|Technology Courses Available and Descriptions of Content
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*Inception date cited above is based on acquisition of curriculum materials and school records of a predecessor corporation.
** These courses are developed to comply with Florida Statute 489.5185 et seq and are developed for Florida licensed electrical or alarm contractor**** These proposed courses will be outsourced to a third party NRA approved instructor
|Understanding and Troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers
This 32 hour course is presented in 8 parts over 4 days. Some of the topics we cover include Relay Circuitry, Principles of input, output
and logic sections of a PLC. We cover data bits and building a logic ladder. Common Addressing Techniques, Analog. Digital and
Discrete modules, Power Supplies for PLC's and detecting common problems. Next we learn how to enter, edit, add or delete
program instruction bits. Scanning sequences, Counter instructions, Rung format counters, block and rung timers, latch-unlatch
instructions, math instructions, comparison instructions. We continue with Move instructions, Binary and Digital numbering systems,
Counting octal, hexadecimal and BCD digital formats, Monitoring and control of servo valves and motors, open and close loop
servos, Reading and understanding flow charts, error codes and fault registers. Basic troubleshooting, etc.
We strongly recommend you have a full understanding of digital theory before sitting for this class or take "Understanding Digital
Technology" Course below prior to sitting in this class.
PLC (32 Hrs) Tuition $399.00
Course comes with 150 page workbook on CD or Flash Drive
This course is currently only available in our Fort Lauderdale and Orlando locations
However, Groups of 10 or more can schedule this course
anywhere in the Southeast U.S. (Fees may vary)
Approved - AL Electronic Security Board of Licensure (32 Hrs) - NSCA Univ. 8 LU's
|Intelligent Network Video Camera Course
This two day ground-breaking course is a MUST for any security contractor, technician or engineer. Some topics covered include:
Basic Digital Technology including GATES, Flip-Flops, Multiplexers and De-Multiplexers, Conversion Techniques, Memory Devices
and CPU or I/O Devices; The evolution of video; Networking video components; Types of Network cameras and how each operate;
Camera Lighting and Lenses - How to pick the best lens for each application; Image Sensors and Processors; Different scanning
technologies; Image Resolutions; Compression Technologies; Audio Equipment and Technologies including Simplex, Half and Full
Duplex, Microphones, Audio Codecs and Encoders; Network topologies and cabling; Video Encoders; Wireless Networks and
Modeling Techniques; Video Servers and Storage; Video Management; Intelligent Video Applications; System Design Considerations
and Costs and Budgeting for Network Video Systems. and much much more.
Approvals: N.C.A.S.L.B #09-317 - N.C. Board of Examiners of Electricial Contractors #1030810 -FL #0008307-16 Hours (T)- NSCA Univ. 8 LU's- New Jersey
#TECES -16 Hrs - TN ASCB #0903.02 - 16 Hrs
A course workbook is provided for this course, however it is recommended you purchase the following textbook prior to class attendance.
See Suggested Books Link on the School News Page
Homeland Physical Security Applications
This is a introductory course on Homeland Security. In this course we cover historic overviews of Homeland Security including why
we have Homeland Security, what statutory authority has be enacted to cover the issues including U.S. Patriot Act, 9/11
Commission results, HSPD-1 through 13 (and what each directive covers), including various other Executive Orders and Directives;
Organizational actions as a result of 9/11; Identifying possible terror related hazards and targets and how to eliminate or mitigate
the threat through use of Physical and Cyber Security technologies. How to develop action plans and programs to combat know
and perceived threats; What local, state and federal resources are available to you and how to develop a working relationship
with these agencies, including resources within the Department of Homeland Security. Developing Emergency Action Plans and
Response Procedures and a whole lot more.
Do to the sensitive nature of the material presented we limit students to management and personnel of law enforcement agencies, licensed security firms
and those individuals working in a security capacity for national and international concerns.
Every student will be furnished a class workbook. The student is required to obtain "Introduction to Homeland Security" by Jane A
Bullock (Butterworth-Heinemann Publishers) PLUS "Homeland Security Handbook" by Jack Pinkowski (CRC Press). Additionally,
some selected topics are addressed in "National Security Issues in Science, Law and Techology" by Thomas A Johnson (CRC Press).
Students should acquire these texts PRIOR to the beginning of class.
|Understanding Digital Technology
This one day course covers GATES including AND, NAND, OR, NOR, NOT, and XOR instructions. You will learn how to design basic gate
circuits and calculate logic flow. You will learn FLIP-FLOPS including common data storage including RS,D,Edge Triggered and JK Flop Flop
Circuits. Multiplexer and De-Multiplexer Circuits We learn how to convert Analog information to Digital information (ADC)and vice-versa,
(DAC). Digital Transmitters and Receivers, PLUS! RADAR, Oscillators, Mixers, Mutivibrators, Electronic Components.
We look at various MEMORY DEVICES including a detailed look at ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM, RAM, DRAM, SRAM, MBM memory
technologies. Finally we examine CPU and IO - We look at a microprocessor and how it's able to control, route and manipulate data.
Approvals: N.C. State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors #1040810 - Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (8 Hrs)
-FL #0008308- 8 Hours (T) - NSCA Univ. 6 LU's - TN ASCB # 0903.03 -8 Hrs.
|Troubleshooting Relay Systems
This course spans 2 1/2 days and is broken into 5 Parts.
Part One: Day 1 begins with a pretest. After the pretest, the students examine basic electrical components like the 3-phase
disconnect and circuit breaker. They will also examine fuse classifications, overload heaters, control transformers, push button
switches, relays and motors. In the first day they will also learn about single phasing and reversing 3-phase motor rotation.
Part Two: Session 2 continues with electrical component operation. In part 2 they will learn about latch relays, lamps, limit,
pressure, flow, thermal, foot, proximity, float, key, rotary, multi-stage, push-to-test and maintained push button switches. Also
covered in part 2 are timers, timer contacts, solenoids, potentiometers, diodes, rectifier operation, SCR's, triacs and more.
Part Three: During the third training session students will examine cable connectors and terminal strips. After completing basic
component operation, the program provides an introduction to relay circuit operation. Part 3 concludes with common Safety
procedures which should be followed by all employees or students when working on any electrical system.
Part Four: The fourth session provides an in depth understanding of relay circuit operation. You will learn control
fundamentals. The student will learn the difference between control devices and output devices. You will learn about relay
ladder sequencing and how to wire control transformers for both high and low 3-phase voltage potentials. At the end of their
fourth training session, your students will be able to read and understand relay ladder diagrams
Part Five: The final training session contains useful troubleshooting tips and techniques. Problems such as locating broken
wires, locating shorted components, how to find the cause of intermittent failures and how to locate the cause of a blown fuse
and many other common electrical problems are all covered in part 5.
The final exam is also administered in this training session.
Tuition includes Pre-Test, Final Examination and Student Workbooks.
|Control Systems 101
Part 1 begins with an introduction into servo control theory. You will examine fundamental operating characteristics of open-loop and close-loop servo
systems. You will also examine basic electrical principles like Ohm's law and power equations, series circuits and parallel circuits. Part 1 begins laying a solid
foundation for mastering servo control troubleshooting techniques.
Part Two; In the second portion of this amazing training course your students will gain an in depth understanding of DC and 3-phase AC motor operation.
Permanent magnet and brushless DC motor operations are covered in great detail. Also covered are stepper motors and 3-phase squirrel cage motors. Your
students will also examine shunt, series, compound and separately excited DC servo connections. Part 2 also explains the operation of 3-phase current and
how it effects the operation of both AC and DC motors.
Part Three: No servo training is complete without an in depth examination of semiconductor theory. Part 3 meets this vital need. You will take an exciting
journey into semiconductor theory. By the end of the day they will understand how semiconductor devices actually work. They will examine diodes, bi-polar
junction transistors, FET devices, MOSFET devices, SCR's, Triacs and more. Knowing how to troubleshoot and test these vital components is necessary for any
servo control technician.
Part Four: This segment of the servo training provides a close examination of common feedback devices used to monitor both speed and positioning of a
moving axis. They will learn how tach-generators function, resolver operation, incremental and absolute encoder operation, about inductosyn scales and linear
variable differential transformer (LVDT) operating characteristics. Part 4 also explains how the main controller is able to monitor and control positioning of an
axis. Learning how feedback devices function is vital to repairing downed equipment due to servo malfunctions.
Part Five: After completing the first four parts of the servo control training your students are ready to begin an in depth study of DC control servo systems and
techniques. Phase control, ramp control, PWM and frequency control techniques are all examined. Also covered in part 5 are mechanical, dynamic and
regenerative braking techniques. Part 5 goes to the heart and soul of the DC servo control system.
Part Six: Here you will gain an in depth understanding of AC drive theory and operation. You will examine voltage source inverters, voltage variable inverters
and current source inverters. They will also examine phase, ramp, frequency, pulse width modulation, and chopper control inverter systems. They will see how
the 3-phase electricity is converted into direct current, filtered and inverted back to a pulsating potential capable of running an AC motor.
Part Seven: Part 7 continues the study of various servo drives with the examination of the brushless DC motor drive, stepper motor drive and vector motor
drive. Part 7 also covers system integration, external connections, avoiding cabling problems, proper enclosures, common electrical problems and proper
Part Eight: The final training session is centered around troubleshooting techniques. They will learn how to analyze servo faults, determine when drive
adjustments are required, how to interpret fault indicators, examine common servo failures and learn how to handle them. They will also learn Safety
procedures when working around any automated piece of equipment.
All Five Intense Days includes Workbooks Pre-Test and Final Examination
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More Continuing Education Courses
|This course is offered usually four to six times per year on a as needed basis. Students interested in
this course should call the school office to have their names placed on the list for the next class.
Class sizes are kept small to ensure retention of material is achieved
|This course is offered usually four to six times per year on a as needed basis. Students interested in this
course should call the school office to have their names placed on the list for the next class. Class sizes
are kept small to ensure retention of material is achieved