Electrical Maintenance - Menomonie

Dual Credit High School Academy

CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer students entering grades 9-12 an opportunity to explore a variety of ways electricity is used across the Chippewa Valley to move products we buy on Amazon and locally that depend on industrial electricity. Students will engage in hands on, interactive labs on equipment used by local employers such as Nestle, Walmart, Menards Distribution Center, Midwest Manufacturing, JD Manufacturing, Ashley Furniture, Gold N' Plump, and Bush Brothers. Faculty can connect students with local employers looking to hire skilled workers. Students will be introduced to industrial electricity utilizing both classroom and lab experiences, including electrical systems and controls. Students will also learn concepts of component selection, power transmission application, failure analysis, and predictive maintenance techniques in a hands on lab experience.

Students earn industry credentials and learn hands on about opportunities in automation. Students will have the ability to work with local employers and participate in youth apprenticeship programs at their high school.

This is the first course in our Electrical Maintenance technical diploma, preparing you for high demand jobs. The course has been scheduled to meet the needs of diverse student schedules. A combination of online and face to face open lab requires students in this class to commit to 10 hours each week. The open lab allows students the flexibility to determine the best dates and times each week to attend class Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8 am-12 p.m.

Course TitleCourse Time

Industrial Electricity
3 credits

June 12 - August 4, 2023
8 am - 12 pm

(Requires students to choose 10 hours a week between online and face to face lab based on their schedule.)

Manufacturing Applications
3 credits
​June 12 - August 4, 2023
8 am - 12 pm

Course Description

462-118 Industrial Electricity Principles (3 Credits)
This course introduces the student to basics of electricity needed by the industrial mechanic. Included are basic electrical theory, operation and use of the Volt-Ohm meter, AC and DC electric motors, motor controls and wiring, and applications as needed to install, operate, and control industrial machines. Through classroom and laboratory activities, students can develop a practical understanding of electrical components, control, and operation.

462-123 PLC Manufacturing Applications (3 Credits)
This course is designed to use the basic and advanced electrical and electronic control devices in control simulated and actual automated industrial machines. Set up, operation, and system troubleshooting of PLC and, Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be emphasized. PLC operations, programming and troubleshooting. Connectivity to Internet of Things (IoT) with Industrial controls components will be investigated.

Just the Facts

Summer 2023
6 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
June 12 - August 4, 2023High School Academies follow all scheduled CVTC breaks.

Days of Week //

Times //
8a.m. - 12p.m.

Classroom Location //
CVTC Menomonie Campus

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