Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

Programmable Logic Controllers, Skill Set


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Douglas A. Furr, Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator
(304)367-4911
dfurr1@pierpont.edu

Program Purpose

This Skill Set enables students to set up control functions for manufacturing and process industries using programmable logic controllers.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how to start the applicable PLC logics software
  • Characterize various PLC hardware components
  • Develop a basic PLC program using the applicable software interface
  • Develop PLC ladder programs that use timer and counter instructions
  • Explain how to start the applicable PLC logics software
  • Characterize various PLC hardware components
  • Develop a basic PLC program using the applicable software interface
  • Develop PLC ladder programs that use timer and counter instructions
  • Develop PLC programs that use shift register instructions

Opportunities

Skills that enable students to function in a power generation station, midstream processing plant, or in a manufacturing facility as an operator, maintenance technician, or instrumentation and controls technician are skills that are in-demand.

Notice to Students


This program alone does not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded.

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