M.S.A., Central Michigan University; B.S./E.E.T., Southern College of Technology
Advanced PLC and HMI Technician II (AP31)
Offered at the Following Campus
Floyd County Campus
The Advanced PLC and HMI Technician II Technical Certificate of Credit continues the technical training provided in the Technician I program. Instruction is provided in advanced process control, equipment networking, and industrial graphic communications.
Teaches advanced process control skills to include Process control drawings, PID control, advanced loops and tuning, Process controllers, DCS systems, and SCADA systems. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals, devices and methods use in todays advanced process systems.
Provides hands on experience in the development and implementation of graphical computer based HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces) for control of automated machines and industrial manufacturing systems. This course is built on the users knowledge/familiarity of programmable logic controls (PLCs) and demonstrates the capabilities and economic impact of PC based controls systems. The manufacturing industrys demand for low cost automated solutions has pushed the desktop PC into the plant floor. Areas such as front end creation, I/O assignments and communications, alarming, and acknowledgement, data trending and more are covered and explored throughout the course.