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

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

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

$1,052.54

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 44993

Mon Oct 18 - Wed Dec 01 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 18 - Dec 01 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 BBY SE01 Rm. 116
Oct 18 - Dec 01 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 BBY SE01 Rm. 210

Instructor

Allen Song

Course Outline

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  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 three 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

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

In Progress and Full

Winter 2022

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 85243

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Feb 28 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 28 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 BBY SE01 Rm. 210

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  1. No class Feb 21, 2022 (Family 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, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 86242

Mon Mar 14 - Fri Mar 18 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 14 - Mar 18 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 BBY SE01 Rm. 210

Instructor

TBD

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

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 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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