Motor Controls I - Developing/ Reading Schematics and Wiring
Diagrams Based on NFPA 70 & 79...

Course Description: This course covers the basic principles of motor controls and how they
apply to component operation and application to motor controls. Special emphasis is placed on
internal operation of components, starters and relays. How to read and design schematics and
wiring diagrams.


  • Module One - Manual Motor Controls, Automatic Motor Controls, Pressure Controls Temperature Controls, Pressure Sensors, Pressure Switches and Regulators, Pneumatics, Timers.
  • Module Two – Automatic Control Device, Magnetic Relay Principle, Electromechanical Relay, Magnetic Starter, Solid State Starter
  • Module Three – Across the Line Manual Starter, Autotransformer Starters, Resistor –Reduced Voltage Starting, Part-Winding Starters, Wye-Delta Starters, Solid-State Starters, Two-speed Starters, Starters and Speed Regulators for AC and DC Motors, Adjustable Speed/Frequency Starters, Motor Control Centers
  • Module Four – Understanding Motor Controls Principles, Principles of Wiring Diagrams, Principles of One Line Diagram, Principles of Ladder and Logic Schematics, Coil and Contact Symbol’s, Ladder Logic Schematic
  • Module Five – Understanding Basic Control Circuits, Two-Wire Control Circuits, Hand-Off Automatic Control circuits, Three-Wire Control Circuits, Multiple Push-Button stations, Push Button Mechanical Interlock Schematics with Push Buttons, Electrical Interlock Circuits.

Candidates for this Certification Course:

  • Maintenance Managers
  • Existing Qualified Electrical Workers
  • Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • Plant Managers
  • Safety Mangers
  • Risk managers
  • Project Managers
  • Electricians
  • Maintenance Technicians

CEU’s –7, PDH’s - 24