MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

programmable logic
controller course

at MiraCosta College

about the programmable logic controller (PLC) course

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems have evolved to become the central component to most automation systems today. Learn the basic skills to program, troubleshoot and configure PLC-based automation installations. Allen-Bradley and Siemens are two systems that are commonly used within the manufacturing and engineering industries. Take one or both courses to gain a foundation in PLCs.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Reduced prices due to grant funding

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Tuition $150 each

Course Length
20 hours each

Hours of Instruction
Saturday, 12:00-5:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 18 years of age. A basic understanding of electrical circuitry is strongly recommended.

what you will learn

  • Basic Programming
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configuring Automation Systems
  • Allen-Bradley or Siemens Software

after course completion


If you successfully complete a program under 50 hours, we can issue a certificate for $15.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skillset for your next job.

meet your instructor

Scott Hannum - Soldering InstructorLouis Rey
PLC Programming Instructor

Louis Rey, MSEE, is currently employed at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific and works in the area of tactical communications and communication architecture. Prior to SPAWAR, Louis worked for DivX and a CE Certification/Interoperability Manager with a background in video compression and digital video signal processing. He holds a master’s of science in electrical engineering from San Diego State University and has several years of teaching experience in electronics and engineering.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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