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REES 5030 - Programmable Logic Controllers

Renew Energy Elect Systems 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 Programmable Relays and Analog Devices course. PLCs are most commonly encountered in fluid-driven and fuel cell Renewable Energy Systems. Topics covered include installation, interfacing, communications, monitoring, troubleshooting and testing, and safety. Students will make power, signal, and communication connections for the PLC, and interpret and write programs.


REES 5010



This course was retired after the Spring/Summer 2018 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Install, connect, maintain and troubleshoot PLC’s in renewable energy systems.
  • Create ladder logic programs for interaction between lab input and output devices.
  • Set up Ethernet communication between a PLC and a PC locally and over the Internet.

Effective as of Fall 2016

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