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Program Contacts

Instructional Specialist Stephanie Wiltcher (928) 717-7107
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

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About the Associate of Applied Science - Industrial Machine Mechanic

The Industrial Machine Mechanic degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in plant machinery installation, maintenance, and fabrication.

Note: Freeport McMoRan, Inc. sponsors a mining program designed to prepare students for direct employment in the mining industry. There are special admission requirements for this program. Contact 717-2002 for details.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Industrial Machine Mechanic Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Troubleshoot, replace, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic system components. (IPT 110, IPT 120, IPT 160, IPT 295, MET 160)
  2. Fabricate and repair industrial machinery components. (IPT 260, IPT 295, WLD 112, WLD 113, WLD 250)
  3. Safely utilize machine shop equipment.  (AGS 101 or CSA 126, IPT 260, IPT 261, IPT 295, MET 116, MET 150)
  4. Troubleshoot and repair conveyance systems. (IPT 260)
  5. Troubleshoot and repair bulk material handlers. (IPT 140, IPT 260, IPT 261)
  6. Repair and replace valves. (IPT 130)
 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition or Applied Communication - Select Option a or b:
          a.  Writing (6 credits)
Choose two courses from approved list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102   
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102   
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/comm. component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA233 Business Communications   3
COM100 Intro Human Communication   3
COM131 Fund Speech Communication   3
COM134   
COM135 Workplace Communication Skills   3
COM271   
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
     2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100 Technical Mathematics   3
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142 College Mathematics   3
MAT152 College Algebra   3
MAT156 Math/Elementary Teachers I   3
MAT157 Math/Elementary Teachers II   3
MAT167   
MAT172 Finite Mathematics   3
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187 Precalculus   5
MAT212 Survey of Calculus   3
MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   5
MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II   5
MAT241 Calculus III   4
MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
     3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & Criminal Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217 Intro Argumentation and Debate   3
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Reading the World:   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Intro to Popular Culture   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
     1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)
BIO105 Environmental Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BIO 105. Environmental Biology (4). Introduction to ecological systems, natural resources, and applications to environmental issues. Includes population, community, and ecosystem analysis. Emphasis on field, laboratory, and writing activities. This course is cross-listed with ENV 105. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Interactions of individual organisms with the physical environment
2. Interactions of individuals and populations with the biological environment
3. Energy flow through communities and ecosystems
4. Factors affecting global distribution of climate
5. Characteristics of the major biomes
6. Interaction between humans and the environment
7. Field data collection techniques
8. Recording data and observations
9. Interpretation of data
10. Elementary statistics
11. Biogeochemical cycles
12. Population variation, adaptations, and natural selection
13. Island biogeography and conservation applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the adaptations of organisms to the physical environment. (1)
2. Describe intra and inter specific competition, and other types of interactions between individuals and populations. (2)
3. Describe and graph exponential and logistic population growth. (2) (PBS 1,2)
4. Describe the flow of energy through ecosystems emphasizing trophic levels and food webs. (3)
5. Describe the processes generating climatic zones on the Earth. (4)
6. Correlate biomes with climate patterns (4,5)
7. List the physical and biotic characteristics of the major biomes (5)
8. Describe interactions between hunter-gatherer, pastoral, agrarian, and industrial societies and the environment. (6)
9. Collect quantifiable data using various field methods. (7,8) (PBS 2)
10. Analyze data using graphical and statistical methods. (9,10) (PBS 2,3)
11. Describe the major biogeochemical cycles including water, carbon, and nitrogen. (11)
12. Describe the basic mechanisms and conditions affecting populations with respect to evolution and natural selection. (12) (PBS 1-3)
13. Describe the influence of area, distance, and other factors in predicting species diversity. (13)(PBS 2)

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OR ENV105 Environmental Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENV 105. Environmental Biology (4). Introduction to ecological systems, natural resources, and applications to environmental issues. Includes population, community, and ecosystem analysis. Emphasis on field, laboratory, and writing activities. This course is cross-listed with BIO 105. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Interactions of individual organisms with the physical environment
2. Interactions of individuals and populations with the biological environment
3. Energy flow through communities and ecosystems
4. Factors affecting global distribution of climate
5. Characteristics of the major biomes
6. Interaction between humans and the environment
7. Field data collection techniques
8. Recording data and observations
9. Interpretation of data
10. Elementary statistics
11. Biogeochemical cycles
12. Population variation, adaptations, and natural selection
13. Island biogeography and conservation applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the adaptations of organisms to the physical environment. (1) (PBS 1)
2. Describe intra and inter specific competition, and other types of interactions between individuals and populations. (2)
3. Describe and graph exponential and logistic population growth. (2) (PBS 2,3)
4. Describe the flow of energy through ecosystems emphasizing trophic levels and food webs. (3)
5. Describe the processes generating climatic zones on the Earth. (4)
6. Correlate biomes with climate patterns (4,5)
7. List the physical and biotic characteristics of the major biomes (5)
8. Describe interactions between hunter-gatherer, pastoral, agrarian, and industrial societies and the environment. (6)
9. Collect quantifiable data using various field methods. (7,8) (PBS 1,2)
10. Analyze data using graphical and statistical methods. (9,10) (PBS 2,3)
11. Describe the major biogeochemical cycles including water, carbon, and nitrogen. (11)
12. Describe the basic mechanisms and conditions affecting populations with respect to evolution and natural selection. (12)
13. Describe the influence of area, distance, and other factors in predicting species diversity. (13)

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     2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits) - Choose one course from either list
Choose one course from either list
 
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152   
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
OR
 
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  General Requirements
AGS101 Microcomputers in Agriculture

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AGS 101. Microcomputers in Agriculture (3) (Fall). Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for documentation, accounting and presentations in the agriculture industry. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary computer use in the agriculture industry
2. Computer hardware
3. Using Microsoft Word in an agricultural setting
4. Using Excel in an agricultural setting
5. Using PowerPoint in an agricultural setting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use and understand email.
2. Use and understand Windows 98.
3. Manage Files.
4. Use Internet Explorer.
5. Use the Internet.
6. Create a document.
7. Use and understand Microsoft Word.
8. Edit a document.
9. Format a document.
10. Create a report.
11. Use and understand Desktop Publishing.
12. Create outlines.
13. Create tables.
14. Create a table of contents.
15. Merge documents.
16. Create equations.
17. Use and understand Microsoft Excel.
18. Create worksheets.
19. Format worksheets.
20. Create charts.
21. Manage information.
22. Use and understand Microsoft Power Point.
23. Create a presentation.
24. Create and import graphics in slides.
25. Use and understand Microsoft Access.
26. Create a database.
27. Maintain a database.
28. Query a database.
29. Use and understand integration.
30. Integrate documents.
31. Use and understand web page design.
32. Create a web page.
33. Load web page onto Internet.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Compilation of portfolio in 1" notebook with cover sheet.

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OR CSA126 Microsoft Office

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 126. Microsoft Office (3). Introductory concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Windows concepts and skills
2. Microsoft Word for Windows
3. Microsoft Excel for Windows
4. Microsoft Access for Windows
5. Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
6. Integration of Microsoft Office applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use file management and other basic Windows skills. (1)
2. Produce and edit word processing documents. (2)
3. Produce and edit spreadsheets and charts. (3)
4. Create a database, enter and manipulate data, create queries and reports. (4)
5. Produce and edit presentation graphics documents. (5)
6. Produce a document that integrates the use of two or more Office applications. (6)

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MET116 Rigging

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 116. Rigging (1) (Spring). Basic rigging techniques, hitch configurations, safe loading practices, load inspection, and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved hand signals. Use of slings and common rigging hardware. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Slings and rigging hardware
2. Inspection techniques
3. Hitches configurations
4. Load handling safety
5. ANSI hand signals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Select and inspect synthetic, alloy, chain, and wire rope slings for a given task. (1)
2. Determine the proper hitch to be used for a given operation including vertical, choker, and basket. (2)
3. Identify the characteristics of sound and unsound rigging including slings, shackles, eyebolts, lifting clamps, and rigging hooks. (2)
4. Identify correct load handling configurations. (2,3)
5. Describe pre-lift safety checks. (4)
6. Identify capacity ratings. (3,4)
7. Simulate level load lifting. (1-4)
8. Describe loading and disconnecting safety precautions. (4)
9. Interpret ANSI hand signals. (5)
10. Perform ANSI hand signals. (5)

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MET160 Basic Machine Hydr& Pneumatics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 160. Basic Machine Hydraulics and Pneumatics (2). Operational theory and testing techniques related to hydraulic and pneumatic components and circuits on mobile diesel equipment. Includes fluid power principles and investigates the functional characteristic of hydraulic pumps, flow valves, pressure valves, directional valves, motors, cylinders and accumulators. Emphasis on the student's ability to test, service, and repair diesel equipment hydraulic systems and system components. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety procedures and processes
2. Machine specific hydraulic components (valves, pumps, and cylinders)
3. Machine specific hydraulic circuits/systems and their functional characteristics
4. Machine specific hydraulic/pneumatic components (pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, accumulators) and their functional characteristics.
5. Machine specific maintenance
6. Service and repair information to perform needed maintenance, service, testing, and repairs
7. Hydraulic/pneumatic graphic symbols

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Assembly, operation, and testing (pressure and or flow) various machine hydraulic/pneumatic circuits that includes pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, and accumulators.Identify shop environment and hazards. (1)
2. Utilize emergency procedures and policy. (1)
3. Implement physical well-being and practice by following safety guidelines. (1)
4. Utilize material safety data sheets and chemicals in the shop environment. (1)
5. Remove and reinstall hydraulic and pneumatic components. (2)
6. Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble hydraulic/pneumatic cylinder, pump, flow valve, pressure valve, directional valve. (2)
7. Diagram the operational features and functions of machine specific hydraulic/pneumatic circuits. (3)
8. Describe how (collectively) hydraulic/pneumatic pumps, valves, motors, accumulators, cylinders, and the fluid function to operation the machine's hydraulic system. (4)
9. Determine which hydraulic/pneumatic components are utilized in various mobile equipment. (4)
10. Analyze oil sample information to determine condition of various hydraulic circuits. (5)
11. Obtain oil sample from hydraulic system. (5)
12. Perform maintenance procedures to ensure hydraulic/pneumatic systems operate as designed. (5)
13. Find and apply service and repair information. (6)
14. Identify "on equipment" hydraulic and pneumatic component types using graphic symbol. (7)

15. Describe operational features of hydraulic/pneumatic components and circuits using hydraulic/pneumatic graphic symbols and diagrams. (7)
16. Install various hydraulic/pneumatic components on diesel equipment, bleed or adjust system as needed. (8)
17. Perform hydraulic/pneumatic pressure and or flow testing procedures as outlined in the equipment manual. (8)

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WLD112 Basic Welding I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 112. Basic Welding I (2). Basics of oxyacetylene welding, including safety, welding techniques, basic metallurgy and welding gases. One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety in the workplace
2. Oxyacetylene safety and equipment
3. Welding fuel gases
4. Oxyacetylene fillet and groove welds
5. Manual and machine cutting
6. Fillet and groove braze welds

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use oxyacetylene safety procedures. (1,2)
2. Explailn oxyacetylene welding theory. (3-6)
3. Operate oxyacetylene equipment to weld, cut and braze weld to industry requirements. (1-6)

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WLD113 Basic Welding II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 113. Basic Welding II (2). Basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) safety and equipment
2. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
3. Machine adjustments and operation
4. Selection of electrodes for SMAW and GMAW

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use SMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (2)
3. Operate SMAW and GMAW to industry requirements. (1-4)

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WLD250 Welded Metal Fabrication

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 250. Welded Metal Fabrication (4). Metal used in manufacturing fabrication and welding techniques. Emphasis on project planning, layout and blueprint reading. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Fabrication safety and equipment
2. Metal shapes and sizes
3. Design blueprints
4. Order steel from a drawing
5. Layout and cutting of steel
6. Use of fabrication equipment
7. Square and tack welding
8. Distortion control
9. Applying finishes to metal

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use metal fabrication safety procedures. (1)
2. Identify different structural shapes, sizes and types of metal. (2)
3. Design quality blueprints of welded metal fabrications. (3)
4. Use layout tools and fabrication equipment. (1, 5-9)
5. Order, layout, and fabricate material as required by blueprints. (4-9)

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III.  Industrial Machine Mechanic Requirements
IPT110 Industrial Shop Practices

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 110. Industrial Shop Practices (3) (Fall). Basic skills needed to work in industrial repair and maintenance shops, emphasizing safe and efficient use of hand and power tools, fine measurement, tool maintenance and sharpening. One lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safe shop practices
2. Measuring tools
3. Basic hand tools
4. Taps and dies for threading
5. Cutting and fusing HDPE pipe
6. Drill press
7. Power pipe threader
8. Pedestal grinder
9. Hand and hydraulic presses

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify common shop hazards. (1)
2. Use personal protective equipment. (1)
3. Use various hand tools safely. (1)
4. Use techniques of various power tools safely. (1)
5. Use measuring tools: tapes, calipers, dividers, and gauges. (2)
6. Take measurements in various materials and in the course of various processes. (2)
7. Distinguish between English and metric measures. (2)
8. Select the proper tool for a given task. (3)
9. Identify common hand tools and their applications. (3)
10. Identify common files and their uses. (3)
11. Interpret the American National Thread System. (4)
12. Identify common taps. (4)
13. Select appropriate tap for specific application. (4)
14. Tap holes by hand. (4)
15. Identify and correct common threading problems. (4)
16. Select and prepare a rod for threading. (4)
17. Cut threads with a die. (4)
18. Select proper pipe for specific application. (5)
19. Cut HDPE pipe. (5)
20. Prepare HDPE pipe for joining. (5)
21. Use adhesives to join HDPE pipe. (5)
22. Select drills for specific applications. (6)
23. Make safe setups on drill press. (6)
24. Determine correct speeds and feeds for drilling operation. (6)
25. Select dies for specific applications. (7)
26. Use cutting fluids. (6,7)
27. Make safe setups on pipe threader. (7)
28. Thread pipe up to 2" diameter. (7)
29. Safely setup the pedestal grinder. (8)
30. Identify different metals by shop testing. (8)
31. Sharpen a twist drill bit. (8)
32. Remove and install a ball bearing from a shaft or housing. (9)
33. Remove and install a shaft with a keyway using a arbor press. (9)

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IPT120 Industrial Pump Maint/Repair

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 120. Industrial Pump Maintenance and Repair (3) (Fall). Types of pumps and their associated piping systems as applied in industrial settings. One lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Pump types
2. Principles of pump operation
3. Calculations required to use pumps safely and efficiently
4. Pump gauges
5. Pump maintenance procedures
6. Pump troubleshooting skills

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify centrifugal pumps, including impeller, intake/discharge, and stage types (1)
2. Identify positive displacement pumps (1)
3. Identify rotary pumps, including gear, vane, and piston types (1)
4. Identify reciprocating pumps (1)
5. Identify special serviced pumps (1)
6. Use correct nomenclature for pump parts (2)
7. Explain the types and functions of impellers (2)
8. Explain the types and functions of seals (2)
9. Define and explain volute case (2)
10. Calculate head, reticulation, velocity, and pressure (3)
11. Describe NPSHR, NPSHA, and efficiency curves (3)
12. Connect pressure gauge for discharge (4)
13. Connect vacuum gauge for intake (4)
14. Read pump gauges (4)
15. Operate pump with throttled intake or throttled discharge (4)
16. Disassemble an end-suction centrifugal pump (5)
17. Inspect and evaluate pump parts (5)
18. Reassemble an end-suction centrifugal pump (5)
19. Construct intake and discharge companion flanges (5)
20. Use two-hole method for flange alignment on pipe (5)
21. Apply pump maintenance procedures (5)
22. Infer and apply troubleshooting strategies (6)
23. Use test equipment appropriately (6)
24. Use safe practices for troubleshooting pumps (6)

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IPT130 Industrial Valve Maint/Repair

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 130. Industrial Valve Maintenance and Repair (3) (Spring). Valves and their associated piping systems as applied in industrial settings. One lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Valve types
2. Nomenclature for various valve parts
3. Principles of valve operation
4. Characteristics of flow in different valves
5. Principles of proper valve selection for specific applications
6. Valve maintenance procedures
7. Valve troubleshooting skills

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify valves; globe, butterfly, wafer, weir, needle and ball. (1)
2. Identify valve parts; stem, actuator yoke, packing box, bonnet, cage, seat ring, plug, body, and gaskets (2)
3. Use correct nomenclature for valve parts (3)
4. Explain hand, air, and hydraulic operational methods (3)
5. Define laminar flow (4)
6. Define turbulent flow (4)
7. Define mixed flow (4)
8. Apply flow characteristics to specific valve types (4)
9. Explain pressure drops (4)
10. Determine fluid types (5)
11. Determine temperatures (5)
12. Determine viscosity (5)
13. Determine specific gravity (5)
14. Determine capacity of flow (5)
15. Determine system pressure (5)
16. Determine pressure drops (5)
17. Select the valves for a given applications(5)
18. Disassemble a valve (6)
19. Inspect and evaluate valve parts (6)
20. Reassemble a valve (6)
21. Apply valve maintenance procedures (6)
22. Infer and apply troubleshooting strategies (7)
23. Use test equipment appropriately (7)
24. Use safe practices for troubleshooting valves (7)

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IPT140 Bulk Materials Handling

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 140. Bulk Materials Handling (3). Operation, maintenance, and repair of industrial materials handling machinery including conveyors, feed and discharge devices, screens, and crushers. One lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Power transmission equipment
2. Lubrication issues
3. Bearing design, use, and maintenance
4. Oil seal design, use, and maintenance
5. Belting maintenance and repair
6. Basic support structure repair

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the function of gear-box transmissions (1)
2. Explain fluid drives (1)
3. Explain chain drives (1)
4. Identify various couplings (1)
5. List types of friction (2)
6. Compare types of lubricants (2)
7. Compare properties of lubricants (2)
8. Explain the role of common additives (2)
9. Describe methods of lubricant delivery (2)
10. Define viscosity and use it to identify various oils (2)
11. Discuss environmental concerns of handling and use of petroleum-based lubricants (2)
12. Use correct nomenclature for bearing parts (3)
13. Identify types and characteristics of bearings (3)
14. Use proper storage, installation, and maintenance of bearings (3)
15. Discuss special bearing applications (3)
16. Identify the causes of bearing failure (3)
17. Use correct nomenclature for seal parts (4)
18. Identify types and characteristics of seals (4)
19. Installation and maintain bearings(4)
20. Discuss specific applications of oil seals (4)
21. Identify the causes of seal failure (4)
22. Discuss construction and design of belting systems (5)
23. Perform mechanical repairs in belting systems (5)
24. Compare mechanical and materials failures (5)
25. Perform troubleshooting in belting systems (5)
26. Recognize loading areas (5)
27. Perform training and alignment adjustments (5)
28. Perform head pulley, tail pulley, take-up and tensioning adjustments (5)
29. Check troughing idlers (5)
30. Check return idlers (5)
31. Analyze framing design and materials (6)
32. Make simple repairs to framing (6)

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IPT160 Machinery Maint/Troubleshoot

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 160. Machinery Maintenance and Troubleshooting (3). Systematic methods of identifying causes of mechanical failure and using predictive methods to prevent mechanical failure. Prerequisite: IPT 140 (May be taken concurrently). One lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Resources to understand equipment
2. Equipment maintenance history
3. Operation requirements for mechanical equipment
4. Root cause analysis of mechanical failure
5. Preventative maintenance scheduling

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Interpret blueprints and drawings (1)
2. Utilize manufacturer's guides (1)
3.Analyze operators reports (1)
4. Perform electrical analysis (2)
5. Measure and record vibration signature (2)
6. Track thermal changes (2)
7. Perform oil analysis (2)
8. Determine electrical requirements (3)
9. Determine load capacity (3)
10. Determine RPM capacity (3)
11. Locate power lockout (3)
12. Inspect bearings (3)
13. Inspect seals (3)
14. Inspect gears (3)
15. Check shaft alignment (3)
16. Inspect fluid levels (3)
17. List possible causes of excessive vibration (4)
18. List possible causes of overheating (4)
19. Identify the types and causes of bearing failure (4)
20. Identify the causes of seal failure (4)
21. Identify maintenance needs of a specific system (5)
22. Schedule maintenance tasks to prevent failure/maximize equipment life and productivity (5)

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IPT260 Adv Machinery Maintenance

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 260. Advanced Machinery Maintenance (3). Advanced maintenance procedures of heavy industrial machinery. Prerequisite: IPT 160. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Bearings
2. Power transmission equipment
3. Lubrication

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Replace and repair plain journal bearings. (1)
2. Replace and repair antifriction bearings. (1)
3. Replace and repair ball and roller bearings. (1)
4. Replace bearing seals. (1)
5. Lubricate all types of bearings. (1)
6. Change belt drives. (2)
7. Repair and change chain drives. (2)
8. Replace worn gears. (2)
9. Replace worn gear drives. (2)
10. Replace adjustable speed drives. (2)
11. Realign and replace driveshafts. (2)
12. Replace shaft coupling devices. (2)
13. Replace clutches and brakes. (2)
14. Explain the principles of lubrication. (3)
15. Describe lubricant characteristics. (3)
16. Explain the purpose of lubricant additives. (3)
17. Differentiate between general purpose and special purpose grease and dry film lubricants. (3)
18. Lubricate various conveyance systems. (3)
19. Explain appropriate storage, disposal and handling of lubricants. (3)
20. Develop lubrication PM sheets. (3)

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IPT261 Machine Shop

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 261. Machine Shop (3) (Fall). Theory and practice in history, concepts, safety and job planning in the machine shop. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Standard machine tools
2. Safe machining
3. Hazard correction
4. History of machining
5. Machining procedures for drills, lathes, grinders, and saws
6. Measuring instruments

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Utilize standard machine shop tools. (1)
2. Use basic machining setup procedures (2,5)
3. Calculate feed rates for boring tools. (1,5)
4. Use and sharpen a cylindrical grinder. (3,5)
5. Identify appropriate cutting fluids for a given job. (2,5)
6. Conduct angular measurement (6)
7. Perform drilling, tapping and reaming on a drill press. (5)
8. Turn a taper on a lathe. (5)
9. Face plate on a lathe. (5)
10. Operate band saw to contour, cut-off, and weld blades. (5)
11. Summarize the history of machining in North America. (4)
12. Debug problems with machines. (2,3)
13. Compile measurement data from metric instruments. (6)

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IV.  Related Requirements - Select Option A or B
     Option A (Mining Students Only)
IPT295 Apprentice: Industrial Plant  1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 295. Apprenticeship: Industrial Plant (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND IPT295 Apprentice: Industrial Plant

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 295. Apprenticeship: Industrial Plant (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND IPT295 Apprentice: Industrial Plant

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 295. Apprenticeship: Industrial Plant (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND IPT295 Apprentice: Industrial Plant

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
IPT 295. Apprenticeship: Industrial Plant (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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MET150 Surface Mine Safety Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 150. Surface Mine Safety Training (1) (Fall). U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration requirements for new miner training for individuals, contractors, and mine employees. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Health and safety in mine settings
2. Rules governing mine site work
3. Hazards related to mine activities
4. Health issues on mine sites
5. Fire dangers
6. Safe equipment operation
7. Mine traffic dangers
8. First aide and CPR
9. Mine high wall dangers

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Blasting hazards and proceduresList mandatory health and safety standards. (1)
2. Explain the role and purpose of MSHA. (1)
3. Interpret the rights and obligations of miners. (2)
4. Use locking out and tagging procedures. (2,3)
5. Explain confined space entry procedures. (2,3)
6. Explain safety issues around conveyors and bins. (1,2,6)
7. Describe personal safety when using equipment. (1-4,6)
8. Describe use of various types of fire extinguishers. (5)
9. Explain safe worker habits. (1,8-9)
10. Explain drug and alcohol regulations on mine sites. (1)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. 25 question pre and post test passing with minimum 70%.

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     Option B (All Others) - Select at least 12 credits from the following courses:
AUT100 Auto/Diesel Preventative Maint

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 100. Automotive/Diesel Preventative Maintenance (2). Fundamentals of truck equipment and automobile basic preventative maintenance procedures. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Hand tools
3. Equipment
4. Electrical system
5. Fuels and fuel system
6. Brakes
7. Suspension and Steering
8. Four-stroke Engine
9. Ignition system
10. Tires and wheels

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use hand tools and shop equipment, proficiently and safely. (1-3)
2. Explain and identify the use of precision measuring and diagnostic tools. (4)
3. Test the battery, charging and starting system of an engine. (4,8,9)
4. Inspect steering, disc and drum brake systems for wear. (6)
5. Test the automotive and diesel fuel systems for proper operation. (5,9)
6. Remove, repair, and install a tire. (10)
7. Explain the theory of 4-stroke internal combustion engines. (8)

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AUT151 Auto Engine Repair

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 151. Auto Engine Repair (2). Theory of operation of gasoline powered engines. Includes engine servicing and engine removal and replacement procedures. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The four stroke cycle
2. The engine cooling system
3. The engine lubrication system
4. Cylinder head and service
5. Engine performance analysis
6. Valve train and service
7. Timing belts and engine servicing

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain theory of operation of 4 stroke cycle gasoline powered engines. (1)
2. Inspect and evaluate engine cooling systems. (2)
3. Inspect and evaluate engine lubrication systems (3).
4. Inspect and adjust valve trains. (6)
5. Remove and install timing belts and components. (7)
6. Use vacuum compression and leakage testing to evaluate engine condition. (5)
7. Remove and install engine cylinder head. (4)

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CNC101 CNC Machine Operator

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNC 101. CNC Machine Operator (2). Basic principles and operative skills in the operation of CNC milling machine and lathes. One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Shop safety
2. Measuring instruments and Micrometer reading
3. CNC Machine Operation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply machine shop safety principles. (1)
2. Use micro-measurement instruments. (2)
3. Read a micrometer (2)
4. Turn on, home the machine and determine the active program. (3)
5. Load CNC programs into the controller using at least 3 of the 4 accepted methods. (3)
6. Load the proper program into the“EDITOR" and confirm that listed tools in the program are those which correspond to the tools in the machine. (3)
7. Run a part program to completion. (3)
8. Check oil levels, coolant levels, and coolant concentration. (3)
9. Set tooling and record the appropriate tooling data into the controller. (3)
10. Set the work coordinate for a given part and input data into the work offset page of the controller (3)
11. Discern the difference between a graphical representation of a good tool path vs. a near net shape. (3)
12. Move, copy, delete, insert and find & replace data in a program. (3)
13. Operate the CNC milling machine in a manual mode and set the machine to specific operational settings. (3)
14. Restart the program at any tool change or at any point in the program. (3)
15. Touch off all the tools and record their offset data on the tool offset page. (3)
16. Measure the stock to determine the amount of excess length. (3)
17. Load work into the Chuck. (3)
18. Select a facing/turning tool to face the work piece off. (3)
19. Set CNC for appropriate RPM's. (3)
20. Face the part off using the hand wheel. (3)
21. Find all the feed rates concerning linear motion for a finish pass from .003 to .005. (3)

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CNC102 CNC Machine Set Up

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNC 102. CNC Machine Setup (4) (Fall). Basic principles and operative skills to setup and operate through 1st. article part CNC mills and lathes. Prerequisite: CNC 101. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. CNC Mill and lathe operation.
2. Speeds and feeds.
3. Blueprint reading.
4. Troubleshooting tooling problems.
5. Dimensioning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify coordinate and primary machine axes. (1)
2. Define and describe absolute and incremental positioning. (1)
3. Show procedures in starting the CNC milling machine and for running a program in graphics mode.(1)
4. Identify the machine coordinate systems and how to use them. (1)
5. Identify CNC tooling and applications. (1,4)
6. Identify cutting tool collets and holding fixtures. (1,4)
7. Identify the proper use of fixtures, setups and gagging. (1)
8. Set work offsets. (1,4)
9. Load tools and set tool length offsets. (1,5)
10. Use proper cutter compensation and calculate cutting tool speeds and feeds. (1,4)
11. Read blue prints and interrupt job operation sheets. (3)
12. Identify geometric tolerance and how they are used. (5)
13. Define program format and definitions within. (1,2)
14. Identify and define machine default“G" codes and micellaneous "M" codes. (1,2,4)
15. Describe the program structure. (4,5)
16. Read, interrupt and edit machine programs. (1,2,4,5)
17. Identify alphabetical address codes. (1)
18. Determine solutions for twist drill and endmill problems. (4)
19. Determine how to maintain part reliability and dimensional specifications for multiple parts. (5)
20. Adjust for tool nose compensation and determine solutions for tooling problems. (4)

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CNC201 Comp Aided Program CNC Mach

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNC 201. Computer Aided Programming for CNC Machining (3) (Spring). Two-dimensional designing of machinery parts using Feature Cam software. Includes design and illustration of the part, tooling sequencing, starting a lathe using Feature Cam, part cutting simulation, and Numerical Control Code. Prerequisite: CNC 101 (may be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Tooling for Machining Centers.
2. Using FeatureCam.
3. Introduction to 2.5D milling.
4. Introduction to Turning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe tooling used in a CNC Mill Machine. (1)
2. Produce a CADD drawing for CNC machines using Feature Cam. (2)
3. Produce a 2.5 D milling part. (3)
4. Manage a CNC lathe and Mill after Feature Cam programming for production of parts.(4)

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WLD130 Oxyacetylene

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 130. Oxyacetylene (4). Safety, oxyacetylene welding, flame cutting, brazing fundamentals and fuel gases. Competency mastery required. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety in the workplace
2. Oxyacetylene safety and equipment
3. Welding vocabulary
4. Welding fuel gases
5. Oxyacetylene fillet and groove welds
6. Manual and machine cutting
7. Fillet and groove braze welds
8. Identifying proper and improper welds and cuts

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use oxyacetylene safety procedures. (1,2)
2. Explain oxyacetylene welding theory, based on its method of operation, equipment and application. (2-8)
3. Operate oxyacetylene equipment to weld, cut, braze, and braze weld to industry requirements. (4-8)
4. Identify and use welding vocabulary. (2-8)

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WLD140 Arc I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 140. Arc I (4). Fundamentals of basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) procedures, equipment and safety. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. SMAW safety and equipment
2. Machine adjustments and operation
3. SMAW techniques in various positions
4. Selection of electrodes for shielded metal arc welding.
5. Terminology and symbols

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use shielded metal arc welding safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain shielded metal arc welding theory, based on its method of operation, equipment and application. (2-5)
3. Operate shielded metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (1-5)

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WLD156 Blueprint Reading

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 156. Blueprint Reading (4). Fundamentals of reading and interpreting blueprints and welding symbols as they apply to the welding trade. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Symbols for welding
2. Fillet weld symbols
3. Plug, slot, spot and seam weld symbols
4. Groove weld symbols
5. Orthographic views
6. Standard drawing lines and symbols
7. Surface and centerline relationships
8. Auxiliary views
9. Mathematics for welders and fitters
10. Interpreting blueprint information
11. Dimensional tolerance and stock allowance
12. Set-up tools

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Interpret welding symbols. (1-4)
2. Interpret types of lines, views, symbols, structural shapes and sectional views on master welding blueprints. (5-8)
3. Interpret various note specifications and dimensions found on master welding blueprints. (9-12)

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WLD210 Gas Metal Arc Welding

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 210. Gas Metal Arc Welding (4). Setup and safe operation of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment, GMAW welding of carbon steel plate, aluminum plate and sheet metal. Two lecture. Six lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
2. Machine adjustments and operation
3. GMAW techniques in various positions
4. Selection of gases and wire for GMAW
5. Flux cored arc welding (FCAW) self-shielded and gas shielded wire

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain gas metal arc welding theory based on its method of operation, equipment and application. (2-5)
3. Operate gas metal arc welding equipment to industry requirements. (1-5)

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1 - IPT 295 Apprenticeship must be taken for a total of 12 credit hours

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