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Industrial Training Topics

ASU-Beebe is committed to developing and organizing training events that are relevant to the current business and industry climate. We continuously strive to understand what training is necessary for businesses in our area to be efficient, effective and successful. This page should provide general information on the topics that are currently offered at a campus location or at your business depending on the level of customization needed. If there are topics that are not listed, please contact us at your convenience so we can learn how to better serve our business and industry partner needs.

AutoCAD Level 1

AutoCAD is well known for the ability to create, edit or customize technical drawings in both two and three dimensional workspace. Learn the basic features of AutoCAD that includes opening existing drawings, modifying drawings, and creating new drawings. This course will introduce you to the AutoCAD Interface, drawing commands, modify commands, drawing organization, and plotting. If you are interested in learning how to use this powerful tool for the first time or if you want to continue building on the AutoCAD knowledge you currently possess, contact us for the next available course that can be provided at a campus location nearest to you. 

Basic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

Programmable Logic Controllers are prevalant throughout most manufacturing and industrial environments. This class will provide an introduction to programmable logic controllers as used in industrial environments including basic concepts, programming, applications, troubleshooting of ladder logic and interfacing of equipment. Participants will be able to explain terminology, select hardware components, predict PLC operation based on ladder logic diagrams and program a PLC to perform various control functions through computer simulations or a training device.

Blueprint Reading Basics

The blueprint reading class is designed to cover the foundational skills needed to understand blueprints utilized in multiple industry settings. All construction and maintenance professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints.

This blueprint reading course is designed to provide you with that foundation knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started.  Mastery of blueprint reading will come with practice and with using blueprints on the job on a regular basis. If this course is of interest to you, contact us for the next available course that can be provided at a campus location nearest you.

Basic Electrical

In response to the needs of industrial partners in our service areas, and in cooperation with their maintenance leadership teams, this training provides a basic level training for individuals that are looking to increase their level of understanding in basic electricity. This course is designed to provide the foundation knowledge and practice to improve current skills or introduce a participant to the fundamentals of electricity. This course is currently offered as a Monday through Friday class from 8 am to 4 pm that will cover basic topics such as introduction to electricity, electrical safety, electrical diagrams and schematics, electrical measuring instruments, Alternating Current (AC), Direct Current (DC), wiring and connector techniques and basic principles  of motor controls. If this course is of interest to you, contact us for registration into this course on our Searcy campus.

Basic Hydraulics

This Basic Hydraulics training course covers basic hydraulic principles including fluid power fundamentals, hydraulic systems and advanced fluid power topics. This course will introduce participants to topics such as the principles of fluid power, fluid preparation, conductors and connectors, basic hydraulic systems, basic circuits and manifolds and valves among other topics. This hydraulics course overs a variety of cylinders and training on hydraulic motors. If there is interest in these hydraulic topics at the basic level or if building on the current knowledge you currently possess is the goal, contact us for the next available course that can be provided. 

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is used as a symbolic way of showing specific tolerances on drawings. GD&T is a valuable tool that, if used correctly, can effectively communicate the design intent to manufacturing and inspection. It is governed by the technical standard ASME Y14.5-2009. This course provides a fundamental introduction to the GD&T system, provides a working knowledge of the correct interpretation and application of each symbol, general rules and the datum system. The instructional material is reinforced with hands-on practice exercises. This course can be customized to fit your company needs with training at your site location or at one of our campus locations nearest you.

Cyber Security

With threats to sensitive and confidential company information occurring on a daily basis, there is a need to keep your team informed about the multiple facets of Cyber Security. This course can be customized to the needs of your company based on what you consider to be a security concern. This course has the flexibility to cover a diverse range of topics including, but not limited to, how do attacks occur, network and hacker threats, Malware/ Adware/ Spyware, Firewalls & Perimeter Defense, Intrusion Detection & Prevention and Wireless security to name a few topics. Whether you are a small, medium or large business, we offer customized training and education needed for your employees to make better decisions with anything involving the internet. If this is of interest to you, contact us and we can work together to develop a training event at your company site or at one of our campus locations nearest you.

Workforce Training Grant Opportunities

If you are a business or industry partner, there is a possibility that this type of technical training could qualify for a grant funded by the Office of Skills Development. If you are not familiar with the Workforce Training Grants that are available, please feel free to ask us and we can assist you with locating the application or submitting the application on your behalf to supplement the cost of training your employees. Otherwise, feel free to review the information provided on the Office of Skills Development webpage using this link.

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