Click PLC Series Certificate Course

Now available three convenient ways, all featuring our signature hands-on learning approach:

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Who should attend?

Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Plant Operations Managers, Maintenance Personnel or other personnel involved in planning, design and setup of manufacturing facilities and personnel who encounter control systems in their course of daily functions. It will also benefit those who might be programming, installing equipment, maintaining equipment, purchasing or implementing cost reduction and automation programs, or maintaining and troubleshooting PLC based equipment. Finally, this class will benefit the home user or tinkerer trying to implement their own systems.

What are the Benefits?

Plenty of Hands-ON! There is NO BETTER WAY to learn PLC programming than to dig in and start programming! From DAY ONE you will be learning how to configure, specify, program and troubleshoot a REAL PLC control system! Each work station has an actual PLC complete with functional Inputs and Outputs. The instructor, Doug Bell, draws on his diverse background to make the programming examples reflect REAL-WORLD situations in such a manner that WILL keep you interested throughout the entire course. At the end of the course you’ll have a library of code to take home and use to implement in your future projects.

Flexible Options:

  • Basic Course
  • Course plus Basic CLICK Trainer to take with you after the class
  • Course plus Analog CLICK Trainer to take with you after the class
  • Course plus CLICK Cmore Micro/Analog Trainer to take with you after the class

Course Contents



  • Operation of Products
    • What is a PLC?
    • What is a Input/Output module?
    • Sinking vs. Sourcing modules
    • What is a specialty module?
  • Designing and Laying Out a Project
    • Power Budget
    • Special Bits
    • I / O Mapping
    • Retentive Ranges
    • Memory Tables
  • Introduction to the Click Programming software
    • Configuring the CPU and add-on cards
    • Basic Ladder Functions
    • Establishing a Link to the PLC
    • Control Relays
    • Additional Software features
    • Counters
    • Timers
    • Introduction to Math
    • Data Types


  • Continue with ladder logic instructions
    • Math revisited
    • Analog in/out
    • Compares
    • COPY
    • Search
  • Advanced Topics
    • For/Next loops
    • Pointers in PLC
    • Basic networking
  • Implementation of instructions
    • Using Math to create a Ramp, Average, Scaling routines
    • Advanced sequential programming using the Drum instruction
    • Creating a debounce coil with timers
    • Shift registers to track product
    • Using the Click PLC as remote I/O


(In person "Hands On" version is 2 days long. The "Virtual Hands On" version of this course is 3 days long.) 



Take home a discounted trainer after the class:


CLICK Basic                                             CLICK Analog                                     CLICK Cmore Micro\Analog

CLICK Basic   CLICK Analog  clickanalogandcmoretrainer


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