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The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.
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This is a course of study in the basic fluid power principles and components of fluid power systems.
Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in DC and AC circuits and principles, electrical measurement instruments, electrical safety, conductor sizes and types, wiring applications, wiring techniques, and troubleshooting.
This class stresses electrical distribution systems, electrical transformers, AC and DC motor theory, operation and repair, manual and magnetic starters, and motor overload protection. Specific topics will include types of electrical distribution systems, transformer theory and operation, lockout/ tagout techniques, use of motor testing devices, and construction, sizing, and installation of motor overload devices.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT-139.
This course provides students with knowledge and understanding of digital logic functions in industrial applications. Topics of study include combinational logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, registers and semiconductor memory devices.
Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT-139.
This course teaches applied logic through work with electronic circuitry, which students also construct and test for functionality.
Lecture Hours: 16
Lab Hours: 64
This course provides students with information required to understand industrial safety issues and procedures. Studies include job hazard awareness, lock-out/tag-out, egress, fire extinguishers, OSHA 10, material handling, and Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (SDS Sheets).
This course will introduce the skills necessary to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical power systems, such as mechanical power transmissions systems, couplings and shafts, lubrication on these systems, maintenance and installation of seals and gaskets, and installation and adjustment of clutches and brakes.
This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, introduction to geometry, and applied statistics. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.
This is a continued study of fluid power components, their operations, and functions in circuit application, as well as graphic circuit print reading.
This class stresses motor control systems, devices, circuit design and construction, and troubleshooting techniques. Specific topics will include electrical safety, lockout/tagout procedures, relays, timers, pilot devices, and solid state control technologies. Extensive laboratory exercises using industrial-grade components will enhance classroom studies.
An introduction to the fundamental principles of programmable controller operation. Topics to be presented will include basic system configurations and hardware, relay-equivalent instructions, timers and counters, data manipulation commands, and searching/program documentation.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT-139.
With the increase in computer-controlled systems in modern business and industry the study of instrumentation and transducers is vital to a maintenance technicians education. This course will concentrate on the types of instrumentation currently available, interfacing and cabling techniques, signal conditioning, noise control, and applications and troubleshooting of complete systems.
This course is designed to develop basic skills in precision measurement and layout tools, machine operations for lathes, mills, drills and surface grinders.
Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.
This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis in such areas as learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.
Lecture Hours: 48
This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.
This course is a basic introduction to welding and cutting processes. Topics include: shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. Cutting processes include oxy-fuel cutting and plasma arc cutting. Electric arc and oxy-fuel safety rules will be discussed.
This course will teach the skills and knowledge for pneumatic devices, uses, connections and maintenance.
This course will teach the skills necessary for safe performance testing and troubleshooting of hydraulic components and systems.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in EGT-149.
This course is to train factory electricians and mechanics to read most under-roof factory schematics in the food, manufacturing, warehousing, and energy production industries.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT-139, EGT-140, ELT-215, and ELT-234, or instructor approval.
The course is an introduction DC control components and DC control systems used in industrial applications. Both stand-alone circuits and PLC circuits are covered.
As modern manufacturing becomes more computer-control oriented the industrial programmable controller plays an increasingly important role. In this course the learner will study advanced programming commands, sequencers, file moves, arithmetic functions, and data communications; advanced PLC architectures; as well as interfacing, troubleshooting, and applications.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ELT-234.
This course provides an introduction to electronic devices and their uses. Applications of semiconductors in power electronics circuits for control are covered. This course provides the foundation for advanced courses in electronics systems.
This course introduces students to the oral communication process and how it affects human interaction There will be an emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.
This course will introduce the study of industrial robots. This hands-on course will equip students with the skills for the installation, programming, and troubleshooting of industrial robots.
This course focuses on applying the writing process to job application materials and workplace-related written communication.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ENG-060 or appropriate placement score.
Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores or equivalent.
This course in an introduction to the fundamental principles of electronic motor drive technologies. Topics to be presented will include servo-motor theory, encoders, tachometers, electronic and mechanical brakes/clutches, and closed-loop systems. Specific drives to be studied will include DC servo, AC variable-frequency, and AC servo.
An introduction to the programmable controller operation using Siemens PLC systems. Topics to be presented will include system configurations and hardware, relay-equivalent instructions and timers and counters for ladder logic programming, and function block diagram programming concepts.
This course introduces the student to networking industrial equipment such as PLC's, Variable Frequency Drives, control components and computers. Industry-standard connectivity is covered and actual networks are set up.
Electrical Troubleshooting course will provide students with a systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting. This includes the use of test equipment to test components or entire systems. Students will use critical thinking to analyze the state of an electrical system.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in ELT-239 and ELT-215.
This course is designed for the student who has little or no hands on training for CNC mills. The course covers the separate subsystems and how they work together. Students will practice: preventive maintenance required to keep the machine running in top condition; diagnosis of problems using existing technical skills supplemented with the training manuals provided with this course. Students will become familiar with the machines' self-checking diagnostics, and how to proceed with troubleshooting and repair as recommended by the manuals or the equipment distributor's service staff.
This course will prepare the student for College Algebra and Trigonometry or other equivalent course work. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, graphs of polynomial functions, systems of equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, integral and rational exponents, radicals, and complex numbers.
This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT-063 or appropriate placement score.
This course provides an intensified study of algebraic techniques and prepares students for future study in mathematics. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-102 or equivalent placement score.
This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.
The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-121 or equivalent placement score.
This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.
The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-128 or MAT-134 or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 27; COMPASS TRIGONOMETRY: 51-100).
Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.
Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).
Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.
The cost of books: Visit the Hawkeye Bookstore to determine the cost of books.
Additional program costs: Some programs have additional costs such as tools, equipment, supplies, uniforms, exam fees, and background screenings. Visit with your faculty advisor for more information.
Non-resident tuition and fees or international student costs.
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