This is a basic machine shop course. Students will learn the use of hand tools, hand work, and floor work. Students are required to read prints,
layout, machine, and fabricate projects utilizing the lab environment with emphasis placed on safety, tooling, precision and accuracy. Topics include: materials, mechanical fasteners, measurement, tolerance, fit, layout, hand tools, power tools, drilling, grinding, de-burring,
filing, polishing, layout work on the bench, use of hand taps, and cutting threads with a die.
After completing this course students will be able to:
1. Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE).
2. Identify and perform safe job procedures.
3. Apply safe house keeping and maintain a neat work area, machines, and tools.
4. Identify and demonstrate the use of mechanical fasteners.
5. Identify and demonstrate the use of hand tools.
6. Identify and demonstrate the use of precision measuring devices.
7. Identify and demonstrate the use of materials, abrasives and grinding wheels.
8. Use a blue print to plan and perform a part layout.
9. Identify drill sizes and understand sharpening techniques, demonstrate drilling and
tapping holes, and properly cut threads using a die.
10.Demonstrate the set up and use of the following: pedestal grinder, band saw, drill
press, or other power machines and power hand tools.
This is a basic machine shop course. Students will learn the use of hand tools, hand work, and floor work. Students are required to read prints,
Fluid power is an efficient way to move energy without mechanical chains, bolts, or levers. The physics of fluids, components, troubleshooting, and design application for hydraulic and pneumatic systems are covered in this class. This class will introduce the student to both hydraulic and pneumatic components. They will build machines using these components and will be able to troubleshoot using a print to find a fault condition. After completing this course, the student will be qualified to: Design fluid power and electrical ladder circuits using a design / simulator software application. Recognize pneumatic and hydraulic components based on physical appearance and functionality. Explain how fluid power components function by identifying the ISO symbol on hydraulic and pneumatic system schematics. Analyze a machine that has a faulty condition, identify the problem, and repair the faulty condition. Redesign fluid power applications in a machine so that it will operate safely for the machine and the operator. Explain the sequence of operation by analyzing the circuit schematic.
In this course the student will study computer hardware, operating systems, networking and basic Microsoft Applications. There will be a heavy focus on internet basics, and how to use the computer as an information tool, as well as to setup and manage an email account. There will be heavy focus on cloud computing, using the cloud to store files, as well as basic cloud based applications. Students will also learn the basics of networking hardware, and how to do basic network troubleshooting. There will also be a section on securing a computer from viruses and malware, as well as protecting personal information when working with a computer online. After completing this course the student will:
1. Identify and explain the purpose of ports, devices and internal subsystem of a PC computer.
2. Install applications, drivers and updates to a PC computer system.
3. Manipulate windows explorer to create, move & delete, files & folders on a PC system.
4. Utilize multiple browsers to navigate the internet and retrieve information.
5. Create and manage a Gmail account to manage data and information.
6. Create and configure MS Word files that will include a table and graphics.
7. Create and configure MS PowerPoint files that will include bullets, text and graphics.
8. Create and configure MS Excel files that will include formulas, functions and referencing.
9. Utilize database components to access data from a MS Access database.
10. Manage the data storage functions in Google Drive.
11. Download and configure cloud based applications such as Dropbox and Evernote.
12. Identify and explain all the hardware for a wired and wireless Ethernet network.
13. Troubleshoot an Ethernet network using diagnostics and network commands.
14. Identify the ways that spyware and viruses are spread and the actions that can be taken to mitigate the risks.
15. Identify and explain the application of various portable devices
Course Description: This is an introductory course on the study of basic electrical concepts and circuits. The course will be based on Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC)
concepts, terminology, components, and basic series/parallel circuits. Students will learn how to calculate and measure voltage, current and resistance in basic series and parallel circuits. Students will learn how to utilize a Digital Multi-meter (DMM) to troubleshoot components in an electrical circuit, and test stand-alone components. The students will be introduced to DC and AC relay circuits, as well as electrical symbols that will be used on electrical prints. The course will have a heavy focus on troubleshooting concepts and techniques when working with electrical circuits.
After completing this course the student will
This course will consist of 12 competencies:
1. Explain basic electrical concepts and terminology
2. Explain the operation and application of electrical switches
3. Explain and wire DC Circuits (series & parallel)
4. Explain and apply various types of electrical test equipment
5. Explain and apply Alternating Current concepts.
6. Explain and apply DC & AC relays, and solenoids
7. Explain and apply voltage divider circuits
8. Explain and apply capacitors and inductors in electric circuits
9. Explain and apply DC and AC types of motors
10. Interpret basic electrical symbols and prints
11. Explain and wire a basic electrical control circuit
12. Troubleshoot basic electrical components and circuits
The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in the area of electrical safety, DC/AC machines and basic control circuits. The electrical safety module will focus on lockout/tagout, arc-flash standards, PPE, electrical panels and overcurrent protection. The DC/AC machines will focus on the wiring and troubleshooting of DC shunt motors, single phase motors (split-phase, capacitor-start, and permanent capacitor), dual voltage transformers, and three phase motors. The basic control circuits will consist of start/stop/jog, dual start/stop, sequence circuits, and reversing circuits. There will also be a module focused on the installation of a PLC system (based on the Micrologix 1200 PLC). Students will learn how to utilize a test equipment and electrical prints to troubleshoot electrical systems. After completing this course the student will:
1. Explain the NFPA Basic Safe Electrical Work Practices.
2. Install and troubleshoot DC/AC industrial motors
3. Install and troubleshoot electrical control circuits.
4. Install and troubleshoot forward/reversing motor control circuits
5. Explain industrial power and control voltages
6. Wire a dual voltage transformer for step-up and step-down configuration
7. Install and troubleshoot solid state discrete sensors (proximity & photo-electric)
8. Install and troubleshoot a PLC hardware I/O installation
9. Install and troubleshoot fuses and circuit breakers in an industrial environment
The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in industrial pipefitting to include identification of pipes, tubing, hose, fittings, valves, and miscellaneous piping components, pipe circuit layout, measurement, preparation and assembly of various industrial piping systems to include steel, plastic (PVC) and copper.
After completing this course, the student will be qualified to:
1. Identify various types of pipe, fittings, valves, hangers and miscellaneous components
related to industrial pipefitting.
2. Measure and layout piping and piping circuits.
3. Calculate pipe lengths for installation.
4. Cut, ream and thread steel pipe.
5. Identify, insulate and assemble steel pipe using threaded fittings.
6. Assemble a circuit comprised of hose using barb fittings and clamps.
7. Assemble a circuit comprised of cemented plastic (PVC) fittings.
8. Assemble a circuit using flared copper tube.
This course combines online learning modules with on-campus labs designed to enable student competency in performing common safety tasks performed in an industrial setting. The course focuses on potential workplace hazards, necessary safety practices, and how various industrial processes need to be managed in order to maintain a safe workplace. Appropriate safety regulations and laws, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, and public safety are addressed.
The primary purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with wiring methods commonly used in industry, as well as the National Electrical Code (Article 79) requirements for industrial power and control installations. A heavy focus will be on power
distribution, from the buss line (bus bar) to distribution panels, to branch circuits. Students will focus on installation of various types of conduit and wire, overcurrent protection and
troubleshooting of electrical systems. Students will wire and troubleshoot IEC and NEMA
control and power components, as well as VFD units, based on industry standards. This is a hands-on course, with the underlying theory of proper installation for personal safety and circuit protection. After completing this course the student will:
1. Install flexible & rigid conduit into electrical enclosures for power & control circuits.
2. Determine the size and type of conduit and conductors used for power and control circuits.
3. Terminate conductors for power and control circuits in an industrial environment.
4. Install and troubleshoot electrical circuits with switches and duplex receptacles.
5. Install and troubleshoot a single phase electrical branch circuit.
6. Install and troubleshoot a three phase electrical branch circuit.
7. Determine the size and type of overcurrent protection to use in industrial electrical circuits.
8. Determine the size and method of grounding an electrical circuit, and electrical equipment.
9. Install and troubleshoot a motor branch circuit
Machine Repair is a study of mechanical components used in a variety of industrial applications. Students will learn to work with mechanical components through hands-on
labs and a variety of online learning resources. This course is a hybrid course. Course
materials, quizzes, discussions, and other learning resources are presented online. Hands-on practice labs and hands-on assessments are held on campus in the industrial lab classroom. In this course, students will work with the following:
• Plain bearings, ball and roller bearings, tapered bearings
• Conveyor belts and fasteners
• Assembly of chain and V-belt drives
• Direct drive shaft alignment
• Gear drives
This course is an application of common electrical concepts and relay ladder logic/motor control circuits used in industry to maintain and troubleshoot electrical power and control systems, including variable frequency drive systems. Students will learn how to install, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot single-phase transformers, NEMA and IEC contactors & motor starters, motor branch circuits, and reversing circuits (power & control). A heavy focus of the course will be on variable frequency drives. Students will learn to install, maintain, program and troubleshoot industrial programmable VFDs. The course will focus on 3 types of VFD: Automation Direct’s GS2, Allen Bradley PowerFlex 70 and Allen Bradley PowerFlex 525. After completing this course the student will:
1. Install and troubleshoot single phase transformers.
2. Explain, calculate and measure power distribution voltages
3. Explain and troubleshoot NEMA and IEC contactors and motor starters
4. Install and troubleshoot three phase motor branch circuit.
5. Install and troubleshoot three phase motor reversing circuits.
6. Explain the basic operation of a programmable variable frequency drive
7. Wire and configure a programmable variable frequency drive
8. Program and troubleshoot a variable frequency drive
9. Configure and interface a VFD to an AB CompactLogix PLC
10. Explain the signal/data flow in a PLC based system to control a VFD
This course is an in depth study of the Allen Bradley CompactLogix system, and how to use RSLogix5000 programming software to program, monitor and troubleshoot a system. The primary focus will be on the processor memory structure, the intermediate instruction set, analog I/O modules and using the RSLogix5000 software. Students will learn all the data structures used across most industrial PLCs, as well a Tag based system, versus and address based system (SLC-500). Learning how the instructions work within a program will be a critical part of skills development for troubleshooting. A critical part of this course is learning how to search for objects in the L5000 project with RSLogix5000, as a method
of increasing troubleshooting efficiency. Students will also learn of the different programming languages used for the ControlLogix platform (Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Sequential Function Charts). After completing this course the student will:
1. Configure and Troubleshoot CompactLogix Comparison Instructions.
2. Configure and Troubleshoot CompactLogix Move/Logical Instructions.
3. Configure and Troubleshoot CompactLogix File/Misc. Instructions.
4. Configure and Troubleshoot the CompactLogix Sequencer (SQO) instruction.
5. Configure and Troubleshoot CompactLogix Program Control Instructions.
6. Interpret and configure CompactLogix data types and Tag types.
7. Configure and Troubleshoot CompactLogix project structures.
8. Manipulate RSLogix5000 to search for ladder & data objects for troubleshooting.
9. Manipulate RSLogix5000 to add/modify/display project documentation for troubleshooting.
10. Configure and Troubleshoot Analog I/O module
This is an advanced PLC courses based on the Allen Bradley ControlLogix platform. The course consists of 3 sections: Ethernet communications and networking, DeviceNet networking, and Wonderware InTouch HMI development and communications. Students will use the Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 programming software, with RSLinx Gateway, to communicate with primarily ControlLogix L71 type processors. RSNetWorx for
DeviceNet will also be used to configure a DeviceNet network. Students will focus on learning these advanced technologies, as well as how to troubleshoot these networks and systems when communication fails. Students will also have access to their own Virtual Machine that will have all of the software available 24/7, that they can create and modify their projects from home. This will also include the Emulate 5000 software, which will allow students to run their programs in a processor outside of the on-campus PLC lab. After completing this course the student will be able to:
1. Configure and troubleshoot Ethernet communications with ControlLogix.
2. Configure and troubleshoot ControlLogix remote chassis communications via Ethernet
3. Configure peer to peer communications with Message instructions, and producer/consumer tags.
4. Configure a DeviceNet network to communicate with a ControlLogix platform.
5. Troubleshoot a DeviceNet network controlled by a ControlLogix processor.
6. Configure and troubleshoot DDE & OPC communications with the RSLinx application.
7. Configure a Wonderware InTouch HMI application for PLC communication.
8. Configure and troubleshoot a control system using the InTouch HMI, ControlLogix PLC,
and DeviceNet I/O devices.
The course is a study of the installation, programming and troubleshooting of programmable controlled systems currently used in an industrial environment. The focus will be on Installation, Programming, Engineering and Maintenance tasks performed with PLC systems. The primary PLC used for this class will be the Allen Bradley SLC-500 and CompactLogix, using RSLogix 500, RSLogix5000 and RSLinx software. The topics presented will be learned through Online instructional material, and hands on labs.
After completing this course the student will:
1. Explain the function of a PLC in an industrial environment
2. Set up communications between a PLC and a programming panel
3. Configure and program an Allen Bradley SLC-500 system.
4. Install and maintain basic control system based on the SLC-500
5. Troubleshoot an Allen Bradley SLC-500 system.
6. Program an Allen Bradley CompactLogix with RSLogix5000
7. Maintain and troubleshoot an Allen Bradley CompactLogix system
8. Interpret AB PLC-5 hardware addressing & block transfer instructions