Workforce Development Division SPRING 2016

COURSE OUTLINE -ELE-1204 300 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS I

Wednesday 6:30 PM 8:40 PM, Lab 8:50 PM 10:10 PM 

Instructor: Jim Gibson

Office Phone: (815) 224-0453, 224-0455

Office: CTC 213 B

E-Mail: jim_gibson@ivcc.edu

Office Hours: M only            12:00 PM 12:50 PM,    3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

W only            12:00 PM 12:50 PM,     4:30 PM 6:10 PM

                        By appointment as needed.

Course Description:        This course introduces students to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

Course content includes:          PLC logic concepts, basic PLC programming, and PLC hardware components and their installation, application, and maintenance. Troubleshooting techniques will be emphasized throughout this course.

Lecture, 2 hours per week; lab, 2 hours per week.

Text:   Programmable Logic Controllers. Rabiee

            Lab Manual / CD

            Prerequisite: None

Course Objectives: Upon successfully completing this course, the student should have a basic working knowledge of the following:

                        1. Programmable Controller uses, advantages, components

                        2. Programmable Controller CPU

                        3. I/O Systems

                        4. Programming Terminals and Peripheral Devices

                        5. Installation and Maintenance

                        6. Relay Logic

                        7. Ladder Logic

                        8. Timers

                        9. Counters

                        10. MCRs, ZCLs, and Jump Instructions

                        11. Numbering Systems and Codes

Grading:

            90 to 100 = A                          Labs                            30%

            80 to 89 = B                            Quizzes and Tests      30%

            70 to 79 = C                            Midterm and Final    40%

            60 to 69 = D

 

Attendance: The policy of Illinois Valley Community College as to absences is as follows:

            STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES REGULARLY. IF ABSENCE FROM CLASS IS UNAVOIDABLE, IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO EXPLAIN THE ABSENCE TO HIS INSTRUCTOR AND ARRANGE TO COMPLETE ANY WORK MISSED.

            IF AN INSTRUCTOR FEELS THE NUMBER OF ACCUMULATED ABSENCES IS INTERFERING WITH THE STUDENT'S PROGRESS AND ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE, THE STUDENT MAY BE DROPPED FROM THE COURSE WITHOUT NOTICE.

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE: IVCC has adopted official policies which address student rights, academic integrity, and student code of conduct. These policies are outlined in the IVCC Student Handbook and they address such things as cheating, harassment, and verbal abuse. The listing will serve as a guideline for our class in terms of what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Please review the policies when you have time.

 CHEATING POLICY: Cheating is not tolerated and any student caught cheating will automatically receive a ZERO for that exam or quiz and may be withdrawn from the course. 

NOTICE TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:  If you are a student with a cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on tape, note-taking services, etc.... If you are interested in receiving academic support services, please contact the Special Populations Office at 224-0284, office B-204 and inform your instructors.  Also, please speak with me during the first week of class so I can offer any assistance as your instructor.

 SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE

January  20  .............Overview of Programmable Controllers

January  27. Central Processing Unit

Feb  3       ............Quiz 1, Installation and Maintenance

Feb 10      ............Test 1, Programming Terminals and Peripheral Devices

Feb 17         .....Relay Logic and Ladder Logic, I/O Systems

Feb 24            ......Quiz 2, Ladder Logic

March 2       ........Numbering Systems

March 9     ..... Midterm review, Mid-term Exam

 March 16 .. Jump, Subroutines

March 23 ............... Timers

March 30 .......... SPRING BREAK college closed

April 6 ... Programming timers

April 13    ...... Counters, Quiz 3

April 20  ........Comparators, Cascading Timers and Counters

April 27 ............ Test 2, MCR's, ZCL's

May 4    .....Programming, Review

May 11    ...Final Exam