This is a fundamental course encompassing AC and DC electricity to build a foundation for the student to advance on to applications which are based on powered and controlled systems. The student will cover topics of series circuits, parallel circuits, combinations circuits, characteristics of electrical devices, trouble shooting of circuits for circuit faults caused by either faulty components or incorrect connections. AC/DC knowledge gained from this course is essential for the following classes: Electrical Controls & Apparatus; PLC I, II, and III; and Systems Troubleshooting.
|MFGM1870||Sept. 8 - Oct. 30, 2014||5 - 9 p.m.||M & W||TBD||$760||4|
This course is designed to give machine operators, maintenance mechanics and technicians an understanding of electrical blueprints and wiring diagrams with an emphasis on motor controls.
|MFGM2110||Nov. 3 - Dec. 1, 2014
(no class Nov. 26)
|5 - 9 p.m.||M & W||TBD||$615||3|
The Programmable Logic Controller Introductory course is the first level for technical personnel that have little or no exposure to PLC technology. Successful completion of this course will allow the student to proceed to advanced training with other hardware and software automation packages.
|MFGM2131||Jan. 6 - Jan. 29, 2015||5 - 9 p.m.||T & TH||TBD||$515||2|
This course is an intermediate course using digital design techniques in a simple application of PLC controller interface to a Human Machine Interface display for use by a "machine operator". The machine operator will be able to view machine status and perform remote control. The course incorporates the use of Data Highway Networking and a Human Machine Interface. This course offers the foundation for students who wish to go onto advance program-ming courses such as PLC-Advanced Digital Control.
|MFGM1780||Feb. 3 - Mar. 12, 2015||5 - 9 p.m.||T & TH||TBD||$615||3|
This is an advanced course consisting of group lab exercises with the expectation of exact results, including the set up and connection of hardware components and networked equipment and related assignments. Students will use Rockwell Automation RSLinx, RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000 programming software to write, edit, download, and operate control programs for Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100, SLC-500, and CompactLogix PLC hardware. Prerequisites: Successful completion of MFGM2131 (Basic PLCs – PLC I) and MFGM1780 (Intermediate PLCs – PLC II) is required. No exceptions.
|MFGM1150||Mar. 17 - Apr. 9, 2015||5 - 9 p.m.||T & TH||TBD||$515||2|
The process of quickly and effectively locating faults in an electrical system will be the focus of the troubleshooting course. The student will learn to apply electronics knowledge in a linear methodology to improve effectiveness in locating problems. The course will incorporate example circuits covering the majority of circuits encountered in the industrial environment. The 32 hour course consists of 16 hours of theory and 16 hours of hands on lab. Strong knowledge of electricity and PLCs is needed to be successful in this class.
|MFGM1730||Apr. 13 - May 6, 2015||5 - 9 p.m.||M & W||TBD||$515||2|
Please contact Lea Schendel at 651-423-8279 to register for any of these courses.
Please contact Marlo Miller or Larry Lewis if you have any non-registration related questions about any of these courses.