LTC to Offer PLC and Touchscreen Seminars




Lakeshore Technical College is offering new, short-term, hands-on seminars for individuals interested in learning and sharpening skills with ControlLogix (CLX) and Touchscreen programming. Learn aspects of programming, troubleshooting and design to bring your knowledge and skills to the next level.

ControlLogix (CLX) for SLC Users, is designed for individuals who have a good understanding of how to program SLC processors but now want to understand the CLX processors and how to program them.  The seminar will discuss memory and project organization of ControlLogix controllers as well as tag based addressing. The seminar will also cover bit-based instructions, timers, counters, math/compare instructions and sequencer instructions. Lab experience will include designing programs in the RSLogix 5000 environment, downloading the programs to ControlLogix workstation, then test and troubleshoot the programs. The seminar runs March 13, 14, 15 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. The class number is 26431.

ControlLogix Programming Introduction, is designed for individuals who want a basic understanding of how to program a PLC. This seminar will be done utilizing ControlLogix controllers and RSLogix 5000 software. Students will learn about basic PLC hardware and how to do rudimentary troubleshooting using the hardware. Students will also learn how to create a PLC program, download it to a ControlLogix processor, monitor the program and troubleshoot the program. Students will become familiar with bit-level instructions, timers and counter instructions. Recommended taking prior to Touchscreens  Introduction class. This seminar runs May 15, 16, 17 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. The class number is 26432.

Touchscreens Introduction, is designed for individuals who want a basic understanding of how to program a touchscreen. This seminar will be done utilizing ControlLogix controllers and FactoryTalk View ME software. Students need to have a basic understanding of programming CLX processors. Students will learn how to create a touchscreen application, connect it to a CLX controller and download the application to a PanelView Plus touchscreen. Students will learn to create interactive display objects, animate objects and create trend objects. ControlLogix Programming – Introduction is recommended prior to this class. This seminar runs June 5, 6, 7 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. The class number is 40488.

All seminars will be held on the LTC Cleveland campus and each seminar costs $675. To register by phone with credit card, call 1.888.GO TO LTC (1.888.468.6582) Ext. 1366. Register online: with company bill information, or to download a registration form. For questions or detailed information, call Ruth at 920.693.1167, or e-mail

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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