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Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
Basic mechanical skills and repair techniques common to most fields of industrial maintenance. Topics include precision measuring instruments and general safety rules common in industry, including lock-out/tag-out.
This course is a study of the principles of electricity including proper use of test equipment, A/C and D/C circuits, and component theory and operation. Topics covered include introductions to Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws, networks, transformers, resonance, phasors, and capacitive, inductive, and circuit analysis techniques. All material will be reinforced with laboratory activity.
Students utilize skills acquired in previous studies. Machinery foundation, locations, installation, and alignment activities are practiced and tested. Emphasis is on the various methods of shaft alignment including laser shaft alignment.
Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in the manufacturing field. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion, unit conversions, and applied geometry and trigonometry.
Exploration of a variety of methods used in manufacturing. Theory and application of processes including but not limited to metal forming, welding, machining, heat treating, plating, assembly procedures, and process control considerations, casting and injection molding.
This course provides an introduction to flexible robots/automation. Topics include installation, repair, maintenance, and development of flexible robotic manufacturing systems
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Piping Standards and Materials
Identification, description, and application of piping standards and specifications. Includes identification and use of various metallic and non-metallic piping materials, identification and installation of valves, and material take-offs.
Programmable Logic Controllers I
Fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation, and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls.
This course covers synthesis, application, and integration of instrument
installation components and includes a comprehensive final project.
Air Conditioning Control Principles
A basic study of HVAC and refrigeration controls; troubleshooting of control components; emphasis on use of wiring diagrams to analyze high and low voltage circuits; a review of Ohm's law as applied to air conditioning controls and circuits
A study of electro-mechanical devices found in robotic systems. Includes transformers, switches, and solid state relays. Students will install wiring for electro-mechanical applications; analyze transformer applications; and troubleshoot related electrical components found in automated systems.
An advanced study of the techniques used in troubleshooting various types of industrial equipment to include mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and their control devices. Emphasis will be placed on the use of schematics and diagrams in conjunction with proper troubleshooting procedures. Students will successfully complete the NCCER Certification in Rigging Fundamentals. This is a capstone course for the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Mechanics Technology.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
The principles of computer integrated manufacturing, including case studies and implementation of process control techniques, CAD/CAM, operations, software, and networking for CIM systems.
Special Topics in Manufacturing Technology
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
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