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Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)

EET 275 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (3) Principles of industrial control, programming, interfacing, input/output devices, and applications.

EET 275 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (3)

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls is a required course for sophomore-level students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) baccalaureate degree program.  Programmable Logic Controllers are one of the fastest growing multi-billion dollar segments of industry. This course provides an in-depth introduction to these devices and their use in modern process industries. Starting with an overall look at the block and modular type PLC, digital inputs, digital outputs and devices such as pushbuttons, pressure switches, motors, and indicators demonstrate the elementary application and system design to which they are applied. Ladder logic programming techniques encompass gate logic, contact/coil logic, timers, counters, arithmetic functions and number comparisons. An introduction to analog input and output applications, along with study of the Proportional+Integral+Differential (PID) process function, and PLC communication networks prepare the technologist for advanced courses on these topics. The lab component of this course provides live experience with all these concepts along with industrial problem solving experience by using indicating and actuating real-time positional and process applications.
General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CMPET 117, CMPET 120

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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