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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ELT 165 - Programmable Logic Controllers

Description: Introduction to programmable logic controller (PLC) architecture and programming. Topics include, memory, instruction sets, addressing modes, serial/parallel interfacing, relay/ladder logic, and troubleshooting. Real-time applications are studied and verified on protoboards and actual PLCs.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. PLC architecture and memory organization
  2. PLC instruction set and programming
  3. Relay and ladder logic testing and troubleshooting

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and explain the function of each block within PLC architecture and describe memory of a PLC. (1)
  2. Describe the PLC instruction set including addressing modes and write debug programs for a PLC. (2)
  3. Identify, explain and draw ladder logic symbols and diagrams and utilize these to troubleshoot a PLC system. (3)