using low- and high-level languages, control-variable measurement using sensors, D/A and A/D conversions, ladder diagrams, design of pneumatic and hydraulic-controlled systems, sampling and reconstruction, and comparison of continuous and discrete time-controlled systems, and open- and closed-loop controlled systems.
The CEIT department also offers the Bachelor and Associate of Science with a major in electrical engineering technology, a Bachelor of Science with a major in computer engineering technology (CPET) and a Bachelor of Science with a major in information technology. In addition to the degrees, the department offers a minor in electronics and certificate programs in advanced microprocessors, electronic communications, and computer networking.
To earn the certificate in computer-controlled systems, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ), fulfill all course prerequisites, and satisfactorily complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better. This certificate is not available to any student with a major in EET (A.S. and/or B.S.).