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Printed on 8/20/2018

Automation & Maintenance, Advanced

20-628-2 Certificate (C) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Technicians and maintenance personnel seeking advanced automation skills will find them here. With this certificate you’ll focus on advanced automation skills including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), sensors, software, SCADA and the integration of multiple industrial devices. You’ll also learn skills in robotics, motion controllers and motion systems used in industry.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Cell Integration
10-628-141
3Credit
99
63
99 hours in class and estimate 63 hours outside of class. Focuses on integration of a complete manufacturing cell. Typical components include programmable controllers, robot, sensors, drives, conveyors, pneumatics, hard automation, control wiring and vision. Students plan, wire, program, troubleshoot and develop documentation for the whole system.
Prereq: PLC 3 (10628153) or Controls and PLCs (10628123); Industrial Electronics (10628124) or Semiconductors 1 (10660128)
Enterprise Integration
10-628-143
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers enterprise integration and communication. Students learn control and communication networks such as Ethernet, DeviceNet and ControlNet. Students integrate an enterprise from the plant floor devices to the business systems. Wonderware Intouch and RSView are used to develop SCADA applications that utilize SQL into the business systems. Students develop graphical operator, maintenance and management information, and I/O screens.
Prereq: PLC 3 (10628153)
PLC 1
10-628-151
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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)
PLC 2
10-628-152
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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)
PLC 3
10-628-153
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Continues using the Allen Bradley PLC hardware platform with Studio 5000 programming software. Introduces Analog I/O and scaling for program interfacing. Scaling with math instructions, data handling with FIFO/LIFO instructions, and sequencer SQI/SQO instructions are all introduced.
Coreq: PLC 2 (10628152)
PLC 4
10-628-154
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces the IEC 61131-3 compatible languages within Studio 5000. Students are introduced to Structured Text (ST), Sequential Function Charts (SFC), and Function Block Diagrams (FBD). Additionally, students learn remote I/O.
Coreq: PLC 3 (10628153)
PLC 5
10-628-155
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces motion programming within Studio 5000. Students will configure, tune, program, and troubleshoot a complete motion control system. The course will cover homing, moving, jogging, and coordinated axis instructions of a motion device. The course introduces advanced PLC to PLC communication, advanced data types, and using Add-On instructions.
Coreq: PLC 4 (10628154)
Robotics 1
10-628-161
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces basic robotic programming techniques. Hands on experience will include safety, system setup, jogging, events, tools, coordinate systems, and robot movement types.
Robotics 2
10-628-162
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces advanced programming techniques. Hands on experience will include robotic input and output routines, program flow, variables/math instructions, offsets instructions, and operator communication instructions.
Operator Interfaces
10-628-159
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces Human Machine Interface (HMI) development. Students create Displays, HMI tags, Basic Objects, Object Animations, Global Objects, Alarms, and Trending.
Prereq: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (10609173) or PLC 1 (10628151); Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (10620182) or PLC 2 (10628152)

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