Motors and Controls

Motors and Controls introduces a broad range of motor types and control systems.  It provides an overview of the electric motor operation, selection, installation, control, and maintenance.  Every effort is made to present the most up-to-date information to currently reflect the current needs and state of the industry.

Technicians will experience individualized, hands-on learning with motor control trainers and group lecture of concepts and principles.

Personalized Certificate and CEU are available.

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This course is designed to unlock tools and empower the qualified technician with skills necessary to become an expert at troubleshooting issues with motor control circuits. The curriculum is relevant to technicians working in a variety of environments.

Technicians will explore the basic principles of electric motor control, standard control circuits such as start/stop and forward/reverse, as well as troubleshooting techniques. Topics include control transformers, manual and magnetic motor starters, reversing techniques, overload protection, automatic input devices and timer relays.  Advanced topics include motor control troubleshooting, reduced voltage starting, braking methods, and motor speed control.

Outcomes include fundamental elements of motor control systems; automatic vs. manual control; common circuits and their standard applications; how to read and understand motor nameplate data; starting, reversing, stopping and other techniques; troubleshooting techniques; common problems experienced by maintenance personnel, and A/C vs. D/C and D/C brushless.  Answers will be provided the instructor about your specific issues and questions generated from class discussion.  The use of simulation software will help to diagnose circuits and enforce class lecture.  A personalized Motors & Controls Training Certificate with CEU’s can be obtained.

Lab manuals must be purchased for this course; pricing is not yet available. For fees and materials information contact Steve Castelloe at or 336-334-4822 Ext. 57002.

This course is taught on the Donald W. Cameron Campus at 7908 Leabourne Rd, Colfax, NC 27235.

Course Name Dates Campus Room Register
CTP-3100-910 Motors & Controls 4/18/23 - 5/11/23 Cameron C1-174 Download Form (PDF)

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