Specialist Certifications

SACA’s Specialist certifications certify Industry 4.0 technical skills in operations, troubleshooting, programming, maintenance, and systems integration. Each certification is keyed to a skilled occupation.

Specialist certifications are modular certifications, consisting of a series of core and elective micro-credentials, each with its own hands-on practical assessment and a written (online) knowledge assessment. Core micro-credentials certify skills that are applicable to all companies, while elective micro-credentials can be added to match with regional or specific company needs.

The Specialist certifications offered by SACA are:

Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Specialist I

(*) - or SACA C101 Associate-Basic Operations and C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations Certifications

(**) - or SACA C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations and C-104 Associate-IIoT and Data Analytics Certifications

(***) - or SACA C-103 Associate-Robot Systems Certification

Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Automation Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed in multi-skill maintenance technician positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. This certification also features a variety of elective micro-credentials that are ideal for individuals seeking to become versed in Industry 4.0 automation or those pursuing SACA Professional Certification.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-201 Electrical Systems 1
  • C-202 Electric Motor Control Systems 1
  • C-203 Variable Frequency Drive Systems 1
  • C-204 Motor Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-205 Sensor Logic Systems 1 (*)
  • C-206 Electrical System Installation 1
  • C-207 Programmable Controller Systems 1 (**)
  • C-208 Programmable Controller Troubleshooting 1
  • C-209 Pneumatic Systems 1
  • C-210 Mechanical Power Systems I
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance Management
  • C-212 Ethernet Communications 1
  • C-213 Smart Sensor and Identification Sys. 1
  • C-214 Smart Factory Systems 1
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1 (***)
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • C-255 Hydraulic Systems 1
  • C-256 Hydraulic Maintenance
  • C-257 Process Control Systems 1
  • C-258 Process Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-259 Rigging Systems 1
  • C-260 Rigging Systems 2

Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Production Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed in manufacturing technician and engineering positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. This certification also features a variety of elective micro-credentials that are ideal for individuals seeking to become versed in Industry 4.0 automation or those pursuing SACA Professional Certification.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • SACA C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1 (*)
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • Quality Systems 1 (with SPC)
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing 1
  • CNC Operations 1
  • Lean Manufacturing 1
  • Additive Manufacturing 1
  • Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance Management
  • Industry 4.0 Predictive Maintenance 1
  • Team Performance 1
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems 1
  • Manual Machining 1
  • Manual Machining 2
  • Plastics Operations 1
  • Welding Operations 1
Production - Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment

(*) - or SACA C-103 Associate-Robot Systems Certification

IT Specialist working in Industry 4.0 facility

(*) - or SACA C-103 Associate-Robot Systems Certification

(**) - or SACA C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations and C-104 Associate-IIoT and Data Analytics Certifications

Certified Industry 4.0 IT Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 IT Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed in information technology technician and engineering positions in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. This certification also features a variety of elective micro-credentials that are ideal for individuals seeking to become versed in Industry 4.0 automation or those pursuing SACA Professional Certification.

Core Micro-Credentials:

Elective Micro-Credentials:

  • SACA C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1 (*)
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • Programmable Controller Systems 1 (**)
  • Industrial Ethernet Communications 1
  • Industrial Ethernet Communications 2
  • Smart Sensor/Identification Systems 1
  • SCADA Systems 1
  • Industry 4.0 Data Analytics 1
  • Industrial Network Security Systems 1
  • AC Variable Frequency Drive Systems 1
  • AC Variable Frequency Drive Systems 2

Certified Industry 4.0 Operations Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Operations Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a team lead operator in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will perform automated machine setup and adjustment, operate and monitor system operation, perform preventive and predictive maintenance, and analyze and optimize system operation.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-102 Associate-Advanced Operations
  • C-103 Robot System Operations
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance

Certified Industry 4.0 Electrical Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Electrical Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an industrial electrician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial electrical circuits and electric motor systems.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-201 Electrical Systems 1
  • C-202 Electric Motor Control Systems 1
  • C-204 Motor Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-206 Electrical System Installation 1

Certified Industry 4.0 Control Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Control Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a controls technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial control systems using sensors, programmable controllers, and variable frequency drives.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-201 Electrical Systems 1
  • C-202 Electric Motor Control Systems 1
  • C-203 Variable Frequency Drive Systems 1
  • C-204 Motor Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-205 Sensor Logic Systems 1
  • C-207 Programmable Controller Systems 1
  • C-208 Programmable Controller Troubleshooting 1
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance

Certified Industry 4.0 Robotics Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Robotics Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a robotics technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, program, test, interface, and maintain industrial robot systems and workcells.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-102 Industry 4.0 Advanced Operations
  • C-215 Robot System Operations 1
  • C-216 Robot Systems Integration 1
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance

Certified Industry 4.0 Network Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Network Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as a technician supporting networked Industry 4.0 automation systems. In this role, individuals will install, program, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain networked automation systems using Ethernet networks, smart sensors, controllers, data analytics software, and automated machines.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-102 Industry 4.0 Advanced Operations
  • C-104 Industry 4.0 Networking, IIoT and Data Analytics
  • C-212 Ethernet Communications 1
  • C-213 Smart Sensor and Identification Systems 1
  • C-214 Smart Factory Systems 1

Certified Industry 4.0 Instrumentation Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Instrumentation Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an instrumentation technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain instrumentation and control systems using transducers, transmitters, and PID controllers used to control flow, pressure, temperature and pressure of industrial fluid processes.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-201 Electrical Systems 1
  • C-257 Process Control Systems 1
  • C-258 Process Control Troubleshooting 1
  • C-357 Process Control Systems 2
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance

Certified Industry 4.0 Mechanical Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Mechanical Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an industrial mechanic in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial mechanical power transmission systems using belt, chain, shaft coupling, and gear power transmission methods.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-210 Mechanical Power Systems I
  • C-301 Mechanical Power Systems 2
  • C-302 Laser Shaft Alignment 1
  • C-211 Industry 4.0 Total Productive Maintenance

Certified Industry 4.0 Electro-Fluid Power Systems Specialist

SACA's Certified Industry 4.0 Electro-Fluid Power Systems Specialist certification prepares individuals to succeed as an electro-fluid power technician in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 technologies. In this role, individuals will install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain industrial solenoid-operated hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Core Micro-Credentials:

  • C-101 Associate-Basic Operations
  • C-255 Hydraulic Systems 1
  • C-209 Pneumatic Systems 1
  • C-254 Pneumatic Troubleshooting 1
  • C-256 Hydraulic Maintenance
  • C-355 Hydraulics Troubleshooting 1
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