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ACIM 5010 - Programmable Logic Controllers

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Two essential parts of automated control systems installations are measurement and control. This course will introduce various transducers that are encountered in automated control systems as this foundation is necessary for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of analogue devices and programmable devices. Students will make power, signal, and communication connections for the programmable relay and interpret and write programs. Numerous troubleshooting exercises will be completed. Topics covered include installation, interfacing, closed loop control, trouble-shooting and testing, safety, and an introduction to monitoring.

Prerequisite(s)

TELC 0130 Basic Motor Control and/or successful completion of Electrical Apprenticeship Level 2 or 3 or 4 program within the last 5 years. Electrical Journeyperson Certificate, Electrical Engineering Degree and/or Electrical Engineer Practitioner are also acceptable.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,052.54

Fall 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 44998

Sat Sep 25 - Sat Nov 06 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 25 - Nov 06 Sat 07:30 - 16:00 BBY SE01 Rm. 116

Instructor

Nathan Chapin

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  1. No class October 9, 2021 (Thanksgiving weekend). 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 three business days prior to the course start date. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca

CRN 44996

Tue Oct 12 - Tue Nov 30 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 12 - Nov 30 Tue/Thu 17:00 - 20:15 BBY SE01 Rm. 116

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  1. No class on November 11, 2021 (Remembrance 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 three business days prior to the course start date. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca

CRN 44997

Mon Sep 20 - Fri Sep 24 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 20 - Sep 24 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 BBY SE01 Rm. 116

Instructor

Clarence Burlock

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  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

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Select, install, connect, maintain and troubleshoot basic functions of PLCs.
  • Configure PLC programming and operating Software.
  • Create ladder and function block programs and test them in simulation and connected to lab peripherals.
  • Set up communication between a PLC and a PC locally.
  • Install, connect, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot Sensors and Transducers in Automated Control systems.
  • Install, connect, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot common feedback and communication systems in basic Automated Control Open and Closed Loop Systems.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

ACIM 5010 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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