IEP204 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Knowledge Engineering at (800) 541-7149 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This 40 hour course provides a review of motor control circuits with emphasis on AC and DC motor control circuits, and ladder logic circuits where electrical relay logic is used to control equipment both of which are used in industry and facility applications. In addition it will familiarize the participant with the operation of programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) and how they function and how they are used.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


    A basic knowledge of electricity is presumed.


  • AC and DC power
  • AC reversing magnetic starters
  • Basic three-phase power distribution systems
  • Control Circuit-diagrams
  • Electronic soft start
  • Identify input and output devices that connect to PLC’s
  • Motor name plate data
  • Multiple speed controls
  • Over current protection for control circuits
  • PLC functions
  • Power factor and power factor correction
  • Reduced voltage control
  • Standard and ladder diagram symbols
  • Terminology
  • Transformers
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Two step part winding starter
  • Variable Frequency Drive(VFD) and Variable Speed Drive(VSD)

Suggested Audience

    Maintenance technicians, electricians, facility maintenance employees, electrical maintenance personnel and automation technicians or for anyone in a mechanical or technical role.

Other Information

Please call customer service at 1-800-541-7149 for more information or email us at

Contact Information

Knowledge Engineering
Phone: (979) 458-6710 | Toll-Free: (800) 541-7149

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