Jun 23, 2024  
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Machinery, Advanced Skill Set

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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Advanced Skill Set enables students to work on electrical circuits in the following areas: three phase electricity, ladder logic circuitry, relays and contactors, DC and AC motors, motor control circuits, basic motor starters, 2 and 3 wire control circuits, reversing circuits, stop and emergency stop circuits, reduced voltage applications, timing and delay circuits, troubleshooting.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Advanced Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the theory of operation of the following:
  • Circuit Breakers, Fuses, Transformers, Motors, Generators, Load Centers and Motor Control Centers
  • Explain three phase circuits including;
  • Wye Connections
  • Delta Connections
  • Line and Phase Voltages
  • Measurement
  • Reactive Real and Apparent Power
  • Describe the various types of transformers, their construction, operating principles and input output relationships.
  • Step Up, Step Down, Wye Connections, Delta Connections, Construction and Components
  • Describe the various types of DC and AC Motors, their construction, operating principles, and control and protection circuitry.
  • Construct and troubleshoot complex motor control circuits.
  • Two Wire and 3 Wire, Reversing, Multiple Push Button, Emergency, Jogging, Braking, Reduced Voltage Applications, Solid State.
  • Timing and Delay Circuits
  • Relay, Dashpot, Synchronous Clock, Solid State
  • Measure, monitor, and troubleshoot transformer and motor control circuit performance


Skills that enable students to function in a power generation station, midstream processing plant, or in a manufacturing facility as an operator or maintenance technician are skills that are in-demand.

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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