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EST 250
Introduction to PLC and DDC Control


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Programmable logic controllers (PLC) for industrial control, an direct digital controls (DDC) for building automation. Students will gain an understanding of terminology, components, programming, interfacing and operation of PLC controls, and be introduced to DDC components, functions and operation in building automation and energy management. Prerequisite: EST 150 and grade of C or higher in EST 240 or instructor permission. Recommend: CS 100.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify components that make-up a PLC system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of related vocabulary used in industry for PLC and DDC controls.
  • Demonstrate ability to write a simple PLC program, wire and run project for operation.
  • Show ability to program discrete, timer, counter, and sequence operations.
  • Troubleshoot operating machinery using a PLC and DMM.
  • Demonstrate understanding by converting electro-mechanical to PLC to operate the load.
  • Identify components of a DDC system.
  • Describe how a DDC system monitors and controls system or building energy efficiency.
  • Describe similarties and differences between a PLC and DDC system.
  • Describe types of communication operation and control loops used in PLC and DDC

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 250
    Winter 2014
    0935
    Brian Evensen
    EST 250
    Winter 2014
    0964
    Brian Evensen
    EST 250
    Winter 2013
    0952
    Brian Evensen
    EST 250
    Winter 2012
    0952
    Brian Evensen
    EST 250
    Winter 2011
    0949
    Brian Evensen


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.