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LabVIEW Certificate

The LabVIEW Certificate Program provides UW-Eau Claire students
and engineers in local and regional industry with an in-depth understanding
of the computer interfacing and data acquisition software
package called LabVIEW. LabVIEW has become an industry standard
in this technical area. LabVIEW provides an extensive environment in
which a scientist or engineer can accomplish a variety of instrument
control, data collection and data processing tasks. The UW-Eau Claire
LabVIEW Certificate program has also been designed to provide students
with the skills and experiences required to pass the first two
levels of professional LabVIEW programming certification offered by
National Instruments, which is required for many industry positions
that involve LabVIEW programming.

To be admitted to the program, UW-Eau Claire students must have
completed Phys 232 with a grade of C or better and be currently enrolled
in Phys 350. Special students must have completed at least 8
credits of electrical engineering coursework equivalent to that in Phys
350 and Phys 360.

Thirteen credits are required for certificate program completion and
are drawn from the following course work:
Phys 350 Electric and Electronic Circuits
Phys 360 Electronics
Phys 361/561 LabVIEW Basics
Phys 362/562 LabVIEW Applications
Phys 363/563 LabVIEW cRIO

The academic goals of the LabVIEW Certificate Program are: (1) to
provide students with a working knowledge of electronics which they
will get from Phys 350 and Phys 360; (2) an understanding of the basics
of computer interfacing principles which they get from Phys 360 and
the three LabVIEW courses; (3) an in-depth knowledge of the LabVIEW
programming environment which they get from the three LabVIEW
courses; (4) an introduction to Field Programmable Gate Arrays (a revolutionary
new technology) which they get from the last LabVIEW cRIO
course.

In order to earn the LabVIEW certificate, students must earn a C+ or
above in all certificate courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
in the certificate courses.

For advising or to record completion of the certificate, contact Professor
Kim Pierson (pierksokw@uwec.edu)

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