Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Technician Certificate - ONLINE


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The PLC Technician program provides a basic introduction to PLCs and focuses on the practical applications of using them in a plant or manufacturing system. This program is designed for students with little or no PLC experience and who require a safe and quick start in the fundamentals of PLC programming.
The PLC Technician Certificate includes PLCLogix 500 a PLC simulator used throughout the program to teach and experiment with the fundamentals of RSLogix 500 ladder logic programming, using file-based addressing.
The PLCLogix 500 simulation software includes approximately 250 pre-built lab projects; including 50 lab projects presented in ten “real world” 3D PLC application environments. PLCLogix 500 allows you to create ladder logic programs, see a program’s operation using a simulator and control the operation of the program from within this interactive environment. It replaces the PLC ladder rung editor and all the electrical components that have, until now, been required to learn PLC programming and operation.
The program includes the following modules:
Each of the 19 modules includes learning objectives, practical applications, technical tips, interactive labs, review questions and online final exams.
1. Overview of PLCs
2. Central Processing Unit
3. I/O System
4. Programming Terminals and Peripherals
5. Installation and Maintenance of PLCs
6. Relay Logic
7. Ladder Logic
8. Timers
9. Counters
10. MCR, JUMP, and FORCE Instructions
11. Sequencers
12. Data Transfer
13. Math Functions
14. Process Control
15. Data Communcations
16. Number Systems and Codes
17. Digital Logic
18. RTUs & PACs
19. Introduction to Automation
20. Course Cost: $1800

How to Start the Course:
Paid registration is required to begin the program. Registration is on a continuous intake basis and students can begin the program immediately.
Your registration will be processed within 3 business days. Once processed you will be sent a confirmation email containing your login information. If you have any questions please contact us toll-free at 1-866-278-6560 or by email

All students must provide a functional email address at the time of registration. Failure to do so will result in a delay in the registration process. If you do not receive an email response, be sure to check your spam settings as they may have been filtered out as junk email.

Completing the Course:
You must score at least 60 percent on the final exam in order to pass the course. You will receive a Certificate of Completion from Valencia College within thirty (30) days.

Technical Assistance:
For technical or tutorial support please call us toll-free at 1-866-278-6560 or send an email to The Student Support Center is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm (EST) and Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Valencia College cannot assist you with any technical or tutorial issues.

Course Sections

Course: CNP 7707-GBC
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 10648
Instructor(s): eLearning Coordinator
Units: 18.0 CEUs
Contact Hours: 180 Contact Hours
Required Fees
   Online Course Registration $1,800.00