Western Iowa Tech Community College
Electrical Training

Electrical Training

Foundational Series - Electrical Training

Basic Electrical    12 hours
Fundamentals of electricity - volts, amps, resistance, power and electrical calculations. Use of multimeters for measuring voltage, current and resistance. Electrical input and output devices, basic electrical circuits, electrical symbols and diagrams.  Basic circuit construction and troubleshooting.

Electrical Sensors         8 hours
Industrial sensor types and operation – limit switches, float switches, flow switches, pressure switches, photoelectric switches, proximity switches, reed switches and hall effect switches. Wiring and power requirements of electrical sensors. Sensor setup and adjustment.  Sensor circuit construction and troubleshooting.

Industrial Motors    8 hours 
Industrial motor types, construction and operation. Interpreting motor nameplate information. Motor disassembly and maintenance. Single phase and three phase dual voltage motor wiring. Dual voltage three phase motors. Testing and troubleshooting motors using multimeters and meggers.

VFD Basics        8 hours
Fundamentals of VFD operation. Basic VFD wiring and programming. VFD control options and limitations. Troubleshooting VFD’s and VFD control.

PLC Basics        8 hours
Fundamentals of PLC operation and control. PLC hardware and electricity requirements. Inputs and outputs (I/O) - fixed and modular units. Introduction to PLC programming languages. Basic programming.

AC Transformers     4 hours
Fundamentals of electrical transformer theory and operation. Transformer input and output ratings. Single, dual and multiple voltage transformer wiring. Transformer symbols and schematic diagrams. Transformer troubleshooting.

Customized Electrical Training

We build customized electrical training tailored to the needs of your maintenance team and work schedules. Training can be provided at one of our many campuses or onsite at your location. We provide a focused hands on experience with industrial quality electrical training equipment and hardware and plant specific systems and devices when possible. Customize your maintenance training to make a smooth transition from training to work.  

Examples of customized electrical training include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic electrical
  • Motor control – schematics, wiring, troubleshooting etc.
  • Instrumentation – various brands and styles of transducers and controllers
  • Variable frequency drives – basic to advanced
  • Programmable logic controllers – basic to advanced with various brands