Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Training

Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Training focuses on pipefitting, HVAC and electrical equipment and systems.

Online training designed for the tradesperson with both mechanical and electrical responsibilities

Focusing on pipefitting; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; and electrical equipment and systems, the self-paced, online mechanical and electrical maintenance curriculum is comprehensive and adaptable to your employees' needs.

Along with pre-technical foundation skills such as industrial math and measurements, trainees learn the fundamentals, plus maintenance procedures and troubleshooting. Program graduates can be expected to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Training course list below.

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Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Training Course List


Industrial SafetyBlock X23
Trades Safety: Getting Started 186001
Working Safely with Chemicals 186002
Fire Safety 186003
Safe Handling of Pressurized Gases and Welding 186004
Electrical Safety for the Trades 186005
Material Handling Safety 186006
Machine Shop Safety 186007
Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical Geometry and Trigonometry5567
Introduction to Print Reading186039
Tolerancing and Symbols186041
Sectional Views and Simplified Drafting186042
Reading Shop Prints6720A-B
Preventive Maintenance286085
Preventive Maintenance Techniques286086
Using the Vernier Caliper (Video)VB0301
Introduction to the Outside Micrometer (Video)VB0302


Industrial Plumbing and PipefittingBlock D20
The Trades of Plumbing and Pipefitting 286040
Pipes, Fittings, and Valves 286041
Plumbing and Pipefitting Tools 286042
Joining and Assembling Pipes 286043
Supporting, Installing, and Testing Pipes 286044
Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances 286045
Tanks, Pumps, and Boilers 286046
Insulation for Piping and Ducting 286047
Pipefitting Practice5581
Principles of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning6447A-B
Air Conditioning Systems6084A-B


DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 86001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 86002
Capacitors and Inductors 86003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 86004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 86005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 86006
Optional Laboratory Experiments:
Electronics Workbench86800
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for DC Principles (Block A21)387009C
AC PrinciplesBlock A22
Alternating Current86007
Alternating Current Circuits86008
Inductors in AC Circuits86009
Capacitors in AC Circuits86010
Electrical Energy Distribution86013
Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices86014
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for AC Principles (Block A22)387012C
Analog Circuit MeasurementBlock A23
Basic Test Equipment 86025
Troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Milliamp Meters (VOMs) 86026
Using Basic Oscilloscopes 86027
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual: Experiments in Electrical Measurements (Block A23)387014C
Multimeters Explained (Video)VB15XX
Working with Multimeters6021
Electrical EquipmentBlock A24
Conductors and insulators in industry 086070
Working with conduit 086071
Electrical Boxes 086072
Industrial panels, and raceways 086073
Connecting electrical equipment, part 1 086074
Connecting electrical equipment, part 2 086075
Industrial fuses 086076
Industrial circuit breakers 086077
Plugs, receptacles and lampholders 086078
Industrial switches 086079
Industrial relay ladder logic 086080
Industrial relays, contractors and solenoids 086081
Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams6022
Electrical Blueprint Reading6036
Electrical Lamps, Part 16031
Electrical Lamps, Part 26032
Lighting Control6033
Electrical Heating6034
Electrical Grounding860
Electrical Wiring Practices8600
National Electrical Code (2002 Code and Textbook Course)5177EM
Analog Electronic ComponentsBlock B23
Basic Semiconductor Components: Diodes 86019
Basic Semiconductor Components: Transistors 86020
Switching Devices 86021
Electronic Sensors 86022
Special Rectifiers: Electron Tubes 86023
Optoelectronic and Fiber Optic Components 86024
Electronics Hardware86040


Industrial DC Motors86051
Industrial AC Motors86052
Controlling Industrial Motors86053
Motor Control Fundamentals (for Programmable Logic Controllers)6010
Industrial Motor Control (for Programmable Logic Controllers), Part 16011
Industrial Motor Control (for Programmable Logic Controllers), Part 26012
Industrial Motor Applications4341
Control Technology for Technicians286M04
Predictive Maintenance286087
Predictive Maintenance: Vibration Analysis286088
Predictive Maintenance: Advanced Topics286089
Troubleshooting Industrial Electrical, Electronic, and Computer SystemsBlock B26
Industrial Electronic Troubleshooting 86064
Electronic Troubleshooting of Industrial Motor Controllers 86065
Troubleshooting Sensing Devices and Systems 86066
Troubleshooting Industrial Control Systems and Output Devices 86067
Troubleshooting Industrial Computer Systems and Software 86068
Industrial Computer Networks 86069

Estimated Program Duration: 791 hours (excluding videos and optional lab experiments).

Number of Exams: 115.

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