Intro to Welding - Spring 2022

Interpret Blueprints & Welding Symbols | Fundamental Welding Concepts | Overall Welding Knowledge | Earn OSHA 10-Hour Card |  Hands-on Learning

·       Six week program

·       4:00pm - 8:00pm

·       3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

·       Maximum # of Participants - 6-8

·       74 hours of training – 64 welding hours & OSHA-10 hour

·       Start Date – February 28, 2022

*Free Training  Available for Eligible Learners!

*All registrations go through Matt Kibler, Call/Text - (567) 245-1259

OSHA 10: General Industry

OSHA-authorized 10 Hour General Industry Training

This training program is intended to provide entry level general industry workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a job site. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter.

All participants will receive a laminated completion card from OSHA

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Dates & Times: March 10, 2022 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. & March 11, 2022, 8 a.m. to noon

Cost: $240

FEDC/Chamber member discount $210


Day 1

8:00 am – 4:00 pm *Continental breakfast*

*Introduction to OSHA

(Covers workers’ rights, employer responsibilities and how to file a complaint. It includes helpful worker safety and health resources. It also provides samples of a weekly fatality and catastrophe report, material data safety sheet and the OSHA Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.)

*Walking and Working Surfaces, including fall protection

Lunch (Provided)


*Hazard Communication

*Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Fire Protection

*Personal Protective Equipment

Day 2

8:00 am – 12:00 pm *Continental breakfast*


*Machine Guarding

*Materials Handling


OSHA 30: General Industry

OSHA-Authorized 30 Hour General Industry Training

This OSHA 30-Hour General Industry course is designed to educate workers on workplace and jobsite safety. Specifically, those who successfully complete this specialized training should become familiar with recognizing, avoiding, preventing and stopping potential jobsite hazards.

Who Needs OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Training?

In an effort to maintain workplace safety and hazard recognition standards, OSHA recommends regular workplace safety training. This course can benefit workers in the following fields: factory operations, manufacturing, storage, warehousing, healthcare and more.

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry topics include:

  • Electrical
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Hazard Communication
  • Person protective equipment (PPE)
  • Exit Routes and Emergency Plans
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Machine Guarding
  • And more!

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Dates: March 14, 15, 16, & 17, 2022

Times: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $695

FEDC/Chamber Member Discount $50 per participant


*You may withdrawal from a workshop up to 3 days before the start date

*No refunds are issued for no-shows.  Substitutions are welcome.

*A full refund will be issued if the workshop is cancelled.

Autonomous Maintenance Operator Awareness

The emphasis on this course is to give the participant the knowledge to understand lubrication, drives, gears, electrical controls, electrical panels for equipment, hydraulic & pneumatic systems, piping systems, and the basic integration of their components.  

Participants should be able to understand types of maintenance required of maintenance required to keep equipment running correctly. This course will cover the identification of these systems, and how they function.                                                                                             


Session 1  Electrical Basics & Control Panels Inputs and outputs Proximity switches & sensors Servo Motors, electrical prints, & voltages 

Session 2  Hydraulic Systems, Part #1 Basic principles  How pressure is created Identify elements of a hydraulic system  Hydraulic Safety 

Session 3  Hydraulic Systems, Part #2 Mechanical motion  Identifying all the elements on a piece of machinery 

Session 4  Pneumatic Systems Pneumatic components (gauges, valves, actuators, and accessories)  Pneumatic & piping systems 

Session 5  Mechanical Drives, Part 1  Belts Chains and Sprockets

Session 6  Gears Lubrication  Troubleshooting & Putting it all together

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course the  trainee should be able to:  

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic systems. Identify the materials that the systems are made of. Demonstrate an understanding of the major components in a typical system. Show the operators how they might use sight, smell, touch, etc. to safely identify possible machine faults.  

Demonstrate the process of troubleshooting and repairing basic system malfunctions. 

Each session will contain detailed instruction, followed by hands on labs. 


Session 1 – May 24, 2022   

Session 2 – May 31, 2022 

Session 3 – June 7, 2022  

Session 4 – June 14, 2022  

Session 5 – June 21, 2022

Session 6 – June 28, 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $99.00 Per Session or $525.00 if you attend all six sessions


ControlLogix Level 1

ControlLogix 5000 Basics 24 contact hours, 3 day class  cost $795 ea

Dates: March 29 - 31, 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Day 1 

ControlLogix Hardware

RSLinx Software

RSLogix / Studio 5000 Software

Introduction to ControlLogix ladder Logix Ladder Logic Programming

Monitoring PLC Project Files

PLC Logic

I/O Modules

Day 2

ControlLogix Memory Layout

Processor Scan

Timing Instructions

Counting Instructions

MOV Instruction

Documenting a Project

Day 3

On-Line Project Changes

‘Up-Loading/Saving a Project a Project File

Creating Project Tags

Introduction to Types

Searching a Project File

Forcing I/O in a Project File


ControlLogix Level 2

ControlLogix 5000 Intermediate 24 contact hours, 3 day class 

Cost: $795 ea

Dates: April 19-21, 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Day 1

PLC Numbering Systems

Basic Math Instructions

Compare Instructions

Move/Logical Instructions


Sequencer Instructions

Day 2

Project Organization

File Instructions

Program Control Instructions

First Pass Bit

Day 3

Analog Signals

Analog Module’s Properties Configuration, Wiring

Scaling Analog Signals

Changing Processor Firmware with ControlFlash


Siemens S7 PLC Level I

Siemens S7 1200 Basics

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Date: April 26-28, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $795/Student



S7 1200 Hardware

TIA Portal Software

Introduction to S7 1200 Ladder Logic Programming

Download/Monitoring PLC Project Files

PLC Logic

Documenting a Project

S7 1200 Memory Organization

Program Scan

IEC Timing Instructions with Data Blocks

IEC Counting Instructions with Data Blocks

MOV Instruction

Introduction to Data Types

Introduction to Siemens HMI Basics/Comfort Panels


Siemen S7 PLC Level II

Siemens S7 1200 Intermediate

Location: Fostoria Learning Center

Date: May 11-13, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $795/Student



PLC Numbering

Basic Math Instructions

Comparator Instructions

Searching for Addresses/Tags

Forcing I/O

Organizational Blocks

Data Blocks


Function Blocks

System Memory Byte

Analog Signals

Scaling Analog Input/Output Signals

VFD Control Using Analog Signals for Motor Control

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

You can withdraw from any class up to 3 days before its start. Refunds are not issued for no-shows.


Industrial Electricity Basics I

Industrial Electricity I is an introductory electricity course for skilled trade’s personnel.  The course is a study of DC and AC electricity principles, with a practical approach to applications in an industrial environment.  The learner will obtain a knowledgeable understanding of the key symbols and abbreviations associated with the electrical trade, acquire a comprehensive understanding of basic electrical terminology, apply Ohm’s Law to a number of relevant electrical applications, and synthesize a number of components into a working system involving series, parallel, and series parallel circuits.

Dates: May 4-6, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $650/Student


Industrial Electricity Basics II

Industrial Electricity II is an advanced study of industrial electricity providing comprehensive coverage of the control devices used in contemporary industrial electrical systems.  The focus of this course is to provide the architecture for acquiring the knowledge and skills required in an advanced manufacturing environment. The course builds on electrical concept from Industrial Electricity I and adds motor theory, building on circuit fundamentals and reinforcing these with practical hands on labs designed to reinforce the concepts and provide control systems design experience.  These topics will be delivered through text, presentations and various exercises, and hands-on labs.

Dates: May 18-20, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $650/Student


Motors & Motors Control/Automation and Control Basics

This course is an advanced study and laboratory for learners who have an understanding of electrical circuits, controls and desire practical hands on experience of various motor and control devices.

Coursework involves hands on laboratory experience utilizing 120vac, 208/240vac, wiring demonstrations, and testing. Practical application of principles learned will be emphasized.  Special topics in electricity will be introduced to the learners according to class interests. Special topics in electricity will be introduces to the learners.  Topics will include ladder diagrams and their control of alternating and direct current motors.  Motor starting sizing, circuit/overlaod protection, electrical motor branch wiring will also be introduced.  The variable frequency drive (VFD) as a motor controller will also be introduced as well as an introduction into the application of programmable logic controller (PLC) in motor control circuits.  These topics will be learned through text, presentations, exercises and hands on labs.

Dates: May 26-27, 2022

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $395/Student


Intro to VFD using the Allen Bradley PowerFlex 525

An overview of operation, setup and troubleshooting of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) using the Allen Bradley PowerFlex 525.

This 16 hour course is designed to train personnel responsible for the operation and basic troubleshooting of Variable Frequency Drive systems, in order to become more effective troubleshooters on production equipment. The trainees will learn how to wire, program and troubleshoot the Allen Bradley PowerFlex 525 Variable Frequency Drive hardware.

  • AC Motor Basics
  • VFD Basics
  • VFD Parameter Basics
  • Applications

Dates: June 2-3, 2022

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $760.00 per student

*Continental breakfast and lunch provided


Lean Yellow Belt Certification


10-12 Hours

Dates: Available 4/4 - 4/21/22

Cost: $249


>> Pre-requisite; Green belt is available to students who successfully complete the yellow belt certification the month following their completion of yellow

Lean Green Belt Certification

Five 4-hour f2f blocks

Dates: May 9-13, 2022

Time: 8:30 a.m. - Noon



SME Certified Manufacturing Associate Certification
24 hours online classes
16 hours hands-on
*opens every month we have students, available 24/7