Electrical & Automation

Electrical & Automation

Classes in the Electrical and Automation series are taught from a maintenance and troubleshooting perspective and are targeted towards mechanics, technicians, engineers, and maintenance personnel who work in the areas of industrial maintenance.

50% of class time is hands-on using custom built training consoles, which helps students develop and retain practical application skills. Classes can be taught at SCC facilities or on site and we can customize our content to meet your specific needs.

Our rotating course offerings include:

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This three-day seminar covers electrical fundamentals from a troubleshooting perspective. Learn what to expect in operational series, parallel and combination circuits through measuring voltage, resistance and current flow with digital multimeters. Topics include electrical terminology, Ohm’s Law, schematic reading, components, wiring, and safe work practices.

Prerequisite: Electrical Fundamentals (ELEC‑6075) or equivalent

Three-phase motors, motor starters, wiring, relays, timers, schematics, wiring diagrams, industrial symbology, relay logic, and timer circuits will be covered using discussion and hands-on training equipment.

Prerequisite: Electrical Fundamentals (ELEC‑6075) and Motor Controls & Relay Logic (ELEC‑6076) or equivalent

Use training equipment with industry-standard devices to improve electrical troubleshooting skills. Includes proven tips and techniques for experts and beginners.

Users of PLC-based systems will benefit from this opportunity to receive training on background theory, application information, programming practices, and specifics for the Automation Direct Click series. Engineers, maintenance technicians, electricians, sales personnel, or anyone working on home automation projects should register now.

Students will be able to:

  • Describe basic logic functions and relay logic as implemented on a PLC
  • Explain the operations and distinctions of One shots, Timers and Counters
  • Understand the techniques of Latching and Interlocking logic
  • Enter and troubleshoot a PLC program using Click software

Topics include:

  • Digital Inputs and Outputs
  • Hands-on data handling exercises
  • Designing ladder logic programs
  • PLC system troubleshooting
  • Typical industrial control projects
  • Use of transitional or edge triggered contacts

Prerequisite: Knowledge of industrial machine controls

This class will provide general background theory, applications information and programming practice for mechanics, technicians and engineers who specify or maintain PLC-based systems.

Prerequisite: Basic Allen-Bradley PLCs (ELEC-6078) or equivalent

In this training, participants will receive an introduction to the “Logix” family of Allen-Bradley Controllers. Topics include an overview of Logix family hardware, an introduction to the RS5000 software, basic ladder logic programming, time, counter, math, compare, tags, organizing projects, uploading/downloading, online editing, and more.

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Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisite: Basic RS5000/Logix Programming (ELEC-6080)

This is an extension of the Basic RS5000 class, the advanced class will help you understand how good PLC program flow and structure can be accomplished and data organization and manipulation techniques, and develop a program to select blocks of data from an HMI for use in recipes, etc. Topics include use of more involved instructions such as subroutines, shift registers, arrays, FIFO’s, indirect addressing, and sequencers.

This course is designed to increase skill levels for engineers, technicians, sales representatives, and anyone involved with manufacturing, process controls, energy generation or automation. Training includes lecture and hands-on usage of actual devices such as photo-electric, inductive, capacitive, and temperature sensors. Interface to PLCs and control techniques will be covered using simulation trainer consoles. Such sensors are keys to green building automation.

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Participants with industrial experience learn the principles of basic pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits using a computer layout and simulation program. After any problems with the simulated pneumatic circuits have been diagnosed and fixed, then circuits are constructed and operated on the trainer board using actual valves, cylinders and compressed air.

This course gives maintenance technicians, specifiers and supervisors insights to basic theory, installation considerations, control wiring, and programming of parameters to utilize VFDs in industrial and commercial applications. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to apply theory to hands-on lab projects that reflect problems that may be encountered in one’s daily work.

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This class is for apprentice electricians looking for an accelerated journeyman exam prep class.

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Ashton Holtzen

My experience was second to none. The instructor did a very good job at starting simple and working his way up to more and more complicated parts. This allowed us less-experienced people to gain basic knowledge while refreshing the others on things that they might have forgotten. There were a lot of hands-on activities to troubleshoot problems by ourselves and made us feel like we were working in the field. I would really recommend this class to people in my field because it gives a basic understanding of how PLCs work and how to program a PLC for many different applications.

Ashton Holtzen

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