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Industrial Maintenance Technology

This program is developed to prepare individuals as plant maintenance technicians. Students will learn technical skills in maintaining and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems used in industry. Skills are developed in mechanical and electrical theory, troubleshooting and repair for today's industrial systems.

The Electrical Maintenance Technician certificate is awarded after completion of the first semester.

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician certificate is awarded after completion of the second semester.

Instruction is delivered in a module format designed for flexibility and customization for each student. Module delivery allows students to take as many or as few training sessions as they want. Students interested in earning a one-year diploma or a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree can do so by attending full-time. Those interested in learning a select set of skills can also take advantage of the program by taking only those modules relevant to their needs.
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Jeron Lindsay - Instructor, ext. 1937
Email: jlindsay@scciowa.edu
Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance Certificates, Southeastern Community College
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Industrial Maintenance Technology

This program is broken down by semester and specialization.

Electrical Maintenance Technology certificate awarded after completion of first semester.

Mechanical Maintenance Technology certificate awarded after completion of second semester.

Industrial Maintenance Technology Diploma awarded after completion of first and second semesters.

Industrial Maintenance Technology AAS Degree awarded when both years of program are completed.

 

* Choose 1 class from the group of available classes for this semester.

 
 First Semester  Credit
  BUS-121 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS     3
  ELE-195 MOTOR CONTROLS     3
  ELE-310 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY     2
  ELT-250 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS     3
  ELT-295 AC/DC FUNDAMENTALS     2
  IND-163 OSHA & PLANT SAFETY     2
  MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS     3
 
 Second Semester   
  EGT-142 FLUID POWER 1 (HYDRAULICS)     2
  EGT-143 FLUID POWER 2 (PNEUMATICS)     2
  ELE-116 BLUEPRINT READING     1
  IND-104 INDUSTRIAL PUMPS     1
  IND-141 POWER TRANSMISSION     2
  MFG-209 MACHINE SHOP PRACTICES     3
  MFG-520 PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE     2
*PSY-102 HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS     3
*PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
*SOC-110 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY     3
 
 Third Semester   
  EGT-147 HYDRAULIC POWER SYSTEMS & TROUBLESHOOTING     1
  ELT-132 MOTOR DRIVES     1
  ELT-262 ADV. PLC & SYSTEM INTEGRATION (MECHATRONICS)     6
  ENG-105 COMPOSITION I     3
  IND-106 MACHINE SHOP II     2
  IND-107 VALVES     1
 
 Fourth Semester   
  ELE-127 TROUBLESHOOTING     1
  ELT-176 INSTRUMENTATION     3
  IND-179 BOILER OPERATION AND CONTROL     2
  IND-180 INDUSTRIAL HEATING AND COOLING     2
*CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD     3
*CAD-114 AUTOCAD [ICCOC]     2
*HIS-151 US HISTORY TO 1877     3
*HIS-152 US HISTORY SINCE 1877     3
*PHI-101 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY     3
*PHI-105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS     3
*BIO-105 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY     4
*ENV-111 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE     4
*PHS-151 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY     3

Industrial Maintenance Technology

 

BIO-105 - INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 2Credit: 4

Description: Introductory Biology is a lecture and lab course designed for non-science majors or as a refresher course of those wishing to take higher-level biology courses. Topics include chemistry of life, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, evolution, plant, animal, and fungi classification, and ecology.

 

BUS-121 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: Designed to help the student develop effective communication techniques necessary for general business messages. The course emphasizes application of these techniques through the composition and keyboarding of letters, memos, reports and some oral presentations. Prerequisite: the ability to keyboard class assignments in mailable form.

 

CAD-101 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD

Lecture: 1Lab: 4Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning using CAD micro-based CAD software. The course presents logical step-by-step instruction about the CAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of CAD. Finished copies of the students’ work will be made on a printer or plotter.

 

CAD-114 - AUTOCAD [ICCOC]

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: Online only.

 

EGT-142 - FLUID POWER 1 (HYDRAULICS)

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course discusses the fundamentals of hydraulic technology. Students will learn hydraulic circuits, pumps, actuators, valves, fluid, safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Students will also learn how to operate, install, analyze performance and design hydraulic systems.

 

EGT-143 - FLUID POWER 2 (PNEUMATICS)

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course discusses the fundamentals of pneumatic technology. Students will learn specific skills needed to understand the principles of pneumatics including circuits with compressed air power, air processing, valves, safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Students will learn industry skills including how to operate, install, analyze and design pneumatic systems.

 

EGT-147 - HYDRAULIC POWER SYSTEMS & TROUBLESHOOTING

Lecture: 0.5Lab: 1Credit: 1

Description: This course will cover the operation, diagnosis and maintenance of basic and complex hydraulic systems. Prerequisites: EGT-142.

 

ELE-116 - BLUEPRINT READING

Lecture: 1Lab: 0Credit: 1

Description: This course discusses the specific data that is drawn on a blueprint and explains how to read and interpret the drawing format. Students will learn orthographic and isometric drawings to understand shapes, sizes, and dimensions. Students will study building terms and construction features of carpentry, masonry, electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.

 

ELE-127 - TROUBLESHOOTING

Lecture: 0.5Lab: 1Credit: 1

Description: This course introduces students to the fundamental sequence of steps that can be applied when attempting to locate and repair problems in electrical and mechanical equipment. Students will learn how to use proper testing equipment to assist in finding faulty components. Students will learn how to plan a course of action for troubleshooting and repairs of equipment.

 

ELE-195 - MOTOR CONTROLS

Lecture: 1Lab: 4Credit: 3

Description: This course discusses Motor Controls, components, operation and service. Students will learn electric relay control of AC and DC electric motors found in industrial applications. Students will also learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, design, and troubleshoot AC and DC motor control circuits.

 

ELE-310 - INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course discusses important properties of electricity and the common electrical elements found in industrial settings. Students will learn how to install and wire electrical components. Students will also learn how to layout a project; estimate wiring quantities, lengths, and sizes between panels and properly size and install conduit.

 

ELT-132 - MOTOR DRIVES

Lecture: 0.5Lab: 1Credit: 1

Description: This course discusses the fundamentals of motor drive operation and setup. Students will learn industrial AC electronic motor drives, which are used to provide accurate control of speed, position, and acceleration of industrial motors. Students will also learn industrial skills on how to operate, install, tune, and troubleshoot various industrial drives. Prerequisite: ELE-195.

 

ELT-176 - INSTRUMENTATION

Lecture: 1Lab: 4Credit: 3

Description: This course introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of process control, calibration, replacement, repair adjustment, troubleshooting, and use of test equipment. Students will learn how calibrate, adjust, install, operate, and connect process control systems. Students will also learn how to measure signals and connect devices in a wide variety of control configurations including: PID control on/off control, and manual control. Prerequisite: ELT-295.

 

ELT-250 - PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS

Lecture: 1Lab: 4Credit: 3

Description: This course introduces students to PLC tasks such as programming, wiring, troubleshooting, communications, and advanced programming. Students will learn industrial relevant skills on how to operate, interface, program and troubleshoot PLC systems. Students will learn how to set up software drivers, log onto networks, upload and download projects, and search for documentation.

 

ELT-262 - ADV. PLC & SYSTEM INTEGRATION (MECHATRONICS)

Lecture: 2Lab: 8Credit: 6

Description: This course introduces advanced topics in programmable logic controllers using the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and RSLogix 5000 programming software including programming input, output, bit, timer, counter, compare, move, and math instructions. Students will learn how to create and modify subroutines and configure devices. Students will learn industrial relevant skills on how to operate, program and troubleshoot PLC systems and learn system integration with, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and robotic devices.

 

ELT-295 - AC/DC FUNDAMENTALS

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course introduces students to the components used in most electronic circuits and how they are measured, tested and function. Students will learn the fundamentals of AC and DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial applications. Students will learn how to operate, install, design and troubleshoot basic AC and DC electrical circuits.

 

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

ENV-111 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Lecture: 3Lab: 2Credit: 4

Description: An interdisciplinary approach to the problems of the environment. An examination and evaluation will be made of man’s impact on the environment. Specific topics that may be covered include, but are not limited to: population issues, atmospheric issues, water issues, energy issues, resource issues, wildlife issues, and food issues. This course contains a lab component.

 

HIS-151 - US HISTORY TO 1877

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments from the Colonial period to 1877.

 

HIS-152 - US HISTORY SINCE 1877

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A survey of American social, political, economic and intellectual developments since 1877.

 

IND-104 - INDUSTRIAL PUMPS

Lecture: 0.5Lab: 1Credit: 1

Description: This course discusses the principles and applications of centrifugal pumps. Students will learn centrifugal pump construction, uses, system properties, monitoring, and troubleshooting techniques. Students will also learn the skills they need to select, operate, install, maintain and repair the many different types of pumps used in industry.

 

IND-106 - MACHINE SHOP II

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course introduces students to the basics of calculating cutting speeds and feeds for machining ferrous, non-ferrous, and plastics materials on the lathe. It also demonstrates the fundamentals of mounting a chuck on an engine lathe and truing a work piecein a chuck and introduces students to the three methods of facing work to length in a chuck. The course will show students how to straight turn a work-piece to two concentric diameters in a four-jaw independent chuck. Students will learn the correct procedures for taking both roughing and finishing cuts. They will also learn to turn between centers. Finally, students will learn the proper method of finishing one end of work to one diameter, reversing the work in the chuck, and finishing the other end to another diameter. It will demonstrate how to perform four internal machining operations on the engine lathe; drilling, boring, counter-boring, and reaming. Prerequisite: IND-103.

 

IND-107 - VALVES

Lecture: 1Lab: 0Credit: 1

Description: This course gives students a fundamental understanding of the various shutoff valve constructions including wedge, ball, plug, globe, pinch, and diaphragm types, basic maintenance techniques, and the sources of many problems. From this foundation, students will be better able to develop maintenance skills through plant training programs or on-the-job experiences. The course also provides basic guidelines for installing various types of shutoff valves.

 

IND-141 - POWER TRANSMISSION

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course discusses the fundamentals of mechanical transmission systems used in industry. Students will learn industrial skills on how to operate, install, analyze performance, and design basic mechanical transmission systems using chains, v-belts, spur gears, bearings, and couplings.

 

IND-163 - OSHA & PLANT SAFETY

Lecture: 2Lab: 0Credit: 2

Description: This course relates OSHA as it applies to employers & employees engaged in a variety of businesses. Students will learn how OSHA applies to employers and employees in such varied fields as manufacturing, construction, agriculture as well as other work environments.

 

IND-179 - BOILER OPERATION AND CONTROL

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course is designed to help students understand the evolution of the boiler system from the first century to modern day and understand the principles and applications of steam traps. This course will provide an overview of the operation of the boiler plate system, beginning with basic principles of steam energy and boiler plate design. This course will describe steam, steam trapping and different types of steam traps including sizing, installation and monitoring.

 

IND-180 - INDUSTRIAL HEATING AND COOLING

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course is designed to help students understand the fundamentals of HVAC & R. The students will learn chiller, air handler, cooling tower, and condenser operations as well as how to perform basic preventative maintenance tasks. The course also shows how preventative maintenance practices can be used in troubleshooting common HVAC & R problems.

 

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2Lab: 2Credit: 3

Description: This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or Pre-Algebra COMPASS score of 50-99 or ACT Math score of 18-19 or math faculty approval.

 

MFG-209 - MACHINE SHOP PRACTICES

Lecture: 1Lab: 4Credit: 3

Description: Classroom and hands on training will be provided in machine shop safety and the use of machine shop tools and machines. Training will include proper use of hand tools, measuring tools, milling machines, grinders, lathes, drills and saws.

 

MFG-520 - PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Lecture: 1Lab: 2Credit: 2

Description: This course discusses the principles of machinery oil analysis, thermography, ultrasonics and machine vibration. Students will learn how to properly diagnose an equipment failure. Students will also learn steps to prevent equipment failures and keep equipment running efficiently.

 

PHI-101 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A topical introduction to the major areas of philosophical inquiry.

 

PHI-105 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A survey of the major ethical emphases from ancient to modem times with pertinent reading in the works of representative philosophers.

 

PHS-151 - INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY

Lecture: 2Lab: 2Credit: 3

Description: A survey of astronomy including historical considerations, the solar system, the universe and several topics. Topics may include the laws, the methods, and current research. Each planet will be studied as well as major stars and galaxies. Special topics include: cosmology, cosmogony, nova, pulsars, quasars, relativity, space travel, black holes, and other space mysteries. Lab to include: experiments, observations, slides and movies.

 

PSY-102 - HUMAN AND WORK RELATIONS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: This is a course that includes the understanding of the applications of psychological principles, theory, and research related to the work setting.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

SOC-110 - INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0Credit: 3

Description: An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

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