The Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Technical Diploma is a 26 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 1: FUNDAMENTALS (10612120)

1.00

Introduces Fluid power systems used in industry. The advantages and disadvantages of fluid power compared to other power transmission systems are examined. The potential dangers are explored and the safety procedures related to fluid power are reviewed and implemented. The application of principles of fluid power transmission and the formulas used in fluid power system analysis and design are experienced in the lab. The fundamental principles, components, symbols and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power applications are introduced. Basic power and control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.

FLUID POWER SYSTEMS 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF PNEUMATICS (10612121)

1.00

Introduces Pneumatic fluid power systems. The characteristics and dangers of using air as a fluid power force are explored. Pneumatic system components are studied including: compressors, linear actuators, rotary actuators and pneumatic tubing. Hands-on activities using various pneumatic components are assembled in the lab.

MACHINE CONTROL 1: LADDER LOGIC FUNDAMENTALS (10620151)

1.00

Introduces ladder logic symbols and diagrams used in industrial control circuits. Safety standards and procedures are reviewed and implemented. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, relays, timers, and motor starters.

AUTOCAD FOR TECHNICIANS (10620171)

1.00

Introduce drafting software Autocad. Learn to measure equipment, parts and rooms using various measurement devices including: tape measurers, laser distance measurement devices and dial calipers. Create drawings or layouts based on their measurements. Lab activities will include measuring various electrical components and creating an electrical panel layout, as well as measuring classrooms and creating a classroom layout.

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INDUSTRY WORKPLACE SAFETY (10620172)

1.00

Introduces General Industry Safety Practices and is intended to provide an entry level worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industry setting. An OSHA 10 General Industry certification will be obtained with completion of the course. In addition, lab specific safety will be covered. OSHA has some very specific rules for receiving the certification card for OSHA 10. OSHA 10 Cards can only be issued to students in the face-to-face classes who attend every class. OSHA will not allow anyone taking this course in an online/flex format to receive a certification card. If you need the OSHA 10 card upon completion of this course, please be sure you are enrolled in the face-to-face section.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • OSHA® 10 Certification

ELECTRICAL FABRICATION (10660118)

1.00

Develops the principles of electrical fabrication. Emphasis will be given to the practical application of interpreting engineering drawings, wiring machine components and troubleshooting electrical panels.

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INTRO TO MICROCONTROLLERS (10660121)

1.00

Introduces the microcontroller, a tiny computer which uses digital inputs and outputs to control electrical/electronic circuits. A Basic Stamp microcontroller will be programmed via a USB port to a PC using a PBASIC editor program. It will then be connected to digital inputs such as switches and sensors and used to control output circuits such as LED displays, DC motors, relays, buzzers and servo motors.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 1 - DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (10660123)

1.00

Introduces the fundamental principles of direct current (DC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating within the DC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis utilizes project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, Kirchhoff’s and Lenz’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 1 will be continued and expanded upon in IET 2.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 2 - ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS (10660124)

1.00

Introduces the fundamental principles of alternating current (AC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating at 60 Hertz (Hz) single phase within the AC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis uses project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, and Faraday’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 2 build upon those in IET 1 and will be continued and expanded upon in IET 3.

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INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS (10804118)

4.00

This course offers algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions.

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SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

MACHINE CONTROL 2: MOTOR AND ACTUATOR CONTROL (10620152)

1.00

Develop motor and other actuator control and power circuits. The student will utilize typical industrial manufacturing controls. Basic machine sequence control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software.

MACHINE CONTROL 3: SENSORS AND MACHINE SAFETY (10620153)

1.00

Introduces solid state motor controls and proximity and photo sensors. Machine sequence control circuits are developed using programmable logic relays (PLRs) with computer based ladder logic programming and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 1: BASIC MACHINE COMPONENTS (10620157)

1.00

Introduces how machines work and basic mechanical power transmission system components.

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS 2: POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS (10620158)

1.00

Incorporates the detailed study of mechanical power transmission system components. Included are gear, belt, chain and screw drive systems. Lab experiments include the selection, installation and maintenance of mechanical power transmission components and systems.

INDUSTRIAL MOTORS 1: ELECTRIC MOTORS (10620159)

1.00

Introduces industrial motors including the most common types of AC and DC motors. The potential dangers of Industrial motors are explored and the application and safety standards related to electric motors are reviewed and implemented. Labs include motor load and efficiency testing utilizing digital power, speed and torque measurement devices.

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INDUSTRIAL MOTORS 2: DC/AC VARIABLE SPEED MOTOR DRIVES (10620160)

1.00

Introduces industrial motor drives including the most common types of DC and AC variable speed motor drives. Constant speed, torque and power operation modes, as well as the various solid state motor drive power control schemes and applications are discussed. Remote control and monitoring signals and system integration techniques are introduced. Labs include multiple vendor motor drive programming, connection, integration and testing as well as drive network communications, control and monitoring.

PLC 1: PLC FUNDAMENTALS AND BIT BASED INSTRUCTIONS (10620164)

1.00

Introduces PLC hardware setup, software applications and system configuration. Basic industrial control problems are solved using Bit Based Instructions. Various kinds of sensors and other input devices will be applied to the PLC. Output devices will be controlled by the PLC.

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PLC 2: TIMERS, COUNTERS AND PROGRAM CONTROL (10620165)

1.00

Incorporates PLC Timer, Counter and Program Control instructions used in industrial manufacturing processes.

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PLC 3: DATA, MATH, SEQUENCER AND SHIFT INSTRUCTIONS (10620166)

1.00

Incorporates Data, Math, Sequencer and Shift Register control instructions used in industrial manufacturing processes.

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ELECTROMECHANICAL TROUBLESHOOTING (10620173)

1.00

Introduces troubleshooting methods that apply to basic motor control circuits, PLC applications, VFD applications & mechanical system applications. Troubleshooting methods are practiced using hands-on lab activities. Preventive & predictive maintenance techniques are also explored.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 3 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND DEVICES (10660125)

1.00

Introduces the fundamentals associated with the properties of silicon controlled devices used in industry. Both DC and AC operating characteristics will be explored as well as the application of silicon controlled devices used in industrial circuit controls. Circuit analysis utilizes project based labs where students experience the practical application of skills learned in IET 1 and 2.

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INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY 4 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (10660126)

1.00

Introduce the concepts of electrical systems including transformers, the potential dangers of electrical power and the application and safety standards related to electrical power components. Utility, industrial and alternative power generation and distribution systems are discussed. Advanced concepts including power factor correction are covered. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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