Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

GettyImages-469895025 resized.jpgThis course will focus on the basics and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers. The emphasis will be in understanding how the input/output devices are interfaced to the PLC and how to view and make small changes to the timers, counters, and register values, but not in making core changes to the program logic. By the use of short lectures and video presentations we will try to put the hard wired equipment in a relationship with the software the student often finds difficult to trouble shoot. We will give the students problems that will require both electrical & software skills to solve. We have found that most maintenance personnel are more visually orientated and learn best when they see the operations real time.
We expect the student taking this course to have a basic knowledge of ladder logic and a practical knowledge of basic electrical theory
Topics Covered:
  • Review of basic electricity and motor control
  • PLC’s architecture
  • PLC’s hardware
  • Establishing communications with a PLC
  • Logic control diagrams
  • Output devices
  • Input devices
  • Develop a sample program for MicroLogix PLC
  • Practical trouble shooting
  • Practical PLC + trouble shooting Level Two
  • Practical PLC trouble shooting Level Three
  • Practical PLC trouble shooting (Team Level)


This class is interactive as well as discussion orientated. It is designed to be fully customizable to your employee training needs and we are able to conduct this training at your site or ours.

Please click the following link to view a flyer of this class: PLC Flyer.pdfPLC

Questions? Please contact us at 559.688.3130 or

Last Updated: 6/22/2017 1:52 PM