2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Mechanical Engineering Tech

EMET 105 – 3 Credits
Technical Blueprints and Schematics

Introduces students to the basic graphic elements and symbols used in a variety of industrial drawings. Technical prints covered include machine drawings, sheet metal drawings, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings, piping and plumbing system drawings, and drawings representing electrical systems. Sketching concepts are presented to support student understanding of basic drawing principals. Students also learn to recognize standard features in schematics, and read and interpret symbols used in electrical, piping, hydraulic and pneumatic, and welding. 3 Credits; 3 lecture hours per week NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

EMET 115 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Lean Principles

Investigates Lean concepts and practices and examines their impact on processes in work environments. Just-in-time process improvements, teamwork, process flow, lead time reduction, production and inventory control and multiple organizational strategies are applied during simulation activities where students explore the difference between lean and traditional production approaches. 3 Credits; 3 lecture hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052

EMET 125 – 3 Credits
Mechanics and Maintenance Fundamentals

Equips students with essential competencies in mechanical systems and industrial measurement skills. Concepts of fluid mechanics are presented, as well as the construction of simple machines, with a review of machine elements, fasteners, and friction and wear. Students apply newly gained knowledge of mechanical systems as they learn to use industrial precision measuring instruments to perform a variety of maintenance tasks. The industrial measurement concepts considered include identification and selection of material, installation and alignment of equipment, and the role of fit and clearance in determining premature or excessive equipment wear. 3 Credits; 2 lecture hours per week; 2 lab hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Corequisite: EGNT 101

EMET 135 – 3 Credits
Fluid Power

Provides students with a foundational understanding of the principles underlying fluid power systems. Students analyze the operating components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including strainers, filters, reservoirs, accumulators, pumps, motors, compressors, and directional and pressure control valves. The course focuses on the application of fluid power components such as pumps, valves and actuators, and circuits used in machinery. Students apply concepts to interpret hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams and assemble simple systems. 3 Credits: 2 lecture hours per week; 2 lab hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year. Pre/Co-requisite: EMET 125 - Mechanics and Maintenance Fundamentals and EGNT 101 - Introduction to Enginering Technology

EMET 145 – 3 Credits
Principles of Electronics/Electricity

Presents foundational concepts for safe use of electronics and electricity in the industrial environment. Relevant theoretical and practical information is covered, relating to current, magnetism, current resistance and potential difference, electrical component, conductors, and AC and DC circuits. Topics include resistors, color coding, Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law, calculating voltage, series, parallel and series/parallel circuits. Proper use of soldering tools and test equipment will also be covered. 3 Credit hours: 2 lecture hours per week; 2 lab hours per week NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: OSHT 106; EMET 105; MATH 135.

EMET 155 – 3 Credits
Quality Concepts in Manufacturing

Introduces students to quality management concepts, continuous process improvement models, and quality practices at local industries. Students use a structured-problem solving approach to identify process variation and learn to use a manufacturing audit checklist. NOTE: Coarses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 or LVR2 or ACLT 052; and MATH 082 or LVM2 or LVM3 or LVM4 or LVM5

EMET 165 – 3 Credits
Programmable Logic Controllers

Introduces electronic controls of process and mechanical devices. This course provides background of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and presents many aspects of the PLC systems, both large and small. Topics covered include PLC's structure, operation, capabilities and limitations. Students will write programs and use Allen Bradley PLC trainers to test, troubleshoot and verify results. Students will apply specific procedures in practical simulation activities. 3 Credits: 2 lecture hours per week; 2 lab hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: EMET 125 and EMET 145 or permission of the program coordinator

EMET 205 – 3 Credits
Troubleshooting Mechanical Systems

Introduces students to troubleshooting techniques and proper maintenance procedures. This course covers electrical, mechanical and fluid power troubleshooting procedures. Students examine how electrical and mechanical systems work under ideal conditions and assess potential system failures. Schematics, diagrams and test equipment are used to solve problems and perform preventive maintenance on systems. 3 Credits: 2 lecture hours per week, 2 lab hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: EMET 125; EMET 135; EMET 145; or permission of program coordinator

EMET 210 – 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Piping Systems

Introduces pipefitting components, as well as standard terminology used to describe piping dimensions, operation and installation. Threaded and welded piping systems are covered, as are plastic systems and accessories. In addition, students learn about and work with tubing components, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting techniques. 3 Credits: 2 lecture hours per week; 2 laboratory hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: EMET 125 or permission of the program coordinator

EMET 230 – 3 Credits
Advanced Lean Concepts

introduces students to the essential elements of the product planning, product design, production planning, and production operation cycles required to develop and manufacture a product using world-class manufacturing techniques. Participants develop data collection, analysis, and presentation skills, and use measures of central tendency, variability, and the normal curve to solve problems. Students in simulations of real-life situations, students get hands-on experience with the quality-management techniques that have evolved to improve the whole system of manufacturing. 3 Credits: 3 lecture hours per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: EMET 115 or permission of program coordinator

EMET 250 – 3 Credits
Power Transmission Equipment

presents the components and operation of complex mechanical equipment used in manufacturing, through practical lab experiences. Students perform assembly, fitting, and alignment tasks during the lab portion of the class. The course extends knowledge of basic mechanics to provide students with a broad understanding of the operation of power transmission equipment. The types of power transmissions covered in this class include belt drives, chain drives, gears and gear drives, adjustable speed drives, shaft alignment, shaft coupling devices and clutches and brakes. Students apply mastered concepts to perform an alignment. 3 Credits: 2 hours of lecture per week; 2 hours of lab per week NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year. Pre/Co-requisites: EMET 105 and EMET 125 or permission of program coordinator