Distributed Control System ELCL 9074

Online Option

Our Distributed Control System course teaches a unified approach to developing and troubleshooting Allen-Bradley based factory integration using FactoryTalk and ViewAnyWare software. Learn how to implement a distributed human-machine interface (HMI) system and set up the database collection. The course also uses a Rockwell-based distributed control system (DCS) to focus on the set-up of DCS applications using an asset management server. Learn to set up and interpret a Rockwell Software Maintenance Automation Control Center (RSMACC) database, set up the plant performance and metrics system and optimize simulated plant activity using Arena simulation software.


Course Delivery Method:

This is normally a blended in-class/online course but will be offered temporarily online only via Blackboard Learn/Collaborate while college buildings are closed.

Course Essentials:

You will be required to purchase a Rockwell software toolkit in order to complete this course. The toolkit purchase is in addition to the course fee and can be purchased from our Casa Loma Campus bookstore any time after the first class.

Technical/Computer Requirements:

Refer to the basic technology requirements for Blackboard online courses.


You must have completed our ELCL 9078 Industrial Process Control course. (An approved equivalent is also acceptable.)

Hours and Fees




(includes a non-refundable materials fee of $100)

Contact Information

Course Sections

Delivery Method: Online

Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.