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Programmable Logic Controller Certificate

Industrial Maintenance


This course is offered at the Evendale campus.


The target audience for this training program includes:

  • Electrical maintenance technicians seeking advanced Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) skills
  • Companies seeing to improve the skills of their electrical maintenance employees
  • Companies with electrical maintenance apprentice programs

Contact Hours


Course Description

A 13-week, 154-hour evening program designed for individuals who will install, program, maintain, or troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers in an industrial setting. Students gain working knowledge of electrical ladder logics and the basis of PLC programming. Students learn the fundamentals of PLCs including processor configuration, Digital Input and Output (I/O) wiring, digital & analog concepts, and PLC program instructions. The advanced PLC class provides students with advanced programming instructions, remote I/O, introduction to Allen Bradley Device Net, and advanced troubleshooting. This program focuses on the Allen Bradley Small Logic Controller (SLC)-500 & Compact Logic PLCs and Rockwell Software (RS)Logic (500 & 5000) programming.

Course Objectives

Help students gain an understanding of:

  • Set up and configure Allen Bradley PLCs
  • Upload/download and run PLC programs
  • Understand and write basic PLC programs
  • Start up and maintain PLC applications
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software, which includes advanced PLC systems
  • Understand and be able to program analog, Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID), MCR, and other advanced instructions
  • Understand and able to use Harvard Medical International (HMI) network communications

Course Features

  • This course prepares an individual to sit for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification exam
  • All content has been developed and created by industry leading subject matter experts and instructional designers

Program Courses

Course Title


Contact Hours

Credit Hours

Shop Math*

MMC 105



Industrial Electricity*

TEM 110 32 2

Electrical Ladder Diagrams
TEM 140 15 1

Programmable Logic Controllers 1

TEM 180



Programmable Logic Controllers 2

TEM 185







* Note: Shop Math and Industrial Electricity may be waived with Instructor Consent

For More Information

Jason Hendrickson, Industrial Maintenance Business Manager
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
10100 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Office: 513.569.4278 

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