Printed on 4/17/2021

Controls Maintenance

20-628-6 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they 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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Concepts of Programming for Technicians
    10-628-101
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628101
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660110
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660111
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • College Technical Math 1A
    10-804-113
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804113
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Math & Logic 10804133 OR Not pursuing a degree.
  • PLC 1
    10-628-151
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628151
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660170
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • System Troubleshooting
    10-620-188
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10620188
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628152
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628153
    • Credits: 1.00

    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
    1Credit
    27
    27
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10628159
    • Credits: 1.00

    Introduces Human Machine Interface (HMI) development. Students create Displays, HMI tags, Basic Objects, Object Animations, Global Objects, Alarms, and Trending.

    Coreq: PLC 2 10628152
  • DC Circuits 3
    10-660-112
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660112
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
  • AC Circuits 1
    10-660-114
    1Credit
    27
    27

    • Instructional Hours: 27
    • Outside Effort Hours: 27
    • Course Number: 10660114
    • Credits: 1.00

    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)
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