Course length: 4-days

Course Overview

PLC’s were first developed in the automobile manufacturing  industry to provide flexible, ruggedized and easily programmable controllers to replace hard-wired relays, timers and sequences.  Today, PLC’s are increasing in demand and can be adapted for control of manufacturing processes, such as assembly lines, robotic devices, or any activity that requires high reliability control and ease of programming and process fault diagnosis.

Our instructor-led training on PLC brings the hardware and software together in the classroom for an interactive learning experience.   You will learn how to create and edit PLC solutions, interpret ladder logic and troubleshooting techniques.  This hands-on course includes your own equipment and software.  Computers are provided for your convenience or you can bring your own laptop to use during instruction.

Class includes:


CLICK Basic PLC, 24 VDC required, serial ports, Discrete Input: 8-point, DC, Discrete Output: 6-point, sourcing.


Click PLC Programming Software
Click user manual


Programming cable assembly, USB A to 6-pin RJ12, 6ft cable length. For use with C-more Micro panels, CLICK CPUs, Do-more H2 series CPUs, and DirectLOGIC CPUs

Learning Objectives:

  • PLC basic anatomy (I/O rack wiring schemes, sourcing versus sinking, AC and DC configurations) and PLC concepts
  • Basic software familiarization (Automation Direct family controllers- Do-more and Click)
  • Going online with a PLC – upload, download, compare, transfer, copy, search, configure drivers and communication of PC (Programming laptop) to PLC
  • Discrete and analog I/O, modular PLC card replacement, troubleshooting PLC systems both with and without going online
  • Ladder Logic familiarization (how programs flow, rules of programming, intro to block instructions)
  • Using a PG to troubleshoot a PLC driven system, program modification, force functions, archiving, saving with or without changing PLC, restoring from a previous backup

Exam:  Class included Final Class Exam