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Technician Courses

The Corporate College of Western Iowa Tech offers a variety of courses designed to fit the needs of today's technicians and tradesmen. These courses can be as short as two hours and as long 40 hours or more with one main similarity between all classes, a practical hands on approach to learning. So whether you are interested in upskilling your technical career, filling the gaps in your understanding of topics such as lubrication or bearings, or you are just simply interested in gaining new valuable knowledge and know-how, check out our course listings here at the Corporate College of Western Iowa Tech.

Customized Training for your Workforce

Corporate College can meet your needs in a way that works for you. We can build customized training on practically any subject - from basic electrical to industrial transmitters or mechanical drive systems to laser shaft alignment. Whether it's on one of our campuses, online, at your location and self-paced, or instructor led, we will do our best to accommodate the time and place that works for you and your business.

Course Contacts

Chris Sewalson

David Clark

Call 712.274.6418 or 800.352.4649 ext. 6418 to speak with one of our friendly staff.

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Class ID
CMNT-9006-01 (Clark)
Industrial Transformers
WF at 08:00AM - 12:00PM
Sioux City
This class will cover the operation and construction of common industrial transformers. Students will study transformer turns ratio, capacity, the application of transformers in control circuits, and sizing. This class will also cover transformer testing and troubleshooting through a variety of hands on labs.
CMNT-9002-02 (Sewalson)
Precision Measurements
TTH at 05:00PM - 09:00PM
Sioux City
This class is for craftsman and technicians of any kind. In this course students will learn about the tools and skills of precision measuring. Through the use of common tools such as steel rules and tape measures to advanced tools such as calipers, micrometers, and other precision tools, students will gain experience and a practical understanding of the world of precision measurement
CMNT-9001-03 (Sewalson)
Industrial Shaft Alignment
TTH at 05:00PM - 09:00PM
This class is for anyone working with shafts and couplings. Any time you have rotating shafts connected together you run the risk of damaging vibration due to misalignment. In this course students will learn about the concepts of precision shaft alignment. Students will perform precise shaft alignments in class with 3 different methods commonly used in industry. The 3 methods used will be feeler gauge alignment, dial indicator alignment, and laser shaft alignment.
CMNT-9004-02 (Sewalson)
Basic Electrical
MW at 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Sioux City
This course will introduce the students to the fundamentals of electricity. Electrical topics will include AC and DC theory, Ohm's Law, electrical circuit components and diagrams and electrical power generation. Students will also study the proper use of meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. This course emphasizes electrical safety as students will work with and troubleshoot energized circuits..
CMNT-9009-01 (Bennett)
SolidWorks 2017 Essentials
THF at 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Sioux City
This class covers the essentials of SolidWorks 2017. Students will study 3D Modeling, Boss Features, 3D Assemblies, Working Drawings and All Associated Terminology. All students will create several drawings that will be incorporated into a final assembly drawing
CMNT-9005-02 (Nelson)
Industrial AC Motors
WF at 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Sioux City
This class will cover the interpretation of motor data, construction and operation of induction motors, electric motor wiring and configuration, and testing. Students will perform a variety of hands on activities including low and high voltage wiring, motor tear down and rebuild, low and high voltage testing, and motor failure analysis.
CMNT-9003-04 (Sewalson)
MW at 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Over 200 billion nuts and bolts are sold in the US alone per year and yet very few technicians have the ability to identify the fasteners that hold their machines together. With a small amount of training one can confidently choose the fasteners best suited to an application or even upgrade to meet more rigorous equipment conditions. This course will teach students about the different types of fasteners used in industry. Students will learn how to distinguish SAE from metric bolts, fastener grade, thread pitch, finish, and bolt types. Torque strength, shear strength, and tensile strength will be explored through hands on learning labs. Students will also learn about other types of fasteners such as roll pins, hitch pins, clevis pins, cotter pins.
CMNT-9007-01 (Sewalson)
Industrial Sensors
MW at 01:00PM - 05:00PM
Sioux City
In this class, the Student will learn how to identify and wire all the various types of Industrial Sensors used in industry today. These include: the Photo Sensor (Photoeye)(Reflex & Diffuse), Proximity Sensor (Inductive & Capacitive), the Magnetic Reed Switch, the Hall Effect Sensor, and a host of various Industrial Sensors
CMNT-9010-01 (Bennett)
AutoCAD Electrical Level I
WTHF at 08:00AM - 04:30PM
Sioux City
This class covers the fundamentals of the computer basic interface, AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical. Students in this class will study one line diagrams, panel layouts, ladder diagrams and input and output diagrams.