Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

MCS 102 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (4)

Prerequisite(s): None.

An introduction to the fundamentals of digital logic and to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronics system, with a focus on automation systems. Using computer simulations, students explore the role PLCs play within a mechatronics system and its subsystems, and demonstrate PLC functions by writing and testing basic programs on an actual system. They also apply troubleshooting strategies to identify malfunctioning PLCs and to localize problems caused by PLC hardware.

3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.