Industrial Maintenance Related Courses
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Basic Machine Shop I
This program focuses on Shop safety, basic shop math, blueprint reading, introduction to lathe, mill and saw. These are the fundamental skills of machining. Machine Shop I is the prerequisite for both Machine Shop II and CNC training.
Machine Shop II
Machine Shop I is a pre-requisite for machine shop II as the course is progressive. In the class you will gain hands-on experience in the operation of lathes, mills, and grinders. Students will have a choice of projects to fabricate within tolerances and utilize your own projects of interest if preferred. Basic skills covered in Machine Shop II are Lathe – turning, facing, boring, drilling, tapping; Mills – milling, drilling, tapping, squaring, and sweeping; Surface Grinders – grinding.
Machine Shop III
This is advanced level machine shop course is designed to sharpen skills learned in Machine Shop I & II to develop more advanced level skills on shop equipment. Advanced skills covered in Machine Shop III are Lathe – single point threading, knurling, tapers, radius’; Mills – boring, bolt circles, radius’, angles; Surface Grinders – squaring.
This course covers the Industrial Controls of a modern production plant. The course also covers industrial electrical devices such as solenoids, photo eyes, prox. switches, level switches, and control current sinking and current sourcing circuits. This course also covers electrical motor wiring to include industrial wiring of motor starters, VFDs (Variable Frequency Devices), dual voltage motors, two speed motors and reduce voltage starters. This course is a must for anyone wanting to get into industrial maintenance or become an industrial electrician.
Prerequisite: Electrical Fundamentals (Basic Electricity)
Welding I & II
Basic Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW); Brazing; Ferrous & Non-ferrous Metals; Silver Soldering, Stick Welding (SMAW); Types of electrodes, fluxes, their numbers, and what they mean; understanding Machine Set-up, Polarities, Current, Arc Length, Travel Speed; Mig, Metal Inert Gas (GMAW) Learning Short-Circuit Transfer; Shop safety.
Advanced welding (continuation from Welding I); Mig & SMAW heavy plate welding, flat, vertical, horizontal, muti-pass & flux core welding; Hand torch & track torch operations; Tig Tungsten (GTAW) HeliArc-Stainless Steel, carbon Steel, Aluminum; Metal compositions and how they relate to electrodes (Metallurgy); Join geometry & joint design; Shop safety.
Prerequisite: Welding I
This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of HVACR Technology. Topics include: safety principles, theory of heat, tools and equipment, matter and energy, refrigeration and refrigerants, duct design and installation, basic electricity/introduction to automatic controls, troubleshooting basic controls, system evacuation, system charging, electric and gas heating systems. You will learn the fundamentals and also troubleshooting skills.
Review of basic principle of refrigeration, A/C and heat pumps review of gas and electric heating systems the three R's heat pump theory and operation types of heat pumps. Troubleshooting heat pumps, controls, reversing valves. Replacing heat pump cleanup after burnout. Heat pump defrost controls, diagnostics, charging, evaluating and system performance.
This is a completely hands-on shop class. It provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained in both the HVAC I & II classes.
Mechanical Power Transmission
The Mechanical Power Transmission course covers the basic fundamentals and applications of bearings, belts, chains, clutches and brakes, couplings, gears, and linear motion. This course will also cover shaft alignment and laser alignment. Predictive maintenance tools such as thermo imaging and ultra sonic will covered.
This course covers Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics. Students cover set up and usage of high pressure hydraulics including work with pumps, cylinders, hydraulic motors, control valves and control solenoids. Pneumatics covers air cylinders, air valves, air control logic, and solenoid valves. This course will also cover air compressors and air dryers.
Electrical Fundamentals w/ Excel
This is an introductory course in the Industrial Electrical Maintenance field that covers basic electricity, static electricity, current electricity, magnetism, current, resistance, DC and AC circuits, meters (analog and digital), and transformers. A strong emphasis on safety is included in this course of study. Students will also learn the basic Excel program as it pertains to the work environment. More and more Excel is being used to transfer orders from on department to another within the industrial workplace.
This course is designed to offer the student skills sets in computer aided design coupled with computer aided machining. Students will learn to design parts using the computer then take their designs into the machine shop and program the various machines to automatically manufacture their parts.
This course provides students with an understanding of industrial control systems and how the PLC has become the primary choice in automation control. It will prepare students for an entry level position in the industrial automation field. This course will cover topics from process control, logic, and numbering systems to writing and fixing ladder logic programs.
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic understanding and techniques needed to gain entry level position in the field of residential construction wiring. Topics include: codes, wire selection, diagrams, voltage, installation and maintenance of outlets, access panels and fixtures. PREREQUISIT Electrical Fundamentals (Basic Electricity) or Equivalent Work Experience.
This course is designed to give the student the knowledge and understanding of the basic functions of the devices that measure and control different kinds of variables in the process control. Areas featured include; PH, TEMPERATURE, PLC, LEVEL & FLOW, with a variety of digital and analog devices.
Hydronics is a term that refers to a system of heating or cooling of an internal area using fluids in either vapor or water form. This course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of modern hydronic heating. The student will develop the basic skill needed to; size boilers, pumps, piping, compression tanks and application dealing with hydronic systems.