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Emphasizes development of foundational skills for successful completion of vocational courses. Develops techniques and strategies in time management, study habits, technical reading, communication, computer literacy, and test preparation. Explores career options while learning industry related terminology, tools and LCC shop practices.
Provides instruction on safety topics and practices specifically related to industrial work environments. Topics include an overview of OSHA/WISHA requirements, personal protective equipment, energy lock-out/tag-out procedures, material handling, electrical safety, machine guarding, hazardous materials, fire prevention, hazard identification and control, and safety inspection.
The course is an introduction to the theory of project development procedures. The concepts used for project management will include scheduling by means of the critical path method. The fundamentals of CPM will be presented and the concepts applied with software used in industry. Basic job estimating theory will be presented and applied using current industrial software.
A compressive study of the processing of materials, industry standards, and the manufacturing techniques that expose students to the basic types of machine tools as well as cutting tool geometry and precision measuring.
Provides the student with a comprehensive introduction to the principles and purpose of Quality Assurance Management in industry. The student will also gain basic understanding of the quality control tools used in industry, such as standard deviation, histograms, distribution curves, etc.
Material Science is a study of the nature, structure, characteristics, and properties of natural and synthetic materials used in contemporary industry. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how the structure and properties of industrial influence the selection of primary materials and their conversion into useful products.
Covers basic problems of hydraulics, fluids, power, hydraulics actuators, controls, pressures and circuits, and principles of industrial applications. (Formerly known as IMT 150).
Prerequisite: MATH 079 or higher or instructor permission.
Explores the interpersonal skills, group roles, team structures, problem solving techniques, and work ethics necessary for success in modern industrial organizations. Practical exercises are used to allow students to develop critical skills.
Introduces the student to the basic concepts of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and provides a foundation for applying those concepts in actual industrial situations. The course also introduces the student to CAD/CAM concepts and their function in the design and manufacturing process. Students will use specialized software to design parts, simulate the machining process, and observe the production of actual machine parts.
Introduces essential elements of industrial maintenance. Provides an overview of the jobs and tasks generally performed in manufacturing operations. Covers an overview of general types of industrial equipment, the proper use of a variety of hand tools and measuring instruments, and an exploration of fasteners, bearings, bushings, seals, and lubrication systems. Presents safety procedures including lockout/tag out of electrical/mechanical energy systems, sketching using ANSI standards, layout and machinery installation, and basic troubleshooting techniques.
Introduces the nature and principles of electricity and electrical/electronic devices. Focuses on general principles, safety, industrial applications, and includes topics related to both DC and AC circuits. Topics explored include basic theory and direct current circuits, measuring instruments, interpretation of electrical and schematic diagrams, ohms law, basic electrical circuit analysis, applied mathematical concepts used in solving for values in series and parallel circuits, electrical safety and basic magnetic concepts. Additional topics are alternating current circuits, the use of AC measuring instruments, single phase and three phase AC distribution systems, transformers, and an overview of basic electronic devices, their function, and common applications. The course is designed for individuals entering the electrical trades, maintenance personnel or production/process operators.
Prerequisites: MATH 087 or MATH 088/TECH 088 or higher or concurrent enrollment, or instructor permission
Provides an overview of process control equipment for operating personnel in industries utilizing process manufacturing techniques. Introduces the fundamentals of process control, control equipment and equpment fault identification and troublshooting.
Provides an overview of process control systems for operating personnel in industries utilizing process manufacturing techniques. Introduces the basics of control system equipment, process and instrumentation diagrams, and equipment fault identification and troubleshooting.
Prerequisite: PMFG 151 or instructor permission.
Introduces principles of instrumentation controls and devices. Discusses the process of converting information into electrical or pneumatic signals for measurement and control, and its industrial applications. Introduces compressed air systems, programmable logic control, current-to-pressure, and piping instrument diagrams. Builds on knowledge of electrical fundamentals.
Prerequisites: PMFG 150 and PMFG 151 or instructor permission.
Introduces the operation, troubleshooting, and adjustment of various types of electrical control equipment. Fuses, molded case circuit breakers, and control switches are covered. Includes basic principles of motor starters and troubleshooting of control circuits.
Prerequisite: PMFG 150 or instructor permission.
Covers the concepts, maintenance, and testing of AC and DC motors. Includes a study of components and operation of a variety of AC motors and DC motors. Single-phase and three-phase motors are covered.
Prerequisite: PMFG 201 or instructor permission.
Explores more advanced industrial maintenance topics, including preventative maintenance, centrifugal pump repair, valve repair, rigging and lifting, vibration analysis, and shaft alignment. Safe work practices are stressed, and relevant safety topics are covered during the course.
Prerequisite: PMFG 110 or instructor permission.
This course provides an introduction to renewable energy sources. topics will include biomass for fuels and electricity generation, solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric energy. Students will compare technology, social, environmental and economic impacts of renewable energy. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of renewable energy and its impact on humans and the environment.
Prerequisites: MATH 089/TECH 089 or MATH 097 and ENGL 099 or higher or instructor permission