Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Boot Camp

Saturday Schedule

This focused 75-hour PLC Boot Camp is for industrial maintenance technicians with basic electrical and ladder logic experience seeking to increase their skills for promotion and higher wages. Using SLC 5103 controllers and RS Logix 500 software, this 10-session program will develop skills in design, programming, and operation of PLCs to control a number of process applications used by industries all over the world. Classes using hands-on application will be held in the state-of-the-art Industrial Maintenance Training Lab located at our West Hills Center in Oakdale, PA. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion and 7.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Some topics covered include:

  • Orientation, operation, and programming
  • Memory organization
  • Program analysis
  • Motor control
  • Discrete I/O interfacing
  • Systems troubleshooting
  • Event sequencing
  • Application development timer instructions
  • Counter instructions

View the list of skills here: PLC Boot Camp Skills List

Cohort size is limited to only 5 and early registration is encouraged. Third party billing agreements are available for participants who will receive tuition assistance from their employer.

Program Schedule

This Saturday schedule will run from 8:00PM to 4:00PM, from April 12, 2014 to July 19, 2014.* 

West Hills Center
4/12/14 - 7/12/14

8:00AM - 4:00PM, Saturdays


*No class on holiday weekends:  April 19, 2014, May 24, 2014 and July 5, 2014.

Vacation Break: June 7, 2014 and June 14, 2014 

Corporate clients: call for appointment, tour, or customized program, or register your employee using third party billing agreement.


Instructor: Paul Blackford

Investment: $3,490

Call-in Registration: 412.369.3701 

On-Line Registration: Registration now closed-check back for fall schedule to be announced

For more information on this program, please contact:
Brian Hannon


Refund Policy
Students who wish to withdraw from a class must do so by the end of the last business day before the class starts. No refund of tuition, non-credit registration fees or materials fees shall be granted unless such materials are returned unused