August 25, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Shawnee State offers pre-employment training program for
American Centrifuge Facility
A pre-employment training program for the American
Centrifuge Facility, a Division of United States Enrichment
Corporation Inc., is being offered through Shawnee State
University from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept.
The course consists of two components: Electrical and
Control, and Fluids and Heat Transfer. In the first
component, successful students will be competent in the
fundamental principles of DC and AC electricity, motors,
generators, transformers and power distribution. An
introduction to electronics with emphasis on process control
measurement and applications including programmable logic
controllers will be included.
In the second component, the properties of fluids, fluid
flow, fluid mechanics and applications of basic
thermodynamics will be covered. The course includes an exit
exam and a report of each student’s progress. This is an
open-enrollment, non-college credit, 60-hour course offered
by Shawnee State University at the OSU South Centers at
Piketon. The course will meet one evening per week for four
hours for 15 weeks. To qualify, students must have college
algebra and high school general science.
Students will be assigned home work of two or three problems
per class to be handed in at the beginning of the following
class. Solutions to homework problems will be given out and
discussed after the homework is collected. A one-hour exit
exam will be given after the Electrical and Control
component and after the Fluids and Heat Transfer component.
Instruction will be of the lecture type with questions and
discussions encouraged. Relevant real-world industrial
examples will be used throughout the course.
Ken Warfield, associate professor of Electro-Mechanical
Engineering Technology at Shawnee State University, is the
instructor for the course. He has 26 years of teaching
experience and more than 11 years of industrial experience
in the electrical, mechanical, industrial controls, water
and wastewater treatment fields. Warfield designed the SSU
Environmental Engineering Technology degree program and has
led the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology through
many upgrades over the years.
Enrollment is limited to 30 in the class and costs $935 per
person. The registration deadline is September 10. For more
information or to register, call SSU’s University Outreach
Services at (740) 351-3274 or toll free (866) 672-8778.