Pellissippi State is a vital institution accustomed to transformation and growth. Since its founding in 1974 as State Technical Institute at Knoxville, the College has expanded the teaching of technology, the use of technology in instruction, and the transfer of technology to local business and industry in support of regional economic development.
Pellissippi State Community College is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Non-Discrimination Policy.
The Industrial Automation certificate provides upgrading of skills for those presently employed in industry as automation, instrument, and electrical technicians. In addition, the certificate is an excellent way to build basic skills for those who want to enter these fields. The curriculum is based on the skills required to troubleshoot and maintain PLC, Instrumentation, and Data Acquisition systems. Students are encouraged to pursue the Control System Technician Associate exam (CST) upon completion of this certificate. High school graduate reading and writing skills are expected, as development of technical reports and use of technical manuals are required in these courses. Math skills should include practical knowledge of algebra, basic trigonometry and geometry.