Course Description

Working with a PLC efficiently requires a strong familiarity with the specifics of the programming environment and languages. In this workshop you will work to acquire hands-on experience with industrial control equipment while working on high-end products. Realistic examples are used to motivate you to gain the skills needs to work with PLC controlled systems – which surround us in our daily lives.

Notice: Per City guidelines, masking will be strongly recommended but not mandatory. Wearing a high-quality mask such as KN95 or N95 mask, or double masking, is strongly encouraged. It is important to wear a mask that is well-fitted. For information on proper masking, including how to double mask, please read this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html.

Course Outline

  1. Control relays
  2. Basic design and operation
  3. PLC sections: input, logic and output
  4. Input types: discrete, analog and digital
  5. Memory types: ROM and RAM
  6. Logic processing: addressing and scanning
  7. Output types: discrete, analog and digital
  8. Numbering systems: decimal, binary, octal, hex and
  9. ASCII
  10. Boolean functions: identity, AND/OR/NOT circuits
  11. Basic troubleshooting: using a PLC as a troubleshooting tool

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop participants will:
Explain the operation and design of various relays
  • State/explain the three PLC sections
  • State/explain the three types of input devices
  • State/explain the types of memory in a PLC
  • Explain different types of PLC addressing
  • State/explain the three types of output devices
  • Convert different numbering systems used in a PLC
  • Explain various Boolean gates/truth tables
  • Demonstrate how to use a PLC for troubleshooting to resolve problems quicker


Materials Required:
Handouts provided by instructor. 


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Section Title
Electro-Mechanical: Machine Control & PLCS
M, T, W, Th
5:00PM to 9:00PM
Feb 20, 2023 to Mar 22, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Career & Advanced Technology Center
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,180.00
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