PLC for Industry Certificate Program

PLC for Industry Certificate Program

The Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) certificate program is offered at the Penn State Berks Campus in an evening study program. Classes are hands-on and provide students with the skills needed to become experts in automation design.

PLC Intermediate: PanelView

The introduction to PanelView will teach students communications, creating screens, downloading, uploading, tag organization, pushbuttons, message
displays, alarm messages, alarm banners, and importing user-developed objects.

When: Tuesdays, November 28, December 5, 12, and 19, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Fee: $325
Room: Gaige 114
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PLC Intermediate: Loop Control

This course is designed to introduce students to the PID algorithm with emphasis on tuning the loop. Students will gain knowledge and practice on the methods of tuning.

When: Mondays, January 22, 29, February 5, and 12, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Fee: $325
Room: Gaige 114
Click here to register online for Loop Control

PLC Intermediate: Drives

The introduction to digital drives will teach students configuration and set-up, downloading and uploading, choosing a drive, communications and control for remote I/O and Device Net.

When: Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12, and 19, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Fee: $325
Room: Gaige 114
Click here to register online for Drives

PLC Advanced

This course is designed to expose students to the next level of understanding with the Allen-Bradley PLCs, SLC-500 Programmable Logic Controllers and CompactLogix Controllers. Students will concentrate on Ethernet communications, structure programming, file organization techniques, data table organization techniques, indirect addressing, maximizing scan time, SLC-500 block transfers, PIDs, STIs, sequences, alarming annunciation shortcuts, and serial communications.

When: Mondays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, and 14, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Fee: $650
Room: Gaige 114
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PLC Basics

This introductory course will teach basics involved with Allen-Bradley PLCs and Programmable Logic Controllers with RSLogic software, but the concepts taught apply to the PLCs of other manufacturers.

When: TBD Fall 2018
Time: TBD
Fee: $650
Room: Gaige 114

Intro into ControlLogix

This introduction to ControlLogix is for users already familiar with RSLogix500 or RSLogix5 and need to understand the basics of the ControlLogix
processor. Students will have hands on practice with a Compact and will be  introduced to all programming modes along with Data Structures, aliasing, and I/O.

When:TBD Fall 2018
Time: TBD
Fee: $325
Room: Gaige 114