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Motors and Variable Speed Drives
Program Code: 20-620-3


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For people who want to train in the theory, operation, programming, wiring and maintenance of DC and AC motors and variable speed drives commonly used with industrial equipment.

  • All one-credit courses are offered in a flexible schedule mode which is ideal for working adults.
  • Courses must be completed during eight-week short terms which begin five times per year.
  • Each one-credit course requires approximately four hours of lab attendance per week.
  • The lab instructor is available to answer questions and assist with hands-on experiments.
  • Students may attend any time the lab is open: Monday through Friday daytime hours and Monday through Thursday evening hours.
  • New students must attend a lab orientation. Group orientations are done on the first scheduled day of class at 9:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
  • Knowledge of fundamental electronics is helpful background for this certificate.
  • All courses apply directly to the Electromechanical Technology associate degree, and may apply to related diploma or degree programs.


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To begin, contact:

FVTC-Appleton
John Casey
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 996-2844
caseyj@fvtc.edu





Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program