HESCO Training: Learn. More.

HESCO offers specialized courses at our Training Center in Rocky Hill, CT. Learn what you need to grow your skill set from the industry’s most knowledgeable trainers.

Download our 2018-2019 Course Catalog.

Scroll below to search our full course listing. Questions? Contact us.


Jump To…


Basic Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Basic Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the confidence and knowledge to design a simple Ethernet network and implement it in their facility. Our courses are taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Physical cabling – Students will learn the basics of copper and fiber cabling, TIA standards, and structured cabling implementation.
• Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model – How it applies to networking and guides manufacturers of networking technology.
• Switch theory – How switches function and what role they serve in a network topology.
• VLANS – Configuration and implementation.
• IP Addressing – What is an IP address and how it is derived.
• Subnetting – What is subnetting and considerations around subnetting.
• Industrial Protocols – Basics of industrial protocols and their history.


Start: 12/04/2018 8:30 AM
End: 12/04/2018 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

Register Now

Advanced Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Advanced Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the foundation to deploy a complex and distributed Ethernet network in their facility. This course is taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full-day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Spanning Tree Protocol – Basics of the IEEE 802.1D standard as well as differences between Cisco Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and Multiple Spanning Tree (MST).
• Inter-VLAN Routing – Use cases for applying inter-VLAN routing.
• Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) – How to effectively use DHCP on the plant floor.
• Multicast – Why do we use multicast and what are its advantages/disadvantages.
• Redundancy protocols – Resilient Ethernet Protocol, EtherChannel, and Flex Links.
• Network Address Translation (NAT) – Overview of the versions of NAT and their implementation.
• Security – Access Control Lists (ACLs), port security, and concept of least privilege.


Start: 12/05/2018 8:30 AM
End: 12/05/2018 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

Register Now

Drives Seminar Level 1

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to the PowerFlex 525. You will be introduced to basic wiring, standalone programing, and configuration with the assistance of a connected computer. You will walk away with a basic understanding of drive configuration and a personal desktop drive kit. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Introduction to the PowerFlex 520 Series Drives.
• Overview of wiring and I/O.
• Programming options.
• Basic drive set-up.
• Setting IP address for network use.
• Overview of Connected Components Workbench (CCW).
• Programming basics with CCW.
• Introduction to advanced features.


Start: 12/11/2018 9:00 AM
End: 12/11/2018 3:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 7

Your Cost: $749

Register Now

EMS100 Basic Electrical Concepts

This course provides information on the basic concepts of direct current (DC) electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, basic circuit concepts, and measurement of electrical quantities and associated numerical concepts, Ohm’s Law, practical circuits, electromagnetism, and electrical measurements. There are hands-on exercises for device operation and simple circuit construction and analysis. This is a five-day course with lunch provided. Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 12/17/2018 8:00 AM
End: 12/21/2018 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $2,930

Register Now

CCP143 Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 3: Project Development

Upon completion of this course, given a functional specification for a Logix5000 application, you should be able to develop a project to meet the requirements of the specification. This course covers tasks common to the following controllers, which all use the Logix5000 control engine, or operating system: • ControlLogix ® controllers • CompactLogix TM controllers • SoftLogix TM controllers

Start: 01/08/2019 8:00 AM
End: 01/11/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 11

Your Cost: $2,160

Register Now

PLC and HMI Seminar Level 1

The Level 1 seminar includes a complete demo module in a fully functional configuration mounted on a convenient plexiglass stand. The entire demo module has over $1,500 worth of equipment, yours to keep and included at no extra charge as part of the cost of attendance. In the course, you’ll receive hands-on training on how to set up and program an Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView HMI. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

PLC topics include:
• Intro to Micro 800 PLC product line.
• Specific advantages of the Micro 820 model PLC.
• How to launch CCW v10.
• How to create a new project with a M820.
• How to create a program (Ladder Logic).
• Entering of a program for a push button & light.
• Entering of a program for timing.
• Download to controller.
• View program online with controller.

HMI topics include:
• Intro to PanelView 800 product line.
• Adding 4" PanelView to existing program.
• How to do basic configuration.
• How to add HMI tags & link to controller PLC tags.
• How to add screen and build graphics.
• Program a real world "soft" push button to control options.
• Program display of timer.
• Download to HMI.


Start: 01/16/2019 8:30 AM
End: 01/16/2019 4:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $595

Register Now

PLC and HMI Seminar Level 2

In our PLC & HMI Level 2 course, you’ll receive hands-on training on some advance topics for the Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView 800 HMI. This is a half-day course with lunch provided. Note: the Level 2 seminar doesn’t include hardware; participants who have taken Level 1 course should bring back that hardware for this course. If you don’t have the Level 1 hardware, you can purchase a kit for $695.

Topics include:
• Connected Components Workbench: developer edition vs standard edition.
• Structured text programming.
• FBD and UDF/UDFB programming.
• HMI recipes.
• Advance features of the PanelView 800 product.
• Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit.
• Integration of motion and drives into Connected Components Workbench.


Start: 01/17/2019 8:30 AM
End: 01/17/2019 1:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $495

Register Now

CCV207 - FactoryTalk View SE Programming

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to organize and develop FactoryTalk View Site Edition (SE) applications. This course provides opportunities for you to work with local FactoryTalk View SE applications. During class, you will have the opportunity to practice the skills used to create an application and build graphic displays. You will learn how to configure alarms and security, trend data, and test your application using FactoryTalk View SE Client. You will also work with RSLinx Enterprise communications software and the FactoryTalk Diagnostics system. After practicing these skills in a local application, you will receive a high-level overview of how a network application is created. This is a five-day course with lunch provided. Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 01/21/2019 8:00 AM
End: 01/25/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $2,930

Register Now

CCPS43 SLC 500 and RSLogix 500 Maintenance and Troubleshooting

This skill-building course provides you with the necessary practice needed to interpret, isolate, and diagnose common hardware problems related to noise, power, and discrete and analog I/O. This is a four-day course with lunch provided. In troubleshooting scenarios, you will be introduced to basic ladder logic interpretation, which is applied to diagnostic tasks. You will practice these diagnostic skills by tracing through ladder logic instructions in an RSLogix 500 project. An integrated practice of multiple troubleshooting skills completes the training.

Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 01/29/2019 8:00 AM
End: 02/01/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 11

Your Cost: $2,295

Register Now

CCP 299 Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 1: ControlLogix Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

Learn to troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix system and restore normal operation. All Logix5000 systems use the same control engine; therefore, tasks are similar. This is a five-day course with lunch provided.

You will have the opportunity to develop and practice these skills by:
• Learning basic concepts and terminology used with ControlLogix system hardware and the Studio 5000 Logix Designer application.
• Practicing a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems like configuration issues, electrical noise, faulty/malfunctioning field devices, and controller, I/O, or other hardware issues.
• Performing hands-on exercises.

Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 02/04/2019 8:00 AM
End: 02/08/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $2,930

Register Now

Basic Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Basic Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the confidence and knowledge to design a simple Ethernet network and implement it in their facility. Our courses are taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Physical cabling – Students will learn the basics of copper and fiber cabling, TIA standards, and structured cabling implementation.
• Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model – How it applies to networking and guides manufacturers of networking technology.
• Switch theory – How switches function and what role they serve in a network topology.
• VLANS – Configuration and implementation.
• IP Addressing – What is an IP address and how it is derived.
• Subnetting – What is subnetting and considerations around subnetting.
• Industrial Protocols – Basics of industrial protocols and their history.


Start: 02/13/2019 8:30 AM
End: 02/13/2019 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

Register Now

Advanced Industrial Ethernet

Participants who attend our one-day Advanced Industrial Ethernet course will walk away with the foundation to deploy a complex and distributed Ethernet network in their facility. This course is taught by instructors who have a background in the industrial world which allows them to offer perspectives unique to challenges that controls engineers and technicians face on a day-to-day basis. This is a full-day course with lunch provided. Note: Get a $100 discount when you register for both the Basic and Advanced trainings.

Topics include:
• Spanning Tree Protocol – Basics of the IEEE 802.1D standard as well as differences between Cisco Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST) and Multiple Spanning Tree (MST).
• Inter-VLAN Routing – Use cases for applying inter-VLAN routing.
• Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) – How to effectively use DHCP on the plant floor.
• Multicast – Why do we use multicast and what are its advantages/disadvantages.
• Redundancy protocols – Resilient Ethernet Protocol, EtherChannel, and Flex Links.
• Network Address Translation (NAT) – Overview of the versions of NAT and their implementation.
• Security – Access Control Lists (ACLs), port security, and concept of least privilege.


Start: 02/14/2019 8:30 AM
End: 02/14/2019 4:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $499

Register Now

FND035 Electrical Safety for Qualified Personnel

This is an in-depth electrical safety course that covers electrical safety including LOTO and arc flash that meets the training requirements specified in OSHA 1910 and NFPA 70E. Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able describe general safety hazards and precautions associated with electrical systems, electrical tool and equipment safety, electrical system lockout/tagout requirements, switchgear and circuit breakers, fuses, batteries and DC systems, and the proper use of electrical protective rubber goods. This is a two-day course with lunch provided. Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 02/26/2019 8:00 AM
End: 02/27/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $1,725

Register Now

CCA 101 AC/DC Motors and Drives Fundamentals

This course is a skill-building course that provides you with a basic understanding of AC and DC motor and drive concepts and terminology. You will gain the hands-on skills required to build a miniature DC motor and investigate how a variable-speed drive controls the speed and direction of an attached motor. You will also become familiar with the drive’s Human Interface Module (HIM), which allows programmers, maintainers, and troubleshooters access to information stored within the drive. This is a two-day course with lunch provided. Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 03/05/2019 8:00 AM
End: 03/06/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $1,725

Register Now

PLC and HMI Seminar Level 1

The Level 1 seminar includes a complete demo module in a fully functional configuration mounted on a convenient plexiglass stand. The entire demo module has over $1,500 worth of equipment, yours to keep and included at no extra charge as part of the cost of attendance. In the course, you’ll receive hands-on training on how to set up and program an Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView HMI. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

PLC topics include:
• Intro to Micro 800 PLC product line.
• Specific advantages of the Micro 820 model PLC.
• How to launch CCW v10.
• How to create a new project with a M820.
• How to create a program (Ladder Logic).
• Entering of a program for a push button & light.
• Entering of a program for timing.
• Download to controller.
• View program online with controller.

HMI topics include:
• Intro to PanelView 800 product line.
• Adding 4" PanelView to existing program.
• How to do basic configuration.
• How to add HMI tags & link to controller PLC tags.
• How to add screen and build graphics.
• Program a real world "soft" push button to control options.
• Program display of timer.
• Download to HMI.


Start: 03/13/2019 8:30 AM
End: 03/13/2019 4:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $595

Register Now

PLC and HMI Seminar Level 2

In our PLC & HMI Level 2 course, you’ll receive hands-on training on some advance topics for the Allen-Bradley Micro 800 PLC and PanelView 800 HMI. This is a half-day course with lunch provided. Note: the Level 2 seminar doesn’t include hardware; participants who have taken Level 1 course should bring back that hardware for this course. If you don’t have the Level 1 hardware, you can purchase a kit for $695.

Topics include:
• Connected Components Workbench: developer edition vs standard edition.
• Structured text programming.
• FBD and UDF/UDFB programming.
• HMI recipes.
• Advance features of the PanelView 800 product.
• Connected Components Accelerator Toolkit.
• Integration of motion and drives into Connected Components Workbench.


Start: 03/14/2019 8:30 AM
End: 03/14/2019 1:30 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $495

Register Now

Drives Seminar Level 1

Join the HESCO team for an introduction to the PowerFlex 525. You will be introduced to basic wiring, standalone programing, and configuration with the assistance of a connected computer. You will walk away with a basic understanding of drive configuration and a personal desktop drive kit. This is a full day course with lunch provided.

Topics include:
• Introduction to the PowerFlex 520 Series Drives.
• Overview of wiring and I/O.
• Programming options.
• Basic drive set-up.
• Setting IP address for network use.
• Overview of Connected Components Workbench (CCW).
• Programming basics with CCW.
• Introduction to advanced features.


Start: 03/21/2019 9:00 AM
End: 03/21/2019 3:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 8

Your Cost: $749

Register Now

CCP153 ControlLogix/Studio 5000: Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 2: ControlLogix Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to troubleshoot a previously operational ControlLogix system and restore normal operation. This course adds to your skill set by introducing new tasks such as connecting to a network, interpreting project execution, editing ladder logic online, and more. You will then be presented with a systematic strategy for diagnosing and troubleshooting a variety of common system errors including controller, I/O, and other hardware problems, noise-related problems, and software configuration problems. This is a four-day course with lunch provided. Click here to learn more from Rockwell Automation.

Start: 03/26/2019 8:00 AM
End: 03/29/2019 5:00 PM
Remaining Seats: 12

Your Cost: $2,295

Register Now

Create your own user feedback survey })(jQuery);