Advanced Manufacturing

Our 3,000-square-foot training center serves the needs of Wake County business and industry by providing workforce training for technicians in industrial automation, circuit board technology, collaborative robotics, basic machining, and 3D printing. All programs include hands-on lab training supplemented with online instruction through Tooling University. 

Advanced Manufacturing programs and courses: 

  • Industrial Automation: Electrical, PLC, Hydraulics, Pneumatics Controls
  • Collaborative Robotics: Robotics Utilization, Operation, Basic Programming

  • Introductory Machining and 3D Printing: Introductory Vertical Mill and Horizontal Lathe, 3D Printing, Mechanical Troubleshooting, Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Electrical Controls
Name
SEF-3001BM1
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes electrical controls.
Description
In this course, students will learn how to use industrial control components, electrical symbols, and electrical schematics; wire an industrial control circuit given a description and a schematic; procedures and techniques for troubleshooting and fault analysis; and multi-meter methods and techniques. In teams of two, students will wire multiple control panel circuits using a circuit schematic, and troubleshoot common industrial control circuit faults using a schematic and multi-meter. Hands-on training will be supplemented with online assignments.
Course Objectives
  1. Have the understanding of basic Electrical Components and their Function.
  2. Have the ability to understand and interpret Electrical symbols, Schematics (Line and Ladder Logic).
  3. Have the ability to use Electrical Multi-meter (Ohms, Volts, Amps) to perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  4. Have the ability to apply Basic Electrical Circuit Concepts (Series, Parallel, and Ohms Law) to perform Fault analysis and Correction.
  5. Have the ability to use Schematics to Select, Mount and Wire Components to complete functional electrical circuit.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Session 1 Electrical Fundamentals Lab A
    -Objective: Define and understand the following:
    -Electricity, Units, Symbols, Electrical Energy
    -Resistance, Inductance, Capacitance
    -Ohms Law
    -Power Law (Watt/KVA)
    Complete review questions
  2. 2. Session 2 Electrical Testers Lab B
    Objective: Discuss and practical exercises in the following areas:
    Analog Meters, Digital Meters VOMs
    Safety in Electrical Testing, Multi-meter Basics
    Advanced Functions Meters
    Using Electrical Testers
    Review Questions
  3. Session 3 Circuit Analysis Module Lab C
    Objective: Discuss and practical exercises in the following areas:
    Series Circuits, Series Circuits Law
    Parallel Circuits, Parallel Circuits Law
    Combination Circuits
    Review Questions
  4. Session 4 Basic Magnetism Module Lab D
    Objective: Discuss and practical exercises in the following areas:
    Magnetism, Magnetic Fields, Polarity
    Right Hand Rule,
    Magnetic Flux, Magnetomotive Force (MMF)
    Review Questions
  5. Session 5 Circuit Components Module Lab E
    Objective: Discuss and practical exercises in the following areas:
    Switches, Solenoids, Relays, Transformers
    Resistors, Fuses/Circuit Breakers, Display Elements
    Review Questions
  6. Session 6 Schematics Lab F
    Objective: : Discuss and practical exercises in the following areas:
    Line Schematics, Ladder Logic Schematics
    Standard Conventions used in Schematics
    Review Questions
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
Manufacturing Production Technician Certification
Website URL
www.msscusa.org
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Manufacturing Processes
  2. Maintenance Awareness
  3. Quality
  4. Safety
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Basic math and general computer skills
Text and Supplies Needed
Student guides, electrical training panels and associated wiring tools and equipment
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Standard classroom or conference type room.
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of all assigned online modules with a score of 75% minimum for each module
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is intended for personnel who wish to be employed in an industry position that utilizes electrical controls.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Automation Controls Technician and Electrical Maintenance Technician
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
This is a skill gap area for the light manufacturing in Wake County that is dependent on electrical skilled technicians to keep automated systems operating.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • • Automation Controls Technician and Electrical Maintenance Technician
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Advanced Manufacturing Center