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Module 07. - Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

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This module is intended to familiarize the student with the most important aspects of Distributed Control Systems. Topics covered in the module include remote terminal units (RTUs), HMIs and an introduction to LANs. The student will also learn the differences between star, bus, and ring topology and their applications in automation systems. In addition to covering system architecture and algorithms, the course also provides detailed information on practical applications for DCS. Emphasis is placed on design, problem solving and analysis of industrial automation systems.

Learning Outcomes:
• Differentiate between DCS and SCADA.
• List the three main elements in a DCS.
• Identify the difference between uptime and system latency.
• Explain the purpose of a remote terminal unit (RTU).
• Define task architecture and hardware architecture.
• Describe the reason why algorithms are popular in DCS.
• Name four common uses for HMI in DCS applications.
• Explain the function of a local area network (LAN).
• Identify three components of quality of use in HMI.
• Define the terms topology and Ethernet.
• Compare software-based alarms with hardwarebased alarms.
• List five applications for DCS.
• Name the four elements in a typical OTS.

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Class Details

365 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon

MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus

George Brown College 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Oceanside, MiraCosta College-Oceanside Campus  Map, Room: ONLINE George Brown College