Have you ever wondered how a light switch works or how an electric motor works? This course takes students through the different systems that we use in our everyday lives. Industrial controls are the systems that run the world from the switches in vehicles to large paper making machines. These systems are used in a variety of fields by providing the electrical and mechanical means to run machines.In this course students will use a mix of hands-on activities and self-paced e-learning to gain skills in mechanical drives, more advanced fluid power concepts, material handling, sensors, PLC programming and project development, CNC machining. This course is part of the Wisconsin DPI’s Advanced Manufacturing career pathway and is a pre-requisite to other courses in that pathway.
Certification: C-102 Certified Industry 4.0 Associate - Advanced Operations
**Earn College Credit** This class is transcripted through Western Technical College which means you will earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of this course. Please note that the college credit earned through WTC is transferable to other technical colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Western Class: Basic Industrial Controls, 10620135, 2.0 Western credits
College Credit: 2 credit at Gateway technical College, Chippewa Valley Technical College
Length: (1) Trimester Block
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Cum Laude Points: 0