Industrial Automation 101

electrical class

This course is designed for the electrician or technician who is currently working for or who would like to work for one of Maine’s many high-tech manufacturers. Prior training in electrical and control systems is a must. You must bring a Windows laptop and know-how to access the wi-fi, search the web, download and install software, and establish serial communications. Topics covered will include Programmable Logic Controllers by Rockwell Automation and Automation Direct; Industry Standard Mechanical, Inductive, Capacitive, and Photo-Electric Proximity Sensors; Sinking and Sourcing Electrical Connections; Variable Frequency Drives; Advanced Motor Control; Industrial Maintenance and Troubleshooting Techniques; and Industrial electrical safety. This will be a totally hands-on course at EMCC’s state-of-the-art Automation lab. This course will be taught by three professional instructors with over 50 years of combined industry experience and over 50 years of combined teaching experience.

Students are required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to participate in this course.


Upcoming Program Dates & Locations

Location Start Date End Date
EMCC Campus 11/5/21 12/17/21

Key Outcomes

Job title: Electrician

Starting salary range: $40,000 – 45,000


Program Cost

Tuition: $0

Textbook(s): $0

Workbook: $0

TOTAL PROGRAM COST: $0