Programmable Logic Controller Instructor – Waxahachie Campus

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Instructor is responsible for teaching a variety of PLC classes within the Continuing Education Department as assigned.

Teaching assignments may include classes at off-campus sites, especially Industry Partner locations.


  • Teach and supervise PLC both basic and advanced classes as assigned.
  • Coordinate/conduct class orientation and registration of students; delivering (to student) and retrieving (delivery to CE personnel) necessary student registration documents on first day of instruction.
  • Maintain a sign in sheet of students attending class for each class day.
  • Communicate with Continuing Education department required instructional materials, special concerns with Industry Partner and/or students, and any other concerns as they arise.
  • Maintain communication with appropriate Industry Partner representatives and Continuing Education department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Appropriate degree, certifications or experience to effectively instruct PLC classes.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred.


  • An understanding of and commitment to the education of students.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing and ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, classified staff, and diverse community groups.
  • Specific knowledge in:
    • General principles of programmable electrical controls and their components in the electrical power industry.
    • Basic hardware and software applications for industrial programmable logic controllers including power supplies, discrete Input/Output modules, programming devices, processors, basic logic elements, timers and counters.


  • Busy with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO: Director of Continuing Education & Protective Services

DEPARTMENT: Continuing Education & Protective Services

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Position open until filled