Industrial Maintenance


OBJECTIVE: Upon completion, the student will receive a diploma if he/she is enrolled as a diploma student. If he/she is enrolled as an apprentice, they will receive a certificate of completion for Apprenticeship-Related Instruction.

*Along with the below course outline, students must complete two elective courses from one of the following trades:
welding, plumbing, electricity or refrigeration.

Course Outline

Basic Technical Math
Blueprint Reading and Schematics
Basic Mechanics
Mechanical Maintenance II
Industrial Maintenance Welding
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning I
Electricity I (A.C./D.C. Theory) 
Metalworking Fundamentals I
OSHA 10 & Industrial Health and Safety
Introduction to Computers
Human Relation Skills
Communication Skills
Supervisory Skills

Course Descriptions

Basic Technical Math presents the topics of arithmetic with whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percentage, measurement numbers, metric and English unit conversions, scientific notation, exponential operations and basic algebra - including the use of formulas and equation solving. The course is self-paced utilizing a text/workbook. Students may pretest to determine their skill level, with those meeting the competency level receiving credit for the course.

Covers all types of blueprints, schematics and symbols used in industrial plants. Discuss machine parts and machine drawings, concentrating on compound rest and clutch-brake control. Examines hydraulic and pneumatic, piping and plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and refrigeration drawings. The class also discusses air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, including explanations on electrical/electronic-control schematics.
Prerequisite: 2301

This course covers the introductory principles of operating and maintaining most types of equipment found in an industrial environment. Providing a sound foundation of basic knowledge, the course begins with a general introduction to hand tools, fasteners and basic mechanical principles - progressing through belt and chain drives, couplings and basic mechanical drive alignment. Emphasis will be placed on providing the technician with a thorough grounding in industrial mechanics.
Prerequisite: 2301

Building on the principles from Basic Mechanics, the Mechanical Maintenance II course begins with a review of basic mechanics and technical math, and then progresses through detailed instructions on bearings, gears, gear drives, pumps, lubrication, the principles of predictive maintenance and precision mechanical drive alignment. This course closes with an introduction to system and design engineering. Upon completion, the technician will have a thorough understanding of mechanical maintenance principles and procedures.
Prerequisites: 2301, 1613

Students will learn the safe and correct procedure in three types of welding (arc, oxyacetylene and mig and tig welding). Topics covered will include welding safety, making sound welds, selecting filler metals, preparing metal for welding and procedures for all welding positions.

An introduction to the principles of refrigeration and air conditioning systems will be provided during this course. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to explain the basic refrigeration system and cycle. The student will also be able to identify the tools and materials related to the field. Topics covered will include theory, matter and energy, refrigeration and refrigerants, general safety, tools and equipment.
Prerequisite: 2301

This course is designed to provide the beginning student with a thorough working knowledge of basic electricity. The course will cover such topics as Ohm's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, generation of direct current, generation of alternating current, and basic transformer theory. The student will also wire several basic electrical currents.
Prerequisite: 2301

This course provides students with an understanding of various types and forms of precision machining, including the materials and processes used in industry. Students will use blueprint reading, layout processes, bench metalwork, and the operation of saws, lathes, milling machines and grinders. Precision measurement is also covered using precision measuring tools ranging in accuracy from 1/64th to 50 millionths of an inch.
Prerequisites: 2301, 8006

The course provides students with instruction and practical experience in basic pneumatic theory components and circuits utilized in industry. The course includes properties of compressed air and the basic laws governing the behavior of compressed air. Typical examples of plant compressed air system layouts will be examined and discussed. This will include compressor room layout and location, dryers, traps, after coolers and air distribution piping. Air preparation units, including filters, regulators and lubricators, will be explained. Working circuits components such as valves, cylinders will have their function and utilization explained through practical work applications. General maintenance and installation procedures are included in all sections of the course.

Students will improve their understanding of fluid power systems. Emphasis is placed on the installation and servicing of basic system components and Schematic Drawings. Topics such as pumps, control valve, conductors, seals, actuators, directional valves and cylinder troubleshooting will be covered.

This course will discuss and demonstrate the importance of understanding and applying Industrial Safety principles and practices in the work environment. This training includes defining and discussing safety concepts, terms, and definitions; recognizing best practices in accident prevention; understanding who is responsible for safety in the workplace and why. You will also learn how to recognize workplace safety hazards and how to deal with them. You will learn how to use specific tools in the workplace, what machine and chemical hazards are and how best to deal with them, and how to properly use personal protective clothing and related to PPE. OSHA 10 certification will be available.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of a personal computer. Topics covered include computer hardware and background (1st session), Windows basics (2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions) and a look at the four main areas of software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations - 5th and 6th sessions).

This course will explore principles of human relations related to personal and occupational goals. Human relation principles to be explored include team skills, creative thinking, communications, goal setting, conflict management and self-image.

In this course, students will focus on communication as a survival skill in the workplace. We will learn how effective communication makes us better employees, employers and co-workers. We will study and practice the skills and oral and written communication. The goal of this course is to make students more perceptive and skillful speakers, listeners, readers and writers.

This course is designed for the prospective supervisor to develop the skills necessary to apply the principles of effective supervision on the job. The course covers the four functions of the management cycle (planning, organizing, directing and controlling), including ways of boosting productivity, communicating more effectively, handling problems, making correct decisions and reducing cost.