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Industrial Machines System Technician

Industrial Machines System Technician

 Industrial Machine Systems Technicians work in a manufacturing environment and are responsible for maintenance, assembly, installation, alignment, programming, troubleshooting, repair, calibration, and adjustment of a variety of industrial equipment and machine systems. This program consists of five in-person and six online courses is typically two years in length. Successful completion of each of the 11 courses listed below is required to satisfy the RTI requirement for the program. The sequence listed for both the in-person and on-line courses is recommended. Adjustments to the sequence to fit individual students needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Required Courses
AC/DC Circuit Theory and Application

AC/DC Circuit Theory and Application in an online course that teaches the fundamentals of AC/DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications. Students learn industry-relevant skills included in subject areas such as Basic Electrical Circuits, Electrical measurement, Circuit Analysis, Inductance and Capacitance, Combination Circuits, and Transformers.

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Computer Fundamentals

Computer Fundamentals will prepare you to work with various computer applications in a professional setting. Students are introduced to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and are provided with opportunities to perform a number of other essential computer tasks. This is an online, instructor-led, project-based course.  

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Electronic Foundations

This online course covers how to operate, adjust, and troubleshoot electronic components, circuits, and systems used in machine applications. Major topics include: oscilloscopes, linear power supply, power supply filtration and regulation, solid state relays, discrete sensing devices, thermal sensing devices, amplifiers and op amps, analog sensing devices, solid state switching, and solid-state speed and power control. 

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Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course covers the operation of, theory, design, troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including pumps or compressors, piping, conditioning, controls and operators. This course satisfies requirements toward the State of Delaware IMM Apprenticeship Related Training.

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Intro to Automation

 Intro to Automation is an online course that covers the types and uses of automation in manufacturing. surveys the use of PLCs for material handling and movement, process control systems, workpiece handling, conveyors, input and output troubleshooting, and processor and mechatronics troubleshooting. 

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Introduction to Mechanics

The Introduction to Mechanics, while not necessarily always first in sequence, is the foundational course in the IMM program. Topics covered include safety procedures, job related mathematics, work order scheduling, blueprint reading, sketching, hand and power tools, rigging techniques and general shop procedures. This course satisfies requirements toward the State of Delaware IMM Apprenticeship Related Training.

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Introduction to PLCs

The Intro to PLCs course covers the installation, programming, troubleshooting and repair of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). This course covers PLC ladder logic theory and programming, input and output devices and wiring, design and function of PLCs and use of PLCs to control time, sequence and count functions. This course satisfies a portion of the State of Delaware Apprenticeship Related Training requirement.

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Team Leader

Team Leader prepares learners to advance as a trades professional by focusing on the skills needed move into a leadership role. The course includes three distinct modules: Fundamentals of Crew Leadership, Troubleshooting Methods and Applications, and Train-the-Trainer. This course also satisfies one of the course requirements for several of the Registered Apprenticeship Related Training programs offered at Polytech.

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Technical Drawing

This online course provides the knowledge and skills required to read and interpret technical drawings and Includes an introduction to print reading, multi-view drawings, dimensional measurement, conversion, drawings & scales, calipers, and micrometers.

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Technical Mathematics

This online course reviews the math operations and concepts commonly used on the job in the production environment and exposes the learner to basic linear problem solving and geometric operations, such as calculating surface area and volume. These core concepts are applied in the geometric dimensions & tolerancing portion of the course.

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Welding for Mechanics

The Welding for Mechanics courses covers the basics of oxy-acetylene and SMAW (stick) welding. Emphasis is placed on safety and hands-on welding practice. This course satisfies a portion of the State of Delaware Apprenticeship Related Training requirements and can be accomplished can be fulfilled by completion of either the Basic Welding or MIG/TIG Welding courses.

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Program Details
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  • Additional fees: Books and Registration fee $600.00
Courtney Brown
(302) 697-4545