Continuing Education

Programmable Logic Controller II

Campus

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Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Programmable Logic Controller Level II Certificate of Achievement

This program concentrates on programming both Allen Bradley CompactLogix and SIEMENS S7-1500 PLCs using IEC61131-3 languages learned in the PLC Level 1 certificate. Participants will build and program Human Machine Interface (HMI) using Wonderware and Open Platform Communication (OPC). Learn and utilize programmable drives that are common in the industry.

  • Develop a PLC program TIA Portal and Studio 5000.
  • Build and program an HMI using Wonderware.
  • Create, program, and troubleshoot Siemens SIMATIC HMI.
  • Use RSLinx, OPC to communicate to various devices.
  • Configure and run programmable drives.
  • Create customized programs that are specific to your equipment and needs.

Two Certificates of Achievement

NAIT offers two PLC certificates. If you have not completed the PLC Level I Certificate, you will need to register and complete it prior to taking Level II courses.

If you can demonstrate that you already possess the skills instructed in Level I, you may contact NAIT to request direct entry into Level II. For more information please contact ced_ast@nait.ca or call 780-378-6990.

Programmable Logic Controller Level II Certificate of Achievement

The Level II Certificate focuses on PLC programming with hands-on training on Siemens and Allen Bradley logic controllers, Human Machine Interfaces (Siemens and Wonderware), and Open Platform Communication (OPC) and control systems.

Level II Courses

  • PLCC201
  • PLCC202
  • PLCC203
  • PLCC204
  • PLCC205
  • PLCC206

Flexible Learning Options

Courses in NAIT’s PLC Level II certificate have been designed with hands-on skills in mind. We offer flexible start dates throughout the year.  Most students complete Level II by taking evening classes.

Currently, due to COVID-19 Health and Safety restrictions, our training is being offered in an online format only. The courses are delivered synchronously with live active instruction and engagement with other participants, using highly defined simulators and real PLCs.

Previous Required Experience

To be successful in this program participants should have  the following experience:

  • Completion of NAIT's PLC Certificate Level I (exceptions may be granted if previous skills can be demonstrated).
  • Familiarity with personal computers.
  • Minimum of post-secondary or apprenticeship in a related field, or equivalent experience.

For more information please contact ced_ast@nait.ca or call 780-378-6990.

Instructors

Dr. Yadu Prabhakar, Ph.D., P.Eng., MSc.

Dr. Yadu Prabhakar, Ph.D., P.Eng., MSc.

Dr. Yadu Prabhakar is a Robotics and Industrial Automation instructional facilitator at NAIT with more than 7 years of teaching experience.

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Jean-Paul Prévost, Ph.D., M.A.Sc.

Jean-Paul Prévost, Ph.D., M.A.Sc.

Dr. Jean-Paul Prévost is an instructor in Electrical Engineering Technology at NAIT. He has been at NAIT for over 7 years, teaching courses in electrical theory, PLC automation and motor drives.

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