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Introduction to Industrial Electrical Maintenance

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This course is designed to provide a foundation to build on.  It provides essential coverage of electrical concepts and skills that non-experienced current employees or new hires need to acquire to become effective members of an industrial maintenance team. 

The course covers some of the most common areas related to the maintenance of many manufacturing and/or process related industries.  Sufficient background information is provided in the form of electrical circuit theory and the basic math required for electrical work.  Students are taught how to properly use common electrical test instruments and how to read an interpret simple electrical schematics, plans and diagrams. 

The skills that will be developed and/or upgraded by this course include:
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Ability to analyze basic AC and DC circuits and perform associated circuit calculations
  • Interpretation and creation of various types of electrical drawings
  • Use of test instrumentation such as digital multimeters and clamp-on ammeters
  • A basic understanding of common power wiring, cabling and connection systems and types
A combination of classroom presentations and hands-on lab activities are used.  Safety is stressed throughout the course. 

This course, even though it is introductory in nature and at the 'beginner' level, provides a solid first step in the right direction.  Upon completion, students will be able to understand many of the common terms, concepts, and electrical documentation and troubleshooting techniques.

The Part 2 portion of the training will be offered at a later date.  This follow-up 40-hour course builds upon concepts introduced in Part 1.  It provides students with more insight into other types of widely used industrial electrical equipment and systems.  This course will cover the basics of AC motors and controls, an overview of some of the more common power distribution equipment (transformers, panels, circuit breakers, fuses, etc.) and an introduction to industrial solid state devices such as diodes, rectifiers, SCRs and DC power supplies.  More advanced print reading and equipment troubleshooting will also be covered.


Class Details

10 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon, Wed

BC3 Main Science, Technology & Cultural Center

Al Toohey 

Tuition and Fees: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/13/2023 - 4/12/2023 Weekly - Mon, Wed 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Butler, BC3 Main Science, Technology & Cultural Center  Map, Room: 212 & 214 Al Toohey  ClassRoom