May 23, 2024  
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog 
    
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog

Programmable Logic Controllers, Skill Set


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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

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.

Required Courses (10 Hrs)


Notice to All Students


  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do 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 degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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