This certificate introduces the student to basic electrical, mechanical and computerized components used in basic manufacturing systems. Topics covered include functional descriptions, physical properties and operation of electrical and mechanical components and devices. An introduction to digital logic devices, programmable logic controllers and programming these is also covered. Technical documentation such as data sheets, schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, timing diagrams and system specifications are covered. System materials, lubrication requirements and surface properties are investigated. Students receive hands-on practical experience in the use and application of basic electrical instruments and mechanical measuring devices. An emphasis is placed on safe work habits and procedures, systematic preventive maintenance, localization and correction of malfunctions, and troubleshooting techniques.