This course introduces students to the use, maintenance, adjustment, calibration, and basic repairs of heavy equipment commonly used in industrial applications, such as agriculture, construction and manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on both mobile heavy equipment as well as stationary heavy machinery. The selection and operation of both machinery and equipment will be practiced. Safety practices for all mechanical areas will be covered and stressed.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of two-stroke and four-stroke engines in relationship to oils, lubrication, safety inspections, precision measurements, and related mathematics.
This course provides an introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic principles, fluid safety, system components, and applications. The course will explore principles of physics as they pertain to fluid power and differences in hydraulics and pneumatics, as well as the characteristics of liquids and gases. Students will study schematics and blueprints, industrial standards, and the technical language of fluid power.
This course introduces the theory of electricity and the relationship of voltage, current, resistance, and power in electrical circuits; develops an understanding of AC and DC fundamentals; and applies formulas to analyze the operation of AC and DC circuits. This course also addresses the common symbols used in motor control circuits; the fundamentals of electrical schematics and wiring diagrams; the principles of relays, motor starters, switches, pilot devices, sensing devices, and indicator lights; and introduces the different types and operations of basic motor control circuits.
This course is an introductory survey of agricultural and industrial technology systems utilized within local industries. It prepares students with skills and knowledge to successfully adhere to mechanical power transmission safety rules. The course places a focus on installation, alignment, lubrication, process control, and troubleshooting techniques as applied to power transmission through chains, belts, bearings, and gear trains. The overall objective is to prepare students to install, adjust and maintain electro-mechanical assemblies and related components of industrial systems.