Industrial Technology

Core technical courses plus flexible electives.


Outdoor Power - Small Engine Equipment Technician - Certificate

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Outdoor Power-Small Engine Equipment Technician - 25 credit Certificate
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Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
2 crs
Technical electives (see advisor for approved electives)
Choose one or more Technical electives.
3 cr
Blueprint Reading I
This course covers the fundamentals of basic blueprint reading. The student will learn skills to interpret blueprint and sketches that would be used in industry. Topics of study will be sketching, dimensioning, line interpretation, section views, tolerance, and working drawings. (Prerequisites: None) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
Introduction to Hydraulics & Pneumatics
Hydraulic and pneumatic principles along with basic components will be discussed. The physical laws that govern hydraulics and pneumatics along with the relationships of the various components and common hydraulic circuits and symbols will be covered. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Introduction to Welding Technologies
This course is an application-oriented introduction to the field of welding. Areas covered will be: basic weld metallurgy, oxy-fuel cutting, AC/DC Stick (SMAW) forms and basic fabrication techniques common to the welding field. Previous formal welding instruction or experience is not necessary. The student will have the opportunity to learn equipment set-up, safety, and operating factors necessary for producing quality welds. (Prereqisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Electrical Principles & Practices 1
The course will start out with a study of the fundamental concepts of AC and DC electricity. Students will utilize Ohm's Law, construct basic circuits and learn the operation of basic test equipment. Students will be introduced to basic electrical components and systems found in the industrial maintenance world. Magnetic induction, AC waveforms, impedance and troubleshooting techniques, wiring diagrams, and a review of electrical safety are most of the topics covered. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Small Engine Basics
Small engine basics present the basic engine fundamentals common to all small engine designs. Topics covered include internal combustion systems, engine electrical systems, governor on systems, troubleshooting, failure analysis, and engine application and selection. Overall, system operation theory will be reinforced with engine component and system examples. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Advanced Small Engines & Systems
Advanced small engines & systems designed to further enhance the knowledge and understanding of engine-operated equipment. Areas of study include precision measuring equipment, overhaul techniques, electrical charging systems, and governor operations, oil pressure, filtration, and cooling systems. Hands on training in troubleshooting, failure analysis will deepen the students understanding in engine operation. (Prerequisite: INDS1640) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
Small Engine Auxiliary Systems & Transmissions
Small engine auxiliary systems and transmissions coursework designed to enhance the technician's abilities to perform routine maintenance, overhaul, and troubleshooting on drive components of the engine operated equipment. These areas of study will include suspension, transmissions, steering, axles, safety interlocking systems, and auxiliary systems maintenance. Instruction will be given in proper storage, and removal from storage of engine operated equipment. Enhanced troubleshooting and failure analysis will be included in an environment of hands-on learning. (Prerequisite: INDS1640) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
23 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 25

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