Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

INEL 60010 - Introduction to Programmable Controllers

0.25 CR
The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a microprocessor-based controller designed to provide easily programmed control of almost any type of process. Its development is very important because the PLC has done for production what the personal computer has done for the office. This module will teach the student how to design, program, and operate the PLC to control a number of process applications used by industries all over the world. The skills the student will learn are in high demand everywhere today. In this module, the student will learn about the basic operation of the PLC and how its programming language works.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify typical components of a Programmable Logic Controller.
  2. Explain the concepts of a Programmable Logic Controller.
  3. State basic PLC terminology and its meanings.
  4. Demonstrate the concept of electrical ladder logic, its history, and its relationship to programmed PLC instruction.
  5. Explain the purpose, functions, and operations of a PLC
  6. Apply the status, input, and output data tables to troubleshoot and debug PLC programming and operations.