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Industrial Electrician Apprentice

50-413-1 Apprenticeship (A) 20 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

If you enjoy solving problems and have a strong work ethic, this might be a good career fit for you. Industrial electricians maintain and repair many different types of electrical equipment. In addition, you will install and modify electrical equipment on motors, transformers, generators, controls, instruments, lighting systems and power distributers. You’ll learn how to use devices like test lamps, volt-ohm meters and oscilloscopes, and will gain skills working from blueprints, drawings and diagrams. You’ll also learn to make mathematical computations to determine the current carrying capacities of electrical wire and equipment. Other skills for this career include troubleshooting AC and DC drives and programmable logic controllers. The program involves four years of on-the-job and classroom instruction.

COURSE LIST

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

Occupational Specific (20 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Maintenance Electrician Related 1
50-413-521
2
Introduces the learner to the Apprenticeship Program. Specific topics include basic electrical concepts, devices and circuits associated with direct current (DC) principles, electrical safety, circuit analysis, magnetism, meter use, and National Electrical Code.
Maintenance Electrician Related 2
50-413-522
2
Provides the apprentice with the basic fundamentals of motor control. The apprentice acquires skills in recognizing and drawing the basic symbols, the language of motor control, and how to apply these symbols into industrial applications. In addition, the apprentice draws and reads ladder and wiring diagrams, and applies this knowledge by wiring selected diagrams in a lab format.
Maintenance Electrician Related 3
50-413-523
2
Focuses on the basic concepts of alternating (AC). Students will learn AC circuit analysis, oscilloscope use, single phase and three phase power principles. National Electrical Code requirements for conductor use are also discussed.
Maintenance Electrician Related 4
50-413-524
2
Provides the apprentice with the advanced applications of motor control. The apprentice acquires skills in advanced logic of motor control, applying this logic to correctly interpret, design and wire control circuits. Apprentices wire pneumatic and solid state timing circuits for control of two motors, and forward/reversing circuits in an industrial lab environment.
Maintenance Electrician Related 5
50-413-525
2
Provides the learner with a more in-depth study of the National Electrical Code requirements pertaining to general electrical installations, grounding, branch circuits, feeders, and motor circuits. AC motor theory, operation and connections are also included.
Maintenance Electrician Related 6
50-413-526
2
Provides the apprentice with basic concepts and knowledge in Programmable Logic Controllers. The apprentice acquires knowledge of basic hardware and software of Programmable Logic Controllers and skills in programming technique of various Allen Bradley software packages as used in industry.
Maintenance Electrician Related 7
50-413-527
2
Prepares the learner to apply solid state fundamentals including diodes, rectifiers, power supplies, transistors and SCR's. Students will also learn transformer theory, connections, and National Electrical Code installation requirements.
Maintenance Electrician Related 8
50-413-528
2
Provides the apprentice with basic concepts and knowledge in DC Variable Speed Drives. The apprentice acquires the skills and knowledge to install, program, maintain, and troubleshoot an analog and digital DC Drive system. The apprentice applies knowledge of communication, peripherals, and feedback devices to operate these drives in a lab environment.
Maintenance Electrician Related 9
50-413-529
2
Provides the apprentice with advanced concepts and knowledge in programmable logic controllers and photoelectric sensing devices. The apprentice acquires skills in advanced programming, troubleshooting, and maintaining programmable logic controllers and photoelectric sensing applications as used in industry.
Maintenance Electrician Related 10
50-413-530
2
Provides the learner with the basic concepts of AC Variable Speed Drives. The student will acquire the skills to install, program, maintain and troubleshoot a drive system.

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