July 24, 2017

The PLC Technician Certificate programs at GBCtechtraining, share a common core  of 7 modules. What does that mean for you? It means that there will be module exemptions and savings for you if you take both. Once you complete one PLC program, credit for exemptions will apply to the second PLC program; saving you close to $500 in tuition on your second credential. Completing both programs will give you a well-rounded education in PLC technologies in manufacturing. The PLC Technician I certificate provides a foundation in PLCs in manufacturing. PLC Technician II provides a more advanced study of PLCs using a tag-based addressing language. To have a deeper understanding of PLCs you should know both methods including, I/O addressing, traditional and tag-based addressing. This chart highlights the module exemptions available.

Common Modules in PLC & PLC Technician II Certificate Programs (in blue)




PLC Technician Certificate


PLC Technician II Certificate


Module 1 - Overview of PLCs


Module 1 - Introduction to Advanced PLCs


Module 2 - Central Processing Unit


Module 2 - PLC Processors


Module 3 - I/O System


Module 3 - I/O System


Module 4 - Programming Terminals and Peripherals


Module 4 - Programming Terminals and Peripherals


Module 5 - Installation and Maintenance of PLCs


Module 5 - Installation and Maintenance of PLCs

Module 6 - Relay Logic 

Module 6 - Tag-based PLCs
 


Module 7 - Ladder Logic 


Module 7 - Ladder Logic Programming


Module 8 - Timers


Module 8 - Timers


Module 9 - Counters


Module 9 - Counters


Module 10 - MCR, JUMP, and FORCE Instructions


Module 10 - Branch and Loop Control


Module 11 - Sequencers


Module 11 - Sequencers


Module 12 - Data Transfer


Module 12 - Data Handling


Module 13 - Math Functions


Module 13 - Math Instruction


Module 14 - Process Control


Module 14 - Process Control


Module 15 - Data Communications


Module 15 - PLC Communications


Module 16 - Number Systems and Codes


Module 16 - Distributed Control Systems (DCS)


Module 17 - Digital Logic


Module 17 - SCADA Systems


Module 18 - RTUs & PACs


Module 18 - Advanced Programming Languages


Module 19 - Introduction to Automation

Module 19 - Robotics

Once you have decided you want to round out your education in PLC’s with both programs, please contact us at 1-888-553-5333 and speak to one of our Program Consultants.

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