May 21, 2022  
2021-22 RACC Student Catalog 
    
2021-22 RACC Student Catalog
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MET 140A - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers I


2 Credit Hours

This course covers the core principles and application of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as found in a typical manufacturing environment. Topics include principles, functions and operation of PLCs; basic ladder logic programming with relays, timers and counters; digital input and output interfacing; intermediate instructions such as program flow, subroutine, math, and data move; analog interfacing and associated instructions; and component and systems troubleshooting;  Upon completion of this course the student will have met the knowledge and skill requirements of the  National Center for Integrated Systems Technology (NCIST) Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum in Integrated Systems Technology.  All course material is supplemented with practical hands-on exposure to the items described.  The Rockwell Allen Bradley SLC500, DH-485, RSLinx, PanelView 1000, and Panelbulder 32 products are used in the teaching of this material.

MET 140A and MET 140B combined replace previous MET 140 course.

Prerequisite(s): MET 130 

Semesters Offered: All



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