Programmable Logic Controllers Level 1

Dates: February 3-17, 2023

Meets: F from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Akron Campus, Schrank Hall North 452

Course Fee: $1,999.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This course is an introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming course. It is intended for
Maintenance Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers who are tasked with maintenance, troubleshooting,
improvement, and/or development of equipment and processes that utilize Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). The course covers PLC hardware, operating principles, I/O system
addressing, standard I/O wiring practices, and ladder logic programming concepts. Hands-on laboratory exercises
utilizing Allen-Bradley PLC’s and software are utilized to facilitate learning.
Course Objective:
Individuals successfully completing this course will apply their knowledge of PLC hardware, PLC programming
software, common industrial sensors and actuators, and industrial electricity fundamentals to the maintenance, minor
troubleshooting, and repair of PLC controlled equipment.
Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
1. Identify main parts of a PLC & describe function
2. Outline the basic sequence of operation of a PLC
3. Identify and describe the function of commonly used sensors and actuators
4. Identify and describe the function of the common PLC operating modes.
5. Effectively utilize Allen-Bradley programming software
6. Write ladder logic programs utilizing the basic instruction set.
7. Upload/Download a PLC programs.
Method of Instruction:
Class time will be spent reviewing topics as indicated followed by hands-on demonstrations and activities to
strengthen knowledge retention of concepts learned. A certification exam will conclude the course.
This 24-hour course will be taught in three (3) – eight (8) hour classes at the University of Akron.
Fee: $1,999.00

Akron Campus, Schrank Hall North 452

240 Carroll Street
Akron 44325

Daniel Kandray

Date Day Time Location
02/03/2023Friday8 AM to 4 PM Akron Campus, Schrank Hall North 452
02/10/2023Friday8 AM to 4 PM Akron Campus, Schrank Hall North 452
02/17/2023Friday8 AM to 4 PM Akron Campus, Schrank Hall North 452


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