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Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces in Manufacturing ACIM 5030

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

The programmable logic controllers (PLCs) course will build on principles that were introduced in the Introduction to programmable logic controllers course (ACIM 5010). PLCs are most commonly encountered in a wide variety of automated control systems in manufacturing, conveying, transportation, and process control. Human-machine interfaces (touchscreen panels) as PLC system peripherals provide system status and operator control capabilities. Topics covered include installation, interfacing, communications, monitoring, troubleshooting and testing, and safety. Students will make power, signal, and communication connections for the PLC and HMI, and interpret and write programs for controlling manufacturing processes and displaying the status of automated systems.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$1,110.49 - $1,133.26 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of ACIM 5030 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 65256

Duration

Wed Apr 17 - Wed Jun 05 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 65256
  • Domestic fees $1110.49
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 17 - Jun 05 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1110.49

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. No class May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day). Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of cancellation, student will be notified five business days prior to the course start date. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. For inquiries, email BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2024

Below are two offerings of ACIM 5030 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 44994

Duration

Mon Oct 07 - Fri Oct 11 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 44994
  • Domestic fees $1133.26
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 07 - Oct 11 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 116
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1133.26

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. This is a condensed version of the course. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. In the event of cancellation, student will be notified five business days prior to the course start date. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

CRN 44993

Duration

Mon Oct 21 - Mon Dec 09 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 44993
  • Domestic fees $1133.26
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 21 - Dec 09 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 116
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$1133.26

Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. No class November 11, 2024 (Remembrance Day). Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of cancellation, students will received notice five business days prior to the course start. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Install, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot PLCs and HMIs in automated control systems.
  • Create PLC ladder logic programs and design basic HMI touchscreen displays for control and alarms.
  • Install and configure a barcode reader (Labvolt 5921-00).
  • Set up Ethernet communication between a PLC, an HMI, a Variable Frequency Drive, and a local PC.
  • Configure an interface between a PLC and a scrolling message display.
  • Configure a DeviceNet network for remote input and output modules and devices.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and Human Machine Interfaces in Manufacturing (ACIM 5030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

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