Industrial Electricity II

The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in the area of electrical safety, DC/AC machines and basic control circuits. The electrical safety module will focus on lockout/tagout, arc-flash standards, PPE, electrical panels and overcurrent protection. The DC/AC machines will focus on the wiring and troubleshooting of DC shunt motors, single phase motors (split-phase, capacitor-start, and permanent capacitor), dual voltage transformers, and three phase motors. The basic control circuits will consist of start/stop/jog, dual start/stop, sequence circuits, and reversing circuits. There will also be a module focused on the installation of a PLC system (based on the Micrologix 1200 PLC). Students will learn how to utilize a test equipment and electrical prints to troubleshoot electrical systems. After completing this course the student will: 1. Explain the NFPA Basic Safe Electrical Work Practices. 2. Install and troubleshoot DC/AC industrial motors 3. Install and troubleshoot electrical control circuits. 4. Install and troubleshoot forward/reversing motor control circuits 5. Explain industrial power and control voltages 6. Wire a dual voltage transformer for step-up and step-down configuration 7. Install and troubleshoot solid state discrete sensors (proximity & photo-electric) 8. Install and troubleshoot a PLC hardware I/O installation 9. Install and troubleshoot fuses and circuit breakers in an industrial environment
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Northwest State Community College
Funding Source:
DC Motors, AC Motors, Electricity, control circuts

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Regional employer partners contributed to the development and review of these courses. Competencies were identified by employer partners, and curriculum was vetted by industry partners.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Miscellaneous Manufacturing (339)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (49-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
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Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • Quality Matters
Course Note:
Industrial Automation Maintenance


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