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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 116 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

5 credits
Due to industry shift students will be familiarized with PLCs and learn Automated Manufacturing techniques and practices used to keep these machines operational.

Prerequisites: ELEC 110  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Interpret standard electrical control system symbols and codes commonly used in PLC operation and maintenance
  • Use both digital and analog Input/Output Modules with a PLC
  • Troubleshoot and validate Safety Circuits
  • Program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) for an industrial control application,  taking into account factors such as:  standard programming including timer and conter functions, data manipulation, program test procedures, and methods of implementing remote I/O operations
  • Implement communications and networking protocols used with PLCs
  • Analyze, implement and test a wide range of sensors
  • Interpret the basic characteristics and properties of fluids and solve problems involving fluids as it pertains to equipment operations and preventative maintenance
  • Analyze the dynamics of fluid flow and solve problems in discharges and viscosity
  • Interpret wiring diagrams, schematic diagrams and block diagrams as it pertains to equipment operations and preventative maintenance
  • Prepare and Maintain parts inventory and preventitive maintenance records and logs
  • Interpret and apply safety codes, policies and practices, and accident prevention procedures