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Printed on 7/21/2019

Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice New

50-414-2 Apprenticeship (A) 28 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

As an Electrical & Instrumentation Technician, you’ll be the one who installs, services, troubleshoots, and performs preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment. Your training will include maintenance and installation of motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, electrical control systems and transformers. You’ll also learn how to repair, test, adjust, calibrate and install industrial controls. This apprenticeship-training program requires you to first be employed so you can get the most out of on-the-job learning with related instruction in a classroom

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.

Occupational Specific (28 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Maintenance Electrician Related 1
50-413-521
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. 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.
Troubleshooting Electronic Systems & Devices
50-414-722
1Credit
36
0
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Examines troubleshooting and repair of electronic systems & devices involved with electrical and instrumentation. Course learning outcomes include applying safety procedures when testing and troubleshooting electronic systems, analyzing the role and function of semiconductor components, testing semiconductor components, troubleshooting semiconductor applications, performing circuit repair, and applying predictive and preventative maintenance concepts to electronic systems and devices.
Introduction to Industrial Automated Systems
50-414-725
1Credit
36
0
N/A
36 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Introduces E&I apprentices to industrial automated equipment and systems. Learning outcomes will examine basic control loops, compare automated and robotic manufacturing systems, explore distributed and central control, examine various system layouts, apply controller concepts and communications, and discuss automated control system safety. Signaling systems and redundant systems are explored as well.
Instrumentation Basics for Process Control
50-414-726
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Explores instrumentation basics involved in process control and relates these to job duties and tasks performed by E&I technicians. Course learning outcomes include safety, instrumentation basics, measurement, control, instrument calibration, control theories, using technical resources, and networking protocols.
Intro to Measurement and Process for E&I
50-414-727
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Teaches apprentices to describe and explain the make-up of an automatic control loop, the function of each of the control loop elements and the terms used to describe the loop performance and characteristics and perform mathematical functions associated with offset math and apply the concepts to common signaling systems use used in process control systems. Course will examine the principles, methods and devices used to measure flows, temperatures, pressures, levels, and densities in various industrial process applications. Course will explore common methods and types of equipment used to measure chemical components of a material or stream.
Applied Process Control for E&I
50-414-728
2Credit
72
0
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Explores the makeup of automatic control loops, and the role and function of control loop elements. Concepts related to common signaling systems used in process control systems will be examined. Course compares various methods of transmitting sensor signals and examines the principles associated with various types of control valves and accessories. Theories of distributed control systems and design considerations are included. A capstone project will be completed during this course to demonstrate mastery of skills learned throughout the entire apprenticeship.

Expected Competencies


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