PLC technician

Program Level: Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
College: SPC

A programmable logic controller (PLC), or programmable controller is an industrial digital computer which has been ruggedized and adapted for the control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, or robotic devices, or any activity that requires high-reliability control and ease of programming and process.

 

TECHNICAL MATH & BLUEPRINT READING - TECM 1013

Hydraulic technicians work in engineering and manufacturing settings, where they help hydraulic engineers design, develop, manufacture or repair equipment, systems and machines that use pressurized fluids. Hydraulic technicians begin their careers with the right education. After they develop essential job skills and get certified, they’re ready to join the workforce

DC FUNDAMENTALS - CETT 1001

Learn the fundamentals of direct current including Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws and circuit analysis techniques. Emphasis is on circuit analysis of resistive networks and DC voltage measurements. Prerequisite: Technical Math and Blueprint Reading

 

AC FUNDAMENTALS - CETT 1000

Learn the fundamentals of alternative current Capacitance, Inductance, Power, transformer, and fundamentals of DC/ AC motors. Prerequisite: Technical Math and Blueprint Reading; DC Fundamentals

 

ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES- ELMT 1091

Learn electro-mechanical devices for manufacturing in this hands-on course which includes motion control systems and process control systems,  components of the motor, various switches, sensors, photo eyes, and electromagnetic relays.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PLC - ELMT 1001

Learn the maintenance, programming, and troubleshooting of Allen Bradley PLC systems and its power supplies, discrete Input/output (I/O) modules, programming devices, processors, basic logic elements, PLC programming, timers, counters, program control instruction, Data manipulation and math instructions. (Prerequisite: Technical Math and Blueprint Reading; DC Fundamentals; AC Fundamentals; DC/AC Motors; Electromechanical Devices)

 

 

   



  • Alfred Landeros 

    Phone: 210-486-7082
    Email: alanderos1@alamo.edu
    Campus: St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus (SWC)
    Building: Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1 Section D Room D116

  • Jeannette Cooper 

    Phone: 210-486-7080
    Email: jcooper46@alamo.edu
    Campus: St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus (SWC)
    Building: Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1 Section D Room D116

  • Gloria Perez 

    Phone: 210-486-2078
    Email: 
    gperez184@alamo.edu
    Campus: 
    St. Philip’s College (SPC)
    Building: 
    Welcome Center (WEC) Room 100