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

AutomatedControls Instal&Maint Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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)

ACIM 5010

Credits

3.0

Cost

$986.61 - $988.59 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 65256

Wed Apr 25 - Wed Jun 13 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 25 - Jun 13 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 BBY SE01 Rm. 116

Instructor

Garo Zarifian

Course Outline

Cost

$986.61

Notes

  1. PLEASE NOTE - the course starts Wed, Apr 25th. No class on Monday, May 21, 2018 (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

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 65297

Mon Jun 18 - Wed Jun 27 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 18 - Jun 27 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 14:00 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$986.61

Notes

  1. This is a condensed version of the course. 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

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

Cancelled

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 44993

Mon Sep 10 - Mon Oct 29 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 29 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 BBY SE01

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$988.59

Notes

  1. No class on Monday, October 8, 2018 (Thanksgiving 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

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 44994

Mon Dec 03 - Mon Dec 10 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Dec 03 - Dec 10 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 BBY SE01

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$988.59

Notes

  1. 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

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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

ACIM 5030 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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