This course is an introduction to electricity. The focus will be on direct current as used in industry. You will learn the basics of series, parallel and combination circuits. You will develop skills in circuit analysis, and electrical measurement using a digital multimeter.
This course is an introduction to alternating current electricity as used in industry. You will study series and parallel alternating current circuits that contain inductance and capacitance, as well as, single and three phase transformers, direct current, single phase and three phase motors. PREREQUISITE: 32414335 DC Electricity.
This course will provide a foundation for working with microprocessor controls. Students will learn the theory and application of electrical principles as they are applied to control systems found in industry. The learner will use trainers and machine components to provide recognition and understanding of modern microprocessor-based control systems. PREREQUISITE: 32454345 Packaging Systems Equipment Control.
You will learn to research and locate suppliers for mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and automation components that are required to maintain and repair equipment. You will learn to read machine electrical diagrams and trace control circuits using a digital multimeter.
This course develops the skills required for the implementation of vacuum, air, and oil used to transmit force for performing useful functions on machines. Students will apply symbols to components and connect components to understand the assembly, operation, and maintenance of fluid power systems. The transmission of force is used in a variety of applications and can be hazardous to individuals who do not understand the related laws of physics.
The student will learn to plan, organize, and perform various tasks for the repair of packaging machines. Individuals and groups will disassemble mechanical components on packaging equipment simulating the work environment. Rebuilding and repairing machines gives students the opportunity to develop mechanical skill and see the potential problems that may require maintenance on packaging machinery. PREREQUISITE: 32454347 Electromechanical Componentry
This course covers an introduction and use of engineering drawings used to represent machines components. Students will draw sketches and develop interpretation skills required for the correct translation of machine drawings. Students will sketch electrical and control systems symbols that are used in electrical diagrams. COREQUIREMENT: 32454340 Packaging Machine Maintenance.
This course gives the students the opportunity to perform the selection, design, installation, and operation of control systems found on automated packaging machines. The student will work with many types of components to gain recognition and skill development in the correct installation of electrical control systems. The modern control system requires specialized skills that are useful for understanding high technology applications such as robotics and climate control. PREREQUISITES: 32414335 DC Electricity.
This course will develop an understanding of the skills necessary for the application of electromechanical components used in machine control systems. You will have the opportunity to simulate a control system by wiring and testing circuits that use control system devices. PREREQUISITE: 32454345 Packaging Systems Equipment Control.
The learner will develop the skills necessary for troubleshooting by analyzing the process of problem solving. You will perform troubleshooting procedures on components, machines, and systems. You will learn to think critically as an individual and as a member of a team. Prior knowledge of machine controls is required. PREREQUISITE: 32454347 Electromechanical Componentry.
The learner will develop skills necessary to plan, install, and perform system checkouts. You will develop a schedule to simulate a machine installation, provide operator training, and develop a team approach to the installation. A variety of packaging machines will be used for the installation projects. A successful installation requires proper planning, teamwork, and the ability to analyze the machine’s performance. PREREQUISITE: 32454347 Electromechanical Componentry.
The learner will develop skills necessary to install, maintain, and repair mechanical drive system components. The learner will use machine components to develop skills for installing and repairing defective mechanical drive systems. The correct installation and maintenance is required for trouble-free operation. COREQUISITE: 32454345 Packaging Systems Equipment and Control.
You will learn about glass, metal, paper and plastic materials that are used in the packaging industry. Each material has special properties that provide benefits for packaging various products. You will learn about the processes that are used to create these materials as they are used in the packaging industry. PREREQUISITE: 32454347 Electromechanical Componentry.
You will learn how to select materials, fabricate parts, and perform quality assurance used in a manufacturing environment. Students will perform a variety of tasks to develop skills necessary for the manufacturing of components. Manufacturing is a fast-paced, highly technical, and globally competitive industry that requires a basic understanding of manufacturing principles.
The student will learn the application of motion controllers used in industry that accurately control position or speed. The student will select the correct motion controller from application requirements as used in industry. Performance will include the installation, connection, configuring, and troubleshooting of basic motion controllers. PREREQUISITE: 32454347 Electromechanical Componentry and 32414380 Basic PLCs.
This course presents an overview of robotics in practice and research with topics including vision, motion planning, mobile mechanisms, kinematics, inverse kinematics, and sensors. PREREQUISITES: 32414335 DC Electricity and 32414336 AC Electricity.
This course provides students with an introduction to basic Information Technology concepts. Students will learn to identify and install basic PC hardware components, install a desktop operating system, and configure and use its utilities and tools. Also covered is understanding basic network communication, including identifying network devices and identifying, creating, and testing common Ethernet cables.
Instruction in safe setup and operation of plasma cutting (PAC), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW, and/or GTAW (Tig) welding in applications related to general industry practices. Selection of appropriate welding processes with a specific emphasis on typical repair situations including metal identification will be stressed.
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76851750 Writing Foundations for Trades.
This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in Computer-Mediated Communication. PREREQUISITE: 32801361 Applied Communications
This technical diploma course begins with a short review of basic arithmetic skills and continues with the application of these skills. Problem solving involving fractional and decimal dimensions is emphasized. The course also includes introductory algebra with emphasis on utilization of formulas including work with signed numbers. First-degree equation solution is also emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Applied Technical Math 1 . Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and industry programs. PREREQUISITE: 32804325 Applied Technical Math 1.
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.
Total: 64 Credits
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