ARET2330 Industrial Electricity II Certificate Review

This course is a review course for PMMI's (The Association for Packaging Processing Technologies) Industrial Electricity II Certificate. The Industrial Electricity II certificate builds upon the Industrial Electricity I certificate. After completion of this course students will understand more complex motor starting circuits such as jogging, hand-off-automatic, reversing, and reduced voltage starting. They will become familiar with time-based, count-based and sequential control of multiple output loads utilizing control relay logic and automatic input devices such as limit, flow and pressure switches to provide feedback. They will understand basic electro-fluid power circuits where relay logic is used to operate devices such as pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders through electrically piloted directional control valves. Basic understanding of the various types of electronic sensors, timers and counters used in industrial control is required. Students become familiar with the sizing and installation of various types of electrical conductors and raceways used in or around industrial machinery and will understand how to properly wire an industrial control panel. Finally, students will develop an understanding of basic troubleshooting techniques and practices, not only for the individual components but also for systems of components. This advanced knowledge of industrial electricity and control systems is needed to understand the complex operations of machines and systems that might be used for an electro-mechanical packaging line. Upon the completion of this course and through a unique industry partnership with PMMI, students will be able to take the Industrial Electricity II test and have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized certificate while at Hennepin Technical College. This is a review course and it is assumed the student has taken previous automation courses or has basic knowledge of the topics to be covered.




ARET1180 and ARET2320 or Instructor approval

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Troubleshoot Electrical Circuits utilizing multiple troubleshooting methods
Apply reversing and jogging motor controls to industrial circuits
Explain automatic input devices applied to timer control functions, counters, and solenoid activated valves
Utilize control relays for sequential control
Assess electronic sensors as applied to packaging machinery
Analyze electrical control system wiring and diagrams
Determine proper raceway and conduit construction
Incorporate control and power transformers into packaging machinery
Employ conductors, disconnects and overcurrent protection in packaging machinery
Prescribe proper electrical safety procedures and tools for industrial systems

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details