What Will I Learn?

  • Safety and Schematics
  • Meter usage (volts, mA current, current, ohms, and continuity) 
  • 3-phase motor connections, reverse direction, and single-phasing
  • Circuit logic
  • Troubleshooting various circuits


Working in industrial, commercial, agricultural or residential power or control applications? Let us help introduce you to the job market and provide you with exposure and experience.

This course will provide participants with AC/DC Electrical circuits and PLC Troubleshooting skills. This includes schematics, sensors, meter usage, and motors. Students will be immersed in practical, real-world examples that illustrate how electricity is distributed and used in their plants and facilities. Applied learning will include testing and/or troubleshooting various motor faults and troubleshooting a circuit given a complex schematic.

Walk Away With

  • Training that will include a hands-on demonstration of AC/DC Electrical training systems and how electricity is used for power and control.
  • A training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site.
  • Certification of Completion provided by CSI Workforce Development and Training.

Who Should Attend?

Working as a machine operator, welder, assembler, machinist, painter, electrician, tester or installer? Then this course is for you. This course is recommended for anyone who works with or around electrical systems or someone who wants to build an understanding of electrical fundamentals.

Instructor Bio

Ben Hamlett
Ben Hamlett started working with electronics when he was in Junior High, working at a local small company, repairing multi-meters and making electronic trainers. Ben got both his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho and is a Professional Engineer in Idaho. Some of Ben’s certifications include: Certified Solidworks Associate, National Institute of Metalworking Skills, CTE Advanced Occupational Specialist certification, FANUC certified instructor, Authorized OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry. Ben is currently a Professor and Program Manager of the Automation Engineering Technology program at the College of Southern Idaho, teaching automation, controls, and electronics. Ben teaches students of all ages about, robotics, PLCs, HMIs, CAD, instrumentation (level sensors, flow meters, light curtains, conductivity meters, etc.), different programming languages, industrial safety topics, etc. In his free time, Ben enjoys riding his Harley and playing with electronics. For all those HAMs out there his call sign is N7BEN.