Course Description

Programmable Logic Controllers

Institute of Technology Carlow

The aim of this module is to develop the students understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers as applied in systems used in automated processes across a range of industrial applications.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Describe the layout and operation of various PLC systems and the different program languages used in the industry;

Select suitable automation sensors/ actuators and configure PLC hardware to interface with the I/O devices;

Explain the operations of basic PLC application programmes and convert Relay Logic to PLC Logic;

Develop and Debug PLC programs.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Information Technology
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 550
Course Times Part time, Evening
Entry Requirements This programme is suitable for maintenance personnel involved in fault-finding and repair of electromechanical machines. The programme provides a practical introduction to PLC operation and programming. Electrical experience is necessary, as are basic computing skills. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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