ARET1190 Programmable Logic Controllers

The student will be introduced to the Allen Bradley SLC 500 family of PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers) using current Rockwell RS Logix and Linux windows based software. Students will learn how to use Allen Bradley PLC for fast and accurate troubleshooting of Automated machinery in a manufacturing environment. PLC safety, terminology, hardware configurations, software use, programming methods, addressing, instruction sets, are backed up with practical "real -world" labs.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Characterize safety relating to the PLC, system, and humans
Compile information on the Allen Bradley web site
Characterize the installation process for RSLogix and RSLinx
Implement communication drivers
Determine up PLC hardware
Create a project
Execute a PLC program
Complete a PLC program
Utilize help files
Construct input and output instructions
Create a program
Specify rung, address, and instruction comments
Explain the force function
Construct Boolean algebra statements

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details