ERIC Number: ED339860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Programmable Logic Controllers.
Insolia, Gerard; Anderson, Kathleen
This document contains a 40-hour course in programmable logic controllers (PLC), developed for a business-industry technology resource center for firms in eastern Pennsylvania by Northampton Community College. The 10 units of the course cover the following: (1) introduction to programmable logic controllers; (2) DOS primer; (3) prerequisite mathematical understanding; (4) basic principles of operation; (5) discrete input/output systems; (6) basics of PLC programming; (7) implementing and programming the PLC; (8) guidelines for installation, start-up, and maintenance; (9) PLC system selection guidelines; and (10) course review. Units include information sheets, transparency masters, and (in some cases) pretests and exercises. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Software, Course Content, Industrial Education, Industrial Training, Job Training, Learning Modules, Programing, Resource Centers, Retraining, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northampton Community Coll., Bethlehem, PA.