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Controls Maintenance

20-628-6 Certificate (C) 17 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Today’s machines are controlled with great precision, speed and repeatability. In the Controls Maintenance certificate program, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of how machines are wired, programmed and controlled. Motor and drives fundamentals, programming concepts, touch panels and complete system troubleshooting techniques are covered through classroom materials and various hands-on lab activities. Once you’ve completed this certificate, use what you’ve learned towards an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic technical diploma, Electro-Mechanical Technology associate degree or Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degree.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Concepts of Programming for Technicians
10-628-101
1
Introduces students to programming fundamentals necessary in automation related careers. Students will discuss proper programming structures including flow chart and pseudocode programming. Students will create and troubleshoot programs.
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1
Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) OR College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197) OR Intermediate Algebra with Applications (10804118)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1
Covers basic parallel and series-parallel circuits and their properties. Examines the theory, application and design of series-parallel circuits, such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and the Wheatstone bridge. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1
Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112) OR enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Tech program (106233) and Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3
Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
PLC 1
10-628-151
1
Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and RSLogix 500 Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students use the RSLogix 500 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug programs in RSLogix 500.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170) OR Digital 1 (10605130)
Ladder Logic & Control Devices
10-660-170
1
Introduces hardwired components found in industrial applications used to control simple circuits. Students will learn about switches, relays, contactors, timers, and indicator lamps. Students will use their knowledge of these devices to wire various circuits. Students will use ladder logic diagrams to interconnect and label devices to make complete circuits.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
Electrical Power Distribution 1
10-620-131
1
Describes hazards of electrical work and basic approaches to working safely Students learn skills to recognize, evaluate, and control electrical hazards. Students will learn how to install and troubleshoot industrial machine safety devices such as safety switches, safety relays, light curtains, and scanners.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170)
Motors and Drives 2
10-620-142
1
Introduces AC Generators, Three Phase, and Single Phase motors. Starting methods for AC motors, including AC Drives, will be introduced. Control wiring and reversing circuits will also be introduced. Students will wire for Synchronous and Induction motor operation.
Coreq: Motors and Drives 1 (10620148)
Motors and Drives 1
10-620-148
1
Introduces DC motors and generators, along with DC Drives. Students will wire both separately-excited and self-excited DC generators. Counter Electromotive Force (CEMF) will be used to explain the operational principles of DC motors and generators. Various DC motor types will be introduced. Motor types include series, shunt, and compound motors.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
System Troubleshooting
10-620-188
1
Develops troubleshooting skills by using several closed-loop systems on a level and flow process trainer. Students identify faults electrically inserted into this trainer by recognizing symptoms, creating and using flow charts for analysis, and finding the problem with test instruments.
Coreq: Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10609170) OR Ladder Logic and Control Devices (10660170); AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
PLC 2
10-628-152
1
Introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)s and Studio 5000 (formerly RSLogix5000) Programming Software. The PLC hardware will consist of Allen Bradley products. Students will configure Ethernet communications to connect to the Allen Bradley PLC hardware. Students will use Studio 5000 programming software to create logical solutions for real world applications. The applications will require students to create, download, and debug their programs. Students will study industrial sensors and their uses. Students will wire and test sensor operations.
Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers (10609173) OR PLC 1 (10628151)
PLC 3
10-628-153
1
Continues using the Allen Bradley PLC hardware platform with Studio 5000 programming software. Introduces Analog I/O and scaling for program interfacing. Scaling with math instructions, data handling with FIFO/LIFO instructions, and sequencer SQI/SQO instructions are all introduced.
Coreq: PLC 2 (10628152)
Operator Interfaces
10-628-159
1
Focuses on programming and integrating color touch screens for I/O and operator information and control. Rockwell ControlLogix PLC's and touch panels are used.
Prereq: Programmable Logic Controllers 1 (10609173) or PLC 1 (10628151); Coreq: Programmable Logic Controllers 2 (10620182) or PLC 2 (10628152)
DC Circuits 3
10-660-112
1
Covers capacitors and inductors including time constants and instantaneous voltage and current values of RC and RL circuits. Applications and various types of capacitors and inductors are discussed. Magnetism, electromagnetism, and devices, such as relays and solenoids, are also presented. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)

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