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EST 255
Advanced PLC's and Integrated Architecture

Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20

The advanced PLC and Integrated Architecture course teaches programmable controllers by describing PLC orientation, operations, and programming languages. It covers basic PLC programming, PLC memory organization, PLC programming software and PLC program analysis. This course also introduces PLC troubleshooting by discussing levels of PLC troubleshooting, power supply troubleshooting, input troubleshooting and output troubleshooting. Skills also discussed include PLC Systems troubleshooting, event sequencing, application development, program control instructions, and math and data move instructions.
Integrated architecture is the convergence of Control and Information for plant-wide optimization and builder performance. Integrated architecture delivers plant wide optimization, machine builder performance, and sustainable production and serves as a foundation to help you improve productivity with better asset utilization and system performance, promote globalization with easy access to actionable, plant-wide information, support sustainability with extended product life cycles and better asset utilization, and cultivate innovation with increased system flexibility and technical risk mitigation. Prerequisite: EST 133.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss workplace safety, personal protective equipment, best work practices and general safety.
  • Use hand and power tools safely. Show others how to use the tools correctly and safely.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of related vocabulary used in industry for PLC controls.
  • Program discrete, timer, counter, and sequence operations.
  • Describe types of communication operation and control loops used in PLC.
  • Describe integrated architecture and the benefits to plant operations.

  • Course Topics
  • Troubleshoot an ethernet/IP network.
  • Process orientation.
  • Process operation.
  • PLC Programming languages.
  • PLC Programming.
  • Integrated architecture.
  • SCADA.
  • Data logging.
  • Ethernet and wireless communications.
  • Control Net.
  • Device Net.
  • Process Control.

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *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.