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Advanced Process Automation - Certificate Program

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a certificate from the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering

  • Industrial Electronics - To Be Announced
  • Math - August 25, 2014 to September 9, 2014 (no class Labor Day)
  • Electricity I - September 10, 2014 to October 6, 2014
  • Electricity II - October 8, 2014 to November 3, 2014 
  • Motor Controls I - November 5, 2014 to December 10, 2014 (no classes Thanksgiving week)
  • Motor Controls II - January 5, 2015 to February 16, 2015
  • PLC I - February 23, 2015 to March 11, 2015
  • PLC II - March 16, 2015 to April 1, 2015
  • PLC III - April 6, 2015 to April 29, 2015 

Industrial Electronics (optional)

Days:     To Be Announced
Times:
   To Be Announced
Dates:
    To Be Announced

Industrial Electronics is a hands-on course where students will learn Industrial Electronic Components, Circuitry, and Troubleshooting.  Topics include: review of AC and DC circuits, semiconductors, capacitors, inductors, LEDs, power supplies, control transformers, and fundamentals of oscilloscopes and DVMs.

 

Industrial Math and Electricity I & II

Days:    Mondays and Wednesdays
Times:    4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dates:    August 25, 2014 to November 3, 2014 (no class Labor Day)

This course will introduce the students to the basic principles of electricity including OHMS law, conductors, insulators, DC circuits, series and parallel circuits, voltage dividers, Basic AC circuits, AC sine wave analysis, capacitors and inductors.   This course will cover AC theory and circuitry, time constant, AC complex numbers, reactance and impedance, LRC Circuits, transformers, relays, polyphase AC circuits, and power factor.  Also covered within this course will be 16 hours of industrial math relating to electrical circuitry and the use of electrical measurement devices, i.e., fractions, decimals, formula re-arranging and meanings, vectors and basic triangle and geometric principles.

 

Motor Controls

Days:      Mondays and Wednesdays

Times:    4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dates:     November 5, 2014 to December 10, 2014 (no classes Thanksgiving week) and January 5, 2015 to February 16, 2015

               
Module I - Motor Controls
- Students in this course will learn advanced motor control circuitry through the use of ladder diagrams.  Detailed analysis of motor controls circuits included forward/reverse stations and multiples start/stop stations.  Students will be required to build a forward/reverse motor control station utilizing conduit and combination motor starters.  Conduit bending will also be covered to the extent of its use in motor controls.  Also covered will be motor controls trouble shooting.

 

Module II - Advanced Motor Controls/Variable Frequency Drives/Machine Controls Students enrolled in this course will receive the next stage of training in motor controls, i.e., Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).  They will use and program the AB1305 VFD for various operations and scenarios.  Emphasis will be placed on installation and troubleshooting of a motor control system using the VFD as the motor's prime control device.  Various problems will be inserted into a basic system for the  student to locate and repair.

 

Programmable Logic Controllers

Days:      Mondays and Wednesdays
Times:    4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dates:     February 23, 2015 to April 29, 2015

Module IStudents will learn both theory and hands on training in the use of PLC hardware and software utilizing Allen Bradley PLCs and LOGIX software.  Topics Include:  PLC Architecture Over view Programming Basics and How to Work in and Setup RSLOGIX, Basic Ladder Logic, Logix Execution, Discrete I/O, Memory Addressing, XIO and XIC instructions, Binary Bit Instructions, Timers and Counters.  

 

Module II –  Students will learn both theory and hands on training in the use of PLC hardware and software utilizing Allen Bradley PLCs and LOGIX software.  Topics will include sequencers, shift registers, subroutines, jump and program control instruction, move with mask instructions LIFO and FIFI instructions.

 

Module III –   Programmable Logic Controller Troubleshooting is designed to teach the essential skills and knowledge to troubleshoot the entire PLC system. This instruction will build on concepts discussed in module 1 and 2. Topics will include PLC enclosures, electrical noise, leaky inputs/outputs, grounding, voltage fluctuations, and preventive maintenance. Participants will be given plenty of hands-on experience troubleshooting simulated machine control problems during class.  

 

Additional Information

Program cost - $5,250 (includes Industrial Math, Electricity I & II, Motor Controls, and PLC's)

 

Available Funding and Grants – Please contact Deb Conway, assistant director of Continuing Education, Penn State Hazleton at 570-450-3136 for funding and subsidy information.    

 

Costs are all inclusive.  All instruction, instructional materials, administrative support, and travel are included.  The academic content of the training module is approved through the University College of Penn State University. All participants earn a certificate indicating their accumulated Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their attendance at this training program.  

 

Registration Information

Our Continuing Education Program provides many options to register for classes.

Register by Telephone

Individuals registering by telephone may do so by using their credit card and by calling 570-450-3110

Register by Fax

Click here for printable registration form and fax with credit card information or letter of authorization from your employer/organization to 570-450-3104

Register by Mail

Click here for printable registration form. Complete the form and mail with payment to:

Penn State Hazleton
Continuing Education
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202


Refund Policy

Due to demand for courses and camps, advance payment for registration is required no later than one (1) week prior to the first class.  Space cannot be held without payment. Cancellations must be received at least three (3) working days prior to the first day of class, or the student will be responsible for the fee.  The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.