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RNEW 2543 - Programmable Logic Control Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers the knowledge and skills required to install and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLC) in automated control systems. Students will be given the opportunity to learn to write programs to solve basic control problems, connect sensors and actuators, and configure PLCs.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 0070  or above or completion of MATH 0030  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Analog inputs and outputs
  2. Discrete inputs and outputs
  3. Function Blocks
  4. Hardware configurations
  5. Ladder Logic Diagrams
  6. Ladder Logic
  7. PLC system components
  8. Programming Software
  9. Safety and Safety Circuits
  10. Timers and Counters
  11. Troubleshooting
  12. Wiring

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. implement a disaster recovery process.
  2. connect analog input/output devices to the PLC.
  3. connect discrete input/output devices to the PLC.
  4. apply industry standards to wiring.
  5. troubleshoot and repair PLC control systems.
  6. read and draw electrical input/output wiring diagrams.
  7. monitor and modify PLC hardware configurations and programs.
  8. interpret PLC module specifications.
  9. read and draw basic ladder logic diagrams and programs.

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