SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 9:43:05 AMELEC 53.11 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 53.11Title:  BASICS OF PLC'S  
Full Title:  Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
Last Reviewed:3/18/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introductory course in Programmable Logic Controllers.  This course is designed for students who desire a fundamental understanding of PLCs.  The course is divided into three areas of concentration, including the basics of electronics, control components, and PLC programming.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ELEC 53.10.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introductory course in Programmable Logic Controllers.  This course is designed for students who desire a fundamental understanding of PLCs.  The course is divided into three areas of concentration, including the basics of electronics, control components, and PLC programming.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ELEC 53.10.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2002Inactive:Spring 2011
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will:
1. Analyze DC circuits with respect to current, voltage and resistance.
2. Analyze the characteristics of AC circuits with respect to AC
  generators.
3. Analyze control circuits.
4. Identify the characteristics of magnetic contactors and starters.
5. Identify the characteristics of control switches, relays, switches and
  sensors.
6. Analyze PLC numbering systems.
7. Analyze connecting external devices to a PLC.
8. Program a PLC.

Topics and Scope
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1. Basic Electronics
  A. Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors
  B. Current, Voltage, and Resistance
  C. Ohm's Law
  D. Power Law
E. Series, Parallel, and Series/Parallel Circuits
F. AC Generators
G. Inductive and Capacitive Reactance
  H. Series/Parallel RLC Circuits
I. Transformers
2. Basic Controllers
  A. Control Circuits
B. Electrical Symbols
  C. Manual Starters
  D. Magmatic Contactors and Starters
  E. Control Transformers
  F. Control Relays
G. Timing Relays
  H. Limit Switches
3. Basic PLCs
  A. Numbering Systems
  B. Terminology
C. Connecting External Devices
D. Programming
E. Discrete Input/outputs
F. Analog Input and outputs
G. Timers
H. Counters

Assignments:
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1. Textbook readings.
2. Textbook homework problems.
3. Handout homework problems.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 70%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hall, Programmable Logic Controllers. Prentice Hall, 1998.
Dunn, Gary, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers. Delmar
Thompson Learning, 2001.

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