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Electricity (Industrial/Technical)

OBJECTIVE: Upon completion, the student (if he/she is enrolled as a diploma student) will receive a diploma.
OBJECTIVE: Upon completion, the student (if he/she is enrolled as an apprentice) will receive a certificate of completion for Apprenticeship-Related Instruction.

Course Outline

Basic Technical Math (42 hrs.)
Advanced Technical Math (42 hrs.)
Electricity I (A.C./D.C. Theory) (42 hrs.)
Electricity III (Commercial) (42 hrs.)
Electricity IV (42 hrs.)
Programmable Logic Controllers (42 hrs.)
*Personal laptop required for this course
Industrial Troubleshooting (36 hrs.)
Advanced Industrial Troubleshooting (36 hrs.)
Basic Motor Controls (36 hrs.)
Industrial Electronic Control Devices (42 hrs.)
I
nstrumentation and Process Controls (45 hrs.)

OSHA 10 & Industrial Health and Safety (21 hrs.)
Introduction to Computers (18 hrs.)
Human Relations Skills (21 hrs.)
Communication Skills (21 hrs.)
Supervisory Skills (21 hrs.)

Course Descriptions

BASIC TECHNICAL MATH (2301)
Basic Technical Math presents the topics of arithmetic with whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, measurement numbers, metric and English unit conversions, scientific notation, exponential operations and basic algebra - including the use of formulas and equation solving. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.

ADVANCED TECHNICAL MATH (2302)
This course is a continuation of Basic Technical Math with the added topics of practical plane geometry, practical solid geometry, practical triangle trigonometry and equation/quadratic equation solutions. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.
Prerequisite: 2301

ELECTRICITY I (A.C./D.C. THEORY) (9001)
This course is designed to provide the beginning student with a thorough working knowledge of basic electricity. The course will cover such topics as Ohm's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, generation of direct current, generation of alternating current, and basic transformer theory. The student will also wire several basic electrical currents.
Prerequisite: 2301

ELECTRICITY III (COMMERCIAL) (9003)
This course includes topics relevant to the design and installation of commercial electrical systems. Topics included, but not limited to, are electrical drawings, branch circuits and feeders and their installations, plus the studies of three-phase electric services, three-phase transformer systems and short-circuit calculations. Also included will be overcurrent protection and coordination of overcurrent protective devices, emergency power systems, motor and appliance circuits and other subjects (AC motors and megger usage). The aforementioned topics will be studied utilizing the latest adopted version of the National Electric Code (NEC) where applicable.
Prerequisites: 2301, 9001

ELECTRICITY IV (9010)
This course is designed to provide fundamental instruction in the theory and application of electricity in industrial settings. Topics included, but not limited to, are Industrial Power Distribution and Wiring (including a three phase circuit theory, transformers, power quality, maintenance, troubleshooting, wiring in NEC classified locations) and Industrial Equipment (including generators, motors, motor control centers, industrial control devices and circuits) and Industrial Plant Communication (including machine/computer networking) Prerequisites: 1211, 2301,  9004

BASIC MOTOR CONTROLS (9004)
This course focuses on developing the students understanding of the theory, operation, installation and maintenance of electric motor controllers and control circuits. The most common applications of electric motor starters and controllers are discussed and demonstrated, with practical lab work to give the student hands-on experience of electric motor controls.
Prerequisites: 2301, 9001, 9003

INDUSTRIAL TROUBLESHOOTING (9006)
This course is designed to aid the Industrial Electrician in everyday problem solving. An in-depth study of print reading for troubleshooting and how's of finding problems in control circuits will be covered.
Prerequisites: 2301, 9001, 9003, 9004

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL TROUBLESHOOTING (9007)This course is designed to aid the Industrial Electrician in every day problem solving. An in depth study of print reading for troubleshooting and the how’s of finding the problems in control circuits will be covered. Using computer software students will be exposed to a variety of troubleshooting problems in process control circuits, PLC circuits and process control circuits with PLCs. Prerequisites – 2301, 9001, 9003, 9004, 9006

OSHA 10 & INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (2202)
This course will discuss and demonstrate the importance of understanding and applying industrial safety principles and practices in the work environment. This training includes defining and discussing safety concepts, terms and definitions, recognizing best practices in accident prevention, understanding who is responsible for safety in the workplace and why. Students will also learn how to recognize workplace safety hazards and how to deal with them. Other topics such as tool usage, hazard identification, personal protective equipment and OSHA safety will be covered.

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLS (9007)
*Personal laptop required for this course
This course will provide grounding in the basic of binary logic and its use in the field of automatic control. The course begins with number systems and the rudiments of Boolean algebra and progresses to a thorough familiarity with a contemporary controller. A major fraction of the class is spent in hands-on involvement with the controller, solving practical problems with the assistance of computer software.
Prerequisites: 2301, 3035, 9001, 1211

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICES (9011)
This course focuses on developing the student’s understanding of the theory, operation, installation, and troubleshooting of electronic (rather than electromagnetic) control devices used in automation and machine control. The most common applications of solid-state devices such as proximity switches, photoelectric sensors, Hall effect sensors, solid-state relays, etc. are discussed and demonstrated, with practical lab work to give the student hands-on experience with these devices.
Prerequisites: 1211, 1201, 1202, 2301, 9001, 9003, 9004

INSTRUMENTATION & PROCESS CONTROLS (2905)
This course describes the safe operation and maintenance of sensors, transducers, controllers, final control elements and other devices used in process control. It explains the principles and practices governing many kinds of devices used in the control of pressure, temperature, flow and level. It also describes the proper use of analytical instrumentation and devices that measure and control force, weight and motion.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS (3035)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of a personal computer. Topics covered include computer hardware and background (1st session), Windows basics (2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions) and a look at the four main areas of software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations - 5th and 6th sessions).

HUMAN RELATION SKILLS (2102)
This course will explore principles of human relations related to personal and occupational goals. Human relation principles to be explored include team skills, creative thinking, communications, goal setting, conflict management and self-image.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS (2106)
In this course, students will focus on communication as a survival skill in the workplace. We will learn how effective communication makes us better employees, employers and co-workers. We will study and practice the skills and oral and written communication. The goal of this course is to make students more perceptive and skillful speakers, listeners, readers and writers.

SUPERVISORY SKILLS (2105)
This course is designed for the prospective supervisor to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of effective supervision on the job. The course covers the four functions of the management cycle (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), including ways of boosting productivity, communicating more effectively, handling problems, making correct decisions and reducing cost.

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Mission

Massanutten Technical Center will provide high school and adult students with the skills, knowledge, and industry-based experiences necessary to attain success in career and community.

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