This course introduces the trades by examining the various employment paths available. It includes classroom discussion, on-site tours, and guest presenters. It also covers tools, fasteners, equipment, basic measurement, and shop safety.
This course covers the basics of industrial safety and health. Topics include lock out/tag out, confined space entry, blood-borne pathogens, hot work, ladder safety, and fall protection. The course covers additional safe work practices and procedures. Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to receive the OSHA 30-hour, general industry course completion card.
This course is designed to introduce students to skills generally required for entry-level employment in the trades. Topics include basic safety, hand tools, power tools, construction math, print reading, rigging, communication, and employability skills.
This course provides eight hours of instruction in lead safety training as it applies to remodeling repairs and painting. It uses curriculum developed by the EPA and HUD and is an approved EPA/HUD RRP, English, initial certification course.
This course develops the skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial prints and freehand technical sketching. Topics include identifying prints, drafting and print-reading procedures, machining specifications, geometric dimensioning, and applied mathematics.
This course introduces state-of-the-art motor control components and provides students with a basic knowledge of control circuitry. Students build on their experiences from Basic Electricity by designing, building, and troubleshooting more complex circuits. The designed circuits control live, three-phase, line voltage equipment. Students use devices such as contactors, motor-starters, relays, timers, mechanical, and proximity switches. They also learn about and utilize electronic motor controls and programmable devices such as variable frequency drives.
This course includes an introduction to maintenance carpentry. Topics include basic carpentry tools, tool safety, drywall hanging and patching, and suspended ceiling installation. The course emphasizes insulation and weatherization.
This course provides basic instruction in low- and high-pressure boilers in the stationary engineering field.
This course includes an introduction to the plumbing trade through safety, types of plumbing supplies, the designing and installation of plumbing systems, and identification of valves, faucets, and water heaters. It covers troubleshooting and repairs of typical plumbing problems.
This course includes troubleshooting and repair of small gas engines and power equipment. It covers the proper procedures for testing and repair of electrical components.
This course introduces machines, tools, and processes associated with the machine trade. It covers fundamentals in bench layout, basic machine tool operation and metal removal processes, measuring devices, and identification of equipment.
Students gain experience in the operation of the standard upright drill press and horizontal and vertical saws. They use different work-piece holding methods such as vises and fixtures in the process of drilling, reaming, counter-boring, and tapping.
This course covers basic engine lathe operations including calculating speeds and feeds, rough turning, facing, center drilling, grooving, filleting, and cutting angles with compound rest. It emphasizes machine safety.
This course covers fundamental operations common to milling machine practice. Students become familiar with and use the various types of work-holding devices, cutters, and arbors used in performing plain milling, side milling, face milling, and angular milling.
This course covers the different types, shapes, and markings of grinding wheels. Students acquire basic knowledge involving work setups, grinding wheel shaping, grinding wheel dressing, types of grinding fluids, and basic flat grinding operations.
Students interested in learning about the importance of distribution in manufacturing need a good overview of distributors and distributorships. This course provides this by examining the role of distributors in bringing goods to market, adding value through distributor services, and tracking products from procurement through final sale and installation. It also introduces basic accounting principles and contract law necessary for distribution.
This course builds troubleshooting expertise for maintenance professionals and decision-makers at all levels. It examines creative- and critical- thinking, problem-solving, and troubleshooting.
This course covers mechanical power system essentials. Topics include belts, pulleys, sheaves, lubrication, gears, sprockets, gear reducers, bearings, couplings, and chain drives.
This course covers the basics of fluid power, both hydraulic and pneumatic. It also covers transmission of fluid energy, identification of components, and controls.
This course introduces programmable logic controllers. It covers various programmable control devices. It covers system components, installation, and introductory programming terms. Students learn to monitor, upload, and download programs to processors. NOTE: Students registering for this class and planning to go on to INCT 2232 Programmable Logic Controllers II must register for both classes. INCT 2231 and INCT 2232 run 5.5 weeks consecutively during the same quarter.
This course focuses on troubleshooting machine problems using the programmable logic controller. It covers search functions, timers, counters, and editing of existing programs. Students learn to diagnose machine failures through the processor program.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in previous programmable logic controller courses. It covers programming analog devices and the integration and programming of operator interfaces such as digital displays and touch screens. Students study and practice the creation of machine files and documentation as well as the process of working from the rules of operation and creating a program. The course challenges students to write a program, test and de-bug the program, and commission a machine into final operation.
This course provides advanced instruction in steam boilers and related systems in the stationary engineering field.
Students focus on the basic fundamentals of programming and operation of the computer numerical control milling machine. Through classroom study and lab projects, students gain an understanding of and experience in the equipment operation. With an understanding of this equipment, an otherwise difficult or impossible machine, students complete projects with ease.
Students learn the techniques of drilling, threading, boring, tapping holes, and reaming. The course emphasizes proper methods of cutting tapers with the compound rest and taper attachment and the skills necessary for cutting threads by the single-point tool method.
Students develop skills in determining cutting feeds and speeds, work holding methods, and performing additional milling operations including end milling, drilling, reaming, and boring.
Students learn operations using the standard surface grinder. The course covers holding attachments, set-up work, and the grinding of material to predetermined sizes.
This class helps students gain shop time experience and, at the same time, schedule and estimate time required for a project. Students select a project and get it approved by the instructor. They have the opportunity to schedule and complete their project. Upon completion of the project, students compare the scheduled time to the actual time, as well as the quality and quantity.
This course permits instruction in special content areas not included in other courses of the Industrial Trades program.
The internship provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge, learn new techniques, and get on-the-job training at an approved work site. To develop an internship to meet their academic and career goals, interested students must contact their program faculty. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.