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

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Part-time Studies Course

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

Cost

$1,052.54 - $1,074.84 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are two offerings of ACIM 5030 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 65297

Duration

Mon Jun 13 - Fri Jun 17 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 65297
  • $1052.54
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 13 - Jun 17 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 116
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1052.54

Important information
  1. 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 three business days prior to the course start date. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca
Status

CRN 65256

Duration

Wed Apr 20 - Wed Jun 08 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 65256
  • $1052.54
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - Jun 08 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1052.54

Important information
  1. No class on May 23, 2022 (Victoria Day). Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time course cancellation, students will be notified at least three business days prior to the course start date. Please ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. Please send your inquiries to 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 2022

Below are two offerings of ACIM 5030 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 44994

Duration

Mon Oct 03 - Fri Oct 07 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 44994
  • $1074.84
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 03 - Oct 07 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01
Oct 03 - Oct 07 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Burnaby SE01
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1074.84

Important information
  1. 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

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 44993

Duration

Mon Oct 17 - Wed Nov 30 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 44993
  • $1074.84
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 17 - Nov 30 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 116
Oct 17 - Nov 30 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Burnaby SE01 Rm. 210
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1074.84

Important information
  1. 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

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation & Maintenance
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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