AMPUP - Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician

Total Program Duration: 9 weeks (137 hours)

Program Fee:$2,980.00
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The Mechatronics & Industrial Automation Technician program is a 9 week program designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed for work as entry-level mechatronics and industrial automation technicians.

Mechatronics is where mechanical, electronic, control, and software engineering converge. Also known as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, mechatronics technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computercontrolled mechanical systems, such as robotic assembly machines. Mechatronics technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing, engineering services, and research and development.

Students complete courses in the following areas:

  1. Electrical
  2. Automation
  3. Pneumatics
  4. Math
  5. Safety
  6. Robotics
  7. Hydraulics

Getting Started

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
STU-1001
Greatest Day Ever
0.6

These courses are a tremendous opportunity for you to learn skills that are needed for employment in growing industries across the country. Your participation in these courses is a unique opportunity for you to set a path for success on your career journey.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the value of this educational opportunity
  • Define the three steps to greatness
  • Explain the importance of certifications

STU-1002
How to Take a Course
0.8

The first page of a course is always the objectives page. The objectives page introduces the course and lists the learning objectives of the course.

This course explains how a course is structured and how you can interact with the course.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the different sections of the screen in a course
  • Understand how to navigate through a course
  • Explain how to use a knowledge check
  • Describe how to use a drag and drop activity
  • Describe how to use an input box activity

STU-1003
How to Navigate the LMS
1

The learning management system (LMS) allows you to easily navigate your online education. Using the LMS, you can access learning paths, study guides, and assessments.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how to use the LMS
  • Explain how to launch a course
  • Describe how to take an assessment

STU-1004
Tips for Succeeding in Online Learning
0.8

An online course is a great way to learn, but it is different from taking a class in a classroom. This course provides tips to help you succeed in an online learning environment.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Set a study schedule
  • List tips for retaining the information you have studied
  • List tips for taking quizzes


Math

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
MTH-1001
Introduction to Basic Math
0.7

Good math skills are essential for your success in manufacturing. This course introduces resources you will need when working with math.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different branches of mathematics
  • Use the calculator
  • Look up terms in the glossary
  • Understand the importance of estimating an answer before calculating it

MTH-1002
Arithmetic Operations
1.4

Arithmetic has four basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Each operation has its own symbols, terminology, and rules.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Name the four basic arithmetic operations
  • Identify the symbols for the four basic operations
  • Identify the arithmetic comparator symbols
  • Define the terminology used with the four basic operations
  • Perform math problems using the correct order of operations

MTH-1003
Numbers and the Number Line
1.1

In this course, you’ll learn how to understand place values and explore the six different types of numbers. You’ll also find out how number lines can help you compare the values of numbers.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify place values
  • Explain the base ten numbering system
  • Identify different types of numbers
  • Distinguish a rational number from an irrational number
  • Identify the parts of a number line
  • Determine the value of hatch marks on a number line
  • Define opposite numbers
  • Determine a number’s absolute value

MTH-1004
Introduction to Fractions
1.1

A fraction represents part of a whole. Every fraction has a numerator and denominator. In this course, you’ll learn what a fraction is and the parts that make one up. You’ll find out how to compare fractions. You’ll also discover techniques for finding the least common denominator and ordering fractions.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of equal parts
  • Identify the numerator and denominator of a fraction
  • Compare fractions
  • Describe how to use a fraction number line
  • Understand how to solve problems using pictures
  • List the different types of fractions
  • Explain equivalent fractions
  • Find a common denominator and the least common denominator
  • Describe techniques to order fractions

MTH-1005
Working with Fractions
1.4

In this course, you will learn about fractions. You’ll discover how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions. You’ll also find out how to simplify fractions and convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages. Finally, you’ll learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and solve word problems.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Simplify fractions
  • Convert between fractions, decimals, and percentages
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
  • Understand reciprocal fractions
  • Add, subtract, and multiply mixed fractions
  • List the steps to solve word problems

MTH-1006
Decimal Numbers
1.0

If you work with measuring instruments or engineering drawings, then you’ve probably encountered numbers that contain decimals. Fortunately, working with decimals isn’t rocket science, so you can quickly master the basics of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify place values of decimal numbers
  • Understand the power of tens
  • Determine when to use leading and trailing zeros
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
  • Round decimal numbers

MTH-1007
Positive and Negative Numbers
0.9

Performing arithmetic operations on numbers that have a positive or negative value initially appears tricky. However, memorizing a few rules makes easy work of calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the difference between a positive and negative number
  • Add positive and negative numbers
  • Subtract positive and negative numbers
  • Multiply positive and negative numbers
  • Divide positive and negative numbers

MTH-1008
Cartesian Coordinates
0.9

In manufacturing, you can use the Cartesian coordinate system to identify precise locations on a part. The Cartesian coordinate system uses coordinates to identify the location of a point on a plane or in space.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the Cartesian coordinate system
  • Identify axes
  • Define and plot points in the two-dimensional and three-dimensional Cartesian systems
  • Plot points in different quadrants

MTH-1009
The Metric System
1.1

The metric system is often used in manufacturing to measure distance, weight, and volume. To work in manufacturing, you need to understand how to work with the metric system.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe two systems of measurement
  • Identify metric units for length, weight, and volume
  • Convert between metric units
  • Convert from inches to millimeters
  • Convert from millimeters to inches


Safety

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
SAF-1002
Making Work a Safer Place
1.6

Conducting a thorough job hazard analysis can make work a much safer place for employees. OSHA inspections also help prevent dangers and protect workers. However, workplace safety isn’t only affected by on-the-job hazards. Employee behavior plays a huge role as well.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the job hazard analysis process
  • Know each step of an OSHA inspection
  • Identify the different types of citations and penalties
  • Know where to find more safety information
  • Recognize guidelines for preventing workplace violence
  • Spot substance abuse issues

SAF-1003
Help! What to Do in an Emergency
1.2

Emergencies are never expected, and chaos can quickly ensue. That’s why it’s important to establish an emergency action plan before a crisis occurs. When an emergency does happen, someone needs to be available to administer first aid. Employees also need to know how to prevent exposure to blood borne pathogens.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Develop an emergency action plan
  • Know where to find first-aid training
  • Control your exposure to blood borne pathogens

SAF-1004
Personal Protective Equipment
00

Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays an important role in worker safety. Worn properly, personal protective equipment can minimize your exposure to many workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Apply the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Understand both employer and employee responsibilities
  • Conduct a hazard assessment
  • Identify the different types of personal protective equipment

SAF-1005
Eye and Face Protection
1.0

Many workplace injuries are the result of eye and face hazards. Flying shards, chemicals, and bright light are just a few examples of workplace hazards that can cause injury.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize potential eye and face hazards
  • Understand employer responsibilities
  • Explain common types of eye and face protection
  • Follow guidelines to protect your eyes and face

SAF-1006
Head Protection
0.9

Head injuries aren’t to be taken lightly. Their effects can haunt you for the rest of your life and may even be fatal. Fortunately, proper hard hats can protect you from many types of head hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify types of head hazards
  • Know the guidelines to protect your head
  • Choose the appropriate hard hat

SAF-1007
Foot and Leg Protection
0.9

Foot and leg injuries are very common in manufacturing, but you can take advantage of PPE to minimize your exposure to workplace hazards. Foot and leg PPE, such as safety shoes and toe guards, can help protect you from workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify types of foot hazards
  • Follow guidelines to protect your feet
  • Match your shoe protection to the hazard

SAF-1008
Hand and Arm Protection
1.1

If workers face potential injury to their hands and employers can’t eliminate the workplace hazard through engineering and work practice controls, then employees need to wear PPE. PPE, such as arm coverings and gloves, help protect workers’ hands from chemicals and other workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify types of hand hazards
  • Know the guidelines for protecting your hands
  • Be familiar with different types of hand PPE

SAF-1009
Body Protection
0.8

Protective clothing can help keep you safe from workplace hazards that can cause bodily injury while performing your job.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Be aware of body hazards
  • Identify the types of protective clothing for your body
  • Follow safety guidelines for wearing clothing in the workplace

SAF-1010
SAF-1010 Hearing Protection
0.9

Loud noises can cause permanent hearing damage, as well as physical and psychological stress. As a result, whenever you risk exposure to excessive levels of noise, you need to wear proper PPE to protect your hearing.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize the need for hearing protection
  • Follow guidelines to reduce the amount of noise exposure
  • Choose appropriate hearing PPE
  • Know how to use hearing PPE

SAF-1011
Respiratory Protection
1.2

Breathing air contaminated with workplace hazards can cause injury and illness. Respiratory equipment helps filter and purify air so that you can breathe clean air.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Recognize respiratory hazards
  • Identify the different types of respiratory equipment
  • Follow the guidelines for respiratory protection

SAF-1012
Hazardous Materials
1.5

Hazardous materials are present in many forms in the manufacturing workplace. The first step to protect yourself is to recognize the chemicals that create potential hazards in your work environment.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe what a hazardous material is and why it’s important
  • Identify the different forms of toxic materials
  • Recognize the entry routes of hazardous materials

SAF-1013
SAF-1013
1.4

In 2012, OSHA updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). In HazCom 2012, a material safety data sheet (MSDS) is simply a safety data sheet, and labels now have a consistent look, complete with pictograms.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the major changes to the HazCom
  • Understand the new label requirements
  • Explain each section of the new safety data sheet
  • Know what your employer’s responsibilities are

SAF-1014
Hazardous Waste
0.7

Improper dumping of hazardous waste is a serious issue. OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard outlines how to handle hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define hazardous waste
  • Describe the requirements of HAZWOPER
  • Explain what an emergency response plan covers

SAF-1016
Work Area Safety
1.2

Work area safety can be greatly improved by paying attention to little things that may be overlooked. A clean, organized work area, wide, clear walkways, and proper lifting techniques go a long way toward keeping you safe on the job.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of housekeeping
  • Identify walkways and exits
  • Create an ergonomic work environment
  • Maintain a correct, neutral posture
  • Use proper lifting techniques

SAF-1017
Permit-Related Safety
1.0

Confined spaces present some unique hazards that you normally wouldn’t encounter in an open workplace. As a result, some confined spaces require that workers have permits to work in them. However, an entry permit doesn’t make unsafe work safe.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe a confined space
  • Recognize hazards in a confined space
  • Follow guidelines for working in a permit space
  • Understand the importance of an entry permit
  • Identify the types of entry permits

SAF-1018
Fall Prevention
1.3

Falls are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities. Employers can reduce the risk of falling from elevated surfaces by providing fall protection equipment. In addition, you, as an employee, can minimize the risk of falling by following simple safety guidelines.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Know the steps employers must take to prevent falls
  • Identify fall protection systems
  • Follow safety guidelines for scaffold work
  • Stay safe when working on an aerial lift

SAF-1019
Ladder Safety
1.1

Many types of ladders are available. Because you run the risk of falling any time you’re working at an elevated height, it’s important to choose the correct ladder for the job. You also need to follow ladder safety guidelines to reduce your risk of injury.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different types of ladders
  • Follow ladder safety guidelines
  • Inspect a ladder
  • Climb a ladder using three-point contact
  • Set up a ladder correctly

SAF-1020
Electrical Safety
1.4

Working with electricity can be dangerous, whether you’re working with it directly or indirectly. However, with a healthy respect for electricity and a basic understanding of how it works, you can take precautions to protect yourself from electrical hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how electricity works
  • Identify electrical hazards
  • Apply electrical safety guidelines

SAF-1021
Lockout/Tagout
1.0

If a device starts up unexpectedly, you can be severely injured. Fortunately, lockout/tagout procedures prevent devices from accidentally starting up. As long as the processes are followed correctly, lockout/tagout procedures play a valuable role in protecting you from workplace hazards.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the lockout/tagout process
  • Identify the main components of an electrical and a pneumatic lockout/tagout
  • Follow the steps to perform an electrical lockout/tagout
  • Complete a pneumatic lockout/tagout

SAF-1022
Fire Safety
0.9

A workplace fire can have nightmarish consequences. To avoid tragic results, employers need to train their employees on fire hazards in the workplace and what to do in case a fire does occur.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Know how a fire starts
  • Explain the difference between the classes of fire
  • Apply fire safety guidelines
  • Practice a fire drill

SAF-1023
Fire Extinguishers
0.9

Selecting the wrong type of fire extinguisher for a fire or using it incorrectly can make a bad situation worse. Using a fire extinguisher isn’t just about picking up the nearest one and using it to fight a fire. Selecting the right fire extinguisher for the fire and following the PASS sequence can make a big difference in your firefighting success.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how a fire extinguisher works
  • Match a fire extinguisher to a class of fire
  • Use a fire extinguisher

SAF-1027
Hand Tool Safety
1.0

No matter which manufacturing subindustry you work in, more than likely your job involves working with tools. Whenever you work with hand and cutting tools, you need to follow certain safety guidelines to avoid workplace accidents.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify tool hazards
  • Explain hand tool safety guidelines
  • Follow cutting tool safety guidelines
  • Maintain hand tools

SAF-1028
Power Tool Safety
1.1

Power tools require a few more safety precautions than hand tools. Following additional guidelines when working with all types of power tools goes a long way toward keeping you safe in the workplace.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how guards and safety devices work
  • Identify power tool hazards
  • Explain power tool safety guidelines
  • Protect yourself while working with electric tools
  • Follow pneumatic tool safety guidelines

SAF-1029
Sheet Metal and Compressed Gas Safety
0.8

Working with sheet metal can be dangerous due to the nature of the material. Welding and cutting sheet metal involves using compressed gases to produce a high temperature flame.
In this course, you will discover everything you need to know to safely work with sheet metal and compressed gases.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Know sheet metal safety guidelines
  • Follow safety guidelines to store, use, and transport compressed gas cylinders

SAF-1030
Machine Safety
1.3

Whenever you use machines, you risk machinery-related injuries, such as crushed hands, severed limbs, and blindness. However, you can follow safety guidelines and use machine guards to help protect yourself from dangerous machine motions and action.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe clothing safety guidelines
  • Follow machine operation safety guidelines
  • Identify hazardous mechanical motions and actions
  • Understand the requirements for safeguards

SAF-1031
Safety Devices
1.0

Different types of safety devices help prevent injury while operating a machine. Each type of safety device plays a special role in keeping you safe, whether it’s by stopping the machine or preventing your hands from reaching into a certain area while the machine is operating.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the general types of safety devices
  • Recognize the limitations of each type of safety device
  • Understand how an emergency stop device works


Pneumatics

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
PNE-1001
Introduction to Pneumatics
1.3

Pneumatics is a technology that uses compressed air to make things move. Pneumatics has been used for thousands of years and has many industrial and commercial applications.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define pneumatics
  • Define compressed air
  • List the advantages of compressed air
  • Explain the importance of pneumatics in automation
  • List industrial and commercial applications where pneumatics are used
  • Explain the historical evolution of compressed air technology

PNE-1002
Pneumatic Systems
1.3

Pneumatic systems are designed to efficiently produce, prepare, deliver, and use compressed air. As air travels through the system, it is compressed, cleaned, cooled, and treated before it is delivered to a mechanical device.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the pneumatic production system
  • Define the pneumatic consumption system
  • List the components of the production system
  • List the components of the consumption system
  • Explain the qualities of compressed air

PNE-1003
The Properties of Gases
1.8

In a pneumatic system, compressed air is used to create work. Because compressed air is a gas, it is important to understand how gases behave with changes in pressure, temperature, and volume. There are a few fundamental laws of gases that will help you understand these relationships.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the three primary states of matter
  • Explain how temperature affects the states of matter
  • Explain the relationships between the pressure temperature and volume of a gas
  • Define pressure
  • Define flow
  • Describe humidity and how it is measured
  • Explain how all of these work together in a pneumatic system

PNE-1004
Air Compression and Distribution - Part One
1.9

Delivering compressed air into industrial pneumatic devices requires a complex system with many important components. Each of these components plays an essential part in the production of the proper amount of quality compressed air.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the purpose of an air compressor
  • Identify the different methods for air compression
  • Explain how a positive displacement compressor compresses air
  • Explain how a dynamic compressor compresses air
  • Define the purpose of the air receiver
  • Identify the elements of an air receiver

PNE-1005
Air Compression and Distribution - Part Two
1.5

Compressing air produces heat, oil, and concentrated water. Before compressed air is distributed, it must be cooled, dried, and filtered. Once the compressed air is properly prepared, it is then distributed through an engineered network of pipes and fittings.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the need for air dehydration
  • List the devices used to remove water from the compressed air
  • Define the need for air filtration
  • List the types of air distribution systems
  • List the materials used to construct a distribution system
  • Explain the advantages of each system
  • Explain how to size an air distribution system
  • Define the primary types of air fittings

PNE-2001
Compressed Air Treatment
1.5

Compressed air treatment is a process that includes filtering, lubricating, and regulating the pressure of the air. This process requires the use of several specialized devices.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the need for compressed air treatment
  • List the types of air treatments
  • Explain the need for air filtration
  • List the types of air filters
  • Explain the need for air pressure regulation
  • List the types of pressure regulators
  • Explain the need for air lubrication
  • List the types of air lubricators

PNE-2002
Pneumatic Actuators
2.4

Pneumatic actuators use compressed air to create mechanical motion. They perform most of the work in an industrial automated system. There are thousands of configurations of actuators to perform any task you could imagine.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define a pneumatic actuator
  • List the primary types of pneumatic actuators
  • Explain how a linear cylinder actuator works
  • Explain how a rotary actuator works
  • Describe the purpose of an air gripper

PNE-2003
Directional Control Valves
1.8

Directional control valves are used to manage the flow of compressed air to and from the pneumatic devices. The use of directional control valves simplifies the job of controlling air flow to multiple pneumatic devices.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the purpose of a directional control valve
  • Demonstrate how a directional control valve works
  • Understand the types of directional control valves
  • Be able to classify directional control valves by their function and method of operation
  • Be able to classify them by the manner in which they are actuated
  • Identify the type of valve from a schematic symbol
  • Explain the different types of valve actuation

PNE-2004
Vacuum Technology
2.1

Vacuum is a technology used in an automated system to lift and move products and materials. Like pneumatics, vacuum technology is based upon some of the basic laws of science and physics, but with some differences.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the physical laws that are used in vacuum technology
  • Explain the importance of pressure when creating a vacuum
  • Explain how a vacuum is generated
  • List the types of vacuum
  • Define the components that are used in a vacuum system
  • Identify the symbols that are used for vacuum components

PNE-2005
Measuring Pneumatic Variables
1.3

The behavior of a pneumatic system is controlled by the pneumatic variables of pressure and flow. Proper measurement and monitoring of these variables is critical to the performance of the pneumatic system.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand pressure
  • Understand flow
  • Define the instruments that are used to measure pressure and flow
  • Explain how these instruments function
  • Identify the units of measure for pressure and flow
  • Explain the function of pressure and flow switches

PNE-3001
Pneumatic Applications
1.8

There are countless applications of pneumatic technology in the world. Many of the applications share the same components and circuitry logic. In this course, you will learn how to build and operate several pneumatic and electro-pneumatic systems.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Draw basic electro-pneumatic circuits
  • Assemble electro-pneumatic circuits
  • Use pneumatic symbols to represent electro-pneumatic circuits
  • Understand the basic logic of the electro-pneumatic circuits


Electrical

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
ELE-1001
Production of Electricity
1.7

Electricity is a part of modern everyday life. Understanding the methods of producing electricity can lead to a greater appreciation of its importance.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the term energy
  • List methods to produce electricity
  • Understand the concept of conservation of energy
  • List several forms of energy
  • Understand the difference between kinetic and potential energy

ELE-1002
Transmission and Distribution of Electricity
1.1

The methods to transmit and distribute electricity produced in power plants are important to understand the complete electrical network.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define voltage
  • List the types of substations
  • Define a substation
  • Understand the difference between step-up and step-down substations

ELE-1003
Uses of Electricity
1.2

Electricity is used in almost every facet of our lives. Understanding the many different ways it is used is important to realizing its importance as a source of energy.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List industrial applications of electricity
  • List ways electricity is used in households
  • Understand how electricity is used in transportation
  • Understand the medical applications of electricity

ELE-1004
Atomic Structure
0.8

The foundation to understanding electricity begins with the atom. Identifying the parts of an atom and their characteristics will help you understand the origin and flow of electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the parts of an atom
  • Define charge
  • Define coulomb
  • Understand the difference in the atomic structure of conductors and insulators
  • List some conductors and insulators

ELE-1005
Electrical Circuits
0.8

Knowing the types and parts of electrical circuits is important in understanding the flow of electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the parts of a circuit
  • List the differences between series, parallel, and combination circuits
  • Understand the difference between open and closed circuits

ELE-1006
Electrical Current
0.8

Understanding the term electrical current and how it is measured is important to anyone working with electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the term for measuring the flow of electricity
  • List the prefixes associated with units of measure
  • Understand the relationship between current and coulomb
  • Understand how an ammeter must be installed in a circuit

ELE-1007
Voltage
0.7

Understanding the term voltage and how it is measured is important to anyone working with electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the term voltage
  • Understand the relationship between current and voltage
  • Understand how a voltmeter must be installed in a circuit

ELE-1008
Electrical Power
0.7

Understanding the term electrical power and how it is measured is important to anyone working with electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the term electrical power
  • Understand the relationship between electrical power, current, and voltage
  • Understand how a wattmeter must be connected in a circuit

ELE-1009
Resistance
0.9

The resistance in a circuit determines the amount of voltage required in the circuit and the amount of current the circuit will carry. Understanding the relationship of resistance to other electrical characteristics is important to anyone working with electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define the term resistance
  • Understand the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance
  • Understand how an ohmmeter must be connected
  • Identify types of resistors
  • Recognize the colour codes for resistors

ELE-1010
Ohm’s Law
0.7

Ohm’s law is the mathematical representation of the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit. Understanding how to apply Ohm’s law is important for anyone working with electrical circuits.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define Ohm’s law
  • Apply Ohm’s law to calculate unknown electrical values

ELE-1011
Watt’s Law
0.8

Watt’s law is the mathematical representation of the relationship between power, current, and voltage in an electrical circuit. Understanding how to apply Watt’s law is important for anyone working with electrical circuits.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define Watt’s law
  • Apply Watt’s law to calculate unknown electrical values
  • Combine Watt’s law and Ohm’s law to calculate unknown electrical values

ELE-1012
Direct Current
0.7

Direct current is used to power everything from cell phones to trains. Understanding this form of electrical flow is important to anyone working with electricity and electronics.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define direct current
  • Understand the difference between conventional and electron flow theories
  • List different types of direct current

ELE-1013
Batteries
0.7

Batteries are a common power source of direct current. Connecting batteries together can increase the voltage or current supplied to a circuit.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define cell
  • Define battery
  • Understand how to connect cells or batteries to increase voltage
  • Understand how to connect cells or batteries to increase current

ELE-1014
Circuit Analysis
1.6

The resistance, voltage, and current in a circuit depend upon the type of circuit. Understanding how to calculate the values for resistance, voltage, and current for each type of circuit is important for anyone working with electricity and electronics.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify a node
  • Identify a junction
  • Identify a loop
  • Calculate total resistance in a series, parallel, or combination circuit
  • Understand Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws

ELE-1015
Electromagnetism
1.1

Understanding the relationship between electricity and magnetism is important in understanding the way many electrical components function.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define electromagnetism
  • Define electromagnetic induction

ELE-1016
AC Waveform Generation
0.7

Magnetism is used to produce alternating current (AC). Knowing how AC is produced is important in understanding the way many electrical devices operate.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define a wave cycle
  • Define frequency
  • Understand how an AC waveform is produced

ELE-1017
Electromagnetic Devices
1.0

The electromagnetic property of a coil of wire carrying current has many uses in electrical circuits. Understanding this property is important in understanding the way many electrical devices operate.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define inductor
  • Identify the symbols for inductors, solenoids, and relays
  • Understand how an inductor can limit current
  • Understand how a solenoid operates
  • Understand how a relay operates

ELE-1018
Transformers
0.9

A common electrical device used in industrial facilities is the transformer. Identifying the components and functions of a transformer are important to anyone working with electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the components of a transformer
  • Identify the functions of a transformer
  • Understand the relationship between the primary and secondary coils of a transformer
  • Identify the type of transformer by the ratio of turns of the conductor on the coils

ELE-1019
Capacitors
0.8

A capacitor is one of the few electrical devices capable of storing electrical energy in a circuit. Identifying the components and functions of a capacitor are important to anyone working with these devices.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the components of a capacitor
  • Identify the functions of a capacitor
  • Define capacitance
  • Identify the unit of measure of capacitance

ELE-1020
Semiconductors
0.9

Semiconductors are materials that are used extensively as the materials in electronic circuit devices. Knowledge of these materials will help in your understanding of the devices that are made from these materials.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define a semiconductor
  • Define an N-type material
  • Define a P-type material
  • List some trivalent elements
  • List some pentavalent elements

ELE-1021
ELE-1021 Solid State Devices
1.4

Solid state devices are used in most electronic devices. Understanding how these devices function is important to anyone working with electronic circuits.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify symbols for diodes, rectifiers, and transistors
  • Understand the importance of P-type and N-type materials in solid state devices
  • Understand how a diode functions
  • Understand how a rectifier functions
  • List different types of power supplies

ELE-2001
Wires, Connectors, and Circuit Protection
1.5

Wires, connectors, and circuit protection are important components of an electrical circuit. Understanding these components is important for anyone working with electricity.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List different types of grounds
  • List different types of connectors
  • Understand wire sizes
  • List different methods of joining wires and connectors
  • List different methods of circuit protection

ELE-2002
Connecting Transformers
1.2

Understanding the different methods of connecting transformers is important for all people working with electricity in any industry.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define phase
  • Understand the difference between single- and three-phase power
  • Understand how single-phase transformers are connected in series and parallel
  • Understand how the coils in three-phase transformers are connected
  • Understand the difference between delta and wye configurations

ELE-2003
DC Motors
1.4

Electric motors that operate on direct current are used in everything from children’s toys to the Mars Exploration Rover. Understanding the types and components of a DC motor is important for anyone working with electric motors.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List types of DC motors
  • List common parts of a DC motor
  • Define a series connected wound motor
  • Define a shunt connected wound motor
  • Define a compound connected wound motor

ELE-2004
AC Single-Phase Motors
0.7

Electric motors that operate on single-phase alternating current are used in most kitchen appliances and many low power industrial machines. Understanding the types of single-phase AC motors is important for anyone working with electric motors.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List types of single-phase AC motors
  • Define a split-phase motor
  • Define a capacitor start motor
  • Define a capacitor run motor

ELE-2005
Three-Phase AC Motors
0.9

Electric motors that operate on three-phase alternating current are used in many industrial machines that require high horsepower. Understanding how a three-phase AC motor operates is important for anyone working with electric motors.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand how a three-phase motor operates
  • Understand how to connect a three-phase motor with a wye configuration
  • Understand how to connect a three-phase motor with a delta configuration

ELE-2006
Electrical Connectors and Fasteners
1.3

This course introduces electrical connectors and reviews several types of mechanical fasteners used in the installation of wire bundles in an airplane.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List the components of a wire bundle
  • Understand the function of each component of a wire bundle
  • Recognize different types of mechanical fasteners
  • Understand the function of each type of mechanical fastener

ELE-2012
Introduction to Sensors Technology
1.4

Sensors are the communication managers of automated industrial systems. They collect information about the environment and convert this information into a format that can be used by the system. Sensor selection depends upon what information the automated system needs to acquire.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define sensors
  • List the primary types of sensors
  • Categorize sensors based upon their capabilities
  • Understand the role of sensors in automated industrial systems
  • List some typical applications of sensors in automated industrial systems

ELE-2013
Sensor Technology
1.2

Sensors have several properties and characteristics that affect their ability to detect and measure the environment and convert this information into a quantitative measurement. Understanding these characteristics will help you select the correct sensor for your application.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the characteristics of a sensor
  • Explain how each characteristic impacts sensor performance
  • Describe the criteria to be considered for selecting a sensor

ELE-2014
Proximity Sensors
1.4

Proximity sensors are typically designed to determine if an object is near and to communicate that information to another device in an automated system. Some proximity sensors simply detect if an object is present or absent, while others can measure the distance to the object. Other proximity sensors can even detect the color of an object.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand proximity sensors
  • Identify the different types of proximity sensors
  • Understand the function of proximity sensors
  • List some typical applications of proximity sensors
  • Understand the symbology for proximity sensors

ELE-2015
Position, Speed and Acceleration Sensors
1.7

Position, speed, and acceleration sensors make it possible to move automated system components in complex ways. Controlling speed, position, and acceleration increases the efficiency of these systems as well.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the types of position sensors
  • Understand the functions and features of position sensors
  • Identify the types of speed sensors
  • Understand the functions and features of speed sensors
  • Identify the types of acceleration sensors
  • Understand the functions of features of acceleration sensors
  • Recognize some typical applications of position, speed, and acceleration sensors

ELE-2016
Industrial Process Sensors
1.6

Industrial process sensors are designed to monitor conditions of a process that are variable, such as pressure, temperature, level, and flow. These sensors enable an automated system to control complex tasks, such as mixing, filling, heating, and cooling.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the different types of process control sensors
  • Describe common applications of process control sensors
  • Differentiate between mechanical and electromechanical sensors
  • Understand how a strain gauge functions

ELE-2017
Advanced Sensors
1.6

Many of the sensors you encounter in everyday life, such as barcode readers at retail stores, are also used in industrial processes. Understanding the uses of these advanced sensors is important for individuals working in these industries.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify different types of advanced sensors used in industrial applications
  • Describe the uses of barcode readers
  • Define the main components of a barcode reader
  • Describe the uses and types of radio frequency identification
  • Describe the uses and types of vision sensors
  • Describe the uses and types of laser sensors
  • Identify typical applications of some advanced sensors


Hydraulics

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
HYD-1001
Introduction to Hydraulics
1.1

A hydraulic system uses liquid to transmit power. It is designed to create the energy required in the fluid to make the entire system operate.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand fluid power
  • Define hydraulics
  • Describe the differences between hydrostatic and hydrodynamic systems
  • List the advantages of a fluid power system
  • Identify the basic components of a fluid power system
  • Compare a hydraulic and pneumatic system
  • Compare four different types of power systems

HYD-1002
HYD-1002 Hydraulic Theory
1.3

Hydraulics is based on physics. As a result, it’s crucial that you understand the theoretical concepts and fundamental laws applicable to hydraulics. Parameters to control include force, speed, acceleration, path, flow rate, and pressure. In addition, you need to understand the fundamental laws of hydraulics, such as the continuity equation, energy equation, and pressure losses due to friction.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Analyze and discuss the theoretical concepts applicable to hydraulics
  • Summarize parameters and their units
  • Understand the fundamental laws of hydraulics

HYD-1003
Hydraulic Fluids
0.9

Hydraulic fluid plays an important role in a hydraulic system. Without hydraulic fluid, the service life of other components would be much shorter.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the functions of hydraulic fluids
  • Understand the different types of hydraulic fluids
  • Describe the different classifications of hydraulic oils and flame-retardant liquids
  • Know how to select hydraulic oils based on characteristics and purpose
  • Understand the importance of periodically checking hydraulic fluids

HYD-1004
Hydraulic Systems
1.4

Hydraulic systems use fluid power to perform work. A simple hydraulic system consists of several common components, including a tank, pump, filter, heat exchanger, accumulator, valve, and actuator.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the purpose of a hydraulic system
  • Identify the major components of a simple hydraulic system
  • Describe the purpose of a hydraulic tank
  • Identify the components of a hydraulic tank
  • Describe the purpose of a hydraulic pump
  • Understand how a hydraulic pump works
  • Describe the purpose of a hydraulic filter
  • Understand how a hydraulic filter works
  • Describe the purpose of a heat exchanger
  • Understand how a heat exchanger works
  • Explain the purpose of a hydraulic accumulator
  • Understand how a hydraulic accumulator works

HYD-2001
Hydraulic Actuators
1.1

An actuator transforms hydraulic energy into mechanical energy so that work can be performed. An actuator may be in the form of a cylinder or motor.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the purpose of a hydraulic actuator
  • Identify the different types of cylinders
  • Describe the components of a cylinder actuator
  • List the applications of hydraulic motors
  • Recognize the importance of hydraulic motor maintenance

HYD-2002
Classification of Hydraulic Valves
2.2

A hydraulic valve regulates and controls the hydraulic system’s fluid. Valves are classified
based on the power to be transmitted, their function, the control, and their design. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the different classifications of hydraulic valves.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the purpose of a hydraulic valve
  • Understand how a hydraulic valve works
  • List the different classifications of hydraulic valves
  • Describe the different types of pressure valves
  • Understand the use of directional valves
  • Describe classifications of shut-off valves
  • Understand the different types of flow valves
  • Describe on/off valves
  • List the different types of proportional valves
  • Describe the features of proportional control valves
  • Describe the function of servo valves
  • List the advantages and applications of cartridge valves
  • Describe the main uses of logic valves

HYD-2003
Hydraulic Piping and Instrumentation
1.0

Piping and tubing transport hydraulic energy throughout the circuit of a hydraulic system. This piping may be flexible or rigid. When flexible or rigid piping aren’t the best solution, connection blocks may be used. In addition, several types of instruments measure pressure and flow in hydraulic circuits.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the use of piping and tubing
  • Describe the features of flexible and rigid piping
  • Recognize the difference between fittings and one-touch fittings
  • List the two connection types of rigid piping
  • Understand the use of connection blocks
  • List the types of pressure measuring instruments
  • Describe how a pressure gauge works
  • Understand the functions of a pressure switch and pressure transducer
  • List the types of flow measuring instruments
  • Identify what a multimeter can measure

HYD-2004
Hydroelectric Symbology and Circuits
1.5

In this course, you’ll discover the symbols used in hydraulic systems. You’ll also learn about basic hydraulic and electrohydraulic circuits and their applications.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify basic symbols
  • Identify the symbols of the elements for a hydraulic group
  • Identify hydraulic pump symbols
  • Identify hydraulic actuator symbols
  • Identify hydraulic valve symbols
  • Identify basic hydraulic and electrohydraulic circuits and their applications


Logic Controllers

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
PLC-1001
Introduction to Programmable Controllers
1.0

Programmable controllers are industrial, programmable circuits used to control production processes. They are a low-cost and powerful alternative for directing and managing automated systems in all types of industries.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the historical evolution of programmable controllers
  • Understand the role and importance of programmable controllers in automated processes
  • Become familiar with the most typical applications of programmable controllers

PLC-1002
Introduction to Digital Electronics
1.5

Digital electronics is the foundation of programmable logic controllers. Digital devices like PLCs use circuits programmed with a logic system to determine the output based on one or more inputs. Understanding how digital circuits work will help you better understand how a PLC operates.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define digital electronics
  • Identify the number systems used by PLCs
  • Identify the data types used by PLCs
  • Identify and define the logic gates used in PLC programming
  • Understand how logic gates function
  • Identify the symbols for logic gates

PLC-2001
Types and Functions of Programmable Controllers
0.8

Programmable controllers are frequently used in automatic control systems to control machines and processes. There are many different types and functions of programmable controllers in use today. Their applications are diverse, ranging from commercial to residential to industrial.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Describe the different types of programmable controllers
  • Identify the functions of the different types of programmable controllers
  • Provide examples of typical applications for the different types of programmable controllers

PLC-2002
General Structure of PLC
1.4

A PLC is built using the same basic components that are found in the personal computer at your home, school, or business. Because a PLC is used for industrial operations, specialized components are available that allow it to communicate with and control automated equipment.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the main components of a generic PLC
  • Identify the sub-components of each main component
  • Identify the various configurations of the main components

PLC-2003
Physical Integration of the PLC
1.3

PLCs are designed to be integrated with machines and devices to monitor and control automated processes. The integration is achieved through a series of electrical connections that allow the PLC to receive, process, and send electrical signals.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Become familiar with the different ways of providing electrical power to a PLC
  • Identify the different methods of connecting sensors and devices to input courses
  • Identify the different methods of connecting devices to output courses

PLC-2004
Internal Structure of the CPU
1.2

The CPU contains the elements that form the intelligence of the PLC. Understanding the components of the CPU and how they interact will help you gain the base knowledge needed to understand a PLC user program.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different sections of the CPU and their interactions
  • Describe how the information and data are processed and stored inside the CPU
  • List different areas of memory
  • Identify the elements of a logical address

PLC-2005
Basic Concepts of PLC Programming
1.6

In order for a PLC to control an automated machine or process, it must be given a set of instructions. These instructions, or user programs, tell the PLC what inputs to monitor, how to process the data, and how to respond to the inputs.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the four steps a PLC performs during operation
  • Define the term input scan
  • Define the term program scan
  • Define the term output scan
  • Identify the symbols representing normally open and normally closed contact relays
  • Identify the two structures used for programming

PLC-2006
Common PLC Applications
1.7

In this course, you will see examples of real world PLC operations and examples of ladder logic and GRAFCET programs used to control the PLC.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand solutions for different real world applications using PLCs


Automation

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
AUT-2001
Introduction to Process Controls
1.1

Process control systems are present in almost all modern automated and engineering systems. These systems are key to increasing productivity, maintaining quality, and improving safety.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define a process
  • Define a control
  • List categories of processes
  • Define an open-loop control system
  • Define a closed-loop control system
  • Identify the advantages of using process control

AUT-2002
Process Control Systems
1.7

Process control systems are used in processes as simple as filling a tank with liquid and as complex as chemical engineering. However, the fundamentals and terminology are consistent for all control systems.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the basic components of manual and automatic control systems
  • Identify the signal types in an automatic control system
  • List the advantages of a manual control system
  • List the advantages of an automatic control system
  • List factors that cause errors in a process control system

AUT-2003
Set Point/Comparator
1.0

Two key components of an automated process control system are the set point and the comparator. The set point device establishes a value for the desired state. The comparator device calculates how far the process is from this value.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List examples of set point devices
  • Define an op-amp device
  • List the functions that a comparator performs on feedback and input signals
  • Understand how an error signal is produced in a differential amplifier
  • Define gain

AUT-2004
Controller (PID Control)
1.5

Keeping modern industrial automated systems under control can require high-level calculations and decisions. The controller is the component in a feedback loop that makes the calculations and decisions.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the purpose of the controller in an automatic control system
  • Understand the differences between proportional, integral, and derivative controls
  • Identify the major types of PID controllers
  • Define loop tuning
  • Identify the major methods of loop tuning

AUT-2005
Multivariate Processes
1.2

Industrial processes often require the control of several variables to achieve the desired state of a finished product. This course will discuss controlling these multivariate processes.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define a multivariate process
  • Identify the key features of a multivariate process
  • Identify applications of multivariate process controls
  • Understand the terms coupling and decoupling


Robotics

Course ID
Course Title
Est. Time
ROB-1001
Introduction to Robotics
1.1

Robotics is the study of the design, construction, and operation of robots. Robots have become an integral part in the automation of many industries.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List common tasks of industrial robots
  • Distinguish between the types of industrial robots
  • Understand the history of industrial robots

ROB-1002
Robot Safety
1.5

Robots are used in many industrial applications. Every application presents both unique and common safety concerns. Understanding these safety concerns helps reduce the chance of injury to yourself and others.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify four types of accidents involving industrial robots
  • Identify sources of hazards from an industrial robot
  • Identify ANSI/RIA safety standards
  • Identify PPE associated with robot operations

ROB-2001
Robot Axes
1.7

The manipulator of an articulated robot is capable of reaching any point within its maximum envelope from different directions. Understanding how these points are defined is important for anyone working with an articulated robot.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the six common axes of an articulated robot
  • List different coordinate systems
  • Understand the differences between the coordinate systems
  • Apply different coordinate systems to define the location of the same point

ROB-2002
Robot Manipulator
1.3

The manipulator is the component of the robot that performs the actual work of the system. Understanding the components and limitations of the manipulator is important for anyone working with a robot.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List types of actuators used on a manipulator
  • Understand the term payload
  • Understand the term armload
  • List types of sensors used with a manipulator
  • Define robot accuracy
  • Define robot repeatability

ROB-2003
Controller and End Effectors
1.7

The robot controller and end effector are important components of the robot system. Identifying different end effectors and the components of the controller is important information for anyone working with robots.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different courses of a robot controller
  • Identify the functions of each course of a robot controller
  • List types of end effectors
  • Identify functions that can be performed with the teach pendant

ROB-2004
Robot Programs
1.3

A robot requires a program to operate automatically. Understanding the required format, terms, and information of a robot program is important for many personnel working with a robot.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Understand the importance of syntax in a robot program
  • List common data types
  • List methods of repeating sections of a robot program
  • Understand the importance of creating a plan to write a robot program
  • Understand the difference between an instruction and an argument

ROB-2005
Industrial Robot Applications
1.2

Understanding the different applications an industrial robot may perform is important for anyone working with robots.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • List welding processes performed by industrial robots
  • List different types of arc welding
  • Understand the factors affecting the quality of a friction weld
  • List material handling applications for robots


Program Fee

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