CIMEL-111: PLC Communication

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Electrical Engineering Technol
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
PLC Communication
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
CIMEL-110 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Introduces various elements of industrial communications using PLCs. Addresses common types of control communications in an industrial environment. Includes discussion of PLC addressing used in communications.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of PLC Communciation, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.

Core Course Topics
  1. Communication Systems in a Conventional Industrial Networks
  2. Ethernet TCP/IP Protocol
  3. Communication Systems in PLCs
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion of this course, student should be able to:
1. List common types of data communications and their characteristics.
2. Setup a system using TCIP/IP protocol.
3. Troubleshoot a PLC communication system.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned labs evaluated by using standard rubrics (see Division).


See Division for required texts/materials.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Successful completion of current Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.

Effective Term
Winter 2014