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ELEC 422 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Review of the component parts of a programmable logic controller and their function and their interrelationship. Examines PLC input/output systems and requirements. Covers ladder logic programming using basic I/O instructions, logic instructions, timers, counters, comparison, and math functions in-depth. Also introduces sequence of PLC operation, hardware installation, troubleshooting, and industrial applications of PLCs.

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ELEC 421 or equivalent experience.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU