Factory-authorized Product Training
Whether the goal is developing technical competency for new engineers or transferring technical knowledge through practical instruction, GCS has the breadth of knowledge to provide comprehensive training on a variety of industrial controls. Technical training is available at all GCS locations.
Select from our extensive roster of scheduled classes or design a custom class. Customized, on-demand training can be delivered in-house or on-site.
Woodward Training Program
Our Woodward Training Program includes a wide range of Woodward products and covers basic theory, operation, installation, and practical hands-on skills. Factory-trained and certified instructors offer practical and theoretical training, including live demos in a closed-loop environment.
Classes provide users with a better understanding of Woodward product operations, calibration/testing procedures, tuning, maintenance, programming, fault-finding, troubleshooting, and repair. Hardware and software programming, monitoring, and adjustment of controls are demonstrated using Watch Window and a hand-held programmer, as applicable.
Who should attend
Trained personnel help protect your critical operations. If you work with Woodward industrial mechanical governors or electronic controls systems as a plant or vessel supervisor, instrumentation and electrical (I&E) engineer, maintenance operations or applications engineer, these courses will sharpen your troubleshooting skills to increase equipment efficiencies and up-time.
Classroom literature, lunches and refreshments are included. Classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Minimum class size is 3 students; maximum 8 students. Accommodations and transportation are not included. Classes are available in English; custom classes may be offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
After completion of a Woodward training course, participants receive an official Woodward Training Certificate for the specific products covered.
Qualify for CEU Units & PDH Education Hours
GCS course material qualifies for Continuing Education Units (CEU) & Professional Development Hours (PDH).
As an education partner of IEEE, GCS is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer CEU credits for the Woodward Training Program. An IEEE CEU certificate will be issued upon request after course completion.
Laptops & Converter Assembly/Cables
Wi-Fi is available in our Fort Lauderdale state-of-the-art classrooms. If you bring your own laptop please verify that your Operating system is Windows XP or 7 Pro. In addition GCS has a limited availability on laptops which may be rented. A USB-to-serial converter assembly with a null-modem adapter is required to communicate with some Woodward controllers. You may bring your own cables or the cables/converter assembly is available for a rental fee. To facilitate on-going communication with the Woodward controllers at your plant or vessel, the cable/converter assembly kit may be purchased from GCS. The converter assembly includes the USB-to-serial converter, a null-modem adapter, a 6-foot RS232 cable and a DB9 female-to-female gender-bender plus a CD with the software drivers for the USB-to-serial converter.
For more information and to reserve your class, contact the GCS Training coordinator at (877) 659-6328 or email training(at)govconsys.com to arrange a custom class.