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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 student to the Allen Bradley SLC-500 PLC platform and hardware configurations. Students will create, organize, edit, download, test, and debug RSLogix500 projects using latches, counters, comparing and forcing concepts. Additionally, students will wire industrial sensors as inputs along with various output devices.
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1
Introduces ladder logic diagrams used to document power control networks. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, contactors, relays, timers, and motor starters. Students will design, construct, and troubleshoot ladder logic circuitry following safe working procedures. Memory addressing schemes and PLC hardware of an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 is introduced. Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of DC and AC circuits.
PLC 2
10-628-152
1
Introduces students to the ControlLogix PLC platform and hardware configurations. Students will create, organize, edit, download, test, and debug RSLogix5000 projects using bit operations, timers, and counters. Additionally, students will wire industrial sensors as inputs along with various output devices.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)

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