This course provides the student with basic skills useful in identifying the concepts of automated machines and equipment and describes the terms and phrases associated with industrial automation. A range of automated control systems will be studied in depth with special emphasis on the use of ladder Logic and F- Logic for PLC programming. The industry standards and protocols are covered. The design and operation of distributed control systems (DCS) is emphasized. The methods of programming for the various automated controllers are an integral part of this course. Examples of automation in selected industries are discussed to highlight the various applications of the automated systems. The practical component for this class will be covered in the advanced electronics lab course.