This course will provide the fundamentals of a programmable logic controller(PLC). Hands-on instruction and industrial-type applications of PLC's requiring relay ladder logic control and a study of automated manufacturing and the functions of PLC's in an industrial environment will be provided. Topics include components of a PLC, memory organization, discrete I/O, numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, relay ladder logic, timers, counters, word level logic and troublshooting. 2 hrs lect. 2 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or higher.