Snap-on Industrial announces the introduction of a multimeter certification program designed to meet the electrical monitoring requirements of technicians working in a variety of industries, from automotive to wind power. Snap-on Industrial, a division of Snap-on Inc., is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of hand and power tools, specialty tools, storage solutions, and training to meet the needs of industry.
The program focuses exclusively on the multimeter, the standard device used to determine the level of electrical current, usually AC and DC voltage, amps and resistance (ohms), present in a given application. Typical industries where multimeters are used include aerospace, automotive, energy, and engineered products.
“The multimeter is a standard device used by every electrician every day, but many other professions require people to monitor electrical current,” according to Frederick Brookhouse, business development manager. “They need to know exactly how to read and use a multimeter to its full capability. This is not an intuitive device. You need to know where to best apply the multimeter and what the readings really mean.”
The certification is designed to give employers a widely recognized qualification that shows a graduate has both a base knowledge of electricity characteristics and demonstrated expertise in using a multimeter. The Snap-on Industrial program is turnkey, meaning the company will train and certify instructors as part of the certification process.
The program is designed to give students familiarity with the same technology they will use in industry. It includes advanced lab exercises, as well as hands-on practice in an observed, supervised environment.
The four-hour certification course is designed to augment existing curriculum used in technical schools and junior colleges across the United States and North America. The multimeter training program joins torque certification, diesel diagnostics, general diagnostics, undercar maintenance, and vehicle management in the company’s overall certification portfolio.
The Snap-on Industrial torque certification program is included in technician courses currently available at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, Wisconsin; Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas; and the multi-campus Frances Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma.