Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operations of inductors, capacitors, time constants and transformers are included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Provides students with the knowledge and skills to service and repair heating and air conditioning systems. Hands-on activities include charging, discharging and leak detection. Students will receive federal and state AG-136 certification.
Acquaints students with the common welding techniques and procedures for arc and oxyacetylene welding in all positions. Topics include fusion welding, brazing, cutting, metal identification, selection of electrodes and American Welding Society symbols.
Included topics are solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 51 percentile or greater or completion of equiv. GOAL course or not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER must consult with instructor at the first class.
Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program. If you have questions, contact your advisor.
Focuses on the operation and maintenance of the power train. Students learn the procedures for overhauling, adjusting and troubleshooting heavy duty transmissions and various final drives.
Focuses on failure analysis to determine root cause of various drive train system failures. Students will learn how to interpret codes used to identify errors within different power train computer controlled systems.
Teaches and evaluates the following skills: Public Access Defibrillation (PAD), basic first aid, one rescuer adult CPR, clearing obstructed airways and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The risk factors of heart disease and stroke are discussed along with mouth-to-barrier devices. Students receive an American Heart Association Healthcare CPR card with two-year certification.
Provides students with work experience on actual vehicles in area shops.
Introduces the student to basic electrical and electronic fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair complex electrical and electronic systems installed in Caterpillar and various FABCO rental service machines.
Focuses on understanding the operation and maintenance required for electrical power generation equipment. It provides in-depth study and hands-on activities, including maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing generator sets. Participants will learn how to test for proper operation and make appropriate adjustments. Topics include control panels, circuit breakers and voltage regulators.
Focuses on the advanced skills needed to setup, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical power generation systems in accordance with Caterpillar guidelines. Students will learn these skills on Caterpillar equipment including generators, switchgear, and control panels.
Describes electrical hazards and basic approaches to working safely for the Emergency Power Generation Technician. Students learn skills to recognize, evaluate and control electrical hazards. Includes personnel protective equipment and how to perform tasks safely. Introduces OSHA's Electrical Safe Work Practices and prepares learners for additional detailed safety training.
Teaches students to disassemble, identify each part, measure all wear points and make reuse recommendations, analyze failed components, and reassemble electronic controlled diesel engines. Component analysis, function and operation theories of the diesel engine are lecture topics studied.
Focuses on key troubleshooting skills and methodology. Engine system testing procedures and tools are used to analyze symptom-based engine problems. Application of computer diagnostic tools is employed in actual live road testing situations. Engine dynamometer operation will also be part of this course.
Introduces the student to the various fuel system fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair complex fuel systems installed in Caterpillar and various FABCO rental service machines.
Enhances the ability to understand advanced fuel systems to properly diagnose, tune-up, repair and replace components in complex fuel systems installed in Caterpillar engines.
Focuses on basic hydraulic principles and systems. Hands-on activities include replacing hoses, cylinders and performing minor maintenance.
Focuses on the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair hydraulic systems found on off-road construction equipment. Students will learn how to diagnose pumps, valves, cylinders, motors and electronic controlled valves.
Focuses on the safe and proper operation of hand tools and shop equipment. Students learn the proper lifting and blocking procedures for a variety of equipment, including OSHA regulations. Students will learn basic first aid and become familiar with shop computer operation.
Introduces ladder logic diagrams used to document power control networks. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, contactors, relays, timers, and motor starters. Students will design, construct, and troubleshoot ladder logic circuitry following safe working procedures. Memory addressing schemes and PLC hardware of an Allen-Bradley SLC-500 is introduced. Students taking this course should have a working knowledge of electronics.
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects. This course is required for FABTECH students and focuses on FABTECH communications.
Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Reading--21 percentile and Sentence Skills--50 percentile or greater or completion of equiv. GOAL courses or not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER must consult with instructor.
Focuses on the inspection and lubrication of a variety of equipment. Students will collect oil samples and complete general repairs and adjustments to a variety of small construction equipment.
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
*Prerequisites: ACCUPLACER Reading--21 percentile and Sentence Skills--50 percentile or greater or completion of equiv. GOAL courses or not pursuing a degree. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER must consult with instructor.