Industrial Mechanical Technician

Industrial Mechanical Technician

Associates of Applied Science

The industrial mechanical technician program trains individuals to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair machinery and equipment in an industrial environment. Units of instruction include mechanical drive systems, power transmission components, material handling techniques, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, lubrication systems, piping, basic electrical concepts, electrical motor controls, and programmable logic controls. Students learn to perform predictive and preventive maintenance using a variety of troubleshooting techniques including laser machine alignment, vibration analysis, thermal imaging, and other condition monitoring technologies. Workplace safety is practiced throughout all areas of instruction.

Instructor showing students equipment
Working with controls
Industrial Mechanical instructor demonstrating machine

Program Outline

Term: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1010311500 MS Word Beginning
Description

Provides practice in using basic word processing functions and features of MS Word.

1.00
1010312600 MS Excel Beginning
Description

Develops skills in using basic spreadsheet functions of MS Excel for business users.

1.00
1044910000 Industrial Safety Fundamentals
Description

Introduces general safety for a manufacturing environment while raising the awareness of the worker to the hazards around them, and how to best protect themselves while working safely. Students will earn an OSHA 30 card and confined space certificate upon completion.

2.00
1046210300 Hydraulic Components and Schematics
Description

Students will learn how to operate the Basic Hydraulic Trainer and draw the schematic symbols in a circuit.

1.00
1046210500 Fixed Displacement Pumps
Description

Students will learn about Pascal's law and the relationship between pressure, force and area.

1.00
1046210700 Hydraulic Pressure Valves
Description

Students will identify different hydraulic valves and use them in an application.

1.00
1046210900 Analyze Basic Pneumatic Trainer
Description

Students will learn how to operate the Basic Pneumatic Trainer.

1.00
1046211200 Analyze Pressure Regulator and Actuator
Description

Students will understand how air compression will affect an actuator.

1.00
1046211500 Basic Electrical Circuits
Description

Students will learn how to measure voltage, current and resistance in an electrical circuit.

1.00
1046211700 Inductance and Capacitance
Description

Students will learn how to define and calculate incuctance and capacitance in an electrical circuit.

1.00
1046211900 Analyze Transformers
Description

Students will learn how to size a transformer and how to identify the step up and step down transformers.

1.00
1080119500 Written Communication
Description

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

3.00
Term: 2
Course # Course Title Credits
1046212100 Mechanical Drive Systems
Description

Students will learn how to install a drive and properly align a shoaft.

1.00
1046212400 Belt and Chain Drives
Description

Students will learn how to properly install and adjust drive components.

1.00
1046212700 Lubrication and Sealing Shafts
Description

Students will learn about proper lubricants and seals for an application.

1.00
1046212900 Common Bearings in Advanced Gear Drives
Description

Students will learn about several bearing styles and common use in a gear drive application.

1.00
1046213200 Pneumatic Valves and Air Logic
Description

Students will be able to identify common air valves and understand how air logic is used.

1.00
1046213500 Filtration and Servicing Components
Description

Students will understand air filtration and component lubrication in an air circuit.

1.00
1046213700 Hydraulic Valves in Actuator
Description

Students will learn how to identify various DCV's and use them in an application on the trainer.

1.00
1046213900 Hydraulic Check Valve Applications
Description

Students will learn the schematic symbols of a check valve and their application.

1.00
1046214100 Accumulators Used in Hydraulics
Description

Students will learn how to charge an accumulator and use them in an application.

1.00
1046214300 Mechanical Print Reading and Schematics
Description

Students will learn drawing symbols and understand how to interprete drawing dimensions.

1.00
1062012300 Three Phase Electric Motor Control
Description

Students will learn about safety, 3 phase power transformation and manual control of three phase motor control systems.

1.00
1062012500 Investigate Troubleshooting Methods
Description

Students will learn about the types and methods of troubleshooting for 3 phase motor control systems.

1.00
1062012700 Troubleshooting Common Motor Circuits
Description

Students will examine the function and troubleshooting of reversing, automatic and timer controlled industrial motor control systems.

1.00
1080413400 Mathematical Reasoning
Description

An activity based approach is used to explore numerical relationships, graphs, proportional relationships, algebraic reasoning, and problem solving using linear, exponential and other mathematical models. Students will develop conceptual and procedural tools that support the use of key mathematical concepts in a variety of contexts. This course is not designed for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) students and/or others who require calculus. Prerequisite(s): 7785478000 Principles of College Math (C or better) or Accuplacer Algebra score >= 35 or UW Math Placement Basic Math score >= 250 or ACT Math score >= 18 or Tailwind Math CMath Fund score >= 16.

3.00
Term: 3
Course # Course Title Credits
1046217000 Pump Safety Installation and Operation
Description

Students will learn how to safety start a pump and proper pump installation.

1.00
1046217200 Cavitation and Pseudo Cavitation
Description

Students will learn about cavitation and simulate on the pump trainer.

1.00
1046217400 Pump Suction
Description

Students will learn how fluid enters a pump safely.

1.00
1046217600 Piping Components and Schematics
Description

Students will learn about various piping materials and components.

1.00
1046217800 Piping Configurations Using a Drawing
Description

Students will construct piping material and components into a circuit using a drawing.

1.00
1046218000 Design and PLC Program
Description

Students will learn about the main components of a PLC and how to write a program.

1.00
1046218200 PLC Troubleshooting Processes
Description

Students will learn how to troubleshoot a faulty PLC program.

1.00
1046218400 Evaluate Analog Inputs and Outputs
Description

Students will learn how to identify a PLC input/ output and how their application.

1.00
1080613900 Survey of Physics
Description

Emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.

3.00
1080916600 Intro to Ethics Theory and Application
Description

Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

3.00
1080919900 Psychology of Human Relations
Description

Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes.

3.00
Term: 4
Course # Course Title Credits
1044214000 Intro to Welding Techniques
Description

Students will explore and perform basic welding techniques.

1.00
1046218600 Tag System Used in Process Control
Description

Students will learn how to idenify circuit tags on the trainer as well as on a diagram.

1.00
1046218800 Loop Controller and Control Elements
Description

Students will learn how to install PID parameters.

1.00
1046219200 Sensors to Measure Liquid Level
Description

Students will change parameters in a program to maintain fluid levels.

1.00
1046219400 Validate Functions of PM
Description

Students will learn how to follow a PM checklist and understand the importance of using proper safety protocol.

1.00
1046219600 Create a PM Checklist and Schedule
Description

Students will learn how to create a PM checklist and develop a maintenance interval for an industrial machine.

1.00
1046219800 Industrial Maintenance Capstone
Description

Common core competency project

3.00
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Description

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects.

3.00

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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Term Start Dates

Spring 2021: January 6 Summer 2021: May 7 Fall 2021: September 1

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost

$9,888*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Practice industry recognized safety practices and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment in an industrial operating environment.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of work orders, repair work completed, and safety procedures implemented.
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial machinery and manufacturing equipment, using appropriate tools, materials, and methods.
  • Troubleshoot and repair, mechanical drive systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and pumping systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair process control systems.
  • Develop an effective preventative maintenance program for manufacturing processes and industrial machinery.
  • Interpret drawings, schematics, and specifications for industrial equipment.
  • Use precision measuring equipment.
  • Work as part of a maintenance team to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair industrial equipment and systems.
  • Use standardized industrial terminology and methods to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, engineers, and vendors.

Your Potential Careers

  • Industrial Mechanical Technician
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Machinery repair

Median Annual Salary

$53,424 $55,238 $55,719
Local State National

EMSI 2020.1

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