Electrical

Electrical Courses

An overview of concepts and skills needed to safely and effectively work in electrical related industries. Includes basics of AC and DC electricity through the study of basic AC current with emphasis on resistors, inductors, capacitors, transformers, electrical quantities, and units of measure.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Demonstrate math skills needed for working with electrical systems
  • Describe electrical concepts and components—Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws
  • Demonstrate safe operations and recognition of potential hazards when working with electrical circuits 
  • Demonstrate and explain the measurement of basic electrical quantities
  • Explain series and parallel circuits and the characteristics of each
  • Interpret basic electrical schematics and relate them to actual physical circuits
  • Understand power factors and power factor corrections

This course covers the practical application of single phase and 3-phase AC electric motors, their maintenance, protection, as well as control devices and motor control circuitry. Other areas explored include control relays, motor starters, and motor protection. Information can be applied to improve up-time and efficiencies. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand principles of magnetism and parts of a motor and generator
  • Learn single phase AC motors, 3-phase AC motors, basic relay and motor control starter control circuits
  • Understand and read nameplate data
  • Learn about motor protection and NEC requirements
  • Learn motor types and selection
  • Troubleshoot motor failures
  • Learn about AC Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

This course teaches the practical application of DC electric motors, their maintenance and protection, as well as control devices and motor control circuitry. Class includes their related control systems, construction and units of measure, construction of DC motors with series and shunt, maintenance of DC motor brushes and commutator, and control and maintenance of industrial DC cranes is covered. Information can be applied to improve up-time and efficiencies. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn about electromagnetism and series and shunt DC motors
  • Understand replacing brushes and troubleshooting brush problems
  • Understand troubleshooting commutators and repairing them
  • Understand and read DC nameplate data
  • AC to DC rectification
  • Learn DC motor Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
  • Understand DC motors power, torque, and speed curves

This class covers theory and application for industrial motors, control systems and units of measure. Course content integrates well to improve up-time and efficiencies.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain how complete control circuits progress through three basic areas
  • Draw a sequence bar chart for an electrical control circuit
  • Demonstrate how various electrical components are used to gather information from a machine or system
  • Demonstrate how electrical components are used to decide about to how the gathered information is to be used
  • Demonstrate how this decision affects the output or work the machine is to accomplish
  • Draw a simple electrical control circuit from a given set of requirements
  • Describe how a seal circuit is used
  • Explain the function of the timer sequence symbol above each timer contact

This course is designed to provide advanced background information to facilitate isolating and correction problems with Industrial Motor Controls. This course takes a deeper dive into motor speed feedback devices, soft starters and soft start techniques, NEC wiring and motor protection requirements, braking techniques, and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn NEC motor circuit wiring and motor protection requirement
  • Understand resolvers, encoders, and tachometers
  • Understand reduced voltage starting and soft starters
  • Understand DC braking, ramp, dynamic and regen braking
  • Learn controlling and changing motor speed
  • Learn about Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) and troubleshooting

This course presents various types of prints, drawings, and schematics used in manufacturing, construction and industry. Participants will learn why drawings are needed, uses of drawings, and standard drawing information.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand and interpret dimensional drawings
  • Understand and interpret schematics
  • Use the border system to locate key parts or components in a drawing
  • Understand and interpret an exploded view drawing
  • Discuss each of the four basic drawings used to convey information
    • Single-line drawing
    • Pictorial diagram
    • Schematic diagram
    • Ladder diagram

The course is able to cover topics from introductory through advanced based on your needs. Introductory class includes areas universal to the use of PLC’s in the field. Participants will gain an understanding of the capabilities for controlling processes, equipment, and other functions in an industrial setting. A more intermediate to advanced level PLC training will provide the most efficient and most effective procedures for isolating and correcting problems. Monitoring PLC’s for faults and current status is also recommended.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand main PLC components, systems and functions
  • Set-up communications
  • Learn numbering systems, ladder logic programming basics, timing sequences and trending
  • Develop familiarity with industrial prints to identify field to PLC connectivity
  • Perform data transfers
  • Learn how to identify, isolate and correct faults
  • Manage electrical noise and grounding
  • Learn how to wire, program clamp, drill and garage door interface
  • Understand Ethernet networking and fiber optic Ethernet; Distributed IO (over Ethernet)
  • Set and retrieve status bits
  • Use Producer/Consumer tags
  • Learn how to force input and output, and create trends to monitor a project
  • Learn how to wire and program a PLC ladder logic PID controller, Program a PanelView HMI interface 
  • Understand Analog inputs and outputs (4-20mA & +/- 10V)
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