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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 116 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

5 credits
Students will be familiarized with PLCs and learn automated manufacturing techniques and practices used to keep these machines operational.

Prerequisites: ELEC 110  as either a prerequisite or corequisite

Quarters Offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Winter 2019

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

Total Hours: 80 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60