Programmable Logic Controllers - 092

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Are you employed or seeking employment in the manufacturing sector working with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems? This program may be for you! The PLC has evolved to become the central component of all automation systems today. To remain competitive in world markets, manufacturers continue to deploy more automated equipment controlled by PLCs. Personnel with the skills developed in this program will be needed to design, program and maintain PLC-based automation installations.

This program is intended for those who need training to work in this field. Several different models of PLCs will be covered in this program. Participants will work on an Allen-Bradley ControlLogix 5000 software.

The 4 courses in this program will provide training in all aspects of PLC systems. Significant time will be spent on hands-on exercises.

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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Basic understanding of computer programming, electrical circuitry, particularly control circuits.
  • One of the following electrical/electronic programs: Apprenticeship Certificate, Journeyman License, Technical Diploma, Degree or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2017/18 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore the fundamentals of a PLC system, including relay logic, components, ladder logic fundamentals and basic programming, using the RSLogix 5000 software.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: ASYSPLC11
Course description: Introduces the concepts of structured logic in a PLC system. Participants will work on an Allen-Bradley via a personal computer using Rockwell's RSLogix5000 programming software. Extensive lab work will ensure that as much hands-on experience as possible is gained.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ASYSPLC11 or ASYS10015
Equivalents: ASYSPLC12
Course description: Continues to explore the concepts of structured logic in a PLC system, and will introduce Communications Logic instructions. Participants will work on an Allen-Bradley Contrologix 5000 processor via a personal computer using Rockwell's RSLogix5000 programming software. Extensive lab work will ensure that as much hands-on experience as possible is gained.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ASYS10016
Course description: Explores Communications Logic instructions. Participants will work on an Allen-Bradley Contrologix 5000 processor via a personal computer using Rockwell's RSLogix5000 programming software. Extensive lab work will ensure that as much hands-on experience as possible is gained.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ASYS10017
Course description: Introduces the students to advanced instructions involving Analog I/O, PID, Drives and Structure Text programming techniques. The students will be involved in the development projects which they will implement, test and finally demonstrate it using PLC's software.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ASYS10018