Motors & Controls Specialists
Motors & Controls Specialists Microcredential

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Unlock new horizons in the ever-evolving industries that rely on both AC and DC motors with our cutting-edge Motors and Controls Specialists microcredential. Tailored to cater to a diverse range of sectors, this program addresses the unique demands of industries where AC and DC motors play a pivotal role. If you're looking to break into manufacturing, automotive, robotics, or any field that requires motor expertise, this microcredential will ensure you gain the skills and knowledge to thrive in this versatile landscape.Students working in classroom

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MVCC Microcredentials

Gain these in-demand skills

  • Circuit analysis
  • Electromagnetic principles
  • Instrument calibration
  • AC circuit analysis
  • Electrical equipment operation and control
  • Magnetic flux and counter-electromotive force
  • Machinery control systems
  • AC machinery and controllers
  • Troubleshooting
  • Equipment selection and installation
  • Wiring
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Electrical measurement
  • Control system integration
  • Electromechanical concepts
  • Electronic controls

Course List (4)

Technical Electricity 1 ET101 3 cr.

This introductory course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary within any electrical service technician program. It includes an in-depth study of electron theory, Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits, as well as electrical energy and power relationships. Also included are methods of generation of electromotive force, electromagnetism, and motor principles and capacitance as these apply to DC circuits. Uses, construction, and calibration of voltmeters and ammeters are investigated.

Technical Electricity 2 ET102 3 cr.

This course reinforces information acquired in ET101 and applies it to alternating current (AC) circuits. It investigates AC sine wave generation, mutual inductance inductive and capacitive reactance, and instantaneous values of voltage and current as well as real and apparent power. Uses, construction, and calibration of AC metering equipment are an integral part of this course. Practical application of each topic in both introductory courses are included in all laboratory experiments.

Electrical Machinery & Controls 1 ET131 4 cr.

This introductory course investigates the construction, operation, and control of electrical equipment installed and maintained by the various electrical trades. Topics include direct current equipment and include shunt, series, and compound motors and generators, manual and automatic DC controllers, stepping motors, and DC meters. It emphasizes the practical aspects of magnetic flux, counterelectromotive force, armature and field currents, motor and generator loading conditions, and the relationship of these electrical characteristics to specific types of mechanical, electrical, and electronic controllers.

Electrical Machinery & Controls 2 ET232 5 cr.

This course combines related information pertaining to AC machinery, electromechanical controllers, transducers, and electronic controls with the practical skills of equipment selection, installation, wiring, troubleshooting, and maintaining the machinery control systems currently used by industry. Topics include single and multiphase alternators, motors, transformers, and meters. Methods of machinery control include across-the-line starters, control relays, voltage and current transformers, limit switches, electronic switching, and speed or rotation sensors.



Venny Fuentes, Instructor