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ENER 1540 Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), the basic parts of a PLC, how a PLC is used to control a process, and the different kinds of PLCs and their applications, and troubleshooting. The course covers bit-level input and output instructions, timers, counters, latches, and introduces the ladder logic language developed to simplify the task of programming PLCs. Fieldtrips may be required.


3.00 Credits(s)


Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENER 1530 with a grade of 'C' or better


Applied Technologies


Advisory: Eligibility for Math 1060 and Engilsh 1500 strongly recommeneded; 40 hours lecture, 32 hours lab (72 hours total)