Introductory control programming was included as a required course for agricultural systems students. A programmable automation controller (PAC) was programmed with a flowchart paradigm to monitor and control applications. An ex post facto research design was used, with a questionnaire to obtain student feedback. The PAC instructional unit and student feedback are described. Ninety‐two percent of students agreed the PAC unit of the course helped improve their problem‐solving skills.
Watson, Dennis G. and Pense, Seburn L. "Teaching Control Programming Using Programmable Automation Controllers." Applied Engineering in Agriculture 27, No. 2 (Jan 2011): 295-302. doi:10.13031/2013.36478.