Take Advantage of Module Exemptions to Earn a Second Technical Certificate

Take Advantage of Module Exemptions to Earn a Second Technical Certificate

November 28, 2018

Did you know that graduates of the Electromechanical Technician (EM) Certificate program are eligible for module exemptions when they take another online technical training certificate program from GBC’s School of Distance Education? Take advantage of this and earn another certificate to enhance your skills and resume!

Some of our online technical training certificate programs have overlapping module content. That means that graduates of one program do not have to repeat these modules in their second technical certificate. They will receive credit for these modules, allowing them to save time and money.

Here are the current module exemptions across all programs:

Program

ET

EM

RT

AT

PLC

PLC II

Electronics Technician (EM)

x

18

none

1

none

none

Electromechanical Technician (ET)

18

x

1

5

2

1

Robotics Technician (RT)

none

1

x

5

2

1

Automation Technician (AT)

1

5

5

x

6

8

PLC Technician

none

2

2

6

x

7

PLC II Technician

none

1

1

8

7

x


Let’s look at a practical example—based on the chart above, an EM graduate planning on taking the Automation Technician (AT) Certificate program would be eligible for 5 module exemptions because they would have already completed the overlapping modules.

A common option for our EM graduates who want to obtain another certificate is the Electronics Technician Certificate program, as they share a lot of content. EM graduates are eligible for 18 module exemptions when working on the ET program, which means that they will only need to complete 5 new modules out of the 23 total ET modules. They will save over $1000, only needing to pay $585 in additional costs to earn this second credential.

The common modules between the Electronics and Electromechanical Certificate Programs are:

EM Certificate Modules

ET Certificate Modules

1 - Introduction to Electronics

1 - Introduction to Electronics

2 - Current, Voltage & Resistance

2 - Current, Voltage & Resistance

3 - OHM'S Law, Power & Energy

3 - OHM'S Law, Power & Energy

4 - Series Circuits

4 - Series Circuits

5 - Parallel Circuits

5 - Parallel Circuits

6 - Series Parallel Circuits

6 - Series Parallel Circuits

7 - DC Measuring Instruments

7 - DC Measuring Instruments

8 - Industrial Control Devices

8 - Network Theorems

9 - Magnetism

9 - Magnetism

10 - DC Motor and Control Circuits

10 - Magnetic Circuits

11 - Alternating Voltage & Current

11 - Alternating Voltage & Current

12 - AC Measuring Instruments

12 - AC Measuring Instruments

13 - Capacitance and Capacitors

13 - Capacitance and Capacitors

14 - Inductance and Inductors

14 - Inductance and Inductors

15 - Transformers

15 - Transformers

16 - AC Motor and Drives

16 - Alternating Current Circuits

17 - Analog and Digital Transducers

17 - Resonance

18 - Industrial Process Control

18 - Coupling and Filter Circuits

19 - Semiconductor Fundamentals

19 - Semiconductor Fundamentals

20 - Transistors and Thyristors

20 - Transistors and Thyristors

21 - Amplifier Circuits

21 - Amplifier Circuits

22 - Integrated Circuits

22 - Integrated Circuits

23 - Digital Electronics

23 - Digital Electronics

24 - Programmable Logic Controllers

 


If you are considering taking another one of our programs or have any further questions on module exemptions, please contact a Program Consultant toll-free at 1-888-553-5333.

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