The PLC Technician program provides a basic introduction to PLCs and focuses on the practical applications of using them in a plant or manufacturing system. This program is designed for students with little or no PLC experience and who require a safe and quick start in the fundamentals of PLC programming.
The PLC Technician Certificate includes PLCLogix 500 a PLC simulator used throughout the program to teach and experiment with the fundamentals of RSLogix 500 ladder logic programming, using file-based addressing.
The PLCLogix 500 simulation software includes approximately 250 pre-built lab projects; including 50 lab projects presented in ten "real world" 3D PLC application environments. PLCLogix 500 allows you to create ladder logic programs, see a program's operation using a simulator and control the operation of the program from within this interactive environment. It replaces the PLC ladder rung editor and all the electrical components that have, until now, been required to learn PLC programming and operation.
Each of the following 19 modules includes learning objectives, practical applications, technical tips, interactive labs, review questions and online final exams.
- Overview of PLCs
- Central Processing Unit
- I/O System
- Programming Terminals and Peripherals
- Installation and Maintenance of PLCs
- Relay Logic
- Ladder Logic
- MCR, JUMP, and FORCE Instructions
- Data Transfer
- Math Functions
- Process Control
- Data Communications
- Number Systems and Codes
- Digital Logic
- RTUs & PACs
- Introduction to Automation
Computer-Based Curriculum, Textbook, and Online Resources
Many students benefit greatly from having ready access to a reference textbook as they work through the content of our computer-based program. The course content on the program disk is very closely matched by the content in our supplementary PLC textbook. The textbook is not a required reference. We make it available for those students who find a benefit in having access to this more traditional style of presentation of the program content.
Our online student support website provides a wide range of resources, including access to your “Account”, online forums, testing, videos, animations, images and additional supplementary learning materials.
Being tested is always a stressful and challenging part of your student experience. To help you prepare for testing, our program material includes detailed practice exams covering the material in each module. If you complete these practice exams and work with our program tutors to resolve any problem areas, you will be well prepared to excel on the online exams taken at the end of each module.
The PLC Technician I Program Includes:
- Web Based Curriculum
- PLCLogix 500 Lab Simulation software
- Software lab manual
- Tutorial and Technical Support Access to additional online program resources
- Online Testing
- An optional Textbook is available at an additional cost
Register now and get started in the program for $440
pay-as-you-learn option allows you to enroll in the program for $440,
which pays for the Interactive Learning Package including lab simulation
software and the program material.
Also included in this fee are the tuition, final exam, and ancillary
fees for Module 1 as well as the technical and tutorial support for the
module material. After you complete the first module, you simply pay for
additional modules as you work through them. The remaining 18 modules
can be purchased individually at $70 per module or in groups. You can
take up to 2 years to complete the program.
Register in the complete program for $1,700
Register into a complete program and you will have full access to all
modules and learning resources in the program. Full registration
includes all tuition fees and learning material fees for the program and
represents the entire program cost. It also includes the laboratory
simulation software program and access to all of the learning resources
for the 19 modules as well web-based supplemental resources, free
tutorial and technical support and online testing.
Schedule: Continuous enrollment - Enroll any time that's convenient to you
Additional information and registration
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