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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

20-620-5 Certificate (C) 5 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

If you have knowledge of electronics and want to add new skills for work in an industrial environment, this certificate is the answer. You’ll learn about relay ladder logic, wiring various types of industrial control devices and sensors, and programmable logic controllers commonly used with industrial equipment. Labs provide hands-on experience with the latest equipment so you can hit the ground running.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Sensors
10-620-187
1
Covers various types of sensors used in industrial operations such as inductive and capacitive proximity detectors, Hall-effect devices and various optical sensing modes. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170)
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 1
10-620-192
1
An introduction to the Siemens S7-200 Programmable Controller. Course work will include controller start-up procedures, examination of data types and memory modes, the basic instruction set for programming ladder logic, and hands-on activities used to reinforce the areas studied.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (10620182) OR PLC 2 (10628152)
PLC 1
10-628-151
1
Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and RSLogix 500 Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students use the RSLogix 500 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug programs in RSLogix 500.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170) OR Digital 1 (10605130)
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1
Introduces hardwired components found in industrial applications used to control simple circuits. Students will learn about switches, relays, contactors, timers, and indicator lamps. Students will use their knowledge of these devices to wire various circuits. Students will use ladder logic diagrams to interconnect and label devices to make complete circuits.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
PLC 2
10-628-152
1
Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and Studio 5000 (formerly RSLogix5000) Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students will configure Ethernet communications to connect to the Allen Bradley PLC hardware. Students will use Studio 5000 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug their programs. Students will study industrial sensors and their uses. Students will wire and test sensor operations.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)

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