Fundamentals of PLCs

Code: CNTR1341

Course description

Automation is key to productivity and profitability in industry today. We will identify the advantages of PLCs and identify the main components such as CPU, I/O boards, and associated input/output devices. Topics covered include memory devices and memory storage, as well as an introduction to data storage and processing. In addition to covering memory utilization and memory mapping, the course also provides detailed information on multiprocessing and PLC scan functions.

Course details

Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

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Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022. Fall 2022 registration opens July 4, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery