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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

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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

$1,031.03

Winter 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 86242

Mon Mar 15 - Fri Mar 19 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 15 - Mar 19 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,031.03

Notes

  1. This course will be delivered in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, on a schedule that will be announced on the first day of class. 2. 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. 3. Students are required to have their own Windows based desktop or laptop computer, a headset, a microphone, and a stable broadband connection. Students are required to understand how to use their own computer prior to the beginning of the first class. This includes the use of an internet browser, file management system (e.g., finding, opening and saving files), and how to move between applications. Course navigation will be explained on the first day of class, but using your computer will not. See BCIT Minimum Computer System Requirements https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/student-discounts/ 4. 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

CRN 85243

Mon Jan 11 - Mon Mar 01 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 01 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Allen Song

Course Outline

Cost

$1,031.03

Notes

  1. This course will be delivered in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, on a schedule that will be announced on the first day of class. No class on February 15, 2021 (Family Day). 2. 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. 3. Students are required to have their own Windows based desktop or laptop computer, a headset, a microphone, and a stable broadband connection. Students are required to understand how to use their own computer prior to the beginning of the first class. This includes the use of an internet browser, file management system (e.g., finding, opening and saving files), and how to move between applications. Course navigation will be explained on the first day of class, but using your computer will not. See BCIT Minimum Computer System Requirements https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/student-discounts/ 4. 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

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 65256

Mon Apr 19 - Mon Jun 07 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 19 - Jun 07 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 20:15 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,031.03

Notes

  1. No class on May 24, 2021 (Victoria Day). This course is deliver in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, course schedule available on the first day of class. Students must provide their own Windows based computer, headset, microphone, and a stable broadband connection. Prior knowledge in managing files on a Microsoft Windows PC also required. Course navigation will provided on the first day of class. 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

CRN 65297

Mon Jun 14 - Fri Jun 18 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 14 - Jun 18 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 15:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,031.03

Notes

  1. This condensed course is deliver in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, course schedule available on the first day of class. Students must provide their own Windows based computer, headset, microphone, and a stable broadband connection. Prior knowledge in managing files on a Microsoft Windows PC also required. Course navigation will provided on the first day of class. 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

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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