This highly innovative distance education program combines state-of-the-art PLC simulation with interactive multimedia curriculum. The program content is delivered on CD-ROM and is supported through the Virtual Campus which provides online testing, technical and tutorial support. The program is designed to allow students to complete all aspects of the program and receive a PLC Technician certificate while studying at home using a highly interactive learning package. The learning materials consist of a CD-ROM with 17 modules containing: Text, Audio, Animations, Computer-Based Testing, and PLC simulation software. A supplementary textbook is also available for those students who are more comfortable with a traditional print based presentation of the material.