A program designed for individuals who will install, program, maintain, or troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in an industrial setting. Students gain working knowledge of electrical ladder logic 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 advanced troubleshooting. This program focuses on the Allen Bradley SLC – 500 & Compact Logic PLCs, Rockwell Software (RS Logic 500 & 5000), and Siemens processors and programming.
JOB TITLES AT COURSE COMPLETION
- PLC Technician
CINCINNATI STATE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS
- Applied Technology Specialist (ATS) Associate Degree
|START DATE||END DATE||DAYS||TIMES|
|August 24, 2021||January 25, 2021||Tuesday and Thursday||5:30 PM – 9:30 PM|
|February 22, 2022||July 26, 2022||Tuesday and Thursday||5:30 PM – 9:30 PM|
|August 23, 2022||February 2, 2023||Tuesday and Thursday||5:30 PM – 9:30 PM|
Programmable Logic Controller Certificate, WDC Certificate
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|Machine Shop Math*|
A course that reviews basic mathematical skills used in the maintenance trades. Topics include: decimals, fractions, percent’s, ratios, proportions, roots, and powers; basic algebra; and basic trigonometry.
A course on fundamental concepts and safe maintenance techniques used when working with electrical devices and applications.
|Electrical Ladder Diagrams|
A course on concepts and skills needed to interpret electrical prints and construct electrical ladder diagrams.
|Programmable Logic Controllers 1|
A course on operation, installation, basic programming, and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) using Allen Bradley SLC-500 and CompactLogix PLCs.
|Programmable Logic Controllers 2|
A continuation of TEM 180, emphasizing techniques used by electricians or instrument technicians who install and troubleshoot advanced PLCs. Topics include: advanced and special program instruction, Human-Machine Interface (HMIs), and communication networks.