Network Communication-Introduction to PLC and Data Networks

This course is the next in the series of SCRTTC electrical courses dealing with the complexity of the harness and computer functions in the modern chassis. Upon completion of this course, the student should have an understanding of the interface wiring harnesses and their relationship to electrical components on the bus.

  • Prerequisite: Proficiency in #SL-EL-1600-I and SC-EL-1600-II
  • Duration: 16 hours over 2 days
  • Training Resources: Not Listed


Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium

Transit Type


Target Audience

Supervisor or technician who needs an overview of the operation of vehicle communication networks and diagnostic procedure.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Network Communication
  • Basic Multiplexing, Computer Function
  • Sensors and Processing
  • Logic Circuits and Gates
  • Output circuits and Drivers
  • SAE J1587, slow speed communication on electronically managed systems
  • SAE J1708, serial communications hard ware compatibility used in 6 pin Deutsch connectors
  • SAE J1939, current heavy duty data bus that uses CAN 2 architecture used in the 9 pin
  • Deutsch connector on the back bone network.
  • On the Bus Activities-Deutsch Connector Tests, Network Engine Data
  • OBD I
  • Introduction to PLC
  • Allen Bradley
  • Vansco
  • On the Bus Activity- Multiplex Diagnosis
  • Wiring Repair
  • Correct terminal extraction procedures
  • Terminal identification
  • Terminal replacement
  • Micro-Pac, Weather-Pac

Assessment of Learner Performance

None Listed

Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

How to Obtain the Course

Register for the course via the following link:

Point of Contact




Restrictions for Use

Not Listed



Other notes

Availability of this course may change based on SCRTTC course schedule.

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