Cybersecurity Considerations for Industrial Controls - Certificate
The NWTC Cybersecurity Considerations for Industrial Controls is designed to provide an introduction to cybersecurity for industrial automation specialists. The certificate includes the basics of cybersecurity, PLC programming basics for hardware and software, Human Machine Interface programming, and the keys to secure industrial networks for both control and data. This certificate is well suited to experienced professionals who want to gain additional understanding of cybersecurity in automation environments. Students with industrial experience may request to have pre-requisites for Automation classes waived.
Protect automation environments from cyber attacks
Do you work in industrial automation? Or do you support IT work in a manufacturing company? This flexible, four-credit certificate is designed for you.
Learn the basics of cybersecurity, PLC programming, human machine interface programming, and the keys to secure industrial networks.
- Online: Watch recorded lectures anywhere and attend in person labs (staffed with instructors) days, nights or Saturdays in our Engineering Technology Center.
How do I get started in this program?
Requirements for Certificate Entry
- Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply.
- Enroll in classes.
What are my courses?
Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.
Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.