NHTI Concord's Community College PLC Programming Course (RB 205)

Students will develop a thorough understanding of modern, industry-standard PLC hardware and software to enable them to user PLCs effectively. Topics include the PLC as a task specific computer; program scan; relay ladder logic; digital and analog 110; MCR; sequencers/drums; functions and function blocks; RLL, SCL, FBD; Human Machine Interface (HMI); and other industry related topics. Numerous industry examples will be explored and discussed. Labs will emphasize program organization, documentation, audience awareness, maintainability, robustness, fault tolerance, and debugging
Primary Material Type:
NHTI-Concord`s Community College
Project Name:
Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education (AMPed NH)
NHTI-Concord`s Community College, PLC Programming, Robotics and Automation Engineering Technology, NHTI, TAACCCT, advanced manufacturing, CCSNH, AMPed NH, task specific computer, program scan, relay ladder logic, digital and analog 110, MCR, sequencers/drums, functions and function blocks, RLL, SCL, FBD, Human Machine Interface (HMI), fault tolerance, debugging

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Osram Sylvania
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing (334)
Production Occupations -- Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers (51-2023)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Interactivity Type:
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Hezel Associates provided the 3rd party curriculum review for the AMPed NH TAACCCT grant project. Courses were reviewed for quality by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) by assessing the (1) clarity and appropriateness of learning objectives, (2) alignment of learning objectives to course activities and materials, (3) logical sequencing of course content, (4) availability of active learning opportunities, (5) use of formative feedback for students, and (6) presence of summative assessment and its alignment with course objectives. SMEs were selected based on credentials and experience in instructional and curricular design and evaluation.

Copyright / Licensing

Copyright Owner:
Ken Gitlitz, Assoc. Professor, Computer Engineering Technology NHTI, Concord’s Community College
Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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