Programmable Logic Controller Technician

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Specifically designed for maintenance technicians seeking to increase their skills and advance their careers as well as manufacturing employers seeking to enhance the knowledge and skills of their maintenance workforce, the PLC Technician training program provides a basic introduction to PLCs with a focus on practical applications and PLC troubleshooting in a plant or manufacturing environment. This 9-month, four course program is designed for students with little PLC experience and who require a safe and quick start in the fundamentals of PLC. Job titles vary for individuals who possess skills and training to operate, test, maintain, and calibrate PLCs. Electro-Mechanical Technicians typically earn wages between $18 and $28 per hour, and Industrial Maintenance Technicians typically earn wages between $14 and $23 per hour. Successful completers will earn an Occupational Skills Award in Programmable Logic Controller Technician.

Course Topics

  • Motor Controls of PLC
  • PLC I
  • PLC II
  • Control Logic Application & Troubleshooting

Admission Requirements

Be working currently as a programmable logic technician or an industrial maintenance professional OR successfully completed an industrial maintenance training program within the last two years.

Class Dates, Time, & Location

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  • Location: Career & Technology Center, Grayson College Main Campus, Denison
  • Room: Mechatronics Lab (East end of CTC bldg)
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  •  $2499- Tuition covers all books and supplies necessary for class. Students are responsible for wearing safety toe boots to class.
  • On May 10, 2021, Grayson College entered Phase 3 of its Return to Campus Plan, and on June 1, 2021, Grayson College is expected to enter Phase 4 of its Return to Campus Plan. Updates on COVID-19 protocols and the College's operating status can be found here

Transferrable Credits

  • Motor Control- ELPT 1441
  • Programmable Logic Controllers I- ELPT 2319