Introduction to fundamental mechanics.
Includes: Safety, Measurement, Tools, Physical Properties, Structures, Mechanical Drives, Fabrication, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.


In this course concepts from arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry and scientific notation are reviewed, extended and applied to problems from areas of technology, including electronics, facilities operation, manufacturing, welding and building energy systems.


Introduction to welding and cutting processes.  Covers qualification and certification standards for entry level welders as established by The American Welding Society.

Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems

Overview of basic pressurized fluid systems in engineering, manufacturing, robotic and industrial equipment systems are presented.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as safety for general industry and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA for general industry.

Intro to Automated Warehousing

The basic knowledge that a supply chain technician needs to learn to be successful working in a high-tech distribution center. Ideal for postsecondary lower division or as a high school survey course. A free e-textbook currently in development.

Blueprint Reading

Beginning course in blueprints and their interpretation.

Programmable Logic Controllers

Fundamentals of programmable logic controllers. Programming, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of PLC systems.

Technical Communications

Procedures for organizing and presenting technical data.

Microprocessors, Microcontrollers

Introduction to microprocessors and microcontrollers.

AC Electrical / Electronics

Alternating Current (AC) theory, devices, circuits, applications, calculations and measurements of various parameters.

DC Electrical / Electronics

Basic DC electrical theory, devices, circuits and applications including resistors, capacitors, coils and motors.

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