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TELC 0186 - Programmable Logic Controllers 1

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Covers the basic knowledge required to operate a programmable logic controller (PLC). Examines advantages of PLC's installation, hardware requirements, peripheral devices, system operation and hands-on programmable to relay replacement level using industry accepted software (Allen-Bradley RS Logix 5000).


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 equivalent practical hands-on experience are also acceptable.



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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be familiar with the following:

  • Configure PLC Hardware and Program parameters on RSLogix5000 programming software.
  • Demonstrate the use of Communication Software RSLinx for Serial Cable communications.
  • Recognize connections and wiring of Discrete Input and Output Devices.
  • Configure and create Basic Ladder Logic programming for Discrete Inputs and Outputs.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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