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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Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2022 registration opens November 1, 2021. Spring 2022 registration opens February 7, 2022.