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Extended Hours for Gbctechtraining Student Support Centre

George Brown College is pleased to announce we have extended the Gbctechtraining Student Support Centre office hours to include Saturdays.

The Gbctechtraining Student Support Centre office hours are:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, EST
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST.

"As our programs continue to grow, we've noticed that our students have been sending us an increasing number of emails, phone messages, support requests and exam submissions over the weekends. We remain committed to ,and focused on, providing the best possible learning experience we can for our students," said Colin Simpson, Dean, Centre for Continuous Learning. "To improve our service to you , our staff will now be on hand on Saturdays to take phone calls and emails on any topic related to our online technical training programs, including general inquiries, registration, or technical and tutorial support."

General and registration inquires should call 1-888-553-5333 or email info@gbctechtraining.com. Students needing technical and tutorial support inquiries should call 1-866-279-1457 or email support@gbctechtraining.com.

About these GBC Programs
The Electronics, Electromechanical, Robotics and PLC programs are offered using a self-paced, distance learning approach, allowing students to register into a program immediately, to progress through course work at their own pace, on their own time, remotely from their home or work. The GBC Student Support Centre provides administrative, technical and tutorial support by phone, email and internet-based forums. Module final exams are taken online using computer-based testing. For more information, please visit www.gbctechtraining.com.

About George Brown College
With nine out of 10 graduates getting jobs within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its three main campuses located across Toronto's downtown core, George Brown offers more than 150 programs across a wide variety of professions. Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. More than 20,000 students attend the College (full-time equivalent) with about 65,000 registered with the George Brown College Centre for Continuous Learning. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca.

 

George Brown College announces a LinkedIn Alumni group for Online Technical Training Programs

George Brown College is pleased to announce a new component of the Electronic, Electromechanical, Robotics and PLC Technician Certificate programs; the GBCTechTraining LinkedIn Alumni Group. This group is intended to help our program graduates develop new contacts and career opportunities in their program areas.

At George Brown College we understand that our students want to grow in their career. The goal of the LinkedIn Group is to provide our graduates with a place to network professionally and to develop opportunities to further their technical careers. Along with discussions, this group will provide related job postings that are appropriate for our members.

"These programs provide our students with new and expanded technical skills; making them more employable", says Colin Simpson, Dean, Centre for Continuous Learning. "The GBCTechTraining LinkedIn Alumni group is another way to help our student's network and take a proactive approach to their career development. Along with hopefully some very interesting discussions, this group will provide job postings that we encounter that are appropriate for our members."

Membership in this group is open to all graduates of the online GBCTechTraining Electronics, Electromechanical, PLC and Robotics Technician Certificate programs. All program graduates are automatically invited and accepted into the LinkedIn group.

 

Introduction to Robotics Textbook

Introduction to Robotics

This new hardcover textbook was written specifically to accompany the Robotics Technician distance education program. The material contained in the book provides comprehensive coverage of industrial robot programming in the beginning of the twentieth first century, namely on the important issues related with designing, building and operating flexible and agile robotic systems. It explores in detail the issue of software interfaces, but also input/output devices and several industrial and laboratory examples. In fact, the book uses several types of fully worked out examples to illustrate and clarify concepts and ideas, enabling the reader to see them working and even to test a few.

This edition covers state-of-the-art topics such as artificial intelligence, CAD and graphic simulators, object-oriented software, communications systems, and micro- and nano-robots. Chapters also cover 3D-vision systems, tactile sensors, and robotic applications in various industries.

Topics addressed also include: the fundamentals of drive systems, robot technology (control systems and components, robot motion analysis and control, robot end-effectors, sensors in robotics, and machine vision), robot programming and languages (including an introduction to AI). Also included are numerous examples of manufacturing applications such as material transfer and machine loading/unloading, processing operations, assembly and inspection. The book also provides an introduction to implementation principles and issues including safety, training, maintenance and quality, as well as social issues and the future of robotics.

 

George Brown College Distance Education Programs Approved for Certification Training by the ETA

George Brown College is pleased to announce that three of its distance education based technology training programs – Electronics Technician Certificate, Electromechanical Technician Certificate and PLC Technician Certificate - are now approved by the Electronics Technician Association International (ETA) for the purposes of training leading towards their certification as an Electronics Technician Associate.

The Electronics Technician Certificate program is approved for use in training towards certification as their Associated Certified Electronics Technician and Student Electronics Technician designations, as well as for use in their Electronics Module 5. The Electromechanical and Programmable Logic Controllers Technician Certificate programs are approved for use in training towards certification as a Certified Electronics Technician – Industrial.

About the ETA
The ETA, founded in 1978 by electronics technicians, is a not‐for‐profit trade association that supports the academic, social and professional needs of the electronics professional. With the assistance of ETA partner schools and administrators, ETA offers a unique certification process to recognize those individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their fields.

About these GBC Programs
The Electronics, Electromechanical and PLC programs are offered using a self-paced, distance learning approach, allowing students to register into a program immediately, to progress through course work at their own pace, on their own time, remotely from their home or work. The GBC Student Support Centre provides administrative, technical and tutorial support by phone, email and internet-based forums. Module final exams are taken online using computer-based testing. For more information, please visit www.gbctechtraining.com or call the Student Support Centre at 1-888-553-5333.

About George Brown College
With nine out of 10 graduates getting jobs within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its three main campuses located across Toronto's downtown core, George Brown offers more than 150 programs across a wide variety of professions. Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. More than 20,000 students attend the College (full-time equivalent) with about 65,000 registered with the George Brown College Centre for Continuous Learning. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca.