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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.

Credits

3.00 Credits(s)

Prerequisite

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

Distribution

Applied Technologies

Advisories

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