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Learn to Program and Troubleshoot PLCs!

CIE's Industrial Electronics with PLC Technology course was revised to include lessons on Programmable Logic Controllers, Servo Motors, Servomechanisms, PLC programming and PLC troubleshooting.

This distance learning course provides a thorough understanding of industrial electronics and essential troubleshooting techniques necessary to maintain, repair and program a wide array of industrial electronic equipment including robotics, servos and programmable logic controllers.

In addition, students graduate with the ability to read and understand many different types of schematics and operational manuals.

What is a PLC?

A programmable logic controller (PLC) is a computer-based device capable of controlling many types of industrial equipment and entire automated systems.

The advent of low cost computers has made the PLC the most common choice for manufacturing controls today. They can be programmed to do a variety of functions through a simple ladder logic program.

PLCs have a strong presence on the factory floor and will probably remain predominant for some time to come. They are used in just about every industry all across the globe.

PLCs are inexpensive, flexible and can operate for years before failure.

What You Will Learn

Industrial Electronics with PLC Technology starts with the basics of electronics and then moves on to more advanced topics that include:

  • AC and DC circuit theory
  • Identifying components
  • Robotics
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • PLC programming
  • PLC troubleshooting
  • Servomechanisms
  • Servo motors
  • Working with printed circuit boards
  • Systematic troubleshooting and more!

Special Offer to New Students - April 1st through April 30th.

Enroll on-line in Course 5 for only $10 down and save 40% off standard tuition.

Tuition is $1,185.

Finance your tuition with low monthly payments of $50.

Education Benefits Available for Military Personnel and Veterans

Build on your military training with a Nationally Accredited Diploma from CIE!

CIE is approved for the training of veterans and eligible military service personal for educational benefits under the G.I. Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill and military tuition assistance under the DANTES program for service members on active duty in the Armed Forces.

Funds are also available for eligible military spouses under the military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative.

Call a CIE Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 or email CIE to see how easy it is to put your Military Education Benefits to work for you today!

Instructor Assistance

Industrial Electronics with PLC Technology (course 5) contains 78 lessons with instructor support.

Our instruction staff works directly with you one-on-one to answer your questions and provide you with technical assistance when needed - even if it's on a Saturday!

You can take your exams online with our e-grade site or simply mail them in to us.

This program was created specifically for the distance learning student. Experience a step-by-step method of learning that allows you to complete each lesson at your own pace when it's convenient for you!

Earn a Nationally Accredited Diploma

Students graduate with a Nationally Accredited Diploma in Electronics and are readily employable as electronics technicians.

They may continue their education with CIE and receive full academic and tuition credit that can be applied towards CIE's more advanced programs like courses 11, 14B, and the A.A.S. Degree Program.

In fact, this course contains 23 credit hours towards CIE's nationally accredited Associate Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

CET Preparation

Industrial Electronics also includes a study guide on how to prepare for the Associate-Level Certified Electronics Technician (CET) exam. This test is administered by the International Society of Certified Electronics

Technicians and has over 46,000 certified technicians across the globe! Certification enables employers to separate knowledgeable job applicants from those with less training and skills.

CIE has an open enrollment policy and you can start this program at anytime.

One of the advantages of enrolling with CIE is that you can study at your own pace. Some students go through the program slowly, others at an accelerated level. We can accommodate almost any arrangement that suits you best and with our generous time allotment of 18 months for Course 5 you can be assured to have enough time to complete your program.

  • 78 lessons
  • Completion Time Allowed: 18 Months
  • 23 Credit Hours Toward CIE's A.A.S. Electronics Degree Program
  • Preparation for CET Exam

Student Textbook Responsibilities

Students are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks for this course that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 if you have any questions.

Textbook Buyback Program

Some lesson modules in this course include textbooks that would qualify for our Textbook Buyback Program.

CIE’s Textbook Buyback Program enables you to sell your textbooks back to CIE for tuition credit once you are finished with your learning module. They must be in a like-new appearance with no marks, tears or folds.

You are under no obligation to use this service but if you don’t want to keep your textbooks for reference we’ll be happy to buy them back and give you tuition credit. You can start this program at any time during your course.

Preview the Lesson Titles

Lesson titles for the Industrial Electronics with PLC Technology.

Lesson Titles