May 27, 2022  
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ET 280 - Industrial Computer Networks

Credits: 3
Builds on the skills developed in an introduction to PLC's and applies the concepts learned to the integration of various devices to form an industrial computer network system. Emphasis is placed on the Ethernet communication protocol. Construct a computer network, establish communications between all connected devices, and evaluate the proper operation of a control system. Develops skills of selecting, connecting, and operating sensors and transducers in an industrial environment in order to perform maintenance actions. Credit may be earned in SKET 280  or ET 280 but not both.

Prerequisite(s): ET 122  with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze data.
    1. Practice setting up and testing a computer network.
    2. Establish communications between all connected devices on a computer network.
    3. Use data acquisition software and hardware to collect and analyze data from a physical system.
  2. Recognize problems on industrial equipment and explain methods used to identify and resolve the problem.
    1. Explain methods used to recognize when a problem exists on industrial equipment.
    2. Explain methods used to identify the source of a problem by using various problem solving techniques.
    3. Identify the tools required to troubleshoot specific problems on industrial equipment.
    4. Explain methods used to resolve problems on industrial equipment.
  3. Conduct laboratory experiments to reinforce lecture material.
    1. State, comprehend, and comply with safety precautions when working on industrial equipment.
    2. Demonstrate the ability to recognize when a problem exists on industrial equipment.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to identify the source of a problem by using problem solving techniques.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to select the proper tools required to troubleshoot industrial equipment
    5. Demonstrate the ability to resolve problems on industrial equipment.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to effectively troubleshoot hardware, software, and mechanical problems on PLC systems.



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