Workforce Development Trainings

Problem Solving for Business and Industry

Course Work

This training will make you more aware of the models and skills you need to quickly and effectively develop comprehensive solutions to problems you encounter on the job and give you practice in these skills. Students will discuss types of problems, the problem-solving process, and generating and implementing alternatives.

Industrial Motors

Course Work

This training covers the fundamental theory of motor operation for both Direct Current (DC) and single/three phase Alternating Current (AC) motors. Practical application and understanding of motor nameplate data are covered as they apply to the selection, connection, installation, performance, and troubleshooting of industrial motors. Motor applications, such as testing and troubleshooting, braking and reversing direction of the motor rotation, will be covered.

Programmable Logic Controllers I

Course Work

This course is designed to provide maintenance technicians with a basic introduction to PLCs. The knowledge and skills developed throughout this course focus on preparing maintenance technicians to complete PLC related tasks encountered when performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting of PLC controlled equipment in advanced manufacturing environments. This course provides an overview of PLC technology, guidelines for PLC selection, types of components, number systems, I/O devices, motor controls, creation of relay logic diagrams, an introduction to PLC programming, and troubleshooting PLC systems.

Blueprint Reading

Course Work

Learn the essential skills needed for print reading through development of intermediate interpretation skills. Focus on how to accurately extrapolate key details related to the cost of manufacturing. Establish skills in interpreting 3-dimensional drawings necessary to make quality parts or assemblies. Develop a strong foundation for success in geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.