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Automation & Maintenance, Advanced

20-628-2 Certificate (C) 12 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.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Cell Integration
10-628-141
3
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
2
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 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)
PLC 3
10-628-153
1
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
1
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
1
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
1
Emphasizes advanced programming techniques for industrial robots. Topics include I/O, routines, decision making, math operations, position offsets, and operator communications. Students program hands-on with industrial robotic equipment widely used in the automation field.
Robotics 2
10-628-162
1
Emphasizes advanced programming techniques for industrial robots. Topics include I/O, routines, decision making, math operations, position offsets, and operator communications. Students program hands-on with industrial robotic equipment widely used in the automation field.
Operator Interfaces
10-628-159
1
Focuses on programming and integrating color touch screens for I/O and operator information and control. Rockwell ControlLogix PLC's and touch panels are used.
Prereq: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (10609173) or PLC 1 (10628151); Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (10620182) or PLC 2 (10628152)

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