Class Topics

Chaffey College InTech Center Seeks Part-time Technical Trainers

InTech offers a wide variety of classes. Below is a list of training topics. Please contact us to discuss additional opportunities.

Industrial Electrical & Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship Course DescriptionsIndustrial Mechanic Course DescriptionsIndustrial Maintenance Electrician Course Descriptions
To find out more and apply for a Contract Trainer position contact:

Karena Jimenez

Grant Coordinator
ph: (909) 652-8490

Jon Fox

Manager, Employer Training and Development
ph: (909) 652-8492

Technical Classes Offered at InTech Center

Types of DC and AC motors; DC generic control requirements; Effects of operating on variable frequency; Types of variable speed drives; Operation, set-up, and maintenance of variable speed drives.  Hands-on lab exercises include programming drive parameters, drive control wiring, and drive diagnostics.

Adds to the basic and intermediate hydraulic skills teaching advanced applications. Students will learn industry relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design. These topics include heat exchangers, reservoirs, fluid conductors, fluid conditioning, filtration, motor performance, pump performance, system design, and maintenance.

Adds to the basic and intermediate pneumatic skills teaching advanced pneumatic applications. Students will learn industry-relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design. These topics include advanced pneumatic principles, pneumatic cylinder loads, cylinder applications, quick exhaust valves, motor loads, air bearings, component sizing, air compressor types, air compressor operation, flow measurement, compressor performance, air filtration, lubricators, water removal, dryers, and pneumatic component maintenance.

PLC concepts, basic operation and logic, programming tools, basic editing, and diagnostic capabilities.  Types and classes of I/O interfaces, Different types of programming languages.  Hands-on work with PLC’s, learning programming tools.

Explains the applications and fabrication procedures for angle iron, chain, complex reverse-indicator, Christmas tree, and piano wire jigs.

Configure, operate and troubleshooting the following circuits: Amplitude modulation (AM) transmitter and receiver, single-sideband (SSB) transmitter and receiver, frequency modulator (FM), phase modulator (PM) and phase locked loop (PLL).

Introduces hydraulic power and safety, circuits, schematics, the principles of hydraulic pressure and flow, and speed control circuits. Also builds on basic skills and includes new topics in operation, installation, performance analysis and design.

Introduces pneumatic power and safety, circuits, schematics, the principles of pneumatic pressure and flow, and pneumatic speed control circuits. Also builds on basic skills and includes operation, installation, performance analysis, maintenance, and design.

A refresher of the basics of industrial electricity.  In addition to basic theories and laws, this class will also cover an overview of electrical safety, generators and transformers, and common industrial wiring devices. Additional training topics include: E&I Test Equipment and Intro to Troubleshooting. Pre-Requisites: Electrical Blueprints & Drawings and ONE of: Industrial Safety for E&I Techs or OSHA or NFPA 70E.

Discusses the tools used in layout. Explains how to lay out baselines using the arc method and 3-4-5 method.

Introduces the basics of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and how the computer control system relates to industrial electrical machines in manufacturing.

Covers identification of variables measured by each element and selection of the proper types of devices in an instrument loop using the device’s technical manuals, specification sheets, pictures, or actual samples.

Tool use and construction techniques for industry standards. Troubleshooting and repair for technicians in the cabling industry.

Presents safe methods for cleaning, purging, blowing down, pressure testing, and leak testing tubing, piping, and hoses used in instrumentation.

Describes types of compressors, their principles of maintenance, and the troubleshooting and maintenance procedures associated with compressors.

Describes theory and practice of compressing and transporting gases. Explains the types and principles of compressors and compressed air treatment equipment, and compressed air use and safety.

Covers the types of conductors used in wiring systems, including insulation, current-carrying capacity, and temperature ratings.

Focuses on the types and applications of conductors and electrical cabling and covers proper wiring techniques. Describes methods of terminating and splicing conductors of all types and sizes. Additional NCCER training topics include: Conductor Terminations & Splices.

Contamination teaches key aspects of preventing and controlling contamination. Learners acquire skills in identifying and measuring contamination as well as prevention practices such as facility layout, cleanliness, and component handling. Provides a solid knowledge base in fluid handling and storage as well as use of clean rooms.

Covers types of misalignment, aligning couplings using a straight edge and feeler gauge, adjusting parallel and angular alignment, using a dial indicator and eliminating coupling stress.

Describes the types of conveyor systems and their principles of operation.

Covers the selection, preparation, joining, and support of copper, plastic piping, and fittings.

Explains distribution equipment, including grounding, switchboard and ground fault maintenance, transformers, and electrical drawing identification.

Basic ladder diagrams, one-line diagrams, electrical symbols, hydraulic symbols & diagrams, floor and elevation plans. Additional training topics include: Instrument Drawings & Documents, Part 1 and E&I Drawings.

Introduces the principles of electronics and semiconductor theory, components, and applications.

Introduction to pneumatics; relationships between pressure vs. force, pressure vs. volume, pressure drop vs. flow; vacuum generation; basic controls of cylinders; directional control valves; cylinders in series and parallel; controls of pneumatic motors. Electrical control of pneumatics systems; industrial type electro-pneumatic circuits; troubleshooting in electro-pneumatic circuits.

Describes types of shim stock and materials and explains the procedures for fabricating shims.

Fasteners – provides application knowledge regarding bolt types, size and grades, as well as screws, washers, locking nut devices, pins and keys. Gaskets – teaches about selecting, installing and storing the many types of gaskets available. Provides focus on integration and isolation seals, as well as T-joints. Module 2: Key Fasteners, Module 5: Gaskets and Seals.

Fiber Optic theory, tool use, and construction techniques. Troubleshooting and repair for technicians in the network cabling industry, with emphasis on fiber optics

Teaches the basic skills needed to create the field sketches used to convey information about how parts should be made or assembled.

Provides an introduction to conduit bending and installation. Covers the techniques for using hand-operated and step conduit benders, as well as cutting, reaming, and threading conduit.

Covers all classes of hazardous locations, including seals, components, and equipment approved for use in various hazardous locations.

Fundamentals of hydraulic power: pressure limitations, pressure and force, flow rate and velocity, work and power.  Basic circuits: cylinder control, cylinders in series and parallel, regenerative circuits.  Functional circuits: accumulators, hydraulic motor circuits, pressure reducing valves, remote controlled pressure relief valves.  Troubleshooting: hydraulic pumps, directional valve testing, flow meter accuracy. Electrical control of hydraulic systems. Functional systems: hydraulic sequence of cylinders, speed regulation and braking of hydraulic motors. Troubleshooting: electrical control circuits, and electrically controlled hydraulic systems.

Explains how to remove and install threaded and flanged valves, how to replace valve stem O-ring and bonnet gaskets, and how to repack a valve stuffing box. Also discusses the purpose of valve packing.

Covers safety rules and regulations for electrical workers, the necessary precautions to take for various electrical hazards found on the job, and the OSHA-mandated lockout/tagout procedure.

Explains how to remove, troubleshoot, and install tapered, thrust, spherical roller, pillow block, and angular contact ball bearings.

Covers the sizes, uses, and installation procedures of six types of drive belts and two types of chain drives.

Identifies various types of couplings, and covers installation procedures using the press-fit method and the interference-fit method. Also covers coupling removal procedures.

Identifies and explains how to install axial-flow fans, centrifugal fans, and roots-type and screw-type blowers.

Covers function and advantages of mechanical seals, identifies parts and types of seals, and includes procedures for removing, inspecting, and installing mechanical seals.

Explains the types of packing and packing materials found in a typical stuffing box. Covers how to remove packing and how to install compression packing and lip-type packing.

Covers the applications, removal, and installation procedures for dynamic and static seals, and lip, cup, oil, and labyrinth seals.

Open and closed loop controls, feedback and feed forward controls, stand alone controllers, pressure controls, level measurements, differential pressure, and microprocessor based controllers. Additional NCCER training topic includes: Flow, Pressure, Level & Temperature.

Continuing from Instrumentation & Process Controls I, this course adds troubleshooting and configuration of process controls and regulating systems (speed regulators, current regulators, etc.). Additional topics include: Instrument Calibration & Configuration; Control Valves, Actuators & Positioners; Performing Loop Checks; Troubleshooting and Commissioning a Loop; Data Networks; and Distributed Control Systems.

Describes the orthographic projection, isometric, and schematic drawings used to show piping, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. Describes the use of drawings sets to obtain information about a system; explains the process of identifying a part of a machine for repair or replacement from a set of drawings.

Explains how to use tables of equivalents and conversion tables, figure ratios and proportions, perform right angle trigonometry, calculate take-outs using trigonometry, and calculate volumes and weights of objects. Explains right triangle trigonometry and its use in the trade. Also covers interpolation, equilateral and isosceles triangles, and the laws of acute triangles.

Introduces plain, ball, roller, thrust, guide, flanged, pillow block, and takeup bearings. Discusses bearing materials and designations. Module 1: Plain Bearings, Module 2: Ball Bearings, Module 3: Roller Bearings, Module 4: Antifriction Bearings Selection and Maintenance.

Covers various types of iron and steel pipe and fittings and provides step-by-step instructions for cutting, threading, and joining ferrous piping.

Introduces basics of mechanical electronics, PLCs, pick and place feeding, event sequencing, indexing, parts sorting and storage, robotics and Servo robot material handling.

An in-depth look on NEC standards and how to access types of information in the book.

Introduces chemical, compressed air, fuel oil, steam, and water systems. Explains how to identify piping systems according to color codes.

Introduces piping and tubing layout procedures. Explains the steps in creating a hand-sketched isometric drawing that can be applied in the piping and tubing installation. Introduces methods and procedures used to measure, cut, bend, and support piping and tubing.

The Central Lubrication Learning System teaches the technical skills needed to operate, install, tune, maintain and troubleshoot these vital systems.

Covers all types of bends in all sizes of conduit up to six inches.  Focuses on mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical benders.

Mechanical Drives 1 introduces mechanical systems and develops fundamental knowledge of mechanical systems and practices. Covers basic safety, installation, key fasteners, power transmission systems, v-belt drives, chain drives, spur gear drives, and multiple shaft drives.

Mechanical Drives 2 covers heavy duty V-Belt drives including conventional, multiple, wedge, and variable speed V-Belt drives. This course describes V-Belt selection and maintenance by covering V-Belt size specification, component identification, and troubleshooting. Learners will develop fundamental knowledge of synchronous belt drives, lubrication concepts, precision shaft alignment, and coupling. Also covered is heavyduty chain drives which describes silent chain drives, multiple-strand systems, chain selection, chain lubrication, chain maintenance and troubleshooting.

Mechanical Drives 3 includes describing lubrication, selection, maintenance and trouble shooting of plain ball bearings. It introduces anti-friction bearings by describing two types of bearing and teaching the fundamental skills of how to identify, mechanically install, and thermally install, and troubleshooting those bearings. Also covered is gasket and seals.

The Mechanical Drives 4 course teaches linear axis drives, clutches, and brakes. Students will learn industry relevant skills related to these new topics including operation, installation, performance analysis, troubleshooting, and design.

Covers motor-driven valves, ranging from the small, servo-mechanical actuators to the very large valves that could only be operated by several people if they were not motor driven. Includes electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic operators.

Principles of motor operation, beginning with DC motor theory and moving into AC theory.  Study of sine waves through phasors and trigonometry theory.  Series and parallel AC circuits, motors, generators, and transformers.  Includes a hands-on lab using rotating equipment. Additional NCCER training topics include: Alternating Current and Motor Controls.

NFPA 70B details preventative maintenance for electrical, electronic, and communication systems and equipment – such as those used in industrial plants, institutional and commercial buildings and large multi-family residential complexes – to prevent equipment failures and worker injuries.

Introduction to electrical safety and the basic principles of maintaining a safe electrical workplace. Includes the protective devices used to protect people and their limitations. Also explains what creates an arc flash.

Industry safety and health standards, taught in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Upon completion, students receive the OSHA (10-hour) card.

Explains how to level equipment using jack bolts, wedges, and shims. Covers precision leveling procedures and performing clearance installation. Also describes basic steps for setting motors and pumps.

Explains how to select, inspect, use and care for levels, feeler gauges, calipers, micrometers, height gauges and surface plates, dial indicators, protractors, parallels and gauge blocks, trammels, and pyrometers.

Explains preventive and descriptive maintenance and nondestructive testing, and introduces the basic techniques for testing. Also describes lubricant analysis, and acoustic, infrared, and vibration testing.

Principles of materials – non-ferrous metals introduces the properties, elements, and types of non- ferrous materials commonly employed in metal manufacturing. Covers the basics of the non-ferrous material manufacturing process, the elements used to create non-ferrous materials, the main types of non-ferrous materials and their properties, and the common tests used to measure metal properties.

Introduces the properties, processes, skills, and concepts of working with plastics. Introduces the importance, properties, processes, and skills of working with composites. Introduces the importance, properties, processes, and skills of working with ceramics. Principles of materials – ferrous metals introduces the properties, elements, and types of ferrous materials commonly employed in metal manufacturing.

Covers measurement of mass, weight and flow, conversion of units, and their application instrumentation.

Describes the common types of pumps and their principles of operation. Explains centrifugal, rotary, reciprocating and metering pumps. Also explains net positive suction head and cavitation.

Explains how to identify, select, and inspect rigging hardware. Also covers lifting capacity charts, load balancing, and pick points. Covers the operation, function, and maintenance of wire mesh slings and fiber ropes, load movement, and rigging knots. Proper rigging techniques are vital for efficient movement of loads and worker safety.

Covers the importance of workplace safety, OSHA regulations, and practicing safety in the workplace. Topics include personal protective equipment, hazardous communication, confined spaces, lockout/tagout, accident response and overhead crane safety.

Explains how to lay out and install baseplates and soleplates. Describes how to field-verify a plate installation. Covers precision leveling procedures and performing clearance installation. Also describes basic steps for setting motors and pumps.

Explains how to select, inspect, use and maintain torque multipliers, cable cutters, nut splitters, keyseat gauges, and hardness testers.

Explains the NEC® requirements for installation and control of emergency power and lighting systems, including batteries, generators, and uninterruptible power supplies.

Covers the methods used to eliminate or reduce electrical shock hazards to personnel working on electrical equipment.

Discusses transformer types, construction, connections, protection, and grounding along with capacitors and rectifiers.

Prepares a soon-to-be journeyperson in how to be a successful mentor to new apprentices and employees. They will learn about the best tools to handle conflict and how to guide others to success.

Identify and isolate attenuator, common base/emitter, common collector, bias stabilization, RC coupling/Transformer coupling and direct coupling.

Perform practical exercises that demonstrate transistor feedback principals including series/shunt feedback, multistage feedback, and differential amplifier.

Identify and isolate single-ended power amplifier, phase splitter, push-pull power amplifier, attenuator, complementary power amplifier and Darlington pair.

Describes maintaining and repairing belt, roller, chain, screw, and pneumatic conveyors.

Describes types and operation of gearboxes, and gearbox diagnostics. Explains how to troubleshoot, remove, and disassemble gearboxes, how to identify gear wear patterns, and how to install and maintain gearboxes.

Explains inspecting hydraulic systems, diagnosing problems, and repairing systems. Shows how to read hydraulic schematic symbols.

Explains repair and maintenance of pneumatic system components. Describes troubleshooting process and methods, including pressure sensors and flow sensors.

Explains how to inspect, troubleshoot, disassemble, assemble, and install a pump. Also describes the process of preparing for start-up.

A summary class reviewing all of the above topics and designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practice.  Includes troubleshooting with PLCs. Additional topic includes: Troubleshooting Industrial Controls.

Introduces a variety of tubing, tubing materials, tools, and work practices. Covers proper storage and handling, cutting, deburring, reaming, bending, and flaring of tubing.