Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)


The College of Western Idaho Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) non-credit course is a great way to learn the magic behind electrically controlled machines!

Participants will learn about fundamental concepts of using Programmable Logic Controllers,  This class is recommended for those currently employed in the electronics or a related field who wish to learn the concepts of operation of PLC's.

The skills in this PLC class are taught using Allen-Bradley PLC's and RX Logix software.

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Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Identify and understand the components that make up a PLC
  • Understand the role and purpose of PLC's in process control
  • Understand addressing concepts and basic ladder logic
  • Understand the availability and usage of commonly used instructions
  • Develop applicable programs

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Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Certificate of Completion


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  • Course fee is $596
  • Course materials included

Class costs and fees are subject to change without notice.


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Career Info


  • Technician
  • Operator