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Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

ELECTRICAL FABRICATION (10660118)

Credits: 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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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (10660122)

Credits: 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.

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INDUSTRY WORKPLACE SAFETY (10620172)

Credits: 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.

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • OSHA® 10 Certification

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS (10623179)

Credits: 2.00

Explores the foundational skills needed to read and interpret industrial prints. Beginning with the basics, the learner progresses in a logical order through orthographic, pictorial, assembly, section and auxiliary views of products. In addition, you will learn how to interpret part dimensions and tolerances. Emphasis is also placed on title blocks, change blocks and shop notes and symbols. The symbols of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are introduced.

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

Credits: 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)

Credits: 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)

Credits: 1.00

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

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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.