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Manufacturing & Industrial Maintenance Self-Study Online Courses (A)

Self-study online training for industrial maintenance and manufacturing is a great way for experienced employees to add new skills. These self-study online courses meet the challenge for flexible technical training through an intuitive, easy-to-use web portal. Each course may have 1-30+ modules that are 30-60 minutes each. The exception is Industry 4.0 Fundamentals with modules that are 15-30 minutes each. Graphics, videos, simulations, etc. create interactive opportunities to learn new technical skills previously restricted to the classroom. You may purchase a 180-Day (6 months) all-access subscription for $300 per person.
 
eAssessments are online assessments that are available and used to develop customized self-study online training prescriptions for each individual employee. Upon completion of the training, the employee may also take a post-assessment to measure improvement over the pre-assessment. eAssessments may also be used during pre-hire process to help evaluate job-specific knowledge and skills. Estimated cost is $150 per employee.
 
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VIRTUAL TRAINERS

Students can now get the look and feel of using real equipment via their computer. The virtual simulators replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that students will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Students perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using equipment hardware. The below courses are delivered using virtual trainers.

  1. Virtual CNC course

  2. Electric Motor Control

  3. Measurement Tools 1

  4. Production Assembly

  5. Split Flange Coupling Assembly

  6. Electric Torque Wrench Assembly

  7. Mastering Programmable Controllers (A-B CompactLogix L16)

  8. AC/DC Electrical Systems

  9. Electrical Control 1

  10. Machine Tools 1

  11. Mechanical Systems 1

  12. Basic Pneumatics

  13. Basic Hydraulics

 

INDUSTRY 4.0 FUNDAMENTALS

  • Industry 4.0: Course 1 - Introduction to Mechatronics

    • This course covers a wide range of advanced manufacturing topics including safety, basic hand tools, measurement, print reading, and the fundamentals of mechanical, fluid power, electrical, and automation.

  • Industry 4.0: Course 2 - Introduction to Industrial Control Systems

    • This course covers a wide range of advanced manufacturing topics including mechanical drives, more advanced fluid power concepts, material handling, sensors, PLC programming and project development, CNC machining, and more!

  • Industry 4.0: Course 4 - Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things

    • This course covers IIoT topics including programmable logic controllers, RFID programming, Lean production, systems troubleshooting, indexing systems, conveyor parts distribution, and multi-station mechanical communications.

 

AUTOMATION

  • Pegasus Robotics Simulation

    • Pegasus robotics simulation discusses the basic operation of the Pegasus robot. These skills include safety, powerup, shutdown, manual operation, homing, end effector operation. Skills taught also include basic robot programming including movement and effector commands, interfacting and material handling, application development, flexible manufacturing cells, quality control, production control, and workcell development.

  • Robotics and Computer Programming

    • Robotics and Computer Programming 1 discusses the basic operation of a Robot. These skills include safety, powerup, shutdown, manual operation, homing, end effector operation. Skills taught also include basic robot programming including movement and effector commands, interfacing and material handling, application development, flexible manufacturing cells, quality control, production control, and workcell development.

  • Robotics 1

    • Pegasus robot course discusses the basic operation of the Pegasus robot. These skills include safety, powerup, shutdown, manual operation, homing, end effector operation. Skills taught also include basic robot programming including movement and effector commands.

  • Mechatronics CNC Mill

    • This course covers an introduction to CNC programming through topics like CNC mill safety and operation, linear interpolation, circular interpolation, discrete robot communications, CNC machine workcells, and many more. Specific learning objective include: entering and editing a CNC program with a text editor; selecting the tool size for a CNC operation; programming a part path using circular interpolation; and the operation of a servo robot traverse axis.

  • Machine Vision Inspection Systems

    • This course covers machine vision basics, application design, system operation, and camera optics and light quality. Examples of topics include: how to connect and verify the functionality of a Machine Vision camera; how vision system software captures, stores, and displays images; how adjusting system settings improves image quality; and how a vision system communicates using discrete I/O.

  • Mechatronics

    • This course will begin with the basics of mechatronics and automation operations and move to more complex topics like component adjustment, pick and place feeding, gauging, indexing, sorting and queuing, servo robotics assembly, torqueing, parts storage, and multiple station control.

  • Mechatronics Troubleshooting System - AB CompactLogix L16

    • Downtime, or the time the manufacturing line is not producing, can cost thousands of dollars per minute. To minimize downtime, the technician must thoroughly understand the machines and components in his or area and be able to act quickly as failures arise. This course covers topics such as mechatronics power supply, input and output troubleshooting, as well as processor and mechatronics station troubleshooting.

  • Mechatronics RF Identification System (AB CompactLogix L16)

    • This course covers radio-frequency identification technology and its applications in automated processes. Major topics include: introduction to RFID systems, PLC RFID system data communication, PC RFID system communication programming, and PLC RFID applications.

  • Tabletop Mechatronics

    • This interactive multimedia course for Amatrol's Tabletop Mechatronics Learning System covers automation operations, programmable logic controller operation, basic PLC programming, PLC motor control, pick and place feeding, PLC event sequencing, indexing, and sorting and parts storage. Study in-depth topics like types of operator station discrete logic output devices, the basic structure of a PLC ladder logic program, how to create a PLC project, the operation of a PLC program for a reversing motor control, how to adjust a vacuum switch, how to adjust a capacitive sensor, and much more.

  • Mechatronics HMI Siemens S7-1500

    • This course covers basic HMI panel operation. Important topics include how to connect an HMI panel, how to configure an HMI panel, how to download a project to an HMI panel, types of input and output objects, and how to operate a PLC project using an HMI panel.

  • Mechatronics Barcode Identification (AB CompactLogix L16)

    • Barcode identification systems are used in real-world applications such as sorting and tracking mail, sorting baggage at airports, and identifying and quantifying inventory in warehouses and shipping centers. This course covers barcode function, maximizing barcode scan accuracy, serial communications, PLC string data, programming and interfacing PLCs to serial communication devices, configuring and interfacing a barcode reader, and operating a PLC project.

  • Table-Top Mechatronics Servo Robot System

    • This multimedia teaches learners robotic applications commonly used in real-world mechatronics systems. In addition to teaching robot conditional commands such as If-Then, Else, Endif, and Inp, learners are taught how to create sequence flowcharts to help them visually organize their thoughts allowing them to select the best programming instructions for the task.

  • Table Top Smart Factory RFID/Sensors

    • This course covers RFID operation and programming, smart pressure sensors, and smart photoelectric sensors. Learners will study: IO Link Master function and operation, how to configure an IO Link Master in a PLC project, and smart photoelectric sensor operation in a PLC project.

  • Mechatronics Barcode Product Identification (AB micro800)

    • This course covers barcode system operation and programming. Learners will study how to maximize barcode scan accuracy, how to configure and test an Ethernet-to-serial interface module, the basic operation of a function block instruction, and the operation of plc comparison instructions.

  • Tabletop Smart Factory Ethernet - AB Micro820

    • This course covers Ethernet networks, network performance, and managed Ethernet switch operation. Learners will study topics like industrial network function and levels, Ethernet network operation and components, setting Ethernet IP addresses of robots and PLCs, large-scale industrial Ethernet network hardware, industrial managed Ethernet switch configuration, and more!

  • Tabletop Smart Factory Manufacturing Execution System - AB

    • This course covers lean production metrics and manufacturing execution systems. Learners will study topics like: lead time, process cycle time, Takt time, enterprise resource planning system, and operation of a web-based manufacturing execution system.

  • Smart Factory Barcode System - Siemens S7-1500

    • This smart factory barcode course covers barcode system operation and programming. Learners will study PLC serial communication, Ethernet-to-serial interface module operation and configuration, barcode function block instruction, how to maximize barcode scan accuracy.

  • Mechatronics RFID S7-1500

    • This course covers RFID operation and programming. The course contains in-depth training for: the function and operation of an RFID system; types of RFID tags; the function, operation, and configuration of an IO-Link Master; and the operation of RFID function block instructions.

  • Smart Factory Vision Inspection System - Siemens S7-1500

    • This smart factory vision inspection course covers machine vision basics and software, as well as vision system operation. Learners will study types of vision applications, how to connect a machine vision camera, how camera setup and lighting affect vision images, software techniques used to analyze image regions, tools used to detect pixel patterns, how to set up a machine vision application, and how a vision system communicates using discrete I /O.

  • Smart Factory PROFINET System - Siemens S7-1500

    • This course covers industrial Ethernet operation, network performance, managed switch operation, and basic PROFINET operation. Learners will study topics like: how to connect an unmanaged Ethernet switch, the fundamentals of network addressing, how to configure an industrial Ethernet managed switch, the communication structure of a PROFINET network, and how to pass PROFINET data between controllers.

  • Smart Factory Manufacturing Execution System - Siemens S7-1500

    • This smart factory course covers lean production metrics and manufacturing execution systems. Learners will study customer lead time, process cycle time, process yield, and how to operate a web-based manufacturing execution system.

  • Smart Factory Visual Communication System - Siemens S7-1500

    • This course covers cloud-based data acquisition. Learners will study how to configure a cloud-based data acquisition software to retrieve production data and display production statistics, as well as how to configure a cloud-based maintenance management system.

  • Mechatronics System (Siemens S7-1500)

    • This multimedia courseware for industrial PLC and mechatronics training covers automation operations, basic component adjustments, pick-and-place feeding, gauging, indexing, sorting and queuing, servo robotic assembly, torqueing, parts storage, electro-hydraulic testing, and multiple station control.

  • Mechatronics - Siemens S7-1500 / Siemens STEP 7 Professional

    • This course covers PLC operation, programming, motor control, event sequencing, timer instructions, and counter instructions. Learners will study topics like how to create and configure a PLC project using TIA Portal, the operation of a reversing motor control PLC program, how to design a PLC program using a 7-STEP process, the operation of a non-retentive off-delay PLC timer instruction, and the operation of a PLC count up/down instruction.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Pneumatics/ Vacuum

    • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Pneumatics/ Vacuum (W33747): This course covers vacuum sensors in a smart sensor automated system. Major topics include the function and operation of a smart vacuum sensor, how to configure a smart pressure/vacuum sensor, and what a smart vacuum sensor does within a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Ultrasonic

    • This Smart Factory course covers lean production metrics and manufacturing execution systems. Learners will study in-depth topics like process cycle times, process yields, how to eliminate bottlenecks, basic operation of a web-based manufacturing execution system, and the elements of an enterprise resource planning system.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Photoeye

    • This smart factory course covers smart photoelectric sensors. Learners will study the function and operation of a smart sensor and how to configure a smart photoelectric sensor in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Device Learning System - Siemens S7-1500, Stack Light

    • This smart factory training course covers the operation and function of a stack light. Learners will study a stack light's role in a PLC project through applications like segment mode, level mode, and runlight mode.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Electrical Current

    • This smart factory training course covers the operation and function of an electrical current sensor. Learners will study an electrical current sensor's configuration and operation in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Analog Position

    • This smart factory manufacturing course covers smart analog position sensors. Learners will study smart analog position sensor operation and its configuration in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Siemens S7-1500, Analog Pressure

    • This course covers smart pressure sensors. The course contains in-depth training for: the function and operation of smart pressure sensor; how to configure a smart pressure/vacuum sensor; and the operation of a smart pressure sensor in a PLC project.

  • Tabletop Smart Factory Visual Communications - Allen-Bradley

    • This course covers cloud-based data acquisition. Learners will study the operation of a cloud-based SCADA system, how to configure a cloud-based data acquisition software to retrieve production data, how to configure a cloud-based maintenance management system, and more!

  • Smart Factory Barcode System - Allen-Bradley L16

    • This course covers barcode system operation and programming. Learners will study operation of serial communication, Ethernet-to-serial interface module, function block instruction, and PLC comparison instructions, as well as how to maximize barcode scan accuracy and how to configure and test an Ethernet-to-serial interface module.

  • Mechatronics RFID AB L16

    • This course will help learners to gain an understanding of RFID operation and programming through topics like types and applications of RFID tags, the operation of an RFID system and factors that affect it, the function, operation, and configuration of an IOLink Master, and the operation of an RFID function block instruction.

  • Smart Factory Ethernet - AB CompactLogix L16

    • This course covers Ethernet operation, network performance, and switch operation in a smart factory system. Learner will study topics like cable topologies, Ethernet subnet operation, network diagnostics, dynamic host configuration protocol, and PLC project configuration.

  • Smart Factory Network Security Learning System – AB CompactLogix L16

    • This smart factory course covers the fundamentals of network security. Learners will study the function of industrial network security, the basic operation of a virtual LAN, how to configure VLAN using a managed Ethernet switch, and how to configure the port security of a managed Ethernet switch.

  • Smart Factory Manufacturing Execution System - AB CompactLogix L16

    • This smart factory course covers lean production metrics and manufacturing execution systems. Learners will study topics like process cycle times, takt time, process yield, how to eliminate production bottlenecks, and the basic operation of a web-based manufacturing execution system.

  • Smart Factory Visual Communications - Allen-Bradley

    • This course covers cloud-based data acquisition through topics like the operation of a cloud-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, how to configure a cloud-based data acquisition software to retrieve production data and production statistics, and how to operate and configure a cloud-based maintenance management system.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Allen-Bradley L16, Pneumatics/ Vacuum

    • This course covers smart ultrasonic sensors. Learners will study: smart sensor function; smart ultrasonic sensor operation and configuration; and smart ultrasonic sensor in a PLC project operation.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System – Allen-Bradley L16, Ultrasonic

    • This course covers smart ultrasonic sensors. Learners will study how to configure a smart ultrasonic sensor and the operation of a smart ultrasonic sensor in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Allen-Bradley L16, Photoeye

    • This course covers smart photoelectric sensors. Learners will study smart sensor function, smart photoelectric sensor operation, smart photoelectric sensor configuration and operation in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Device Learning System - Allen-Bradley L16, Stack Light

    • This course covers smart stack lights. Learners will study the function and operation of a smart stack light, how to configure a smart stack light in a PLC project, and the operation of segment mode, level mode, and runlight mode in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System – Allen-Bradley L16, Electrical Current

    • This smart factory course covers smart electrical current sensors. Learners will study smart electrical current sensor function and operation, the operation of a smart electrical current sensor in a PLC project, how to configure a smart electrical current sensor in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Allen-Bradley L16, Analog Position

    • This smart factory manufacturing course covers smart analog position sensors. Learners will study smart analog position sensor operation and its configuration in a PLC project.

  • Smart Factory Sensor System - Allen-Bradley L16, Analog Pressure

    • This course covers the function of a smart sensor, the operation of a smart pressure sensor, and how to configure a smart analog pressure sensor in a PLC project.

  • Computer Control 2 (Micro820)

    • Computer Control 2 teaches fundamentals of application development, PLC timer and Counter Instructions. This course will cover program development, modes of operation, and stop functions. It will describe retentive and non-retentive timer instructions, time-driven sequencing, and timer applications where learners will design a PLC program using what was covered in PLC timer instructions. Also covered in this course is instructions for count up, count down, latch and unlatch.

  • Principles of Robotics

    • Principles of robotics S4C + controller reviews the principles of robotics, including robot applications and benefits, robot motion, configurations, and control. Using the ABB robot with an S4C+ controller as a model, the course uses 3-D graphics to allow the learner to practice automatic and manual operations.

  • Principles of Factory Automation

    • Principles of factory automation introduces the types and uses of automation in manufacturing. Reviews the use of PLCs for material handling and movement, process control systems, workpiece handling, and conveyors.

  • Principles of Robotics

    • Principles of robotics IRC5 controller reviews the principles of robotics, including robot applications and benefits, robot motion, configurations, and control. Using the ABB robot with an IRC5 controller as a model, the course uses 3-D graphics to allow the learner to practice automatic and manual operations.

 

ELECTRONICS 

  • Mastering Programmable Controllers (A-B CompactLogix L16)

    • Mastering Programmable Controllers - AB CompactLogix L16 (M40087): This course covers PLC operation and basic program instructions, PLC project elements, PLC motor control, PLC event sequencing, counter and timer instructions, PLC Ethernet operation, HMI Ethernet operation, and component and system troubleshooting.

  • Power and Control Electronics

    • This course covers how to operate, adjust, and troubleshoot electronic components, circuits, and systems used in machine applications. This course's major topics include: oscilloscopes; linear power supply; power supply filtration and regulation; solid state relays; discrete sensing devices; thermal sensing devices; amplifiers and op amps; analog sensing devices; solid state switching; and solid state speed and power control.

  • AC Motor Drives

    • AC Motor Drive teaches variable frequency AC solid-state control of 3-phase electric motors. Learners develop knowledge in the operation, installation, performance analysis, troubleshooting, and design of AC solid state control using 2-wire, 3-wire, manual, and open-loop speed control. Highlights motor jogging and dynamic braking as well as programmable acceleration and deceleration.

  • AC Motor Drive Troubleshooting

    • AC Motor Drive Troubleshooting covers valuable troubleshooting skills for AC motor drives. Learners will study common problems that arise with AC motor drives and how to troubleshoot them. Major topics include fault detection, troubleshooting, and clearing faults.

  • Electrical Control Systems

    • The eLearning course introduces the functions of relay logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Describing functions and application of functions covered in control logic include logic elements such as AND, OR, NOT, NOR, and NAND. Ladder Diagrams are explained and learners connect, operate, and design a ladder diagram using one or more logic elements. Additional concepts include Electro-pneumatic solenoid valves; sequencing control including relay operation, relay application, limit switch operation and application; and timers and advanced systems including time-delay relays, multiple cylinder control, and machine modes of operation.

  • Variable Frequency AC Drive

    • Variable frequency AC drives teaches variable frequency AC solid-state control of 3-phase electric motors. Learners develop knowledge in the operation, installation, performance analysis, troubleshooting, and design of AC solid state control using 2-wire, 3-wire, manual, and open-loop speed control. Highlights motor jogging and dynamic braking as well as programmable acceleration and deceleration.

  • AC Electronic Drives

    • AC Electronic Drives introduces AC Motion Control by discussing motion control and induction motor fundamentals, AC Drive rectifier, and DC and Inverter Circuit operation. Also introduced are AC Vector drives with topics on Flux Vector control, AC Vector Drive current and velocity feedback, and programming and calibrating AC Vector drives. Learners will also explore AC Axis drives with the components, control section, amplifier section, calibration and PWM switching circuitry. This course will explain General Purpose AC Drive and the control parameters such as accelerating, decelerating, and stopping modes. AC Axis, vector, and general purpose drive troubleshooting will be covered giving learners the skills to test and troubleshoot the drives.

  • PLC Motor Control AB Micro820

    • This multimedia courseware covers topics like PLC operation, PLC programming, PLC motor control, and PLC timer and counter instructions. Learners will study: the basic structure of a PLC ladder logic program; how to enter a PLC ladder logic program; the operation of a PLC program for a reversing motor control; and the operation of a PLC count down instruction.

  • PLC Motor Control AB Micro 810

    • This interactive multimedia courseware covers topics like PLC operation, PLC programming, PLC motor control, and PLC timer and counter instructions. Within this course, learners will study vital PLC training objectives, such as: how to run and monitor a PLC project, how to enter a PLC ladder logic program, the operation of a PLC program for reversing motor control, and the functions of a PLC counter instruction.

  • Portable PLC Learning System - Allen Bradley CompactLogix L16

    • Portable PLC covers PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) programming, operation, and applications used in industry. This course covers a wide variety of program commands, ranging from timers and contacts, stepper motor control, and PWM control that will quickly develop relevant and critical skills to be job ready in modern industry environments.

  • Portable PLC with Troubleshooting - Allen Bradley CompactLogix L16

    • Portable PLC Troubleshooting covers PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) programming, operation, and applications used in industry, as well as PLC troubleshooting skills, such as PLC input and output testing, software testing, and application troubleshooting. This course covers a wide variety of program commands, ranging from timers and contacts, stepper motor control, and PWM control that will quickly develop relevant and critical skills to be job ready in modern industry environments. 

  • Mastering PLCs

    • PLC Troubleshooting -AB ControlLogix introduces Programmable Controllers by describing PLC orientation, operations, and programming languages. It covers basic PLC Programming by describing numbering systems, PLC memory organization, PLC programming software and PLC program analysis. PLC motor control, discrete input and output interfacing, PLC timer and counter instructions are also discussed to give a better application of Programmable Controllers. This course also introduces PLC troubleshooting by discussing levels of PLC troubleshooting, power supply troubleshooting, input troubleshooting and output troubleshooting. Skills also discussed include PLC Systems troubleshooting, event sequencing, application development, program control instructions, and math and data move instructions.

  • Computer Control 1 (A-B Micro820)

    • This course begins by introducing programmable controller (PLC) topics like PLC orientation, operation, and programming languages, and then moves on to more advanced topics like basic PLC programming, PLC motor control, and event sequencing. Specifically within this curriculum, learners will study topics including: the function of seven types of processor files; how input instructions can be controlled by output instructions; and the operation of a basic multiple actuator sequence program.

 

ELECTRICAL

  • Electric Motor Control

    • Electric motor control teaches electric relay control of AC electric motors found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Learners gain understanding of the operation, installation, design, and troubleshooting of AC electric motor control circuits for many common applications. Develops skills in interpreting schematics, system design, motor start / stop circuits, motor sequence control, reversing motor control, and motor jogging. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting motor safety, lockout/ tagout and safety interlocks.

  • AC/DC Electrical Systems

    • AC/DC Electrical course teaches fundamentals of AC/DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications using Amatrol’s virtual training technology. Students learn industry-relevant skills included in subject areas such as Basic Electrical Circuits, Electrical measurement, Circuit Analysis, Inductance and Capacitance, Combination Circuits, and Transformers.

  • Electrical Control 1

    • Electric Relay Control introduces the functions of relay logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Describing functions and application of functions covered in control logic include logic elements such as AND, OR, NOT, NOR, and NAND. Ladder Diagrams are explained and learners connect, operate, and design a ladder diagram using one or more logic elements. Additional concepts include Electro-pneumatic solenoid valves; sequencing control including relay operation, relay application, limit switch operation and application; and timers and advanced systems including time-delay relays, multiple cylinder control, and machine modes of operation.

  • Portable Electric Relay Control Troubleshooting

    • This course covers electrical relay control troubleshooting techniques and aids. Major topics include: making electrical measurements with a digital multimeter; reading and interpreting a troubleshooting chart; troubleshooting a control circuit failure; and more!

  • Electric Relay Control

    • Introduces the functions of relay logic control circuits used in industrial, commercial and residential applications. Describing functions and application of functions covered in control logic include logic elements such as AND, OR, NOT, NOR, and NAND. Ladder Diagrams are explained and learners connect, operate, and design a ladder diagram using one or more logic elements. Additional concepts include Electro-pneumatic solenoid valves; sequencing control including relay operation, relay application, limit switch operation and application; and timers and advanced systems including time-delay relays, multiple cylinder control, and machine modes of operation.

  • AC/DC Electrical Systems

    • AC/DC Electrical course teaches fundamentals of AC/DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications using Amatrol’s virtual training technology. Students learn industry-relevant skills included in subject areas such as Basic Electrical Circuits, Electrical measurement, Circuit Analysis, Inductance and Capacitance, Combination Circuits, and Transformers.

  • Electric Motor Control

    • Electric motor control teaches electric relay control of AC electric motors found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Learners gain understanding of the operation, installation, design, and troubleshooting of AC electric motor control circuits for many common applications. Develops skills in interpreting schematics, system design, motor start / stop circuits, motor sequence control, reversing motor control, and motor jogging. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting motor safety, lockout/ tagout and safety interlocks.

  • Electric Motor Control Troubleshooting

    • Portable Electric Motor Control Troubleshooting covers valuable topics that allow learners to fully understand how to troubleshoot electric motors. Topics include voltage testing equipment, control component troubleshooting, motor starter troubleshooting, power component troubleshooting, troubleshooting methods, systems troubleshooting, and troubleshooting motor control circuits.

  • Electrical Fabrication 1

    • Electrical fabrication introduces electrical system wiring and develops fundamental knowledge of electrical wiring and components. Covers basic electrical system wiring, interpreting wire installation plans, handling non-metallic cable, understanding application of basic components such as switches, outlets, and lighting, and connecting electrical services.

  • Motor Braking

    • Motor braking teaches the common braking methods found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Learners acquire skills in the three of the most common braking methods: electromagnetic braking, plugging and DC injection. Troubleshooting braking problems is emphasized in the course. Creates an understanding of how an electromagnetic brake is constructed, how it works, and when to apply it in industrial situations. Stopping an electric motor via plugging is closely examined, focusing on the application of a drum switch, push-button, and timer.

  • Reduced Voltage Starting

    • Reduced voltage starting teaches methods of starting electric motors under reduced voltage and 3-phase power distribution using Delta and Wye transformer wiring configurations. Learners develop skills and knowledge in primary resistor, autotransformer, and part winding reduced voltage starting, step-up and step-down transformers, three phase power generation and distribution, and Wye and delta wiring configurations.

  • Electronic Sensors

    • Electronic sensors introduces non-touch electronic sensing in relay and programmable controller applications. Learners develop knowledge of operation, installation, performance analysis, and design of electronic sensors. Explores capacitive, inductive, and infrared sensors as well as PNP and NPN transistors.

  • Electronic Counter

    • Electronic counters focuses on electrical event counting in electrical motor control circuits. Electrical counters are used in a wide variety of applications including production counting, reject counting, sorting, flow timing, and much more. Covers operation, installation, performance analysis, and design using one-shot timers, repeat timers, and electrical counters.

  • SCR Speed Control

    • Teaches speed control of DC electric motors using Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR)-based circuits. SCRs provide efficient variable speed control of DC motors and are widely used in industrial applications. Learners develop knowledge in the operation, installation, performance analysis, and troubleshooting using SCRs for various applications. Focus on full and half wave rectification and motor speed control.

  • Electric Wiring System

    • This course provides a comprehensive lesson on the function, operation, installation, and construction of electrical wiring and wiring components. More specifically, it covers areas like electrical control system wiring, pneumatic control circuit wiring, conductors, disconnects, and overcurrent protection.

  • PLC/VFD Wiring System

    • This course will cover major topic areas like PLC and VFD installation, how to wire a PLC in an electrical enclosure, and VFD motor control. Learners will study specific objectives such as: the elements of a panel installation drawing package; how to wire and test a MCR circuit; how to wire ground, power, and motor circuits to a VFD; and how to interface and operate a VFD using MODBUS.

  • Industrial Soldering

    • This course will cover major topics like soldering basics, soldering and desoldering techniques, and electrical panel soldering applications. These topics will be covered via objectives such as: learning solder connection types, studying soldering safety rules, inspecting a soldering bond, desoldering a connection using a solder sucker pump, and soldering DB connectors to cable wire.

  • Ethernet and Analog Wiring

    • This course covers a variety of topics like HMI panel installation, wiring, interfacing, and testing, Ethernet wiring and switch installation, and analog wiring and interfacing.

  • Electrical Power Distribution

    • Electrical Power Distribution introduces electrical power concepts as well as covers a broad range of functions and skills used in electrical power distribution. Concepts taught start with the introduction to raceways including conduit basics, EMT conduit cutoff and preparation, conduit bodies and boxes, and conduit fittings. Basic conduit bending includes conduit benders, basic conduit bending, and offset bends. This course leads into more in depth topics such as advanced raceways including IMC conduit and flexible conduit, conductors, disconnects, and over current protection, and conduit sizing and wire pulling techniques.

  • Electric Motor Control

    • This course covers categories of stop functions, the function of an emergency stop, the operation of emergency stop pushbuttons and emergency stop circuits, and how to provide indication of emergency stop pushbutton actuation.

  • Motor Troubleshooting System

    • This course covers major topics like AC and DC motor failures, common methods of diagnosing these failures by using a multimeter and megger meter, and troubleshooting these failures. Specific objectives include listing common failures of a three-phase AC motor’s stator windings, understanding common methods used to diagnose DC motor failures, and using a megger meter to test a DC electric motor armature.

  • Rotating Electric Machines

    • Basic electrical Machines introduces electrical circuits and works through many industry tasks in Electrical Systems including DC Series Motors, DC Shunt and Compound Motors, Motor Speed and Torque, Motor Performance, Split-Phase AC Motors, Capacitor-Start AC Motors, Permanent-Capacitor and Two-Capacitor Motors, and Three-Phase AC Induction Motors.

  • DC Generators

    • This course teaches skill used with DC Generators commonly found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Students will learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, analyze performance, and select DC generators for various applications. Topics covered include performance measurement, performance analysis, dc series generators, dc shunt generators, dc compound generators, installation, and operation.

  • Wound Rotor Motor

    • Wound Rotor Motor introduces wound-rotor motors by describing the function and operation of and giving an application to connect and operate a wound-rotor motor. This course also teaches the function of a wound-rotor motor speed controller and gives and example. Further into the course learners will describe the torque and speed characteristics of wound-rotor motor and measure the performance characteristics. Finishing up the course will walk through reversing a wound-rotor motor and describe this function as well as performing the skill.

  • Rotating Electrical Machines

    • Alternator / Synchronous Motor course teaches skills with alternators and synchronous motors commonly found in industrial applications. Alternators provide a mobile source of AC electrical power while synchronous motors reduce power costs by correcting the overall power factor in a plant. Students will learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, and analyze the performance alternators and synchronous motors. Topics covered include installation, operation, performance measurement, performance analysis, alternators, synchronous motors, power factor correction, synchronizing alternators, field excitation, and reversing synchronous motors.

 

FLUID POWER

  • Basic Pneumatics

    • Basic pneumatics prepares learners to work intelligently in industry with pneumatic applications. It introduces pneumatic power and takes learners through key topics and skills in pneumatic power & safety, pneumatic circuits, pneumatic schematics, the principles of pneumatic pressure and flow, and pneumatic speed control circuits. It covers pressure regulation, air filtration, how to connect pneumatic circuits, pneumatic cylinders, valves, and actuators, a wide array of pneumatic applications, pressure and cylinder force, pneumatic leverage, pressure and volume, and air flow resistance.

  • Basic Hydraulics

    • Basic hydraulics introduces hydraulic power use and application, allowing learners to develop skills and knowledge needed to apply hydraulics in modern industry. It takes learners through key topics and skills in hydraulic power & safety, hydraulic circuits, hydraulic schematics, the principles of hydraulic pressure and flow, and hydraulic speed control circuits. It covers pumps, fluid friction, how to connect hydraulic circuits, hydraulic cylinders and valves (including needle valves), and a wide array of hydraulic applications.

  • Portable Pneumatics

    • This course begins by covering the basics of pneumatics and pneumatic circuits. Learners then advance to the principles of process and flow, air logic, and pneumatic maintenance. Pneumatic speed control circuits and pneumatic directional control valve applications are also covered.

  • Electronic Sensors

    • Electronic Sensors teaches the operation of non-contact sensors and their applications in industry, such as sensing movement, detecting metal versus non-metal, and determining speed. This course covers sensors such as inductive, capacitive, magnetic reed, hall-effect, and photoelectric.

  • Basic Hydraulics Troubleshooting

    • This course will cover major topics like troubleshooting hydraulic systems, pumps, actuators, and valves, including directional control valves. Specifically, learners will study objectives such as: types of in-circuit component tests; symptoms and causes of directional control valve failure; inspecting and troubleshooting a pilot-operated check valve; and troubleshooting a pressure change problem in a multiple pressure circuit.

  • Basic Pneumatics Troubleshooting

    • This course will cover major topics like troubleshooting air preparation, actuators, valves, vacuum systems, and pneumatic systems. Specifically, learners will study objectives such as: pressure test points; symptoms and causes of regulator failure; the operation of an internal pilot-operated directional control valve; inspection and troubleshooting a vacuum cup; and troubleshooting zero pressure.

  • Portable Basic Hydraulics

    • This course covers topics like topics like basic hydraulic circuits, pressure control circuits, hydraulic schematics, and sequence valves. Learners will study how to operate a 4-way, 3-position directional control valve, the basic rules of drawing hydraulic schematics, the function of the flow control valve, and more.

  • Hydraulic Maintenance

    • This course will cover major topics like hydraulic filter and fluid maintenance, fittings and seals, hose and clamping devices, and tubing and component installation. Specifically, learners will study objectives such as: how to replace a spin-on filter; how to use a hydraulic filter cart and replace fluids; how to handle and store a straight thread O-ring fitting; how to install a hydraulic hose using brackets and clips; and how to mount and align a hydraulic cylinder.

  • Intermediate Hydraulics

    • Intermediate hydraulics builds on basic hydraulic skills teaching hydraulic components and system applications. Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, and design. These topics include accumulator sizing, system design, circuit applications, component operation/ installation, pilot-operated directional control valves (DCVs), 2-stage directional control valves, cam-operated directional control valves (DCVs), DCV spool center types and applications, cylinder types and mountings, pressure-compensated flow control valves, pilot-operated check valves, direct-operated relief valves, non-compensated flow control valves, rapid traverse slow feed circuits, cylinder sequencing, remote pressure control, pump unloading circuits, and p-port check valves.

  • Intermediate Pneumatics

    • Intermediate pneumatics builds on the basic pneumatics skills to teach intermediate pneumatic components and system applications. Learners will gain industry-relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design. These topics include cam-operated valves, cylinder sequencing with cam valves, cylinder deceleration circuits, pilot operated DCVs, shuttle valves, air logic components, air logic design, air filters, filter selection, filter maintenance, water removal techniques, air dryers, after-coolers, water traps, air lubricators, and component maintenance.

  • Electronic Sensors

    • Electronic Sensors covers the basic construction and operation of inductive and capacitive proximity sensors, basic constructions and operation of magnetic reed switches, Hall-Effect Sensors, and photoelectric sensors and applications. These skills are important because electronic sensors provide reliable low-cost input and monitoring for electrical control systems, and are used in almost every industry.

  • Advanced Pneumatics

    • Advanced Pneumatics adds to the basic and intermediate pneumatic skills teaching advanced pneumatic applications. Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design. These topics include advanced pneumatic principles, pneumatic cylinder loads, cylinder applications, quick exhaust valves, motor loads, air bearings, component sizing, air compressor types, air compressor operation, flow measurement, compressor performance, air filtration, lubricators, water removal, dryers, and pneumatic component maintenance.

  • Advanced Hydraulics

    • Advanced Hydraulics adds to the basic and intermediate pneumatic skills teaching advanced hydraulics applications. Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design. These topics include heat exchangers, reservoirs, fluid conductors, fluid conditioning, filtration, motor performance, pump performance, system design, and maintenance.

  • Electro-Fluid Power Systems

    • Electro-Fluid Power introduces electrical control systems and discusses basic control devices, power devices, control relays, sequencing control, timer control, pressure control applications, and circuit applications. Also discussed in depth to provide further skills is automatic and electrical control concepts and devices, logic elements, hydraulic and pneumatics solenoid-operated valves, relay and motor control applications, safety circuits and modes of operation.

  • Pneumatic Fitting Construction

    • Pneumatic Fitting Construction discusses Air Supply connections by discussing the functions of an air line, describing the construction of Pneumatic rubber hoses, and methods of connecting rubber hoses to fitting. Control Air Connections and Power Air Connections are discussed giving the fundamental skills of being able to install, connect, and seal fittings and tubing.

  • Principles of Hydraulics

    • Principles of hydraulics introduces the theory and application of hydraulics in manufacturing. The learner studies the fundamentals of hydraulic theory; the form, fit, and function of components of a hydraulic system; common applications of hydraulics in manufacturing; and how to safely operate and maintain hydraulic systems.

 

GREEN TECHNOLOGY

  • Wind Concepts

    • Wind concepts introduces wind energy as an important source of power that is growing dramatically. Wind farms can be found in virtually all areas - from cold, arctic conditions to the tropics. Wind concepts provides learners an understanding of the basics of how we can harness wind energy, either in large utility-scale turbine farms or in small wind applications. Provides an overview of a broad range of basic concepts in wind energy and technology including how wind power systems work and what it takes to generate power with wind technology.

  • Turbine Electric Hub Troubleshooting

    • Turbine electric hub troubleshooting teaches the unique operation and maintenance challenges of a utility scale electric hub. Learners acquire knowledge of adaptive skills for wind turbine operation, adjustment of electric hubs, and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. Provides overview of component, sub-system, and system level skills needed for hub operation in a wide variety of situations where the hub is key, especially in changing load conditions. Covers hub power and safety, pitch control, servo pitch operation, emergency feather, battery types, banks, operation and capacity, power voltage verification, blade troubleshooting.

  • Turbine Generator Control Troubleshooting

    • Turbine generator control (GCU) teaches utility scale power generation, system operation, and generator control troubleshooting for large wind turbines. Learners are introduced to a GCU with an emphasis on safety. Turbine generator control covers fiber optic communications, typical software used to control a GCU, typical system components like rectifiers, power-on and power-off processes, commissioning tests, and troubleshooting a broad array of possible problems such as operational, line, generator, temperature, and drive faults.

  • Turbine Nacelle Troubleshooting

    • Turbine nacelle troubleshooting teaches adaptive skills for wind turbine operation, adjustment, and troubleshooting in a wide variety of situations. It highlights the need for component, sub-system, and system level skills. Covers turbine safety, control functions and power, turbine hydraulics, yaw and parking brakes, rotor lock, the yaw drive, and twist box. Shows meteorological system impact, yaw system operation, safety loop operation, networking, and troubleshooting at all levels.

  • Solar Concepts

    • Solar concepts introduces a broad range of basic concepts in solar energy and technology, including photovoltaic and thermal solar systems. Learners explore how to translate location, sun, and technology into practical applications. Covers types of solar energy systems, AC & DC photovoltaic systems, solar industry overview, passive and active water heating, space heating and cooling, solar irradiance, peak sun, global positioning, solar time, sun path, array orientation and insolation data.

  • Solar Site Analysis

    • Solar site analysis provides detailed information on siting a solar array. Covers site assessment, the permit process, array site evaluation, component location on the site, and overall site layout.

  • Alternative Energy

    • This course engages the learner in small wind and solar technologies. PV Module Operation and Performance, Photovoltaic Arrays, Solar Batteries, Solar Battery Charging, Solar PV Systems, Small Wind Turbine Generators, Wind Turbine Batteries, Battery Charging, and Small Wind Systems are some of the topics covered in this course.

  • Solar Thermal Troubleshooting - Open-Loop

    • Solar thermal troubleshooting for open-loop systems teaches skills and knowledge needed for working with open-loop system configurations and situations. It emphasizes connection, programming, and troubleshooting problems system wide, supporting the knowledge needed for the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) test for certified solar thermal system installer. It covers collectors, open-loop thermal systems, output measurement, solar collector specifications, pumps, solar storage tanks, air vent and vacuum valves, check valves, system charging, freeze protection, analog controllers, draindown system operation, and overall system operation and performance.

  • Solar Thermal Troubleshooting Closed-Loop

    • Solar thermal troubleshooting for closed-loop systems teaches skills and knowledge needed for working with the two common types of thermal closed-loop systems: drainback and pressurized. It emphasizes connection, operation, programming, and troubleshooting problems of both drainback and pressurized systems, supporting the knowledge needed for the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) test for certified solar thermal system installer. It covers collectors, closed-loop thermal systems, output measurement, solar collector specifications, pumps, solar storage tanks, air vent and vacuum valves, check valves, system charging, freeze protection, analog controllers, draindown system operation, and overall system operation and performance.

  • Solar Thermal Installation

    • Solar thermal installation teaches how to install solar thermal applications, emphasizing working with copper tubing, considerations in tubing installation, plastic pipe assembly, and installation of the key electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems. Focuses on the preparation needed for success, key skills required like soldering and brazing, tubing selection and insulation, and plastic pipe specifications and installation.

  • Solar PV Troubleshooting

    • Solar PV troubleshooting teaches installation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the types of PV systems commonly used such as AC, DC, and grid-tie. Learners develop the specialized skills and knowledge needed for solar PV systems, including connection and operation of the many types of solar PV systems, programming or configuring inverters and charge controllers, sizing systems and components, analyzing performance, and troubleshooting problems system wide. It supports the knowledge needed for the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) test for certified solar PV system installer. Solar PV troubleshooting covers PV module performance, PV array connection, solar batteries, DC & AC solar PV systems, charge controllers, PV inverters, grid-tie systems, energy conservation and demand, and component sizing in addition to system level problem solving.

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installation

    • Solar PV installation teaches how to install solar PV applications, emphasizing working with copper tubing, considerations in tubing installation, plastic pipe assembly, and installation of the key electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems. Focuses on the preparation needed for success, key skills required like soldering and brazing, tubing selection and insulation, and plastic pipe specifications and installation.

  • Solar Grid-Tie

    • The Solar Grid-Tie course focuses on grid-tie inverters. Learners study the operation of various inverters, the interconnection codes and standards for grid connection, and the types of grid-tie systems. Skills include how to connect and operate a micro inverter, how to complete an interconnection agreement application, and how to connect and operate a grid-tie system without a battery backup.

  • Data Acquisition

    • Within the renewable energy field, data acquisition is utilized by using sensors to monitor voltage and current in various parts of both wind and solar circuits. This course covers major data acquisition topics, starting with the basics such as components, function, and operation and then explains how data is collected and analyzed.

 

LEAN MANUFACTURING

  • Lean Overview and Workplace Organization

    • This course covers lean manufacturing, the Toyota Production System (TPS), workplace organization, and the 5S Program. Learners will study in-depth topics like similarities and differences of traditional and lean manufacturing methods, visual management tools used in the workplace, and the 5S Program (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain).

  • Introduction to Lean

    • Introduction to lean introduces the concepts, terms, and application of lean manufacturing principles and practices in the manufacturing process. Provides an overview of the history and evolution of lean, the benefits of lean process, and the role of management in the lean process.

  • 5S

    • 5S is the lean manufacturing technique that introduces principles and methods of workplace organization. Reviews the 5S tool for organizing and maintaining the workplace: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

  • Total Productive Maintenance

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Total Productive Maintenance takes learners through key topics and skills including the importance of total productive maintenance and describing three principles of preventative maintenance, overall equipment effectiveness, implementing the elements of an autonomous maintenance program, and maintaining equipment including cleaning the equipment, eliminating sources of contamination, training, visual control methods, equipment inspection, and developing and testing standards.

  • Poka-Yoke

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Poka-Yoke covers key concepts such as zero quality control, terms defect and error, defect levels of a plant, types of inspection, poka-yoke systems, poka-yoke methods, poka-yoke devices, red flag conditions, contact method devices, fixed-value method devices, and motion-step method devices.

  • Lean Theory

    • Lean theory explores the concept underlying lean manufacturing theory: identifying and eliminating waste. Studies the elements, rules, and tools of lean theory and how to employ them to eliminate waste.

  • Lean Process Flow

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Lean Process Flow covers key concepts including elements of lean production, comparing push-and-pull production systems, the Kanban System and its benefits, the Replenishment Interval and its importance, production scheduling, production balancing, and flow production and its benefits.

  • Visual Workplace

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Visual Workplace takes learners through key topics and skills including visual communication, elements of a visual factory, four types of visual devices, guidelines for a visual facility, selecting workplace borders, assigning location addresses and workplace territory, elements of the visual workplace, visual documentation, visual production control system, visual schedule display, visual quality system, visual production indicators, and creating and sustaining the visual workplace.

  • Standardized Work

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Standardized Work teaches the fundamentals of standards and standardization including different types and levels and their role in lean manufacturing, interpreting standardized work documents, how standards are created and communicated, and improving standards through systems such as Genba Kanri.

  • Kaizen

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Kaizen teaches concepts to learners such as the term Kaizen and its role in manufacturing; Kaizen event planning including selection of a team, training, preparation, scheduling, and communication; Kaizen event implementation including rules, collection of data, performing a time and motion study, methods used for identifying and analyzing waste, types of reports and application; Kaizen event conclusion; and Kaizen event examples including how to perform a 5S Kaizen event, a Bottleneck Kaizen event, and a Lead Time Reduction Kaizen event.

  • Value Stream Mapping

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Value Stream Mapping teaches key learning concepts to learners including value and value-added processes, value stream and the value stream map, preparation for value stream mapping, current state value stream mapping, process analysis using a value stream map, and future state value stream map and implementation.

  • Set-Up Reduction

    • Lean Manufacturing teaches learners ways to identify and eliminate waste in order to improve quality, reduce production time, and decrease cost: distilling down manufacturing processes to what is value added. Set-up Reduction includes concepts for learners such as setup and SMED overview including large-lot production; preparing for SMED including the four phases of traditional setup and transitioning from traditional to SMED; separating external setup and internal setup tasks; converting internal setup tasks to external setup tasks; and streamlining all setup tasks including stages 1-3 of SMED (implementation, tracking, and creating an action plan for open issues at the end).

  • Six Sigma

    • This course covers Lean Six Sigma principles, project management, customer determination, team development and management, measurement, analysis, and improvement and control. Learners will study topics like customer value and expectations, team dynamics, data collection, normal distribution and probability, process capability, hypothesis testing, non-parametric analysis, design of experiments, and more!

 

MACHINING

  • Machine Tools 1

    • Machine Tools 1 introduces machine tools and use in application, allowing learners to develop the knowledge needed to apply the use of power tools in modern industry. It takes learners through key topics in power tools and safety including how to operate band saws and and introduction and operation of use for drill presses.

  • Machine Tools 3

    • Machine Tools 3 introduces manual lathe describing the components, safety setup and operations. Turning Operations describes and use in application lathe control, roughing and finishing operations, and automatic operations. To allow learners to develop skills and knowledge needed to apply the use of tools in modern industry, Lathe operations are discussed describing cutting chamfers, grooving, threading, and drilling operations.

  • Manual Machine Tools

    • Manual Machine Tools provides an overview of the operation, function, and uses on many common tools used in manufacturing. Courses include: Band Saw Operation; Intro to the Drill Press and Drill Press Operations; Intro to Manufacturing Hand Tools; Intro to the Manual Lathe and Lathe Operations; and Turning Operations.

  • Machine Tools 2

    • Machine Tools 2 introduces Manufacturing hand tools by describing basic bench-work tools, file operations and round stock layout. Also introduced in this section is the manual milling machine which includes describing milling machine components, safety and operation. In discussing milling processes, students can apply knowledge to build skills in milling a step, milling slots, and milling pockets.

  • CNC Machine Tools 1

    • CNC Machines 1 – Micromill begins by introducing CNC Mill programming by describing the functions and operations of a CNC Mill and discussing CNC Mill programming, simulation, and safety. In learning basic CNC Mill programming, linear interpolation, start-up and shutdown blocks, tooling selection, and locating zero is discussed and skills are applied to move to Circular Interpolation. Circular Interpolation will cover absolute and incremental positioning, circular interpolation, program interpolation, program interpretation and pausing CNC programs.

  • CNC Machine Tools 2

    • CNC Machines 2 – Micromill explores the topics of speeds and feeds, CNC Mill canned cycles, and CNC Mill cutter compensation. It explains the importance and effects of spindle speed, feed rate and cycle time optimization, the drilling cycle, alternate drilling cycles which teaches you the skills to design CNC programs that use counter-boring, pecking, and boring cycles, and subprograms. Also explained in this course is cutter compensation left, cutter compensation right, scaling and mirroring where you will design a CNC program that uses each.

  • Principles of CNC

    • Principles of CNC covers the fundamentals of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) device. Reviews the history, common components and functions, and common types and functions of CNC machines. The learner learns how a CNC machine uses the Cartesian coordinate system and reference points to control machine movement. Also provides an overview of part programming, including programming methods and program structure and codes.

  • CNC Control

    • Fanuc CNC control focuses on the purpose, common components, functions, and operations of the Fanuc CNC. The learner learns how to use the Screen Control and soft keys to navigate commonly used screens and how to read and interpret the information on the screens. Provides practical knowledge of how to perform common operations and troubleshooting tasks using the Fanuc CNC.

  • Principles of Turning

    • Principles of turning provides an overview of the equipment and applications used in the turning process. learner will learn the history of lathes, major components of manual and CNC lathes, the major types to lathes, and common turning operations.

  • Principles of Machining Centers

    • Principles of machining centers provides an overview of the equipment and applications used in the machining process. The learner learns the history of machining centers, major components of horizontal and vertical machining centers, major types of machining centers, and common machining center operations.

  • Principles of Grinding

    • Principles of grinding provides an overview of the equipment and applications used in the grinding process. The learner learns the history of grinding machines, major components of grinding machines, major types of grinding machines, and common grinding operations.

  • Principles of Workholding

    • Principles of workholding introduces the theory and concepts of workholding and the devices used for locating and securing workpieces. The learner studies the fundamentals of the workholding process and the components, operations, and maintenance of the major types of workholding devices.

  • Principles of Coolants and Oils

    • Principles of coolants and oils introduces the fundamentals of the major types of coolants and oils used in manufacturing. Covers oil-based and chemical-based cutting fluid, gases, and machine lubricants and oils. Focuses on the properties, purpose, application, and safety issues of each type of coolant and oil.

  • Principles of Gear Manufacturing

    • Principles of gear manufacturing introduces the concepts, technology, terminology, and operations required to manufacture gears. The learner gains an understanding of the fundamentals of gear design; the various manufacturing processes used to create a gear, including shaping, hobbing, grinding, and honing; and the tools and methods used for gear inspection.

  • Principles of Tooling

    • Principles of tooling introduces the tools used for metal cutting on lathes and machining centers. Reviews basic concepts in metal removal, tool materials and their properties, and tool selection and maintenance. The learner learns the major types of tools, cutting applications, materials and properties of tools, and the types and causes of tool defects.

  • Tooling for Turning

    • Tooling for turning us an in-depth study of the major types of tooling used for turning operations. Reviews the components of each type, including insert, tool, and tool holder types. The learner also studies the ANSI and ISO nomenclature standards for inserts, tool holders, and boring bars, and learns the proper care of tooling. Includes practical lessons on assembling and mounting turning tools.

  • Tooling for Machining Centers

    • Tooling for machining centers provides an in-depth study of the major types of tooling used for machining center operations. Reviews the major components of each type, including inserts, tool, and tool holder types. The learner also studies the ANSI and ISO nomenclature standards for machining center tools and the proper care of tooling. Includes practical lessons on assembling and mounting machining center tools. nomenclature standards for grinding wheels, as well as proper dressing types and methods and care of grinding wheels. Includes practical lessons on dressing and mounting grinding wheels.

  • Tooling for Grinding

    • Tooling for grinding provides an in-depth study of the major types of grinding wheels used for grinding operations. Reviews the fundamentals of grinding wheels and grinding operations. The learner also studies the ANSI and ISO.

  • Tooling for Tapping

    • Tooling for tapping introduces tapping tools used for metal cutting. Focuses on tapping terminology, types and properties, and applications.

 

MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

  • Product Finishing

    • Product Finishing allows learners to practice a vital skill that makes products visually appealing and protects them from the elements. Major topics covered by this system include product finish inspection, scuffing and sanding, washing and pretreatment, masking and de-masking, spray painting processes, electrostatic liquid spray painting and electrostatic powder painting processes.

  • Production Assembly

    • Production assembly teaches the fundamentals of assembly skills used throughout modern industry. High quality assembly skills are in short supply with the impact being more product failures which lead to increased costs, customer dissatisfaction, and in some cases, safety issues. Learners develop skills in identifying and safely handling torque wrenches as well as click-type and air impulse torque wrenches. Focuses on properly sequencing fittings and installing, operating and maintaining O-rings and lip seals, Provides knowledge in hose and coupling assembly, hose routing, use of clamps, brackets and clips, identification of STOR and Zerk hydraulic fittings, and handling both steel and plastic tubing.

  • Split Flange Coupling Assembly

    • Split flange coupling assembly teaches learners how to identify, select, install, and troubleshoot a split flange coupling. Incorrect assembly of a split flange coupling can lead to product failure, code compliance issues, and safety problems. Focuses on selection and application of split flange couplings.

  • Electric Torque Wrench Assembly

    • Electric torque wrench assembly teaches learners how to use a high-speed, precise torque tool. Precision assembly requires accurate fastener tension in bolted assemblies. Electric torch wrench assembly teaches the operation and application of electric torque wrenches with threaded fasteners.

  • Print Reading 1

    • Teaches learners how to interpret and accurately work with technical drawings. Explains print reading concepts and application, including use of sketches, multiview drawings, and line types. Covers print dimensioning, from basic dimensioning through first angle projection. Focuses on assembly drawings and fasteners, ending with an introduction to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

  • Welding Technology 1

    • Welding plays a critical role throughout our economy. It is central to many industries including manufacturing, construction, and aerospace to name only a few. Welding is a blend of both art and science, joined together to create enduring bonds that allow us to create structures and machines on a scale impossible to achieve without it. This course teaches how to safely create an array of high quality weld types.

  • Computer Aided Design 1

    • Computer Aided Design 1 - SolidWorks 2019 introduces solid modeling by describing the function of solid modeling software and the features of solid modeling. Solid model creation is described and applies the knowledge taught by having the learner use sketch commands and tools to create a sketch and extruded boss/base features to create a solid model. Solid Model features such as drawing planes, extrude cut features, fillets and chamfers, and revolved features are explored. Also included are topics such as multi-view drawings, dimensioning, and title blocks.

  • Computer Aided Design 2

    • Computer Aided Design 2 - SolidWorks 2019 introduces 3D Assemblies by describing the function of a 3D assembly, how to create a 3D assembly, how to fix and float components, standard mates and component manipulation, and smart-mates and mate editing. Also discussed is Advanced mates which defines advanced mates and exploded views and gives learners the fundamentals to design a 3D assembly using advanced mates, create an exploded view of an assembly, and create an exploded view drawing from a 3D assembly. Also introduced is SolidWorks Animations which covers exploded assembly animation, assembly motion automated tools, and assembly motion timeline manual tool.

  • Wiring Harness Assembly

    • Wiring harness assembly familiarizes learners with wiring harness installation. Covers use and application of wiring harnesses, connection methods, routing, and battery cable installation.

  • Contamination

    • Contamination teaches key aspects of preventing and controlling contamination. Learners acquire skills in identifying and measuring contamination as well as prevention practices such as facility layout, cleanliness, and component handling. Provides a solid knowledge base in fluid handling and storage as well as use of clean rooms.

  • Fasteners

    • Fasteners provides excellent application knowledge regarding bolt types, size and grades as well as screws, washers, locking nut devices, pins, and keys.

  • Gaskets

    • Gaskets teaches learners about selecting, installing, and storing the many types of gaskets available today. Provides focus on integration and isolation seals as well as T-joints.

  • Stall Bar Assembly

    • Stall bar assembly teaches learners how to use a stall bar torque tool to assemble threaded fasteners. These are often used in assembly operations requiring very accurate torque.

  • Instrumented DC-Electric Torque Wrench Assembly

    • Instrumented DC-electric torque wrench assembly teaches learners how to assemble a threaded fastener using an impulse torque wrench. These tools combine both speed and precision, making them a popular choice in today's workplace.

  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1 (Mastercam X2)

    • Computer-Aided Manufacturing 1 introduces you to Computer-Aided manufacturing by describing its function, CAM part geometry, and CAM-Mill process.

  • Blueprint Reading

    • Blueprint reading introduces reading and interpreting blueprints with a focus on reviewing common elements, the alphabet of lines, and the differences between types of drawings. Also provides dimension definitions for height, width, and depth, and reviews dimension and geometric symbols and datums. Enhances the learner's math and geometry knowledge through practical application.

  • AWS Welding Symbols on Blueprints

    • AWS Welding Symbols on Blueprints introduces the learner to the common weld and welding symbols found on blueprints per standards set by ANSI/AWS A2.4-79. Topics include the distinction between weld and welding symbols, the elements of a welding symbol, overview of welding codes, rules, regulations, and specifications. Focus of the course is on identifying and interpreting the common symbols found on blueprints.

  • General Dimensioning and Tolerances

    • General dimensioning and tolerances provides the learner with an understanding of fundamental dimensioning rules, units and types of dimensioning, dimensioning features, and tolerancing methods. The learner studies the ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard for uniform dimensions and tolerances, common symbols used for dimensioning, and tolerance practices for part features.

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

    • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing introduces the learner to the underlying concepts and practices of GD&T. Focuses on understanding dimensions and tolerances on engineering drawings per the ASME Y14.5M-1994 standard. The learner studies datums; geometric rules, types, and characteristics; and tolerance zones.

 

MATERIALS

  • Plastic Mold Design

    • Plastic Mold Design introduces basic injection mold design including injected mold sprues and runner systems and injection mold gates and mold vents. Advanced concepts taught include mold material and construction, multi-cavity molds, unbalanced multi-cavity molds, inserts in injection molds, and undercuts in injection molds. Learners will cover additional concepts in part design and material selection, thermoplastic molding materials, and blow molding design including materials and advanced design. These concepts provide an overview and cover a broad range of plastic mold design functions and operations.

  • Manufacturing Processes 3

    • Plastics Technology provides and introduction to injection molding operations that covers the injection molding process, material and machine safety, molding operations and molding problems and solutions. This course then continues with teaching inserts, threads and multiple part molds, integral hinge, and system purging. It continues into more advanced topics such as chemistry and properties of plastics, blow molding operations, and extrusion process, safety, and operations. This course incorporates introduction to plastics technology through molding and continues into blow molding and extrusion operations.

  • Structural Engineering 1

    • Structural Engineering 1 provides an introduction and overview of engineering. It covers concepts such as civil engineering careers, types of structures, structural elements, structural stability; statics and data acquisition including force vectors, free-body diagrams, and data acquisition; moments and bending stress including moment of inertia; bridge and design construction including materials and design factors; and truss bridge design and analysis including properties of material and design, truss bridge analysis: method of joints and method of sections, and bridge research and design. This course provides an overview of a broad range of basic concepts in structural engineering.

  • Structural Engineering 2

    • Structural Engineering 2 provides a more in depth look at engineering and advanced concepts building on the introduction of structural engineering 1. These concepts include beam and column design, defection of beams, buckling of columns, factor of safety in design, concrete fundamentals, concrete mixing and placement, concrete testing including rupture strength and compressive strength of concrete, building materials and design including identification of building structural design, building loads, and building research and design. These concepts teach learners the more advanced concepts in structural engineering.

  • Surveying

    • The course of surveying introduces surveying fundamentals, surveying applications, mapping, and global positioning systems (GPS). Fundamental skills and objectives include level-transit operation and level-transit application techniques. Surveying applications include concepts such as basic level-transit applications, tape measures, surveying process, and trigonometric survey applications. Mapping concepts include an introduction to maps, topographical maps, and plats. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) includes the basics, application, and using GPS in surveying. This course allows the learner to experience the basics including a broad range of surveying fundamentals.

  • Materials Engineering 1

    • This course discusses the characteristics of materials that are important in design and the role of quality control in working with materials. Topics include material quality control, tensile strength analysis, data acquisition systems, materials design, compression testing and analysis, shear and hardness testing and analysis, and design evaluation.

  • Principles of Materials - Ferrous Metals

    • Principles of materials - ferrous metals introduces the properties, elements, and types of ferrous materials commonly employed in metal manufacturing. Covers the basics of steel manufacturing, the elements used to create steel and steel alloys, the main types of ferrous materials and their properties, and the common tests used to measure metal properties.

  • Principles of Materials - Non-Ferrous Metals

    • Principles of materials - non-ferrous metals introduces the properties, elements, and types of non-ferrous materials commonly employed in metal manufacturing. Covers the basics of the non-ferrous material manufacturing process, the elements used to create non-ferrous materials, the main types of non-ferrous materials and their properties, and the common tests used to measure metal properties.

  • Principles of Heat Treating

    • Principles of Heat Treating introduces the properties, processes, skills, and concepts working with heat treating methods commonly employed in manufacturing. These concepts include the different types of heat treating processes, chemical changes of ferrous and non-ferrous metal during heat treatment, batch and continuous production heat treating, heat treated metal testing, and heat treating nomenclature and standards. This course encompasses knowledge needed in today’s world of manufacturing processes and materials.

  • Principles of Plastics

    • Principles of Plastics introduces the properties, processes, skills, and concepts of working with plastics. These concepts include the importance of plastics, the two types of plastics and their specific characteristics, basic plastics-making processes, mechanical properties, physical properties, thermal properties, optical properties, electrical properties, environmental properties, manufacturing processes, injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, post-manufacturing processes, plastics nomenclature and standards, and environmental considerations of the impact of plastics. This course encompasses knowledge needed in today’s world of manufacturing processes and materials.

  • Principles of Composites

    • Principles of Composites introduces the importance, properties, processes, and skills of working with composites. These concepts include the types of materials that make up a composite, the history of composites, mechanical properties, thermal properties, electrical properties, environmental properties, the many types of composite manufacturing processes, and environmental considerations for composites including how the composite industry is reducing its impact on the environment today. This course encompasses knowledge needed in today’s world of manufacturing processes and materials.

  • Principles of Ceramics

    • Principles of Ceramics introduces the importance, properties, processes, and skills of working with ceramics. These concepts include the types of characteristics for each type of ceramic, the history of ceramics, mechanical properties, physical properties, thermal properties, electrical properties, environmental properties, the many types of ceramic make process and operation, and the types of ceramic manufacturing processes including pressing, extrusion, injection molding, drain and solid casting and post-manufacturing. This course encompasses knowledge needed in today’s world of manufacturing processes and materials.

 

MECHANICAL

  • Mechanical Systems 1

    • Mechanical Systems introduces mechanism concepts and their importance in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. It teaches the three common types of mechanisms and gives applications of each type. Learners have an introduction to levers that covers force measurement, first-class levers, and second- and third- class levers. Learners will go over linkages, cams, and turnbuckles including friction and inclined plane concepts. Learners will focus on pulley systems and gear drives including fixed pulleys, movable pulleys, and combination pulleys. This course provides and overview of a broad range of basic concepts in mechanical systems.

  • Mechanical Fabrication 2

    • Mechanical Fabrication 2 covers pliers and locking devices such as camps, vises, pliers, locking nut devices, and rings. Also explores are mallets and non-threaded fasteners such as mallets and hammers, key fasteners, press fit assemblies, and pins. Concepts, identification and applications of the Torque wrench are discussed along with the safety and operations of portable power tools.

  • Rigging Systems 1

    • This system teaches how to safely move loads of different shapes and sizes using a variety of methods.

  • Rigging Systems 2

    • The Rigging Systems 2 eBook course continues from the Rigging 1 Learning System to teach additional types of rigging skills including equipment movement, wire mesh slings, synthetic slings, knots, load turning, and cranes. This course includes additional hoists, slings, loads, student learning materials for theory and lab, and teacher's guide.

  • Mechanical Fabrication 1

    • Mechanical fabrication grounds learners in the basic knowledge needed for assembly. Learners focus on the proper and safe application of hand tools. Mechanical fabrication builds knowledge in the many types of bolts, wrenches and other fittings commonly used in industry and how to properly apply them, including pneumatic fabrication fittings. Focuses on proper techniques for checking connections and testing fittings with an emphasis on safety. Proper tool use helps in many ways, including injury avoidance, fewer product quality issues, and lower tool breakage costs.

  • Mechanical Drives 1

    • This course covers vital knowledge related to mechanical drives training, such as motor mounting, key fasteners, power transmission systems, V-belt drives, chain drives, spur gear drives, and multiple shaft drives. Learners will study specific objectives like: methods of measuring motor shaft speed, how to calculate rotary mechanical power, the operation of a flexible jaw coupling, methods of adjusting belt tension, allowable chain sag for various applications, the function of backlash, and the alignment procedure of a sleeve coupling.

  • Mechanical Drives 1

    • This course provides a comprehensive understanding of how to operate, install, and analyze mechanical drives and how they are used in real-world applications. Learners will study topics like: the function and construction of a bedplate; four types of shaft material; the operation of a fractional HP V-belt drive; how to determine allowable chain sag for a given application; and methods of measuring spur gear backlash.

  • Portable Mechanical Drives 2

    • Within the Portable Mechanical Drives training course, learners will study in-depth topics like: methods of identifying belt size and type; how to select sheaves, bushings, and a V-belt for given applications; how to install and align a timing belt drive system; how high torque drive belts and sprockets are specified; and maintenance steps for synchronous belt drives.

  • Mechanical Drives 2

    • This course covers the construction, operation, installation, and alignment of heavy-duty V-belt drives, synchronous belt drives, and heavy-duty chain drives. The course covers V-belt maintenance and troubleshooting, timing belt drives, lubricant management, flange couplings, grid and gear couplings, and chain selection.

  • Mechanical Drives 3

    • This course covers plain bearings, ball bearings, roller bearings, anti-friction bearing selection and maintenance, gaskets, seals, advanced gear drives, and gear drive selection and maintenance.

  • Laser Shaft Alignment

    • Laser Shaft Alignment is rapidly gaining popularity in industries throughout the world because it enables maintenance and plant engineering personnel to make quicker and more accurate shaft alignments than other shaft alignment methods such as the dial indicator method or the straight edge and feeler gauge method. Laser shaft alignment systems avoid problems such as sagging indicators, reading resolution error, and reading parallax error. This course teaches how to setup, operate and apply laser shaft alignment to a variety of industrial applications.

  • Portable Laser Shaft Alignment

    • Laser Shaft Alignment is rapidly gaining popularity in industry because it enables maintenance and plant engineering personnel to make quicker and more accurate shaft alignments than other shaft alignment methods. Laser shaft alignment systems avoid problems such as sagging indicators, reading resolution error, and reading parallax error.

 

PROCESS CONTROL

  • Process Control Systems: Ultrasonic Level Measurement and Control

    • Ultrasonic waves are sound waves with frequencies above the human ear's audible range. Ultrasonic sensors transmit and reflect ultrasonic waves to measure the distance between the sensor and an object or the height of material in a container. This course covers the construction, operation, and calibration of ultrasonic level sensors.

  • Process Control Systems: Differential Pressure Flow Measurement and Control

    • Differential pressure flow measurement is one of the most common methods used to measure flow in a process. Differential pressure flow sensors are versatile and cost less than other types of flow sensors. This course covers three of the most common types of these sensors: orifice plates, Venturi tubes, and pitot tubes. This course also covers differential pressure transmitters.

  • Process Visualization Control 1

    • This course covers SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) that allows operators, technicians, and engineers to monitor and control process applications using sensors networked to equipment on the plant floor. Specific topics of study include introduction to process visualization, UDC controller configuration, process visualization system operation, application editing, project screens, input and output objects, two-state output objects, symbolic I/O field output objects, I/O field objects, and alarms.

  • Pressure Process Control Systems

    • This course covers the basics of Pressure Process Control such as open and closed loop control and safety and logically build to more advanced topics like variable speed drives. Major topic areas include process control concepts, piping and instrumentation diagrams, instrument index, final control elements, pressure measurement, loop control devices, HMI panel operation, automatic control methods, performance concepts, control loop performance, and open- and closed-loop tuning.

  • Foundation Fieldbus Process Control 1

    • This course covers an overview of FOUNDATION Fieldbus technology, H1 FOUNDATION Fieldbus wiring and connections, device configuration, and field device calibration and operation. Examples of topics include: communication protocols used in FOUNDATION Fieldbus, the cabling of an H1 FOUNDATION Fieldbus segment, the purpose of device description and capability files, and FOUNDATION Fieldbus diagnostic and maintenance capability.

  • HART Process Control 1

    • This course covers one of the most commonly used communication protocols, HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer), which is a powerful technology that has widespread use because it has backward compatibility that lets smart sensors digitally communicate on existing 4-20 mA control wires without harming analog signals. Major topics include Topics include HART networks, existing system integration, and calibrating HART devices and monitoring current loops.

  • Process Control Systems

  • PLC Process Control - Siemens S7-1200

    • This course focuses on PLC-controlled level and flow applications in open and closed loop systems. Major topics include the operation of a PLC-based closed loop process control system, the function of PID tag structure, and how to tune a Siemens S7-1200 PLC-based closed loop process control system.

  • PLC Process Control - AB CompactLogix L16

    • This course allows learners to study the basics of PLC-based process control and its various applications. Major topics include: on/off control; open-loop control; closed-loop control; and PID configuration and tuning.

  • Process Control Systems

    • Level and Flow Process Control teaches two of the most common types of process control systems, flow and liquid level. This course covers process control safety, instrument tags, piping and instrumentation diagrams, and level measurement, then moves into system control functions such as liquid level control, automatic control methods, basic flow measurement and control, and control loop performance.

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Measurement Tools 1

    • Measurement Tools 1 introduces basic measurement, precision measurement tools, and dimensional gauging. Learners will cover concepts such as S.I. Measurement, U.S. Customary Measurements, Tape Measure and Measurement Conversion. Applications taught include using a dial caliper, digital caliper, English micrometer, and metric micrometer. Dimensional Gauging will include an introduction to gauging as well as indicator measurement and data collection. Measurement Tools 1 provides an overview of concepts in control chart analysis and operation, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, and location, orientation, and form tolerances.

  • Quality Assurance 1

    • This course includes learning skills in gauging systems including: Metric/English conversion, metric rule, tape measure, measurement conversion, dial caliper, digital caliper, micrometer, gauging, indicator measurement, modular gauge measurement, data collection, statistical concepts, SPC software, control chart operation, control chart analysis, SPC problem solving, modular gauging techniques, geometric dimensioning and tolerance methods, measurement and specifications of location, orientation, and form tolerances, circularity, roundness, straightness, perpendicularity, parallelism, check sheets, computerized data collection, pareto charts and histograms.

  • Portable Precision Gauging 1

    • Measurement is a cornerstone of all technical career paths and a major part of quality assurance. This course covers basic measurement, precision measurement, direct gauging, indirect gauging, and dimensional measurements using both the U.S. customary system and the SI metric system.

  • Portable Measurement Tools

    • This course introduces the fundamental principles of measurement including basic measurement, precision measurement, direct gauging, indirect gauging, and dimensional measurements using both the U.S. customary system as well as S.I. metric system. Major topic areas include tape measurement, measurement conversion, precision measurement tools, dial caliper, digital caliper, micrometers, dimensional gauging, indicator measurement, and data collection.

  • Inspection Techniques 1

    • Inspection techniques 1 introduces the purpose and use of gauges. Focuses on identifying and using commonly used gauges, including: variable analog and digital gauges, micrometers, Go / No-Go plug gauges, thread gauges, and attribute gauges. The learner learns how to verify calibration, use gauge masters for accurate measurement, and care for and store gauges when not in use.

  • Surface Plates

    • Surface plates focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of surface plates.

  • Gauge Blocks

    • Gauge blocks focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of gauging blocks.

  • Test Indicators

    • Test indicators focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of test indicators.

  • Height Gauges

    • Height gauges focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of height gauges.

  • Bench Comparators

    • Bench comparators focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of bench comparators.

  • Optical Comparators

    • Optical comparators focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of optical comparators.

  • Bore Gauges

    • Bore gauges focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of bore gauges.

  • Air Gauges

    • Air gauges focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of air gauges.

  • Specialty Micrometers

    • Specialty micrometers focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of micrometers.

  • Miscellaneous Inspection Instruments

    • Miscellaneous inspection instruments focuses on the types and uses, components and accessories, and best practice uses and applications of sine plates, radius gauges, hardness gauges, Rockwell testers, and other inspection instruments.

  • ISO 9000 and TS 16949

    • ISO 9000 and TS 16949 defines a quality management system in terms of history, benefits, and the various uses and types of quality systems. The learner learns about the role of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), reviews the purpose and key points of the eight elements of ISO / TS 16949, as well as the required documentation for this quality system. The learner also learns the significance of a 'shall statement.

  • Statistical Process Control 1

    • Statistical process control 1 introduces the concepts of variation and probability and the Control Chart tool. Defines variation and explains how it impacts the production process. Also defines probability and teaches the learner to use histograms to find the variability or the standard deviation of a distribution. The learner then learns how to calculate and plot the required statistics to construct Control Charts.

  • Statistical Process Control 2

    • Statistical process control 2 continues the study of Statistical Process Control by focusing on how to interpret Control Charts. The learner learns how to recognize the difference between points within and outside statistical control limits, and the difference between variations within assignable causes and system causes. The learner also studies how to interpret graphical information to determine process capability and how to calculate the capability index of a machine or process.

  • Quality Control Concepts

    • In this course learners will learn the definition and benefits of quality management systems (QMS), the various types of quality management systems, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), several types of standards that work in various industries, and the detail about the ISO/TS 16949 automotive standard. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the Technical Specification (TS) for the automotive industry, 16949, which replaced QS 9000 in December 2006.

 

SAFETY

  • Safety Practices and Regulations

    • This course covers the importance of workplace safety, OSHA regulations, and practicing safety in the workplace. Learners will study topics like the importance of safety policies, common causes of workplace injuries and accidents, and OSHA regulation for general workplace safety, personal protective equipment, tools, machines, and more!

  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • This course covers the workplace personal protective equipment requirements and types. Learners will study in-depth objectives like: the importance of personal protective equipment; hazards that require personal protective equipment; types of PPE for your head, eyes, face, ears, hands, arms, feet, legs, and lungs.

  • Hazardous Communication

    • Hazardous communication reviews the definitions, uses, and standards related to hazardous materials. learner learns how to use and understand a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), hazardous chemical labels, the Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS), and the HMIS color bar.

  • Confined Spaces

    • This course defines confined spaces in the workplace, discusses the hazards of working in these spaces, and covers the OSHA requirements for working in confined spaces. Learners will study objectives like characteristics of a permit-required confined space, atmospheric and physical hazards present in confined spaces, and equipment required for working in confined spaces.

  • Lockout/Tagout

    • This course covers the basics of lockout/tagout. The course begins with the dangers of hazardous energy, how to use lockout/tagout to safeguard a machine, and the requirements for an Energy-Control Program (ECP).

  • Accident Response

    • This course covers first aid and accident procedures. Learners will study about blood borne pathogens and how to prevent them, the guidelines of administering first aid, how to respond to a workplace accident, how to use an eyewash station, and how to report workplace accidents.

  • Overhead Crane Safety

    • Overhead crane safety reviews the requirements for safe operation of overhead crane equipment. Focuses on understanding the components of an overhead crane system, as well as the safety requirements and practices for the safe operation and inspection of the overhead crane.

 

THERMAL

  • Thermal Systems 1

    • Thermal Science introduces the functions of thermal systems, thermal energy and heat transfer, thermodynamic laws and properties, refrigeration thermodynamics, and refrigeration/heat pump operation. It takes learners through key topics and skills in temperature measurement, pressure measurement, thermal expansion, thermal system power, enthalpy and phase change, gas laws and phase equilibrium, phase diagrams, refrigeration science, vapor-compression refrigeration, and vapor-compression heat duty. These concepts are very necessary in order to fully understand thermal system design and operation.

  • Environmental Applications

    • Environmental applications course applies the knowledge of the principals and theories of thermal systems incorporating it with real world applications such as heating and cooling systems, system performance, insulation, and humidity. Learners will gain a better understanding of how these items, which are a part of everyday life, can be modified to improve human comfort conditions. Learners will learn to calculate the efficiency of a thermal system, become familiar with heat loads and how they affect components and changes, use insulation to improve efficiency, learn how psychrometrics is vital to conditions inside buildings, and learn how systems work together in residential heating and cooling.

  • Geothermal

    • This course moves from an introduction about geothermal energy to overall system performance evaluation. Learners begin with an introduction to geothermal heat pump systems and move rapidly into the concepts and components that make a geothermal system operate; these include closed-loop circuits, compressors, closed-loop circuits, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigerants, suction line accumulators, receivers, dryers, moisture indicators, thermostats, controllers, blowers, heat-pump system start-up and operation, and overall system performance.

  • Geothermal Troubleshooting

    • This course moves from an introduction about geothermal energy to overall system performance evaluation including troubleshooting skills. Learners begin with an introduction to geothermal heat pump systems and move rapidly into the concepts and components that make a geothermal system operate; these include closed-loop circuits, compressors, closed-loop circuits, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigerants, and more. This course also includes topics on component troubleshooting and system troubleshooting.

  • Geothermal Desuperheater

    • This course covers the ever-growing area of geothermal energy, including desuperheater topics. The course will build knowledge across a broad spectrum, ranging from system start-up and operation to shut down and maintenance. Learners begin with an introduction to geothermal heat pump systems and move rapidly into the concepts and components that make a geothermal system operate; these include closed-loop circuits, compressors, closed-loop circuits, compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices, refrigerants, suction line accumulators, receivers, dryers, moisture indicators, thermostats, controllers, blowers, heat-pump system start-up and operation, and overall system performance.

  • Geothermal Troubleshooting with Desuperheater

    • This course covers the ever-growing area of geothermal energy, including desuperheater topics. In addition to basic goethermal system knowledge, learners will study about a desuperheater and about troubleshooting a geothermal system. An overview of topics includes: desuperheater hot water generation; desuperheater operation; desuperheater component-level troubleshooting; desuperheater system-level troubleshooting; component troubleshooting; system troubleshooting; geothermal heat pump systems; geothermal source circuits; closed-loop source circuit operation; source circuit piping and components; compressors; energy units of measure; condensers; heat transfer; phase change effects; heat pump components; heat pump control; heat pump operation; heat pump system performance; heat duty; and coefficient of performance.

  • Geothermal Flush Cart Learning System

    • This course teaches how to purge debris and air from the geothermal loop and then charge it with a glycol/water solution. Learners will gain insight into understanding the proper procedures for filling and pressurizing the system.

  • Thermal Technology 1

    • Thermal Technology 1 introduces thermal science, covers thermal properties and heat transfer, and thermodynamic laws and cycles. To introduce thermal science topics covered include introduction to thermal systems, temperature measurement, and thermal expansion and energy. Learners will also explore thermal system power, Ideal Gas Law and phase changes, heat transfer, and insulation. Thermal laws and cycles are discussed going over laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, refrigeration science, and psychometrics.

  • Thermal Technology 2

    • Refrigeration systems play an important role in industrial, commercial, and home environments. Industrial freezers, grocery store coolers, air conditioning systems, and refrigerators in kitchens everywhere are examples of refrigeration systems. In Thermal Technology 2, you will learn about these systems, equations used to determine thermodynamic properties, and vapor-compression system components.

 

WORKPLACE EFFECTIVENESS

  • Enterprise Systems 1

    • This course discusses the seven sectors of technology and then moves on to fundamental business skills like: successful team characteristics; how to create ideas with a team to solve problems; basic processes used to design products; business presentation components, creation, and outlines; and executive summaries.

  • Principles of Advanced Manufacturing

    • Principles of advanced manufacturing introduces advanced manufacturing through study of the technologies, processes, performance objectives, and personnel employed in modern manufacturing. Includes examination of computer technologies, such as CNC, PLC, automation, and software. The learner learns how to calculate critical performance objectives, as well as common physical plant layouts and the typical organization of manufacturing personnel and their responsibilities.

  • Mathematics 1

    • Mathematics 1 reviews the math operations and concepts commonly used on the job in the production environment. The learner hones addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, decimal, percentage, averaging, ratio, and geometry skills. Exposes the learner to basic linear problem solving and geometric operations, such as calculating surface area and volume.

  • Trigonometry 1

    • Trigonometry 1 provides in-depth study of right triangle trigonometry and its applications to practical manufacturing calculations. The learner studies the foundations of trigonometry, including lines, components and types of angles, and angle measurement. Topics of focus include triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, understanding and calculating trigonometric ratios and inverse functions, and the components of circles and their relationship to angles.

  • Communication Skills

    • Communication skills explains the importance of effective communication, listening skills, and feedback. Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify the roles of the sender and receiver and explain the effects of encoding and decoding. The learner also learns to identify the barriers to effective communication and appropriate types of communication to use in various situations.

  • Conflict Resolution

    • Conflict resolution defines conflict and identifies the strategies used to manage it. The learner learns to identify the sources of the conflict and categorize the conflict as positive or negative. Also covers active listening skills and strategies to minimize negative effects of conflict.

  • Working in Groups

    • Working in groups provides an overview of groups and group decision-making. The learner studies group types, group formation, and the components and attributes of working effectively in a group. The learner also learns about the advantages and disadvantages of group decision-making, as well as the best decision-making strategies for any situation.

       

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.

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Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
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  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800
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