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ELC 228 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Advanced principles and applications of programmable logic controls (PLCs), including advanced programming using math function blocks, bit manipulation blocks and subroutines. Course includes an introduction to networking of PLCs and HMI devices.

Prerequisites: ELC128

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply PLC Math Functions to calculate results of real world inputs.
2. (Application Level) Apply PLC Logic Functions to manipulate logic bits and bytes.
3. (Comprehension Level) Distinguish among and explain types of Functions.
4. (Synthesis Level) Identify and describe PLC Subroutine Functions and construct a complete program using Subroutines.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the applications of a sequencer and design a sequential control program.
6. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast PLC Networks and remote I/O subsystems in Manufacturing.
7. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and outline advanced troubleshooting techniques to identify problems down to the discrete I/O level as well as routine servicing for the PLC System.
8. (Synthesis Level) Write a PLC program using program control statements.
9. (Synthesis Level) Design a sequential control program using proper sequencer controls.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation