Course Descriptions

Help us build your workforce! Custom Courses

Peaslee Tech’s Custom Courses can be provided at your location or ours. Courses typically run from a half day to several days in duration, depending on your needs. Below are examples of training we can provide.


Electrical 101

  • What is power?
  • History
  • Westar, coal, turbines, nuclear, EPA
  • Safety, Fire Code
  • Types of insulators
  • Types of conductors
  • Grounding (sec 250)
  • Lock out-tag out


This course could be provided in an overview of 1.5 to 5 hours. Below are areas covered in the course.

  • The characteristics of energy-isolating devices
  • The OSHA lockout-tagout standard
  • The definition of lockout-tagout and how to use it to secure energy-isolating devices
  • Situations in which tagout may be acceptable
  • Types of lockout-tagout devices
  • Employers’ and employees’ responsibilities for proper implementation of this program


Understanding Electrical Components

  • Inductors
  • Resistors
  • Rectifiers and transistors
  • Conductors
  • Capacitors
  • What are capacitive loads?
  • What are inductive loads?
  • What is reactive power?

Wiring Concepts

  • Low volt, high volt 24v-600v
  • Residential wiring
  • Commercial wiring
  • Terminations
  • Controls
  • Wire sizing
  • Breaker panels, and ratings


  • Tesla, Westinghouse, Edison, Joule
  • Amperage, voltage, wattage and how they relate
  • Smart meters
  • Power triangle
  • Power factor

Advanced Theory

  • Electrical engineering basics
  • Circuit board testing
  • Transistors and PNP switching
  • Binary and computer development

Troubleshooting, General

  • Node analysis
  • Power loggers and meters
  • Tracing
  • Testing devices
  • Sensible approach

Troubleshooting Active Circuits

  • Node analysis
  • Using clamp meters
  • Controls, PLCs, thermostats
  • Safety loops

Troubleshooting Motors

  • Different types of motors
  • Single phase vs. three phase
  • Current relays and capacitive starts
  • Testing windings with high voltage
  • Using ohm meters, insulation testers, Meg ohming
  • Understanding "single phasing"
  • Testing active and reactive power
  • Power factor correction on motors

Advanced Troubleshooting

  • Using oscilloscopes
  • Wave patterns
  • Clipping
  • Harmonics
  • Voltage drop
  • EMI and interference
  • Leading and lagging current


  • Understanding schematics
  • Symbols
  • Bonding


  • Power logging
  • Coincidentally loading
  • Power and costs reduction
  • Smart meter and demand
  • Demand charge reduction
  • Load analysis
  • Advanced power factor correction
  • Cost analysis
  • Magnitude thresholds
  • Speed control and energy savings
  • DOE reports
  • Case studies

New technologies

  • High efficiency systems
  • Soft starters
  • Arc suppression and snubbing
  • Capacitor banks and variation
  • Permanent magnet motors and drives
  • VFD Application
  • DOE reports, case studies
  • Harmonic filters

Commercial Refrigeration Electrical

  • Testing compressors
  • Control wiring
  • Concepts
  • EPA regulations


  • Hydraulic Principles (hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, liquid characteristics, lift pressure, friction, capacity, mechanical advantage, energy and work, efficiency)
  • Hydraulic Applications (circuitry, diagrams, circuit components, fluid, strainers and filters, additives, oxidation, reservoirs, piping, pumps, gears, valves, direction controls, actuators, accumulators, hydraulic circuit maintenance).
  • Uses ATP curriculum or other if requested.
  • Course requires approximately 2-4 hours of math training prior to hydraulics training

Math Skills

  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Word problems using the above
  • Scientific notation
  • Weights and measures
  • Basic geometry
  • Graphing
  • Can expand with algebra

Blueprint Reading

Fundamentals of Carbon Steel Heat Treating

Introduction to Lean/Continuous Improvement

  • What is Lean – Background and History
  • Why Lean? Why now? Why You?
  • Key Components of Lean/Continuous Improvement
  • Why companies have trouble sustaining Lean/Continuous Improvement Initiatives

    o Five Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Building a Foundation for Lean/Continuous Improvement – Essential Skills for Frontline Managers/Supervisors

  • Training Within Industry – Foundation for Lean Thinking
  • Job Instruction (How to Instruct)
  • Job Relations (How to Improve Performance)
  • Job Methods (How to Improve Work Methods)
  • Problem Solving (How to Apply P-D-S-A Improvement Cycle)
  • Program Development (How to Meet a Business Problem Through Training)

Basic Lean Concepts

  • Understanding Waste and Non-Value-Adding Activity
  • Eight General Types of Business Waste
  • Improving Productivity Through Lean
  • Applied Learning – Business Improvement Simulation

Developing a Continuous Improvement/Lean Culture

  • What is a Lean Culture?
  • How do you Change the Culture?
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Empowerment
  • Teamwork
  • HR’s Role in Developing a Lean Culture
  • Case Study Examples

The Essential Lean Tools

  • 5S
  • Team Building
  • Structured Problem Solving
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Manufacturing/Office Cells or Pods
  • Setup Reduction/Quick Changeover
  • Inventory Management/Pull Systems/Kanban
  • Kaizen/Rapid Improvement Events
  • Each of these Essential Lean Tools can be delivered as a 2-hour stand-alone training class or delivered as a suite of training sessions as part of an all-inclusive course or program.

  • Lean Certification (SME Lean Knowledge Certification)
    • Overview of SME Lean Certification Process
    • Introducing Lean and Lean Concepts
    • Lean Methodologies, Tools and Techniques
    • Going to the Gemba
    • Leading Continuous Improvement/Kaizen events
    • Sustaining a Continuous Improvement/Lean Culture
    • Practice Exam and Practice Problems
    • SME Lean Knowledge Examination (4-hour on-line exam)
  • Effective Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis
    • What is Root Cause Analysis?
    • Root Cause vs. Symptoms
    • Steps for Conducting a Root Cause Analysis/Investigation
    • Problem Solving Tools (when and how to use them)
    • 5Whys
    • Cause and Effect Diagram o Pareto Charts
    • Run Charts
    • Statistics (ANOVA)
  • Leading Continuous Improvement/Kaizen Events (Sustaining change one small step at a time)
    • An Introduction to Kaizen
    • Why Kaizen Works and Pitfalls to Avoid
    • How to Lead a Kaizen Event
    • Kaizen Process
    • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Kaizen Projects
    • What to do When Even Small Steps are too Hard
    • Overcoming the Five Common Obstacles
  • Computer Courses (Outlook Basics, Internet and Security, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
    • Level I and Level II available (below are bullets for Level I courses)
    • Short courses ranging from 4 to 16 hours each, depending on need and level
Building My Career (Essential Employability Skills and More)

  • Expectations of trainees and of Peaslee Tech management are conveyed to each other.
  • Essential Employability Skills (resume writing, interviewing, workplace readiness, etc.)
  • Communication
  • Career Choices
  • Work Ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Can invite industry partners to participate in this course to provide trainees with a sense of their commitment to training, industry partner concepts of career development, and their support for skilled workforce.
  • Trainees develop a career pathway model by considering the key areas associated with growth in successful careers. This pathway model helps trainees understand the value of thinking about a career proactively, rather than simply getting a job.

We hope you can find what you are looking for at Peaslee Tech!