MT3. 824 Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable logic controls are industrial computers used to control electrical and mechanical systems. This course is a hands-on introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) with emphasis given to effective selection, installation, and troubleshooting of PLC systems. PLC ladder logic programming will be introduced. Field troubleshooting of input and output devices will be covered.




Offered Spring only


Career Technical Education (CTE) Course


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Convert basic electrical control diagrams into their equivalent PLC (programmed) version. Use computer programming software to develop and edit simple PLC programs based on a verbal and/or written problem description. Download (transfer) and execute (run) a PLC program after programming. Properly connect (wire) electrical components to a PLC including input devices such as switches & sensors and output devices such as lamps & solenoids. Successfully troubleshoot faulty electrical circuits and/or components connected (wired) to a PLC.