Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 236 Programmable Logic Controllers

5 credits
Course explores many aspects of PLC’s in an easy-to-understand manner. Review of basic digital concepts and progresses to system level applications. Testing procedures and operational aspects of PLC equipment and systems are explored.

Prerequisites: ELEC 232  or instructor permission.

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

  • Cite the history and development of PLC’s
  • Explain the block diagram of a PLC and the function of each block
  • Create a relay logic diagram using industry accepted standards
  • Understand numbering systems and codes
  • Create PLC ladder logic from relay logic diagrams
  • Develop programming logic gate functions in PLC’s
  • Understand PLC timer, counter, subroutine and logic functions
  • Describe PLC networks used in manufacturing
  • Describe the steps in trouble-shooting and servicing PLC systems
  • Perform trouble-shooting on a PLC based system
  • Effectively communicate concepts verbally and in writing