A program designed for individuals who will install, program, maintain, or troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in an industrial setting. Students gain a 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|
|March 7, 2023||August 9, 2023||Tuesday and Thursday||5:30 PM – 9:30 PM|
|September 12, 2023||March 5, 2024||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.