Advanced Manufacturing

Our 3,000-square-foot training center serves the needs of Wake County business and industry by providing workforce training for technicians in industrial automation, circuit board technology, collaborative robotics, basic machining, and 3D printing. All programs include hands-on lab training supplemented with online instruction through Tooling University. 

Advanced Manufacturing programs and courses: 

  • Industrial Automation: Electrical, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics Controls
  • Collaborative Robotics: Robotics Utilization, Operation, Basic Programming

  • Introductory Machining and 3D Printing: Introductory Vertical Mill and Horizontal Lathe, 3D Printing, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
PLC Controls
Name
SEF-3001BN1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes PLC controls.
Description
In this course, students will review PLC components and functions; learn how to read an electrical/PLC schematic; connect a PLC industrial control circuit; program and operate the PLC; and download programs. In teams of two, students will wire multiple PLC control panel circuits using a circuit schematic, and troubleshoot PLC circuits and conduct fault analysis using a schematic and a multi-meter. Hands-on training will be supplemented with online assignments.
Course Objectives
  1. Have the Understanding of basic PLC Electrical Components and their Function.
  2. Have the Ability to understand and interpret PLC Electrical symbols, Schematics (Line and Ladder Logic).
  3. Have the Ability to use Electrical Multimeter (Ohms, Volts, Amps) to perform Fault analysis and Correction
  4. Have the Ability to apply PLC Basic Circuit Concepts (Logic Concepts, Boolean Math, Ladder Logic) to write PLC programs,
  5. Have the Ability to interface PLC and computer hookup and monitoring, PLC operation and perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  6. Have the Ability to use Schematics and PLC Code to Select, Mount and Wire Components to complete functional circuit.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Basic Operation and Safety Rules of a PLC Control circuit.
  2. Basic PLC Electrical Components and their Function.
  3. Interpret PLC Electrical symbols, Schematics (Line and Ladder Logic).
  4. Use an Electrical Multi-meter to measure (ohms, Volts, amps) in order to safely perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  5. Apply Basics of Electrical Circuit Concepts (series, Parallel, and Ohms Law) to understand the function of a circuit and to perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  6. Apply PLC Basic Circuit Concepts (Logic Concepts, Boolean Math, Ladder Logic) to write PLC programs.
  7. Interface PLC and computer hookup and monitoring, PLC operation and perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  8. Use Schematics and PLC Code to Select, Mount and Wire Components to complete functional circuit
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Manufacturing Production Technician Certification
Website URL
www.msscusa.org
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Manufacturing Processes.
  2. Maintenance Awareness.
  3. Manufacturing Quality.
  4. Safety Procedures.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Basic math and general computer skills
Text and Supplies Needed
Student guides, PLC training panels and associated wiring tools and equipment
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Standard classroom or conference type room.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of all assigned online modules with a score of 75% minimum for each module.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes PLC controls.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Automation Controls Technician and Electrical Maintenance Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
This is a skill gap area for the light manufacturing in Wake County that is dependent on electrical skilled technicians to keep automated systems operating.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • • Automation Controls Technician and Electrical Maintenance Technician
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Advanced Manufacturing Center