2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 05, 2023  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook

Programmable Logic Controllers Certificate

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This certificate program is designed to allow the student to gain extensive knowledge about programming and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in an industrial environment. PLCs are widely used to control industrial machinery, digital displays and circuitry, and sensors. Once they are linked together, they can share resources and information. Writing, documenting, storing, printing, editing and debugging ladder logic programs are essential to the operation of factories, steel plants and other manufacturing facilities. Technicians who can utilize advanced PLC programming techniques and instructions are in demand as industry updates the control process.

Upon successful completion of the certificate in programmable logic controllers, the graduate will be able to:

  • Explain the basic components of DC and AC machines and their operations.
  • Use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to control motors, sensors, displays and other devices and circuits.
  • Describe the hardware and software requirements for linking programmable logic controllers through data highway.
  • Use advanced programming techniques and applies shift register and sequence, as well as PID instructions to activate a variety of outputs.


Students who successfully complete the Programmable Logic Controller Certificate may seek an associate degree with additional coursework; subject to each program and/or major’s requirements.


Programmable Logic Controllers

Recommended System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 100 GB or more
    • Graphics: DirectX9or higher
    • Display: 720p
    • OS: Mac 10.14 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5or higher
    • RAM: 8 GB or more
    • Hard Drive: 256 GB or more
    • Display: 1280x800 resolution or higher

Chromebooks are not recommended


Total Semester I Credit Hours: 15

Semester II

Total Semester II Credit Hours: 7

Total Semester III Credit Hours: 10

Total Semester IV Credit Hours: 7

Total Credits: 39

▲Student must obtain a letter grade of C or better to progress to graduation/certification

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