For local companies that are looking to upskill their workforce OCC offers our Lazer Training Cart system courses.  Each course can be completed in 20 hours and serves as an introduction to core concepts, techniques, terminology, safety, and troubleshooting.  Classes are taught at OCC throughout the year and we can work with you to create a schedule that works best for you and your employees.  

 
Interested?  Have an idea for your own custom training?  Let us know!
For additional details, contact Rebecca Fracchia • [email protected] • (315) 498-6024

Intro to Soldering & Electronic Assembly

20 Hours | Cost: $395/student | Get Started

Students will learn how to prototype, test, and calibrate circuits. Electrical schematics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout will be explored while students learn proper soldering techniques for both through-hole and Surface Mount (SMT) components. Safety and troubleshooting techniques will be reinforced throughout the course.

Skills Explored
  • Schematic Reading
  • DC Measurements
  • Oscilloscope Usage
  • Soldering
  • Circuit Testing

Intro to Industrial Automation

20 Hours | Cost: $395/student | 3-week course | Tues. & Thurs. 4 to 7 pm starting 3/1 Get Started

Students will learn the basic operation and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) to control a conveyor and interact with a variety of sensors. They'll wire power, input, and output connections to the PLC and program the PLC to respond to user input via buttons and switches and provide output via visual indicators and design an interface for the HMI to provide additional functionality to the system. Safety and troubleshooting techniques will be reinforced throughout the course.

Skills Explored
  • Schematic Reading
  • PLC Programming
  • HMI Programming
  • I/O Wiring
  • Object Detection Sensors

This course is designed to introduce students to common industrial automation components. Students will learn the basic operation and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI’s) to control a conveyor and interact with a variety of sensors. Utilizing our Lazer Training Cart system, students will wire power, input, and output connections to the PLC. Students will program the PLC to respond to user input via buttons and switches and provide output via visual indicators. Students will design an interface for the HMI to provide additional functionality to the system. Safety and troubleshooting techniques will be reinforced throughout the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic electrical safety and measurements in AC and DC systems.

  • Identify the major components typical in industrial automation

  • Demonstrate the ability to make electrical connections typically found in industrial automation

  • Describe the usage of a Programmable Logic Controller

  • Employ control of a simple industrial system

  • Explain the usage of the Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Materials

  • Wire & Wire Markers

  • Hand Tools, Screwdriver, Strippers

  • Various Objects for testing (Metal, Plastic, Clear, Heavy, Light)

  • Buttons & Switches, Indicator Lights

Equipment

  • Multimeter, Power Supply

  • Programmable Logic Controller, Human Machine Interface

  • Conveyor, Industrial Sensors

Methods

  • Safety

  • Providing an Output

  • Responding to an Input

  • Interacting with Hardware

  • Interacting with the User

  • Counting / Timers / Etc

Labs

  • Lab1–IntrotothePLC

  • Lab 2 – Connecting and Interacting with Hardware

  • Lab 3 – Responding to Events and User Input

  • Lab 4 – Intro to the HMI


Intro to Motors & Motor Control

20 Hours | Cost: $395/student | 3-week course | Tues. & Thurs. 4 to 7 pm starting 2/8 Get Started

Students will learn about common motors found in industrial settings and explore mathematical relations converting electrical power to mechanical motion. They'll wire power and control signals to different types of motors and controllers and explore methods for controlling speed and position in both open-loop and closed-loop systems. They will learn to identify a variety of methods for utilizing electric motors to create mechanical motion in an industrial setting. 

Skills Explored
  • Motor Types
  • Motor Math
  • Motor Usage
  • Motor Control
  • Motor Feedback

This course is designed to introduce students to electric motor construction and control concepts. Students will learn about common motors found in industrial settings and explore mathematical relations converting electrical power to mechanical motion. Utilizing our Lazer Training Cart system, students will wire power and control signals to different types of motors and controllers. Students will explore methods for controlling speed and position in both open loop and closed loop systems. Students will learn to identify a variety of methods for utilizing electric motors to create mechanical motion in an industrial setting.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate basic electrical safety and measurements in AC and DC systems.

  • Explain common motor types and usage

  • Interpret mathematical relations relevant to rotational systems

  • Identify mechanical components related to rotational systems

  • Develop programs to control motors and respond to events

  • Experiment with the control and response of motors

Materials

  • Wire

  • Wire Markers

  • Screwdriver, Hand Tools, Strippers

Equipment

  • Multimeter

  • Power Supply

  • Arduino Uno Microcontroller

  • Stepper Motor Driver

  • Various Motors, Bearings, Shafts, Couplers

Methods

  • Safety

  • Making electrical connections

  • Making mechanical connections

  • Programming a microcontroller

  • Creating Loops and Timers

  • Responding to input

Labs

  • Lab 1 – Introduction to motor control programming

  • Lab 2 – Utilizing rotational motion in industrial applications

  • Lab 3 – Experimentation with speed and position control in open loop systems

  • Lab 4 – Utilizing sensor feedback for closed loop systems