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Shop Math

This 24-hour course teaches students the fundamental math functions used in manufacturing. The course covers fractions and decimals, basic triangle and geometry and an introduction to trigonometry.

Electrical Fundamentals

This forty-hour training course covers the basics of DC (direct current) and AC (alternating current) theory and fundamentals. Course topics include concepts of electrical schematics, components, voltage, current and resistance. Ohms Law is used extensively to verify the results obtained from the outcomes of the lab experiments. Power supplies and test equipment like the digital volt Ohm meter will be operated to make observations of circuit parameters and operation

Motor Control and Drives

This forty- hour course is designed to provide the basic skills in AC / DC motors and motor control. The prerequisite for this course is Electrical Fundamentals. The course provides an understanding of the operation of AC and DC motors and motor control circuits. Course topics include AC / DC motor operations, control circuit components, motor control wiring, connections, ladder diagrams, and interpretation of electronic motor control schematics.

Equipment Leveling

This sixteen (16) hour course is designed to provide the necessary skills needed to identify components and best practices used in manual and laser leveling and alignment. The students will learn different leveling and alignment techniques and practice leveling and aligning various components. This course is designed to provide practical hands on training for maintenance technicians who have no or limited background in this area of service. It is not intended for a journeyman millwright.

Digital Electronics/Sensors

This forty-hour training course covers the basics of digital electronics fundamentals and troubleshooting digital circuits. The prerequisite for this course is Electrical Fundamentals. Course topics include concepts of logic gates, Boolean expressions, schematics for logic gates, inverters, and amplifiers, Digital Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting analysis.The student will be introduced to the many types and boundary ranges of sensors. Adjustment and alignment of sensors when needed will be included in the coursework. Sinking and sourcing explanations along with NPN and PNP types of sensors are included in the class. Interfacing sensors with PLC inputs and troubleshooting field wiring will also be covered. The coursework is 50% hands on where the student will investigate the logic that is outputted from different types of sensors. Imbedded in all labs will be terms, schematic symbols, and methods of bench testing a wide range of sensors. Videos will be included in the curriculum to enhance the learning experience of the participant. 

Fluid Power

This 40-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills in fluid power. The course provides an understanding of fluid power symbols, basic components of fluid power systems (hydraulic and pneumatic) and basic laws and formulas for fluid power calculations. Course topics include pumps, control valves, actuators, maintenance and troubleshooting of fluid power systems.

Robot Operations

This forty-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to Operate and Program a Fanuc Robot. Course topics include Robotic Safety, Controls, Operations and Handling Tool Programming.

Robot Electric Troubleshooting and Maintenance

This forty-hour course is designed to provide the basic skills needed to troubleshoot, Electrical repair and maintenance procedures of robotic electrical system. Course topics include robot electrical component identification and function of the robot electrical controller.

PLC 1&2

This forty-hour course is designed to familiarize participants with the Rockwell RSLogix PLC programming. The prerequisites for this course are Electrical Fundamentals, Motor Control and Drives and Digital Electronics. This course will provide learners with the fundamentals needed to create, transfer, test and verify working RSLogix projects.The uses of Ladder logic are explained. Participants will be able to monitor, edit, and create Programs and Routines to construct, monitor or modify projects. The concept of ladder logic using tags and datatypes instead of data tables will be applied. Participants will go online with controllers and edit ladder routines online and offline.

PLC 3&4

This forty-hour course is designed to allow the participant to build, test and verify a PLC program given the I/O table, Sequence of Operation, Location of Components and Understanding of Station Tasks. The prerequisite for this course is PLC I & II. This course will challenge participants to write and design solutions to given problems. Participants will be able to monitor, edit, and create Programs and Routines to construct, monitor or modify projects. Participants will go online with controllers and edit ladder routines online and offline.The course also trains the participant in working with Inoperable Stations, Identifying Problems, Troubleshooting and Determining Causes on Rockwell RSLogix PLC programed systems.Troubleshooting Tools, Fault Codes, Alarm Messages and the Fault Indicators will be used to determine and correct the problem.

Rigging

In industry, the term “rigging” defines the process of moving heavy loads with ropes, hoists, and other types of specially designed tools. The term is also used to define the equipment used to lift the load. The maintenance personnel trained to perform the work are called riggers. This 24-hour course introduces the trainee to the trade and discusses safety aspects related to rigging. It also provides an overview of the different equipment used in order to safely rig loads and discusses the fundamentals and procedures used when rigging. Another important part is determining the weight of a load in order to properly select the equipment and hardware for the job. To bring all the parts together, labs are created to practice safe rigging techniques.

Pipefitting

This thirty-two hour course is designed to provide the skills in pipefitting and tube bending. The course provides an understanding of piping drawings and component identification and equipment used in pipefitting and tube bending applications. Course topics include pipefitting, methods of tube bending, pipe materials, joints, fittings, pipe hangers and support applications.