General Maintenance Mechanic - GM41 (Effective Spring 2015)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Cook Campus

Program Overview

The General Maintenance Mechanic Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for careers in building and facilities and maintenance entry level positions. Topics include refrigeration fundamentals, plumbing fundamentals, commercial wiring practices, structural maintenance, and electrical and electrical motor fundamentals.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;    
 
*Be at least 16 years of age;     

*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;    
 
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;   
  
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (23 - 24 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the basic concepts, theories, and safety regulations and procedures of refrigeration. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, safety, first aid, laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, heat transfer, the refrigerant cycle, refrigerant identification, and types of AC systems.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides an introduction to fundamental electrical concepts and theories as applied to the air conditioning industry. Topics include AC and DC theory, electric meters, electrical diagrams, distribution systems, electrical panels, voltage circuits, code requirements, and safety.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides introductory skills in basic building repair and maintenance. Topics include: carpentry and cabinet repairs, tile and floor repairs, paints and finishes, lab and shop safety, building codes, handicap accessibility, conduit installation, and waterproofing.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides introductory skills in basic plumbing. Topics include: basic pipe sizing, fitting identification and terminology, pipe joining, valve identification, plumbing repairs, and lab and shop safety.
Wiring Option - Choose One of the Following (5 hours)
5

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, and commercial load calculations.
IDSY
1130
5

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Teaches the fundamental concepts of industrial wiring with an emphasis on installation procedures. Topics include: grounding, raceways, three-phase systems, transformers (three-phase and single-phase), wire sizing, overcurrent protection, NEC requirements, industrial lighting systems, and switches, receptacles, and cord connectors.
Motors Option - Choose One of the Following (4 - 5 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: AIRC 1030 or IDFC 1011

This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for application and service of electric motors commonly used by the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Topics include diagnostic techniques, capacitors, installation procedures, types of electric motors, electric motor service, and safety.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls, theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.