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Metropolitan Community College Industrial Maintenance Program

Industrial Maintenance Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Eric Wehmueller, 816.604.5245

INTE 102 - Communication for Industry - 2.00 credits

This course will introduce the student to the requirements needed for good communication in the workplace environment. It will include the development of verbal, nonverbal, written and electronic communication skills. Students will practice communication in a simulated environment.

INTE 107 - Industrial Electrical Safety - 2.00 credits

This course will introduce the student to electrical safety rules and procedures in the industrial arena. The student will learn the NFPA 70E requirements, meter safety and how to safely work around electrical circuitry in the workplace. Student will complete CPR certification.

INTE 112 - Industrial Electrical DC Principles - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or completion of MATH 103 or higher with a grade of C or higher. This course is an introductory course for the individual who is moving into an industrial maintenance or related activity. Behavior of electricity, sources of electricity, Ohms' and Watt's laws in DC circuits. The student will learn basic concepts in direct current circuits and applications.

INTE 113 - Industrial Electrical AC Principles - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 112 or equivalent. This course is an introductory course for the individual who is moving into an industrial maintenance or related activity. This course will build on the concepts learned in INTE 112 and expand into alternating circuit concepts including introduction to transformers and 3 phase power distribution.

INTE 115 - Electrical Print Reading - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 113 with a C grade or higher. This course is designed to teach the student to read and interpret electrical blueprints commonly found in residential, commercial and industrial maintenance settings. Topics include blueprint layout, symbols, projections, dimensions, tolerances, clearances, assembly and bill of material.

INTE 124 - Employment Strategies for Technical Careers - 2.00 credits

This course prepares the student to use strategies for successful career goal setting, job seeking, obtaining, maintaining and terminating employment in technical areas. Topics include conducting a job search, preparing a resume and cover letter, and participating in job interviews.

INTE 131C - Special Problems and Projects - 3.00 credits

Independent study in Industrial Technologies related areas under the supervision of the faculty member.

INTE 140 - Fundamentals of Industrial Machine Repair - 3.00 credits

This course is designed to present the fundamentals of the care and maintenance on a wide range of industrial equipment, including chain and gear drives, couplings and fluid power equipment. Lubricants and lubrication will be covered. The replacement of seals and bearings will be covered. Correct application and selection of hand and power tools. Basic motor alignment including laser alignment will be introduced.

INTE 142 - National Electric Code (NEC) - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 113 with a C grade or higher. The course is designed to present the requirements of the National Electric Code. Topics include requirements, codes, wiring requirements, conduit, hazardous locations, overcurrent protection, motor protection, installations and safety.

INTE 150 - Fluid Power Fundamentals of Hydraulics and Pneumatics - 3.00 credits

An introduction to fluid power and pneumatic concepts. Topics include the physics of fluid power, safety, hydraulic pumps, air compressors, actuators, pressure and flow measurement and regulation, basic maintenance, motors, coolers, and operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

INTE 151 - Industrial Rigging - 3.00 credits

This course is designed to demonstrate to the student safe and correct means of rigging and hoisting equipment. Topics will include wire rope, synthetic and chain slings. The student will learn the fundamentals of wire rope maintenance, center of gravity calculations and safe crane operation.

INTE 175 - Electric Motor Controls I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HVAC 109 or INTE 115. The course is designed to present the fundamentals of electrical motor control components, circuits and systems. Topics include electrical control symbols, power distribution, control transformers, solenoids and relays, motor starters, pilot devices, timers and sequencers, dc and ac motor principles, proximity sensors and troubleshooting.

INTE 185 - Solar/Photovoltaic Systems - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 112 with a grade of C or higher. Solar radiation as applied to photovoltaic technology, photovoltaic system component selection, and introduction to safe design and installation of photovoltaic systems.

INTE 224 - Energy Management, Efficiency, and Conservation - 3.00 credits

Introduces fundamental concepts of energy management, including energy production and costs, and efficiency/conservation methods available for energy use reduction. Analysis of methods by which energy is used, and its environmental and financial impacts and consequences. Investigation of methods to identify and assess energy conservation opportunities. Optional field trips.

INTE 225 - Industrial Electrical Print Reading - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 115. This course introduces the student to industrial prints. The student will become familiar with electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, one-line diagrams, PLC prints, and P&IDs (Process & Instrumentation Diagrams). Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use these prints to maintain, troubleshoot and install electrical systems in the workplace. They will be able to determine safety hazards and proper procedures for guarding against those hazards.

INTE 240 - Advanced Industrial Machine Repair - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 140 with a C grade or higher. This course is designed to present advanced principles of the industrial maintenance on a wide range of industrial equipment and procedures, including proper selection of bearings, seals, gears. Topics include replacement of seals, bearings, proper installation and setup. Correct application and selection of tools. This course will also cover alignment and vibration analysis.

INTE 242 - Master & Journeyman Electrical Exam Preparation - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 142 or instructor approval. The course is designed to present a review of electrical principles, the requirements of the National Electric Code for safe, code compliant electrical installations. Topics include: NEC (National Electrical Code) Overview, electrical math as it relates to electrical theory, conductor sizing, conductor box fill, conduit wire fill, electrical services, motor calculations and protection requirements. Service calculations and overcurrent protection, hazardous locations, overcurrent protection, single and multifamily dwelling, and commercial occupancies, single-phase and three-phase transformer calculations.

INTE 260 - Industrial Pipefitting and Plumbing Fundamentals - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 140. This course will teach the basic fundamentals of pipefitting and plumbing. The historical importance of these trades will be covered, as well as their modern day significance. Plumbing hardware and piping will be identified. Safety will be emphasized.

INTE 270 - Instrumentation and Process Controls - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: HVAC 201 or INTE 271. This course is designed to introduce the individual to various types of instrumentation and control schemas. This course will primarily cover pressure, temperature, level and flow detection and calculations. Lab activities will include calibration, tuning and installation of various analog and smart equipment used in industry.

INTE 271 - Programmable Logic Controller I - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 113 and INTE 175 with a C grade or higher. The course is designed to provide the individual with an ability to understand the various output methods, programming and troubleshooting techniques using the programmable controllers (PLC). I-O methods for dc and ac and analog, ladder programming and analysis, logical functions, timers and counters, forcing and troubleshooting techniques are among the specific topics covered. The student will be able to correlate motor control systems to PLC systems.

INTE 272 - Programmable Logic Controller II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 115 & INTE 271. This course is designed to provide the individual with the skills needed to study process control, motion control, addressing Input/Outputs and intercommunications. Topics include: advanced instruction sets for applications, analog, stepper, searching, on-line editing, cross referencing and ControlLogix software.

INTE 273 - Variable Speed Motors and Drives - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 175 & INTE 271. The course will cover the theory and application of AC and DC Motors and their uses in industry. Theory and application of the various methods to control the speed of AC and DC electric motors using solid state devices will also be covered including thyristor and transistor controlled circuits, three phase triggered circuits, variable phase, frequency and voltage circuits.

INTE 275 - Electric Motor Control II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 175. Installation and maintenance of electrical control equipment, timing devices, solenoids, limit switches, electrical power distribution, reduced voltage motor starting, overcurrent protection and preventative maintenance are covered.

INTE 276 - Electrical and PLC Troubleshooting - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 275 and INTE 271, both co-requisites. The course is designed to present the systematic approaches to electrical and PLC troubleshooting. An emphasis is placed on electrical, PLC, and electromechanical controls. Discussions of trouble analysis will be followed by the student analyzing various introduced troubles into control systems. Replacements of components are covered.

INTE 280 - HMI for the PLC - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 272. There is a strong demand for advanced programmable logic controller skills in the workplace. This class enables the student to enhance their skills in human machine interfacing with graphics design and networking it to a PLC.

INTE 281 - Industrial Robotics - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: INTE 271 or concurrent enrollment. This course is an introduction to various types of robot anatomy. Topics include drive systems, control systems and components, motion analysis, end-effectors, sensors and machine vision. The course also covers robot classifications, geometry and path control techniques, end-of-arm tooling, gripper selection system intelligence and compliance, programming, safety and safeguarding considerations and operator training, acceptance and problems. Laboratory experiments focus on interfacing lab robots to I/O devices using industrial grade PLCs of the major manufacturers and programming the lab robots to perform basic tasks.

INTE 290 - Programmable Logic Controller Capstone - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: INTE 277 or concurrent enrollment. This course will assist the student in developing and creating documentation to support a portfolio to present to prospective employers. The student will use the skills they have acquired in previous classes to convert several Motor Control relay logic systems to the most current PLC programming software. They will create safety procedures to use in the workplace related to Programmable Logic Controllers. The student will learn how to use function block diagram programming in PLCs.

INTE 299B - Advanced Special Problems, Projects, and Capstones - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Independent study in Industrial Technologies related areas under the supervision of the faculty member.