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Course Descriptions


MAIN 101: Industrial Electricity and Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of TMAT 103 OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 094
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

Industrial Electricity and Systems is a basic course in the operation, characteristics, and applications of industrial electricity and industrial systems. This course covers function and practice of industrial controls in systems such as fluid power, mechanical, and electrical. This course stresses the theory and practice of industrial electricity as it relates to industrial systems and other technological fields. 3 credit hours

MAIN 102: Mechanical Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 094
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

This course examines general mechanical and physics principles and how they apply to common mechanical devices. Students will also experience hands-on sessions where they will install and maintain mechanical equipment. 3 credit hours

MAIN 104: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 094
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

This course introduces general air conditioning and refrigeration principles and how they are applied in industrial facilities. The course also includes the operation and maintenance of the individual components and functions of industrial cooling equipment. 3 credit hours

MAIN 201: Electrical Wiring and Maintenance

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MAIN 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course covers electrical safety and components; includes principles of installation of electrical circuits within a facility. Labs emphasize principles of component selection, installation and maintenance of electrical distribution systems. 3 credit hours

MAIN 202: Fluid Power Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of TMAT 103
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course examines basic fluid power theories and advantages, schematic reading and development, equipment specification and installation, and maintenance and rebuilding of individual components. Troubleshooting techniques will be emphasized. 3 credit hours

MAIN 220: Mechatronics

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ELTC 206, ELTC 207, or MAIN 222
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course covers electrical and mechanical integration, repairing and installation of advanced automation. The course includes robotic operations, safety, and maintenance. 3 credit hours

MAIN 221: Heating Systems

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 094
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

This course covers theory, operation, and maintenance of residential and industrial heating systems. Topics include boilers, forced air furnaces, their operation, disassembly, inspection, and repair. Preventative maintenance procedures and regulations governing maintenance programs are also discussed. 3 credit hours

MAIN 222: Industrial Controllers

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MAIN 101
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course covers the application and programming of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Topics include: theory and operation of controllers; and ladder logic program development and implementation. 3 credit hours