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Industrial Mechanical Technician Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2013

Industrial Mechanical Technician Courses

10-449-100-00 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FUNDAMENTALS
Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely.  Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion. Lecture.  2 credits.

10-462-120-00  BASIC HYDRAULICS FOR INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS
Exposes the student to the theories and basic components of hydraulics. Basic component construction and operation is explored. The theory of function is supplemented by hands on disassembly and assembly of actual industrial components. Lab. 3 credits.

10-462-125-00  BASIC PNEUMATICS FOR INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS Exposes the student to the theories and basic components of pneumatics. Basic component construction and operation is explored. The theory of function is supplemented by hands on disassembly and assembly of actual industrial components. Lab. 3 credits.

10-462-126-00  INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC CONCEPTS Introduces the student to basics of electricity needs by the industrial mechanic. Included are basic electrical theory, operation and use of the Volt-Ohm meter, AC and DC electric motors, motor controls and wiring, and applications as needed to install, operate, and control industrial machines. Lab. 3 credits.

10-462-130-00  INDUSTRIAL PC APPLICATIONS
This course will help students develop skills in working with PC's to connect to PLC's, update drivers, install software, backup and restore files for PLC systems. Produce basic documents for preventive maintenance, share documents, use remote access and web based tools and locate resources using internet tools. Lab. 2 credits.

10-462-140-00  PNEUMATIC SYSTEM OPERATIONS
This course provides the application of basic pneumatic principles into typical industrial circuits. The student will experience exercises with basic pneumatic components and simple air systems and how they are applied in circuits. Vacuum components and air logic systems will be included. Prerequisite: 10-462-125  Lab. 2 credits.

10-462-142-00  HYDRAULIC OPERATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS
This course provides the application of basic hydraulic principles into typical industrial circuits. This course is designed to help develop skills in understanding hydraulic components and their interaction to each other in demonstration circuits. Prerequisite: 10-462-120  Lab. 2 credits

10-462-144-00  MECHANICAL CONCEPTS
This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the mechanical concepts that are found on industrial equipment. Since all industrial machinery is equipped with some type of mechanical drive, a firm understanding of these drives is necessary for the industrial mechanic. Lab. 4 credits.

10-462-146-00  CENTRIFUGAL PUMP OPERATIONS
This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience with various types of industrial pumps and drive mechanisms. Basic understanding of centrifugal pumps, theory of operation, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps and their systems. Students will work with Laser Alignment, and advanced linear slides, brakes and clutches. Lab. 4 credits.

10-462-150-00  PIPING SYSTEMS
This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience on how to select size, identify, and install a variety of piping fittings, and valves used in air, water, and other process systems. Lab. 2 credits.

10-462-152-00  TROUBLESHOOTING PLC SYSTEMS
This course is designed to use the basic and advanced electrical and electronic control devices in control simulated and actual automated industrial machines. Motor starters, PLC operations, air logic controllers, and electropneumatic components will be investigated. Lab. 3 credits.

10-462-154-00  MECHANICAL PRINT READING & SCHEMATICS
This course allows the student to learn the symbols used in the maintenance industry and to put those symbols into circuits and diagrams. A unit is also given on blueprint reading consisting of basic symbols and reading the dimensions from various blueprints.  Lab. 1 credit.

10-462-156-00  REPAIR AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT
This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience with various types of automated equipment, including lock out tag out procedures, set up operation, troubleshooting and repair of machinery and its components. Prerequisite: 10-462-126. Lab. 4 credits.

10-462-160-00  INDUSTRIAL FLUID PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS
This course provides a hands-on approach to the study of fluid handling systems in industry. A wide variety of system components, including pumps, piping, flow control devices, flow measuring devices, level control, and related industrial instrumentation will be studied. Prerequisite: 10-462-235. Lab. 3 credits.

10-462-162-00  ADVANCED MACHINE TROUBLESHOOTING & REPAIR
This course is designed to give the student understanding and experience in machine troubleshooting. Methods of analyzing equipment failure will be investigated. Techniques for machine repair will be performed with the integration of each of four major disciplines in machine operation.  Prerequisites: 10-462-230, 10-462-315, and 10-462-325. Lab. 2 credits.

10-462-164-00  PREVENTATIVE & PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to research the items to be inspected in a preventive maintenance program. Students develop preventive maintenance schedules and perform actual inspections of mechanical, fluid power, and electrical systems. Lab. 2 credits

10-442-166-00  FUNDAMENTALS OF WELDING & MACHINE TOOL OPERATIONS
This course introduces students to basic shielded metal arc welding, oxy-fuel arc cutting and pipe welding operations. The students will also work with basic machine tools used in manufacturing and maintenance to develop skills using the lathe, drill press, band saw, and grinders. Lab. 2 credits.