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IVCE Basic Technical classes

MARSHALLTOWN– Iowa Valley Continuing Education provides basic knowledge and skills needed to work in advanced manufacturing. Classes will be held this August through October. Learn how to operate, program, test, troubleshoot, and repair equipment. Also gain hands-on training with our instructors and equipment.

Courses include:

Technical Writing & Communication introduces students to technical and business communications. Includes correspondence, mechanical descriptions, procedures, as well as information and formal reports. Also includes resume writing, interviewing, and interpersonal skills necessary to advance your career. Class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 4 through 20 from 4 to 9 pm. Cost is $299.

Machine Trade Print Reading includes the study of lines, symbols, conventions and abbreviations of shop drawings. Students will learn orthographic projection, sections, conventional dimensioning, intersections and development as well as the study of title blocks and notes that may appear on shop drawings. Class is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 25 through Oct. 4 from 4 to 9 pm. Cost is $299.

Introduction to Electronics provides an overview of the use of laboratory equipment, measurement techniques, circuit components, and basic electronic/electrical circuits. Class is held from Oct. 9 to 25 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 9 pm. Cost is $299.

Motors & Controls course will demonstrate to students the fundamental concepts in single and multiphase alternating current. Includes power and control transformers, AC and DC motors and hardwired control systems, also includes the how to use of test equipment to troubleshoot motor and control circuits. There is no class on 11/22/18. Class will be held from Oct. 30 to Dec. 11 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 9 pm. Cost is $529.

Classes will be held at Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. Register by calling IVCE at 641-752-4645 or 1-800-284-4823. Registration is also available online at

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