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For Operations Professionals, Manufacturing Process Engineers, Maintenance Technicians, and IT Network Engineers looking to gain the knowledge and skills needed to build, manage, and operate your plant network, elliTek University offers the fundamental courses for you.

Request HMI, Robotics, Industrial IoT, or Machine Vision training classes for your facility. 

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Siemens SITRAIN Courses are available at elliTek University in 2024!

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, members of the Knoxville Chamber, and members of Siemens Drives & Motion Division were at elliTek to announce that Siemens SITRAIN courses are now available for the greater East Tennessee region through elliTek University.

As we work with Siemens on developing classes relevant to this area, what classes or topics would help further your career?

Ribbon cutting announcing Siemens Automation Training at elliTek University

The ribbon decoupling ceremony.

elliTek's interview with Mayor Jacobs.

TIA Portal Programming 1

March 11 - 14, 2024

elliTek University • Knoxville, TN


This course is for SIMATIC S7-1500 and S7-1200 PLC users who are involved with developing or sustaining automation systems and their application programs.

Prerequisites:  Introduction to TIA Portal Profile


This course is the first in a three-part series that builds basic programming skills with Siemens TIA Portal software.


TIA Portal Programming courses at elliTek University in Knoxville, TN
TIA Portal Programming 2 course

TIA Portal Programming 2

March 18- 22, 2024

elliTek University • Knoxville, TN


This course is for SIMATIC S7-1500 and S7-1200 PLC users with basic engineering experience in the design and sustaining of SIMATIC automation systems and their application programs.

Prerequisites:  TIA Portal Programming 1 face-to-face or virtual OR AB to S7 Migration Engineering face-to-face or virtual.

This course is the second in a three-part series that increases skills with the Siemens SIMATIC TIA Portal. Students will learn to leverage the power of TIA Portal software with advanced structured programming techniques.

TIA  Portal Service 2

TIA Portal Service 2

This course is designed for S7-1500 and S7-1200 PLC users with basic SIMATIC control system knowledge, who install or maintain automation systems and their application programs on the TIA Portal Platform.


•  TIA Portal Service 1

April 8 - 12, 2024

elliTek University • Knoxville, TN


Bridging STEP 7 5.x to TIA Portal Programming

Bridging STEP 7 5.x to TIA Portal Programming

August 12 - 16, 2024

elliTek University • Knoxville, TN


This course “bridges” STEP 7 Version 5.x knowledge over to SIMATIC S7 TIA PORTAL. The fast-paced curriculum is designed for the experienced Version 5.X users who are, or will be, involved with developing or sustaining TIA PORTAL projects.


The course is designed for both Engineering and Maintenance personnel with current working knowledge using Ver. 5.x STEP 7 environment, programming tools, and troubleshooting techniques.


SINAMICS G120 - Setup & Maintenance

October 21 - 24, 2024

elliTek University • Knoxville, TN


This 4 1/2 day course is for maintenance and engineering personnel responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting the SINAMICS G120 series AC drives.

SINAMICS G120, Siemens PG and PLC will be used for hands-on exercises.


SINAMICS family of drives by Siemens
Robotics Training at elliTek University

Robotics Courses

Learn the latest automation technologies in industrial robots, robotic work cells, robotic vision, and collaborative robots (cobots).

In addition to a comprehensive overview, our instructor-led courses give students the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment.

IIoTA and IIoTA MiNi MES Platforms

IIoTA™ MES Appliance Training

Learn how to use the IIoTA™ MES Appliance to securely move data between your plant floor machines (devices) and the enterprise/IT level databases without using a PC.

Receive hands-on training from industry experts.


Machine Vision Training

Vision Courses

For applications such as automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance, learn the foundational principles of Machine Vision (MV) to combine existing technologies in new ways to solve real-world problems in industrial automation.

Upon successful completion of this class, you will know how to use Machine Vision to improve product quality and consistency, as well as optimize production speed.


Great Class!

Will be able to troubleshoot as well as add new commands.

Great Spot! Very neat classroom setup.

Awesome Setting.

Good training. Learned more than I expected as a beginner.

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What Makes elliTek University Different?

How the training is done is where elliTek University stands apart from the rest. Listen to elliTek's podcast, "Industrial Automation - It Doesn't Have To... Be Unsupported", to hear how elliTek's training EMPOWERS the students.


About Our Instructors

Learning about Industrial IoT and Industrial Automation is only helpful when coupled with knowledge of how the technology can fit into the unique requirements of the individual user.  Keeping this in mind, elliTek University classes are taught by engineers with vast experience and comprehensive knowledge of smart factory technology.

Our instructors have been in the trenches and know how to leverage Industrial IoT & motion control to drive manufacturing efficiency. The best interest of our learners is always top-of-mind for our instructors and staff.


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