Electronics Technology / Industrial Electricity
Instructor: Mark Guertin, Licensed Electrician--Certified Journeyman, Certified in Electronics / Lasers and Robotics / Fiber Optics / CCTV / Hydraulics / Pheumatics / PLC / VFD's / Communications / Networking / CNC Controls / Programmable Controllers, with other specialties of Welding, Rigging, Electronic Communication, Schematics, Electronic Security
Students first learn the basics of Electronics: direct and alternating current theory, semiconductor devices, digital techniques and circuitry, electronic components, electronic circuits, and the basics of microprocessors. The use of test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, function generators, transistor testers, etc. is used in this area.
Advanced students learn to use ladder logic diagrams, schematics, and programmable logic controllers to control machining and manufacturing processes. Motors, motor controls, hydraulics, and pneumatics are included in the study of Industrial Electronics.
Training is also provided in fiber optics termination and testing, computer network structure, terminating and testing. Electronic security and fire alarms, as well as access control, closed circuit television, and telephone systems will also be studied.
Recently added to the program is Industrial Electricity. Here the student will learn the National Electrical Code and how it applies to Industrial, Commercial, and Residential wiring. Among the topics covered will be Motor Control, Variable Speed Drives, Relay Logic, Transformers, Service Entrance Panels, PLC, and Residential Wiring.
Training equipment used include various meter types, common hand tools, conduit benders, motor control trainers, PLC trainers, assorted wiring devices, service entrance simulator, remote control hoist simulator, power tools, small robot, tachometer and megger. Each students has his or her own computer with the necessary programs to learn about ac/dc, motors, troubleshooting motor control systems, to name a few. The course includes bookwork, computer, and hands-on training. This program will also prepare the student to take the state Electricians test (LLE--Limited License Electrician).
TYPICAL SUBJECTS TAKEN FOR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
• Motors, Generators, & Magnetism
• Digital Electronic Concepts
• Digital Electronic Applications
• Advanced Digital Logic Concepts
• Microcompressor Concepts & Applications
• Circuit Design
• Motor Controls
• NEC Wiring
• Fundamentals of Instrumentation
• Electronic Security
• Access Control
• Closed Circuit TV
TYPICAL SUBJECTS TAKEN FOR INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY
• Motor Control
• Variable Speed Drives
• Relay Logic
• Service Entrance Panels
• Programmable Logic Controllers
• Residential Wiring
• National Electrical Code
• Basic Electronics
• Electrician Helper - 432 hours / Certificate
• Electrician Apprentice I - 864 hours / Diploma
• Electrician Apprentice II - 1296 hours / Diploma
• Industrial Electrician - 1728 hours / Diploma
• Electronics Assembler - 432 hours / Certificate
• Electronics Tester - 864 hours / Certificate
• Electronics Technician Apprentice - 1296 hours / Certificate
• Electronics Technician Apprentice / Electrician Apprentice - 2160 hours / Diploma
• Electronics Technician Apprentice / Supplemental Training - 2160 hours / Diploma
Highest Award - Diploma
Electronics Technology--20 months
Industrial Electricity--16 months
The Tennessee Technology Center at McMinnville does not offer a student loan program.
Electronics 100% - Ind. Electricity 80% of graduates from this program, who began their studies in 2011-12, completed it within 16-20 months.