Electrical Maintenance Phase I

Curriculum Content

OSHA 10 Hour and Arc Flash | Contact Hours: 16
The OSHA 10-hour program is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general industry safety and health standards to entry-level participants.  Course topics covered include; introduction to OSHA, inspections, citations and penalties, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, machine guarding, hazard communication, blood borne pathogens, and safety and health programs.

Arc flash Hazard awareness training is based on the NFPA 70E, which provides the standard for electrical safety in the workplace.  Topics covered include: recognizing and avoiding electrical hazards, describing the hazards of an arc flash, reading and interpreting arc flash labels, describing the requirements for qualified personnel, identifying the types of Personal Protective Equipment, and the required Personal Protective Equipment based on the hazard risk category.

Technical Math | Contact Hours: 40
This course covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, common fractions, decimal fractions, percent, ratio and proportions, powers, roots, bases other than ten, algebra fundamentals, operations with polynomials, basic equations, geometry, trigonometry, and how to convert between the Metric system and English system.

Physics I | Contact Hours: 40
This course will be an Introduction to classical Physics. The concept of fundamental measurement units using English and Metric systems will be developed. The various forces encountered in nature will be presented, friction will be included. Energy, Work, and Power will be defined. Linear, rotational, and harmonic motion will be discussed extensively. Simple machines will be thoroughly studied. Introduction to fluid flow and heat will also be included in this section.

AC/DC Electricity | Contact Hours: 80
Upon Completion of this course the student should be able to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Explain electrical measurement safety principles; explain basic electrical fundamentals, including current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance and impedance.  Take basic electrical measurements, describe the operation of and wire receptacles, troubleshooting receptacles.  Wire and test switched lighting circuits.
  • Interpret basic electrical symbols, describe the operation of electromechanical relays, explain the operation of timers, describe the operation of transformers, describe the concept of grounding, and explain the operation of basic protective devices.

Reading Electrical Drawings Part 1 | Contact Hours: 40
This course presents the basic electrical device symbols and drawing practices used in the various drawing types.  Layout and equipment drawings, conduit drawings, conduit and cable schedules, single lines, connection diagrams, schematics, and elementary drawings will be covered in detail.

Test Equipment | Contact Hours: 16
This module will provide for instruction, appropriate application, and use of voltage testers, VOM’s, meggers, chart recorder/ data acquisition systems, and oscilloscopes.  Various types of each device will be covered.  Techniques for testing and troubleshooting will be covered in detail as well as limitations and special functions of the devices.

Utilization of Shop Equipment | Contact Hours: 16
This module will cover the safety, maintenance, and operation of the equipment and tools in the repair shop facility.  Specific attention will be given to grinder operation wheel inspection and dressing, and rest plate adjustment.  Use of the drill press, properly securing the work piece and drill bit speed for various materials will be addressed.  Abrasive saw and band saw inspection and proper methods of cutting will be covered.

Semiconductors | Contact Hours: 40
The following topics are covered: semiconductor Fundamentals, semiconductor diodes, zener diodes, semiconductor diodes for special applications, bipolar transistor operation, bipolar transistor characteristics, field effect transistors, thyristors (SCRs), integrated circuits, and optoelectronic devices.

AC/DC Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting | Contact Hours: 40
This class presents the procedures needed to locate and correct a malfunction in an electric motor quickly and efficiently.  Topics are electrical safety, solid-state devices, magnetism, transformers, DC generators and motors, DC motor control, motor and generator maintenance, brakes, AC motor control, AC motors, magnetic amplifiers, and general regulator theory, overload sizing and motor protection (RTD etc.)

Electrical Control Circuits and Troubleshooting | Contact Hours: 40
Control circuits, troubleshooting, two-wire control with manual selection, overload protection, three-wire control-start/stop/jog/inch circuits, sequence start and stop, automatic sequence starting, reversing circuits, plug and anti-plug circuits, two speed motor control, and reduced voltage starting circuits.

Digital | Contact Hours: 40
This course is an introduction to Digital Techniques.  Topics include semiconductor devices for digital circuits, digital logic circuits, digital integrated circuits, Boolean algebra, flip-flops and registers, sequential logic circuits, combinational logic circuits, data conversion, and digital troubleshooting.

GE PLC | Contact Hours: 40
This course examines the Series 90-30 hardware, system configuration and installation, basic instruction set and programming.  Real world examples of motor control circuits, alarming circuits, predictive maintenance circuits, troubleshooting techniques, fault tables, analog cards, scaling and much more is covered.

AB GLC | Contact Hours: 40
This course examines the PLC 5 hardware, system configuration and installation, basic instruction set and programming.  Real world examples of motor control circuits, alarming circuits, predictive maintenance circuits, troubleshooting techniques, analog cards, scaling and much more topics are covered.

Reading Electrical Drawings Part 2 | Contact Hours: 40
This course gives you the ability to read, interpret and analyze electrical ladder diagrams.  Topics covered are ladder diagram layouts, basic rules of ladder drawings, and types of control devices, differences between electromechanical and solid-state relays, and the role of the programmable controller in electrical control. Other types of drawings include crane control prints, motor control prints, hydraulic and pneumatic prints.