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VOA 038 – Bus Driver Class B CDL Hands-On II

This course is designed to teach the student range maneuvers and skills for on-road driving. The student should be able to apply basic operating skills to ensure safety for themselves and that of the other road drivers. Practice range skills necessary for the Motor Vehicle Hands-On Examination will be studied, and highway and city driving during both peak and evening hours will be introduced. Topics to be covered include: visual search, speed control, space management, highway driving, maintaining an accurate driver's log, proper procedures for a safe operation of a vehicle, and enhancement of basic operating skills.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of coordinating the acceleration and braking to safely maneuver the vehicle;
2. demonstrate an understanding of coordinating the clutch, throttle, and gearshift to maintain proper engine speed;
3. enhance development of pre-trip inspection skills;
4. read and interpret the images presented by flat and convex mirrors;
5. demonstrate the ability to operate the bus under low, medium, and high density traffic conditions;
6. use turn signals to provide adequate warning to other vehicles; and
7. discuss the importance of gaps or space management in traffic

VOA 077 – U.S. Coast Guard Captain's Licensing Course (OUPV)

Prepare for the U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License test for the operation of un-inspected passenger carrying vessels. Subjects include rules of the road, deck general and safety, navigation, chart reading and plotting. (Testing done on campus.)

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the development and evolution of maritime navigation rules;
2. demonstrate an understanding of nautical charts as well as general information that is contained on that chart;
3. develop the ability to become familiar with the magnetic compass, chart navigation, latitude/longitude, plotting tools, measuring devices, compass bearings, and distance off
4. demonstrate an understanding of how the Code of Federal Regulations is designed and how to find information that can be used in conjunction with the USCG licensing examination;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry of fire, and learn how to use basic fire fighting equipment/techniques and other emergency ship-board procedures; and
6. the student will be prepared to take the U.S.C.G. Merchant Marine Officers test for Captain or Operator of Un-inspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV).

VOA 078 – U.S. Coast Guard Captain's Licensing Course (Upgrade To Master)

Prepare for the test to upgrade existing OUPV License to Master. Subjects include T-Boat regulations, watchkeeping, ship construction and trim and stability. (Testing done on campus.)

Course Objectives:
the student will be prepared to take the U.S.C.G. Merchant Marine Officers test for Upgrade from Operator of Un-inspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) to Masters up to 100 gross tons.

VOA 079 – U.S. Coast Guard Captain's Licensing Course (Master 100 Tons)

Prepare for the U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License test masters level. This comprehensive review covers all aspects of the commercial operation of Coast Guard inspected passenger carrying vessels. Subjects include rules of the road, deck general and safety, chart reading, plotting, T-Boat regulations, watchkeeping, trim and stability and ship construction. (Testing done on campus.)

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the development and evolution of maritime navigation rules;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the various types of nautical charts as well as general information that is contained on that chart;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the magnetic compass, chart navigation, latitude/longitude, plotting tools, measuring devices, compass bearings and distance off;
4. demonstrate an understanding of how the Code of Federal Regulations is designed and how to find information that can be used in conjunction with the USCG¿s licensing examination;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry of fire, and how to use basic fire fighting equipment/techniques and other emergency ship-board procedures; and
6. demonstrate an understanding of the general operations of larger vessels; and
7. the student will be prepared to take the U.S.C.G. Merchant Marine Officers test for Master up to 100 gross tons.

VOA 129 – Orbital Welding

This course is designed to train experienced welders in the field of orbital welding. Equipment familiarization/installation/operation, safety procedures, model 9 weld heads, configuration/operation/calibration, preparation of weld joint for automatic welding, and weld schedule development will be discussed.

Course Objectives:
1. install and operate orbital welding equipment,
2. demonstrate an understanding of safety procedures,
3. demonstrate an understanding of weld joint preparation,
4. develop a weld schedule, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of configure/operation/calibration of model 9 weld heads

VOA 138 – SPRIKLR/FITTR/APPRN/1STYR/PT/C

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to administer CPR,
2. demonstrate the ability to administer First Aid, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of general health and safety issues as they relate to the construction industry.

VOA 139 – SPRKLR/FITTR/APPRN/2NDYR/PT/C

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to administer CPR,
2. demonstrate the ability to administer First Aid, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of general health and safety issues as they relate to the construction industry.

VOA 140 – SPRKLR/FITTR/APPRN/3RDYR/PT/C

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to administer CPR,
2. demonstrate the ability to administer First Aid, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of general health and safety issues as they relate to the construction industry.

VOA 141 – SPRKLR/FITTR/APPRN/4THYR/PT/C

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to administer CPR,
2. demonstrate the ability to administer First Aid, and
3. demonstrate an understanding of general health and safety issues as they relate to the construction industry.

VOA 157 – PREP/ELECTRICIANS/MASTER/LICEN

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to utilize the electrical theory,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to utilize the National Electric Code Book, and
3. develop the ability to perform National Electric Code calculations.

VOA 160 – TELECOMM/TRNG/YR 2/PART A

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the implementation of cable transmissions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the implementation of signaling procedures;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the implementation of switching procedures;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy of faults; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of conduct fault analysis.

VOA 161 – TELECOMM/TRNG/YR 2/PART B

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to test equipment description and testing functions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of test procedures ¿ ohm meter, cable fault locating/test equipment;
3. develop the ability to locate and pinpointing faults;
4. develop the ability to perform closure (aerial and buried) rehabilitation; and
5. develop the ability to bond and ground cable and closures.

VOA 170 – MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PART A

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively communicate with subordinates, peers, management and the public;
2. develop the ability to effectively organize work plans and schedules;
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to properly conduct employee performance evaluations;
4. develop the ability to deal with disgruntled workers;
5. develop the ability to project and control costs;
6. demonstrate the ability to maintain equipment and facilities;
7. develop the ability to institute quality control management; and
8. demonstrate an understanding of how to write and communicate business plans.

VOA 171 – Maintenance Management Part B

This course is designed for Maintenance Mechanics requiring a refresher in mathematical concepts and calculations and core construction crafts. Topics to be covered include: structural/carpentry construction, basics of plumbing/pipefitting, basics of electricity and electrical appliances, understand mathematical concepts and calculations.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of structural/carpentry construction,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of plumbing and pipefitting,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of electricity and electrical appliances,
4. demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts, and
5. perform basic mathematical calculations.

VOA 192 – Basic Rigging

This course is designed to teach maintenance technician trainees the science of lifting or moving parts and equipment safely. Topics to be covered include: safety rules and signals, proper use of wire ropes, slings and chains, and lift and rig components.

Course Objectives:
1. apply safety rules and signals for floor men and crane repairmen,
2. demonstrate proper use of wire ropes and slings,
3. use chains for lifting,
4. burn wire rope safely, and
5. lift and rig various components.

VOA 211 – Crew Leader Academy

This course is designed for new foremen and seasoned crew leaders who want to upgrade their management skills. Topics to be covered include: job orientation, leadership skills, safety, and project control.

Course Objectives:
1. network and load controls for DG and central generating stations;
2. input functional and load requirements;
3. convert standby genset;
4. input functional and equipment requirements;
5. convert emergency modes;
6. input more sophisticated excitation and protection needs;
7. monitor, control, and communicate DG for medium sized brushless generators;
8. make rehab decisions for aging generating plants;
9. prepare rehab specifications for aging plants; and
10. use the latest digital and microprocessor technology in aging generating plants

VOA 212 – Towing Endorsement

Prepare for the U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License Towing Endorsement test. The Coast Guard Endorsement is required by licensed boat operators wishing to engage in towing assistance for hire. Topics include towing astern using a hawser, making a towing bridle, how to stay in step, hazards involved in towing and hip tows.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of vessel towing,
2. discuss the various types of towing rigs,
3. identify the importance of the catenary or download curve on the tow line,
4. recognize the hazards of towing.

VOA 235 – Welding I

Obtain an introduction to the various welding processes and practices with emphasis on safety while welding. Learn shielded metal arc welding of plate and pipe.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. explain welding processes and uses,
2. describe proper safety equipment for welding,
3. demonstrate how to energize and properly set a welding machine,
4. diagram various welding symbols,
5. describe the four welding positions along with the advantages and disadvantages of each,
6. demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify different types of welds,
7. demonstrate the ability to run continuous welds in all positions using the shielded metal arc process,
8. demonstrate advance applications of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) on plate, and
9. define American Society of Arc Welding (ASW) symbols.

VOA 236 – Welding II

Continue the study of the welding and burning concepts of oxy fuel welding, oxy fuel brazing, oxy fuel flame cutting and shielded metal arc welding. Develop additional skills in resistance welding and pipe welding.
Prerequisite: Welding I.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various types of couplings and functions;
2. install and align a belt and pulley drive;
3. assemble and align a chain and sprocket drive;
4. assemble and align a set of couplings;
5. align a set of gears and set backlash;
6. install and remove a ring fedder;
7. hook up, adjust and align a set of brakes; and
8. assemble and adjust worm type speed reducers.

VOA 244 – ABC HVAC - 4th Year Part A

This course is designed to provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning training for the registered 4th yr. ABC apprentice, currently employed full-time and working toward a journeyman status. Topics to be covered include advanced refrigeration, electrical controls, instrumentation process controls, industrial refrigeration and instrumentation, and CPR re-certification.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the operating principles, piping systems, and service requirements associated with various types of boilers, chillers, chilled water systems, and absorption equipment;
2. demonstrate an understanding of proper equipment operation and safety precautions;
3. demonstrate effective customer service to resolve issues with HVAC;
4. troubleshoot and repair electronic controls, and electric, oil, and gas heating and cooling systems; and
5. troubleshoot and repair commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.

VOA 245 – ABC HVAC - 4th Year Part B

This course is designed to provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) training for the registered 4th year ABC apprentice, currently employed full-time and working toward a jouneyman status. Topics to be covered include advanced refrigeration, electrical controls, instrumentation process controls, industrial refrigeration and instrumentation, and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) re-certification.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and repair commercial and industrial electrical controls,
2. demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and repair commercial and industrial instrumentation and process controls,
3. demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and repair commercial and industrial refrigeration and instrumentation, and
4. demonstrate competence in the use of CPR methods.

VOA 248 – USCG Captain's License Renewal Course

Current Captain's License holders obtain the updates and information needed to successfully complete the five (5) year license renewal exam. Topics include charts, navigation, navigation publications, aids to navigation, watch keeping, weather, vessel handling, emergency procedures, communications and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. successfully complete a 20-question written exam.

VOA 255 – USCG Sailing Endorsement to the Captain's License

Current Captain's license holders obtain the information needed to succeed on the Sailing Endorsement Exam Module. The Endorsement is required for all passenger-carrying boats while under sail. Topics include types of sailboats, parts of a sail, sailing theory and rules of the ocean.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify different types of sailboats;
2. identify parts of a sail;
3. demonstrate an understanding of sailing, theory; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of navigation rules that apply to vessels under sail

VOA 256 – HVACR SHOP SKILLS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. use hand tools and machines;
2. construct fittings and components from sheet metal and fiberglass duct board;
3. demonstrate an understanding of duct installation;
4. identify various types of tubing, piping, and fittings used in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems;
5. use hand tools and machines to thread pipe; and
6. use a drill press and post grinder.

VOA 257 – FUNDMNTLS OF REFRIGERATION

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the compression refrigeration cycle;
2. identify mechanical and electrical components of refrigeration systems;
3. perform various service procedures involving hand tools, equipment, and instruments, and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the regulations, procedures, and equipment that apply to refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling that are set by the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

VOA 267 – A.C. MOTOR THEORY AND CONTROLS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. explain the general principles of motor control,
2. demonstrate the proper connection and operation of magnetic contractors and motor starters,
3. identify the different types of pilot control devices,
4. list several applications of polyphase induction motors, and
5. use basic troubleshooting techniques.

VOA 268 – D.C. MOTOR THEORY AND CONTROLS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. identify the parts of a D.C. machine;
2. demonstrate the operation of a compound wound D.C. generator;
3. explain the difference in the operating characteristics of the shunt wound, series wound, and compound wound D.C. motors;
4. calculate the torque produced by each type of D.C. motor using the torque equations; and
5. draw and explain specific common ladder diagrams for D.C. motor control in crane equipment

VOA 276 – Basic Electricity for Maintenance Technicians

Learn the basics of electricity including resistance; voltage; current and power; P&G OSHA qualification test; schematic symbols and diagrams; voltage, current and resistance using Ohm's law; the ability to safely and accurately read a voltmeter and ohmmeter and proper size wire type of insulation for any wiring job.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. define such terms as resistance, voltage, current, and power;
2. pass a P&G OSHA qualification test;
3. identify and read schematic symbols and diagrams;
4. calculate voltage, current and resistance using Ohm¿s laws;
5. demonstrate the ability to safely and accurately read a voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter; and
6. select the proper size wire type of insulation for any wiring job.

VOA 280 – D.C. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. recite electrical terms;
2. use a V.O.M. to measure voltage current, voltage, and resistance;
3. calculate voltage, current, and resistance using Ohm¿s Law;
4. define resistivity and conductivitiy;
5. describe and analyze series-parallel circuits; and
6. demonstrate the operation and usefulness of a potentiometer.

VOA 281 – A.C. CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. draw an impedance diagram and solve for Z, X, or R;
2. define and calculate power factors;
3. construct phasor diagrams;
4. explain the effects of reactance on the phase of the voltage and the current;
5. list the characteristics of a parallel resonant circuit; and
6. describe the various types of three phase systems.

VOA 283 – Mechanical Blueprint Reading

Learn to read blueprints used in the field of maintenance and engineering and how both simple and complex mechanisms can be described graphically.

Course Objective:
1. identify and properly use all the dimensions, lines, symbols, and notes found on a blueprint;
2. define the information provided in the title block, bill of material, and revision listings on a blueprint;
3. make freehand sketches of objects in multi-view isometric and pictorial formats;
4. given orthographic and pictorial views of an object, identify the corresponding surfaces and edges;
5. identify through various blueprints all types of views of objects and assemble the parts shown; and
6. read flow diagrams represented on blueprints such as water, steam, and compressed air flow diagrams.

VOA 293 – Basic Shop Skills

Learn the skills and techniques to recondition mechanical equipment. Become knowledgeable about hand held tools, material handling, pneumatics and electrical tools, measurement, metallurgy fasteners, layout and general shop safety.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various hand tools and usage;
2. measure within tolerances using a rule and calipers;
3. layout a job from a sketch;
4. use a drill press to drill, ream, countersink and counterbore;
5. sketch, matchmark, strip, and reassemble a reducer; and
6. demonstrate and practice the proper safety rules during hands-on activities.

VOA 306 – Measuring and Gauging

Cover basic practices of standard measuring and gauging with emphasis on the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). Topics include Optical Comparator advantages of using the CMM; an SPC chart, statistical process control; machined parts using a surface plate, an angle plate, a sine bar, dial indicator; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing a CMM.

Course Objectives:
1. describe and use the optical comparator to check datum's, holes, and radii;
2. list the advantages of using the CMM when performing a quality check;
3. create a SPC chart for documentation of a machined part;
4. inspect machined parts using a surface plate, an angle plate, a sine bar, and a dial indicator;
5. interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing symbols and describe how to measure parts dimensioned; and
6. set-up and operate a CMM.

VOA 309 – NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. describe and use the Cartesian coordinate system,
2. list the advantages of Numerical Control,
3. describe absolute and incremental positioning,
4. manually create a working part program for a CNC machining center,
5. debug a CNC program, and
6. use CNC software to verify programs.

VOA 316 – Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Become familiar with the rules used to interpret mechanical engineering drawings according to ANSI/ASME Y14.5M-1994.

Course Objective:
1. identify size features and non-size features on a drawing,
2. determine the maximum material condition and least material condition size of a given feature,
3. explain the Taylor Principle,
4. select an appropriate method to verify that a size feature is within the limits specified by the Taylor Principle,
5. interpret datum reference information to establish a coordinate system on the part and design a set-up to manufacture and/or inspect the part according to the datum reference frame, and
6. perform calculations to determine if holes are located within the specified positional tolerance zones.

VOA 317 – Machine Tool Processes 1

Receive instruction and practice in the theory and operation of engine lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of basic precision measuring tools. Topics include major machine tools; the capabilities and functions of machine tools; edge tools appropriate to their function and use; feeds and speeds for edge tools; machined parts to print specifications; engine lathes, vertical milling machines and surface grinders.

Course Objective:
1. identify major machine tools;
2. describe the capabilities and functions of machine tools;
3. select edge tools appropriate to each function and use;
4. calculate feeds and speeds for edge tools;
5. create machined parts to print specifications; and
6. set-up and operate engine lathes, vertical milling machines, and surface grinders

VOA 333 – Maryland Basic Boating Certification Course

Under 16 must be accompanied by adult
Not recommended for children under 13

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify the types of vessels,
2. discuss the safe operation of open water vessels,
3. discuss the effects of alcohol and substance abuse on safe boating,
4. describe federal and state boating regulations,
5. describe types of waterways in Maryland,
6. prepare plans for dealing with emergency situations, and
7. describe approved methods of handling and storing fuels on poweboats.

VOA 334 – Administrative Assistant Applications

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how economics, accounting, business law, organizational behavior, and management affect administrative assistant responsibilities and activities. Topics to be covered include economics, world economy, accounting, general ledger, key accounting terms, balance sheets, income statements, cash flow management, financial controls, the fundamentals of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship; the forms of business organization, ethics and organizational politics; and the basics of international business.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. determine how economic forecasting and the world economy affect an enterprise;
2. explain the importance of balance sheets, income statements, cash flow management, and financial controls and how to keep an organization moving in a positive direction;
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to successfully plan and exercise control, and discover how problem solving and decision making can increase efficiency and effectiveness; and
4. develop the ability to smoothly exercise change management and how to recruit, evaluate, select, and train team members to deliver meaningful performance evaluations.

VOA 338 – Comfort Cooling Systems

Acquire the technical skills needed to operate a mechanical refrigeration system from function to installation. Learn to install and service all types of cooling equipment.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how heat transfer occurs in a cooling system;
2. calculate the temperature and pressure relationships at key points in the refrigeration cycle;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the terms and concepts used in the refrigeration cycle;
4. use temperature and pressure measuring instruments to record readings at key points in the refrigeration cycle while under supervision;
5. identify commonly used refrigerants and demonstrate the procedures for handling these refrigerants;
6. identify the major components of a cooling system and explain how each type works;
7. identify the major accessories available for cooling systems and explain how each type works;
8. identify the control devices used in the cooling systems and explain how each works; and
9. state the correct methods to be used when piping a refrigeration system.

VOA 339 – Heating Systems

Learn the basic principles of heating and heating systems. The course will focus on gas fired & oil fired warm air furnaces.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. explain the three methods by which heat is transferred and note examples,
2. describe how combustion occurs and identify the by-products of combustion,
3. identify the various types of fuels used in heating,
4. identify the major components and accessories of a forced-air furnace and explain the function of each component,
5. state the factors that must be considered when installing a furnace,
6. identify the major components of a gas furnace and describe how each performs,
7. with supervision use a manometer to measure and adjust manifold pressure on a gas furnace,
8. identify the major components of an oil furnace and describe how each performs,
9. describe how an electric furnace works,
10. with supervision perform basic furnace preventative maintenance procedures which include cleaning and filter replacement.

VOA 358 – Health and Safety in Industry

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the health and safety issues relevant to employment, identification of commonly found hazards, and accident prevention techniques in industry. Topics to be covered include recognizing the causes and preventions of most work related accidents, identifying the results or effects of most work related accidents, the practice of good safety and health procedures, compliance with MOSH requirements, and CPR and other specialized life saving techniques.

Course Objective:
1. recognize the causes and preventions of most work related accidents,
2. identify the results or effects of most work related accidents,
3. discuss the practice of good safety and health procedures,
4. demonstrate an understanding of compliance with MOSH requirements, and
5. perform CPR and other specialized life saving techniques.

VOA 360 – IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Year 4 Part A

This course is designed to enable the fourth year electrical apprentice student to learn the advanced electrical skills and methodology. Topics to be covered include single-phase transformers, direct current generators, direct current motors, and three phase alternators.

Course Objectives:
1. connect three single-phase transformers to form a three-phase bank,
2. calculate voltage and current values for a three-phase transformer connection,
3. draw schematic diagrams for different types of direct current generators,
4. set brushes to the neutral plan position on the commutator of a direct current machine,
5. connect a direct current motor for a particular direction of rotation,
6. connect a three-phase alternator and make measurements using test instruments,
7. determine the direction of rotation of a three-phase motor using a phase rotation meter, and
8. connect dual voltage motors for a proper operation on the desired voltage.

VOA 361 – IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Year 4 Part B

This course is designed to enable the fourth year electrical apprentice student to learn the advanced electrical skills and methodology. Topics to be covered include three-phase motors and single-phase motors.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to list the different types of three-phase motors,
2. demonstrate the ability to list the different types of split-phase motors,
3. demonstrate the ability to reverse the direction of rotation of a split-phase motor,
4. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of shaded-pole type motors,
5. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of repulsion type motors,
6. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of stepping motors, and
7. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of universal motors.

VOA 362 – S.C.U.B.A. Diving Certification Prep Course

Learn the physics, physiology, and procedures associated with modern-day diving using classroom lecture and pool exercises led by experienced professional diving instructors. All equipment for pool training will be provided by the instructional staff for an additional fee.

Coure Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to effectively use snorkel equipment;
2. demonstrate the ability to fit, assemble, and perform routine care of equipment;
3. demonstrate an understanding of a buoyancy compensator, weight belt, regulator, alternate air source, gauges, cylinders, safety equipment, and protective dive wear;
4. explain nomenclature on SCUBA cylinders detailing material and construction, size, and testing/inspection requirements;
5. demonstrate an understanding of ¿buddy breathing¿ and air sharing techniques;
6. demonstrate an understanding of buoyancy control by achieving and maintaining neutral buoyancy;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the following diver entries (Boat Enter, Pier Entry, Beach Entry);
8. examine the factors of ascent and descent physiology as it relates to recreational divers;
9. evaluate a repetitive dive plan using the U.S. Navy dive tables; and
10. demonstrate the ability to properly plan a dive incorporating the considerations of wind, current, depth, time, and activity.

VOA 363 – Warehouse Technician Practicum

Acquire the practical experience required to perform the everyday tasks of warehouse work and product distribution. Topics include the use of warehouse software to perform daily tasks, the use of warehouse materials such as pallet jacks, reach trucks and racks and stock picking. Intended for students with learning differences and disabilities.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to use warehouse software to check on orders;
2. demonstrate the ability to use warehouse software to ship orders;
3. demonstrate the ability to use warehouse software to check inventory;
4. develop the ability to use warehouse materials to stock shelves using the correct system;
5. develop the ability to process orders using warehouse materials;
6. develop the ability to distribute materials within and outside of warehouse following instructions;
7. develop the ability to report and log distribution, shipping, and receiving with proper paperwork;
8. develop the ability to mark, code, scan inventory on shipments; and
9. demonstrate an understanding of how to practice safety in accordance with OSHA and site regulations.

VOA 364 – Methods and Safety in Warehousing

Learn to perform warehouse work and the safety requirements of working in a warehouse. Topics include shipping, receiving, stock picking, inventory management, basic safety and OSHA regulations. Intended for students with disabilities.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to practice good safety habits on the job;
2. demonstrate the ability to check shipping information against an invoice, purchase order, manifest;
3. demonstrate the ability to mark identification numbers or codes on incoming shipments;
4. develop the ability to conduct physical and cyclical counts;
5. develop the ability to rotate stock;
6. develop the ability to prepare and verify outbound shipments; and
7. develop the ability to inspect trailers and areas before loading stock.

VOA 373 – AC/DC Motor Theory and Control

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify the different motor types;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the specific specifications and nameplate data on a given motor;
3. develop the ability to calculate speed, torque and horsepower on motors;
4. demonstrate an understanding of motor speed control;
5. demonstrate the ability to describe the most common methods of controlling the output voltage of generators; and
6. discuss the principles of voltage generation.

VOA 382 – Forklift Operator Training

This course is designed to enable the company employee to learn how to operate forklifts in accordance with OSHA standards. The course will cover safety measures as they pertain to vehicle inspection, proper vehicle operation, and product handling under general and specific site conditions. Topics to be covered include safety issues as they pertain to the knowledge of the equipment, understanding load balance, areas traveled, common sense, general information about forklifts, stability, center of gravity, capacity (weight and load center), visual and operational checks of the engine as part of an inspection procedure, basic operating procedures, steering, lifting loads, moving loads, attachments, stopping, and parking.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to inspect the vehicle for unsafe conditions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of potentially hazardous conditions and safety measures to follow;
3. develop the ability to stop, drive, and turn a forklift; and
4. develop the ability to load, stack, lift and maneuver various loads properly and safely.

VOA 392 – Industrial Mathematics

Course Objective:
1. interpret and solve word problems involving percentages,
2. simplify a given algebraic expression by combining like terms,
3. perform arithmetic operations with signed numbers using a scientific calculator,
4. solve a second degree equation using square roots,
5. identify different types of angles, and
6. state the Pythagorean Theorem for right angles.

VOA 394 – Basic Blueprint Reading

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to read and understand blueprints, specifications and related contract documents;
2. explain the relationship between drawings and specifications; and
3. discuss material, symbols and drawing language as they pertain to specifications.

VOA 397 – Learn to Sail Certification Course

Learn the skill of sailing small centerboard sailboats and basic boating. Receive instruction on how to steer and trim, tack and jibe, rig and de-rig, dock, moor, capsize recovery and rules of the road. Successful completion of this course leads to eligibility for U.S. Sail certification.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate an understanding of safe boating procedures,
2. describe forces that propel a sailboat,
3. demonstrate typical tacking and jibing maneuvers,
4. demonstrate an understanding of the procedures of righting a capsized boat,
5. discuss the names and purpose of sailboat parts, and
6. successfully complete the Maryland basic boating course.

VOA 406 – Introduction to Lean Enterprise

Receive an overview of organizational applications of lean principles and practices including a variety of lean tools, as well as strategies for implementation. Activities alternate between content presentation and facilitated simulation activities, during which lean concepts are applied to traditional business and production operations to create a lean enterprise.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. explain the historical background and conceptual development of major Lean systems;
2. distinguish between value-added and non-value-added elements on products and services;
3. provide an overview of general concepts and definitions in Lean Systems, placing emphasis on the creation of value and mapping the value system;
4. apply principles of the visual workplace including visual controls and devices;
5. implement team structure and functional plant layout to a Lean Systems model to maximize quality and efficiency; and
6. utilize a successful Lean implementation.

VOA 407 – Workplace Organization and 5S

Examine the logic behind visual workplace organization and 5S processes. Employ 5S concepts and methods in scenario-based simulation activities in which the impact to safety, order, cleanliness and organization are explored.

Course Objective:
1. describe the relationship between the current market conditions and the implementation of world class practices;
2. provide an overview of the components of the Lean toolkit, focusing on eliminating waste;
3. evaluate the production outcomes resulting from a scenario-based simulation exercise;
4. apply the 5S concept of 'sort' to improve the organization of a simulated production line; and
5. organize all elements of a production licensing the 'set-in-order' principles.

VOA 408 – VALUE STREAM MAPPING

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. provide an overview of World Class principles and concepts;
2. interpret a value stream applying lean concepts, terms and symbols;
3. apply concepts of value stream mapping to create a current state map during a scenario-based activity;
4. conduct a team-based simulation exercise during which components identified in the future state map are applied to improve efficiency and production levels; and
5. implement recommendations flowing from the future state map to generate an action plan and organizational buy-in.

VOA 409 – Pumps

Gain a working knowledge of the different mechanical and physical properties of various types of pumps, packing materials and mechanical seals. Learn how to install, maintain, and repair these pumps along with the proper procedures needed for the installation of seals and packing.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. describe how pumps work,
2. develop the ability to install a pump,
3. use the proper nomenclature for pump parts, and
4. develop the ability to trouble shoot a pump that is not pumping

VOA 410 – Welding I Part I

Receive an introduction to the history of welding and burning, applicable burning and welding terminology, welding and burning equipment and identification and use of all appropriate safety procedures and precautions. Topics include welding processes, safety in welding, flame cutting, shielded metal arc equipment, set-up and operation, shielded metal arc electrode selection and advanced shielded metal arc welding of plate.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of safe welding practices and procedures;
2. describe the types of protection that should be worn for welding;
3. describe the proper method of handling, storing, and setting up cylinders;
4. select and set proper welding currents; and
5. make multiple pass welds in all positions and make an open and closed root weld.

VOA 411 – Welding I Part II

Review basic welding fundamentals and receive an introduction to the basics in oxy and acetylene welding and basic electrode arc welding. Topics include welding safety, burning, brazing and electrode classification.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of oxyacetylene and electric arc welding;
2. use safety equipment and procedures;
3. weld various kinds of materials used in the trade; and
4. cut materials using arc and oxygen equipment and processes.

VOA 414 – LEAN OFFICE

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. explain the historical background and conceptual development of Lean Office systems;
2. distinguish between value added and non-value added elements of office and support processes;
3. explain how lean tools and techniques can add value to office, support and administrative operations;
4. interpret an office value stream mapping to create a current state map during a scenario-based activity;
5. apply concepts of a value stream mapping to create a current state map during a scenario-based activity;
6. conduct a team-based simulation exercise during which components identified in the future state map are applied to improve efficiency and production levels;
7. implement recommendations flowing from the future state map to generate an action plan and organizational by-in; and
8. introduce and apply lean tools and techniques to various business settings.

VOA 415 – MISTAKE PROOFING & WKPLCE STAN

Course Objectives:
1. explain the historical background and conceptual development of Lean systems;
2. distinguish between different types of errors in production, office, and support processes;
3. provide an overview of general concepts in mistake proofing, placing emphasis on the prevention or detection of errors, identification of defects, and reduction of defect waste;
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to introduce standardized work tools and techniques to various business processes;
5. identify ongoing opportunities to apply workplace standards across the enterprise; and
6. identify methods to achieve organizational buy-in for the adoption of Lean systems.

VOA 416 – CELLULAR/FLOW SYSTEMS

Course Objectives:
1. explain the historical development of batch, synchronous flow, and cellular processes;
2. distinguish between push and pull processes in production, office, and support functions;
3. discuss opportunities for improving the balance between system output and customer demand;
4. assess the impact of different types of waste and process variation in a variety of work situations;
5. introduce a systematic approach for analyzing, developing, and designing cellular work systems;
6. implement a variety of techniques to measure, manage, and improve Cellular Work Systems; and
7. identify opportunities to apply Cellular Work Systems across the enterprise.

VOA 420 – READING SCHEMATICS AND SYMBOLS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify symbols and connections located on a detailed drawing,
2. demonstrate an understanding of electrical circuit drawings,
3. demonstrate the ability to trace the flow of electrons through an electrical circuit,
4. demonstrate the ability to identify fuses and circuit breakers in a diagram, and
5. demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot a circuit through the use of a schematic.

VOA 421 – UNDRSTNG/BASC/ELECTRICITY/ELEC

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify the purpose and parts of an ammeter,
2. discuss the relationship of potential difference to the flow of electric currents,
3. cite the definition of Ohm¿s Law,
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate voltage drops across a load in a DC circuit, and
5. identify the proper steps to the use of a multi-meter to measure electrical resistance

VOA 422 – Electrical Measuring Instruments

Learn the principles of meter operations to include ammeters, voltmeter, wattmeters and how to perform resistance measurements. Gain in-depth knowledge of associated theory and hands-on experience in using multimeters and oscilloscopes.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. define digital meter and analog meter,
2. identify the meters that should be connected in series in a circuit,
3. identify the meters that should be connected in parallel in a circuit,
4. demonstrate the ability to make zero-adjustments with an ohmmeter, and
5. demonstrate two methods to determine phase angles with an oscilloscope.

VOA 423 – ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to properly use soldiering tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to identify electronic components and symbols,
3. demonstrate an understanding of industry-accepted rework and repair procedures,
4. demonstrate the ability to soldier components to a printed circuit board, and
5. demonstrate two splicing techniques.

VOA 424 – INTRODUCTION TO SEMICONDUCTORS

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify the basic structure of the semiconductor atom and the flow of free electrons,
2. identify the p-type and n-type regions and the junction of p-n junction diodes,
3. discuss how power line conditioning can prevent power line problems,
4. identify four common transistor characteristics,
5. demonstrate an understanding of the difference between n-p-n and p-n-p transistors, and
6. identify n-p-n and p-n-p transistors on a schematic.

VOA 425 – DIGITAL LOGIC SYSTEMS

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to compare equivalent NAND and NOR gates through the use of positive and negative logic,
2. demonstrate the ability to convert between the decimal and binary number systems,
3. describe the operation of a shift register,
4. identify the basic parts of a microprocessor, and
5. identify the steps in troubleshooting logic systems.

VOA 428 – GPS FOR MARINERS

Course objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. develop the ability to correctly configure GPS,
2. demonstrate how to proficiently navigate to a particular point, and
3. develop an understanding of the limitations of GPS.

VOA 436 – BASIC HYDRAULICS

Course Ob jective:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. explain Pascal¿s Laws relationship to fluid power transmission;
2. list the functions of hydraulic fluids;
3. perform circuit analysis using piping, tubing and fittings;
4. demonstrate use of directional control valves in a closed system; and
5. describe cylinder construction rings, seals and packing.

VOA 438 – BASIC ELECTRICITY & ELECTRONIC

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. identify the resistance value of a resistor by using the color code,
2. explain the relationship of potential difference to the flow of electric current,
3. use the basic formulas of Ohm¿s Law to perform circuit analysis,
4. calculate voltage drops across a load in a DC circuit, and
5. describe and perform a step-by-step procedure of using a multi-meter to measure voltages.

VOA 440 – INTERMEDIATE WAREHOUSE TECH

Course Objecti ve:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. use warehouse software to perform daily tasks;
2. use warehouse equipment including palet jacks, reach trucks, and racks;
3. demonstrate methods of stock picking;
4. perform basic inventory using at least three different forms and methods;
5. demonstrate methods of product shipping and receiving;
6. demonstrate safety methods used on the warehouse floor; and
7. identify and complete appropriate forms for documentation of merchandise receipt and storage.

VOA 441 – INT/WAREHOUSE/METHODS/SAFETY

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. identify, describe, and demonstrate the types of documentations and practices used in shipping merchandise from a commercial or government warehouse;
2. identify, describe, and demonstrate the types of documentations and practices used in receiving merchandise in a commercial or government warehouse;
3. demonstrate skills used in stock picking;
4. perform basic inventory;
5. identify, describe, and compare types of warehouses and the merchandise, skills, and practices specific to each;
6. identify, describe and perform basic warehouse safety practices; and
7. identify and complete appropriate forms for documentation of merchandise receipt and storage

VOA 442 – CVT-CDL UPGRADE TRAINING

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate successful parking techniques including straight line, alley docks, and both blind side and sight side situations;
2. demonstrate proper clutch operation;
3. develop the ability to down-shift and up-shift properly and smoothly; and
4. demonstrate proper and safe operation of an air-brake system.

VOA 444 – Basic Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems I

Receive an introduction to basic symbols needed to read and interpret hydraulic/pneumatic systems from blueprints. Topics include the physics of hydraulics and pneumatics, concepts of pressure and force, resistance to flow and the measurement of air and fluid flow and the properties of flow in closed systems along with the use of valves to control flow.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. read ANSI symbols used in present day circuits;
2. define force, area, pressure, work, and horsepower, and perform calculations in these areas;
3. list the physical properties and the effects of flow of air or fluids and pressure drop in a system;
4. explain the laws pertaining to fluids and gases (Pascal, Bernoulli, Torricelli, Boyle, Charles);
5. identify the various kinds of pumps: gear, vane and piston, positive and non-positive; and
6. interpret air and oil circuits that are used in industries.

VOA 448 – Programmable Logic Controllers

Learn about the Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), its structure, how it operates, capabilities, limitations and the general types of applications.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. describe an electromagnetic relay, define control circuit, power circuit, NO (normally opened) and NC (normally closed);
2. explain what AND, OR and NOT means in Boolean logic, and identify the symbols for each;
3. identify AND and OR logic circuits in a relay ladder diagram;
4. construct a logic circuit using RSLogic software; and
5. name the steps involved in developing the hardware and software of a simple control system

VOA 449 – Trade Calculations 2

This course is designed to provide the Microstation operator exposure to some of the sophisticated tools used to increase productivity. The course will cover the new features in the current version of Microstation software, compared to previous versions.

Course Objective:
1. apply the rules of assigned numbers;
2. interpret and solve word problems associated with machine tool and die technology;
3. interpret diagrams and drawings for missing quantities;
4. apply the rules for solving algebraic and literal expressions;
5. calculate areas and volumes of various geometric figures;
6. apply trigonometric ratios to appropriate diagrams and word problems; and
7. apply the theorems associated with circles, sectors, segments, central angles, and length

VOA 451 – Milling Machine Operation 2

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and practice in the theory and operation of vertical milling machines; including set-up, operation, adjustment, truing of the head, and routine maintenance. Topics to be covered include pocketing, speeds and feeds, cutting tools, milling keyways, using the boring head, and tee slots.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate a vertical milling machine,
2. demonstrate the ability to complete simple and complex set ups for projects,
3. select the most efficient process to achieve the required finishes,
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various work materials and cutting tools,
5. demonstrate the ability to create precision machined parts to specifications, and
6. demonstrate the ability to evaluate finished projects as per specifications and list deficiencies

VOA 452 – Turning Technology 2

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and practice in the theory and operation of engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include cutting tapers, truing the work, turning, knurling and chasing threads.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to cut various tapers,
4. demonstrate the ability to construct simple and complex set-ups,
5. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various materials, and
6. evaluate finished lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies.

VOA 453 – Turning Technology 3

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and practice in the theory and operation of engine lathes, including set-up operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include cutting tapers, truing the work, turning, knurling and chasing threads.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to cut various tapers,
4. demonstrate the ability to construct simple and complex set-ups,
5. demonstrate the ability to create precision turned parts, and
6. evaluate finished lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies

VOA 454 – Machine Tool Processes 2

Additional instruction and practice in the theory and operation of vertical milling machines, selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of basic precision measuring tools, and basic processes and procedures of metal milling. Topics include precision measuring using a scale, micrometer, venier caliper and gage. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes I

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a mill and lathe,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices,
4. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate a vertical milling machine,
5. demonstrate the ability to create and evaluate a machine part to drawing specifications, and
6. demonstrate the ability to set up and use an engine lathe.

VOA 455 – Machine Tool Processes 3

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and practice in the theory and operation of vertical milling machines, selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of basic precision measuring tools, and basic processes and procedures of metal milling.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a mill and lathe,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices,
4. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate a vertical milling machine,
5. demonstrate the ability to create and evaluate a machine part to drawing specifications, and
6. demonstrate the ability to set-up and use an engine lathe.

VOA 456 – Milling Machine Operation 3

This course is designed to provide additional instruction and practice in the theory and operation of vertical milling machines; including set-up, operation, adjustment, truing of the head, and routine maintenance. Topics to be covered include pocketing, speeds and feeds, cutting tools, milling keyways, using the boring head, and tee slots.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the ability to set up and operate a vertical milling machine,
2. demonstrate the ability to complete simple and complex set ups for projects,
3. choose the most efficient process to achieve the required finishes,
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various work materials and cutting tools,
5. demonstrate the ability to create precision machined parts to specifications, and
6. demonstrate the ability to evaluate finished projects as per specifications and list deficiencies

VOA 459 – INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS I

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify the different types of lines used on blueprints;
2. interpret 1, 2, and 3 view drawings;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the different types of dimensions used on blueprints;
4. demonstrate the ability to read various types of measuring tools;
5. use basic hand tools;
6. use a drill press to drill, ream, and countersink holes;
7. perform basic math operations using whole numbers;
8. and perform math operations using decimals.

VOA 460 – INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS II

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. read blueprints and demonstrate the ability to find different types of information on blueprints;
2. produce sketches of given parts;
3. use NC and NPT taps to produce internal threads;
4. produce external threads using dies;
5. discuss the different types of fasteners and when to use them;
6. repair existing threads;
7. perform math operations using fractions and mixed numbers;
8. convert fractions to decimals and vice-versa; and
9. demonstrate an understanding of graphs, tables, and charts.

VOA 461 – BENCH WORK I

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate the ability to file fits, flat, size, and deburr projects;
2. measure with a steel rule, protractor, and vernier protractor;
3. demonstrate the ability to read drawings and charts;
4. implement safety rules and shop maintenance procedures; and
5. identify and use layout and hand tools.

VOA 462 – BENCH WORK II

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify safety procedures associated with the drilling press;
2. identify drill press components;
3. use a drill press to drill holes, countersink, counterbore, spot face, ream, and tap;
4. demonstrate an understanding of automatic feeds and;
5. demonstrate how to read assembly drawings and use measuring/calculating skills to complete projects.

VOA 465 – PLUMBING HVAC CSR

This course is designed to introduce customer service reps to the terminology of plumbing and HVAC fixtures and devices. Topics to be covered include basic plumbing terminology and basic HVAC terminology.

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. identify and assist customers with plumbing and HVAC problems,
2. determine the plumbing/HVAC problem(s) while speaking with the customer, and
3. communicate plumbing/HVAC problem(s) to the technician.

VOA 466 – WELDING I PART I

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of safe welding practices and procedures;
2. describe the types of protection that should be worn for welding;
3. describe the proper method of handling, storing, and setting up cylinders;
4. select and set proper welding currents; and
5. make multiple pass welds in all positions and make an open and closed root weld.

VOA 467 – READING SCHEMATICS AND SYMBOLS

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. explain how flow is indicated on a schematic,
2. identify various types of lines on schematics,
3. explain the meanings of symbols and lines on an electrical schematic,
4. demonstrate knowledge of symbols for various types of valves,
5. describe a composite symbol, and
6. interpret welding symbols.

VOA 468 – INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. recognize safety hazards,
2. discuss OSHA standards,
3. recognize and respond to chemical hazards,
4. locate and read material safety data sheets for different chemicals,
5. explain the cause for different types of fires and what to do in the case of a fire in the workplace, and
6. discuss how to use the different personal protective equipment.

VOA 469 – Gibbs CAM Programming

Learn the specific applications of interactive graphics using Gibbs CAM software. Topics include software user interface; CNC files; display configuration; 2-D geometry; use of layers and tool paths.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. describe the software user interface,
2. develop a new CNC file,
3. change the display configuration,
4. create and use 2-D geometry, and
5. construct and display tool paths.

VOA 470 – Lathe and Milling Skills

This course is designed to teach maintenance machinists from the Anne Arundel Department of Public Works the lathe and milling skills to do four lab projects with a particular set of dimensions. Topics to be covered include shop safety and safe operation of lathes and mills.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate an understanding of proper shop safety,
2. fabricate a shaft sleeve and check valve shaft, and
3. create a pump wear plate (ring) and a brushing.

VOA 471 – Industrial Mathematics II

This course is designed to continue on from the Industrial Mathematics I class. Topics to be covered include exponents and square roots; algebraic expressions; practical plane geometry; and practical trigonometry.

Course Objective:
1. perform mathematical calculations in the proper order to include exponents,
2. add and subtract algebraic expressions,
3. solve equations that involve two operations,
4. calculate the area and perimeter of polygrams and circles, and
5. perform mathematical operations to solve advanced practical trigonometry

VOA 481 – Introduction to Hydraulics

Learn hydraulic principles, types of hydraulic fluids and their characteristics and how components are used in the hydraulic system. Topics include basic hydraulic principles, fluids, reservoirs, pumps, valves and cylinders. Intended for maintenance technicians.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. explain Pascal¿s Law in relation to fluid power transmission;
2. cite the functions of hydraulic fluids;
3. perform circuit analysis through the use of piping, tubing, and fittings;
4. demonstrate the proper use of directional control valves in a closed system;
5. describe cylinder construction rings, seals, and packing; and
6. safely perform all hands-on activities.

VOA 483 – Advanced Gibbs CAM Programming

Build upon existing knowledge in the use of Gibbs software, including the commands necessary to use the software for programming. Topics include 3D mill, surfaces, solids and job set-up for surface machining.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. edit G codes,
2. describe basic solid and surfacing types,
3. create surfaces,
4. edit surface and solid geometry to correct tool paths, and
5. run simulations.

VOA 484 – Value Stream Mapping

This course is designed to introduce participants to the concept and process of value stream mapping. Topics include: What is Value Stream Mapping, Levels of Value Stream Mapping, Elements of the Value Stream Map, and The Value Stream Mapping Process.

Course Objective:
1. define the concept of value stream mapping,
2. identify the levels of value stream mapping,
3. describe the elements of a value stream map, and
4. describe the value stream mapping process.

VOA 485 – CDL Learner's Permit Preparation

Acquire general CDL information needed to earn a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) learner's permit. Examine off-road information that is required for the MVA's written examination to obtain either a CDL-A or CDL-B license with appropriate endorsements. Topics include air brakes, tank truck operation double and triple trailers HAZMAT.

Course Objective:
1. prepare a plan to study for the written Maryland CDL Learner's Permit examination,
2. identify the correct procedure for handling hazardous materials,
3. interpret information in the training manuals and other materials,
4. describe and demonstrate an understanding of the operation of an air brake system, and
5. explain requirements for a 'passenger endorsement'.

VOA 486 – New CDL Driver Preparation and Safety

Prepare to test for a Maryland Commercial Drivers License. The course provides instruction in the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving for Professional Truck Drivers program. Learn techniques for accident and breakdown avoidance, driver wellness, hours of service and drug and alcohol regulations necessary to meet USDOT New Driver certification requirements.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. explain defensive driving strategies and identify ways to egress from dangerous situations;
2. describe the correct use of mirrors and the relationship between vehicle speed and road conditions;
3. describe techniques for driving under adverse conditions such as rain, snow, ice and heavy traffic; and
4. explain the aspects of driver wellness and current federal requirements regarding hours of service

VOA 487 – CDL-A Classroom: Planning and Regulations

Prepare to test for an A Level Maryland Commercial Drivers License (CDL-A). Become familiar with the preparation and maintenance of driver logs, map reading, trip planning and routing and pre-trip inspections. Review important USDOT Federal Motor Carrier regulations that govern commercial drivers and carriers. Topics include driver log books; map reading; trip planning and routing; Hazmat routing; pre-trip inspections and USDOT regulations.

Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. record micrometer readings;
2. use machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables in applying math calculations;
3. demonstrate the use and care of measuring instruments;
4. demonstrate proper safety guidelines for shop work;
5. use slide calculations and apply dimensions of parts;
6. measure and cut stock; and
7. apply instruments in the calculation of stock.

VOA 488 – Preventative Maintenance for Yard Hustlers

This course is designed for mechanics who maintain and repair yard hustlers. Topics include lubricant and fluid types and application, lubrication points and fluid fill points inspection and service, tire and wheel types and application and inspection, brake inspection and adjustment, chassis component inspection and service, driveline inspection, engine compartment inspection and adjustment, cab inspection and service, lighting inspection and service, proper tool selection and tool safety, fastener application and torque procedures, as well as fundamental hydraulic system inspection and service. Emphasis will be on the types of equipment at the Port of Baltimore, such as Cummings engines and Allison transmissions.

Course Objective:
1. identify and comply with safety procedures,
2. select and administer proper fluids and lubricants,
3. properly torque fasteners,
4. identify and determine sources of fluid leaks,
5. inspect and adjust brakes,
6. inspect wheels and tires to include proper inflation,
7. replace lamps and service lighting systems, and
8. inspect and address pneumatic and hydraulic system leaks and issues.

VOA 489 – Electrical/Electronics

This course is designed for mechanics who maintain and repair yard hustlers. Topics include fundamentals of electrical current flow, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, circuit protection, circuit controls, battery construction and operation, alternator construction and operation, DC motor construction and operation and starting system diagnosis, lighting system components and circuit operation and diagnostics, wiring repair and wiring harness inspection. Emphasis will be on the types of equipment at the Port of Baltimore, such as Cummings engines and Allison transmissions.

Course Objective:
1. identify the function of basic electrical components;
2. test and replace electrical components;
3. inspect and repair wiring harnesses; and
4. diagnose and repair basic electrical systems to include starting/charging, lighting, and cab accessories.

VOA 490 – Machine Tool Processes Milling 1-A

The course is designed to provide the student with instruction and practice in the theory of the operation of vertical milling machines, selected other machine tools, the function and use of basic precision measuring tools, and basic processes and procedures of metal milling. Topics to be covered include precision measuring using a scale, micrometer, vernier caliper and gage.

Course Objective:
1. identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. develop the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a mill,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices,
4. set up and operate a vertical milling machine, and
5. create and evaluate a machine part to drawing specifications

VOA 491 – Machine Tool Processes Milling 1-B

The course is designed to provide the student with instruction and practice in the theory of the operation of vertical milling machines, selected other machine tools, the function and use of basic precision measuring tools, and basic processes and procedures of metal milling. Topics to be covered include precision measuring using a scale, micrometer, vernier caliper and gage.

Course Objective:
1. identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. develop the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a mill,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices,
4. set up and operate a vertical milling machine, and
5. create and evaluate a machine part to drawing specifications.

VOA 492 – Machine Tool Processes Turning 1-A

The course is designed to provide instruction and practice in the theory and operation of engine lathes, to include selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of precision measuring tools, and basic processes and procedures of metal lathing. Topics to be covered include precision measuring using a scale, and micrometer; and making a part from a drawing.

Course Objective:
1. identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. develop the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a lathe, and
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices.

VOA 493 – Machine Tool Processes Turning 1-B

The course is designed to provide instruction and practice in the theory and operation of engine lathes, to include selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of precision measuring tools, and basic processes and procedures of metal lathing. Topics to be covered include precision measuring using a scale, vernier caliper, gage, and micrometer; and making a part from a drawing; and the proper functions and use of a lathe.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. develop the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a lathe,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices,
4. demonstrate the ability to set-up and use an engine lathe, and
5. create and evaluate a machine part to drawing specifications

VOA 495 – Basic Electricity

This course is designed to teach maintenance technicians the terminology used in electrical installation, basic electrical skills, and the use of hand tools and electrical materials. The student will learn basic electrical theory and perform basic mathematical computations. Topics to be covered: lay out for installation, repair of electrical fixtures, installation of fixtures, basic wiring, light fixtures, and safety procedures and more.

Course Objective:
1. explain welding processes and uses,
2. describe proper safety equipment,
3. demonstrate the ability to energize and properly set a welding machine,
4. diagram various welding symbols,
5. describe four welding positions and the advantages/disadvantages of each position,
6. demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify different types of welds,
7. demonstrate the ability to run continuous welds in all positions through the use of the shielded metal arc process,
8. demonstrate advanced applications of the SMAW on plate, and
9. define ASW symbols.

VOA 496 – Welding I

Obtain an introduction to the various welding processes and practices with emphasis on safety while welding. Learn shielded metal arc welding of plate and pipe.

Course Objectives:
1. explain welding processes and uses,
2. describe proper safety equipment,
3. demonstrate the ability to energize and properly set a welding machine,
4. diagram various welding symbols,
5. describe four welding positions and the advantages/disadvantages of each position,
6. demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify different types of welds,
7. demonstrate the ability to run continuous welds in all positions through the use of the shielded metal arc process,
8. demonstrate advanced applications of the SMAW on plate, and
9. define ASW symbols.

VOA 497 – Electricity for Customer Service Representatives

This course is designed to introduce customer service representatives to the terminology of electricity and electrical fixtures and devices. Topics to be covered include basic electrical terminology and basic electrical problem identification.

Course Objective:
1. identify and assist customers with electrical problem(s),
2. determine the electrical problem(s) while speaking with the customer, and
3. communicate the electrical problem(s) to the technician.

VOA 498 – Basic Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems II

Learn to repair and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Topics to be covered include the concepts of area, force, pressure, and flow with the circuits on the test stand; Bernoulli's Law; Torricelli's Law and Pascal's Law along with one application of each to hydraulic circuits; pneumatic and hydraulic components used in industrial systems; functions of each system; hydraulic circuits; and the identifying causes of a circuit malfunction.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate the concepts of area, force, pressure, and flow with the circuits on the test stand;
2. state Bernoulli's Law, Torricelli's Law, and Pascal;s Law, along with one application of each to hydraulic circuits;
3. identify pneumatic and hydraulic components used in industrial systems;
4. explain how each component functions in a given system;
5. read and draw hydraulic circuits; and
6. troubleshoot a circuit and identify the cause of the malfunction.

VOA 499 – Commercial Driver Instructor Training

This course is designed to provide the skills necessary for trainers to effectively deliver commercial driver instructor training. The course explains adult learning techniques and provides models for both training and coaching cycles. Instruction also focuses on the importance of safety standards around heavy equipment, planning, maintaining progress records, and communication and feedback. Topics to be covered include adult learning styles; planning and progress records; instructional cycle; coaching techniques; communication and feedback; safety standards.

Course Objective:
1. demonstrate an enhanced ability to conduct effective commercial driver training,
2. demonstrate the instructional cycle,
3. provide clear student feedback, and
4. develop the ability to maintain accurate skill progress records.

VOA 501 – Physics: How Things Work

This course is designed to introduce students to physics of everyday life, considering objects from our every day environment and focusing on their principles of operation, histories, and relationship to one another. Topics Include: how to calculate speed and distance of falling bodies and components of force and apply this to ramps.

Course Objective:
1. implement scientific method and solve a problem,
2. describe inertia and its relationship to mass,
3. explain moment of inertia and torque and apply this to a seesaw
4. discuss how wheels make it easier to move objects by analyzing friction,
5. develop an understanding of Hooke's Law and apply it to a spring scale,
6. describe the coefficient of restitution,
7. explain how center of mass and torque are used in understanding the motion of a bicycles,
8. explain the effects of gravitational potential on water distribution,
9. apply Archimedes' principle and the ideal gas law to a hot air balloon,
10. explain kinetic energy and pressure in a faucets and hoses,
11. apply Bernoulli's Principle to the wing of an airplane,
12. analyze the laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer to woodstoves, and
13. explain the harmonic system in pendulum-based and balance wheel clock

VOA 502 – Welding II

Increase your competency in welding and burning by learning the procedures of oxy fuel welding, oxy fuel brazing, oxy fuel flame cutting, and shielded metal arc welding. Covers theory as well as welding projects to help increase understanding and discipline.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various systems of industrial measurements, linear and surface;
2. use a micrometer to make various measurements within 0.001;
3. discuss and demonstrate interference and clearance fits;
4. measure a shaft keyway and file a key to properly fit the assembly;
5. demonstrate the ability to align a roll assembly to varying degrees of accuracy to obtain proper alignment and position; and
6. demonstrate the ability to properly align a stationary base plate to within 0.001.

VOA 505 – Industrial Measurements

Learn to define the basic units of industrial measurement which include linear measurements, surface measurements, fluid measurements and temperature measurements. Emphasis placed on linear measurements and the use of precision measuring tools.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various systems of industrial measurements, linear, and surface;
2. use a micrometer to make various measurements within 0.001¿;
3. discuss and demonstrate interference and clearance fits;
4. measure a shaft keyway and file a key to properly fit the assembly;
5. demonstrate the ability to align a roll assembly to varying degrees of accuracy to obtain proper alignment and position; and
6. demonstrate the ability to properly align a stationary base plate to within 0.001.¿

VOA 507 – Machine Tool Processes 2

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the theory and operation of engine lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of high precision measuring devices. Intermediate processes and procedures of metal machining will be studied and applied. Topics to be covered include engine lathes, vertical milling machines, and surface grinders; edge tools for engine lathes; simple and complex set-ups for projects; the required finishes; proper machine for each job; and accurate use of precision measuring devices. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objective:

1. demonstrate an understanding of product containment guidelines and procedures,
2. communicate and implement established guidelines, and
3. process all non-conforming material according to BPM-500 Control of Non-Conforming Product.

VOA 508 – Product Containment Training

This course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skill to assess and contain non-conforming products in a manufacturing environment.

Course Objective:

1. demonstrate an understanding of product containment guidelines and procedures,
2. communicate and implement established guidelines, and
3. process all non-conforming material according to BPM-500 Control of Non-Conforming Product

VOA 600 – Machine Tool Processes 2

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the theory and operation of engine lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of high precision measuring devices. Intermediate processes and procedures of metal machining will be studied and applied. Topics to be covered include engine lathes, vertical milling machines, and surface grinders; edge tools for engine lathes; simple and complex set-ups for projects; the required finishes; proper machine for each job; and accurate use of precision measuring devices. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objectives:
1. set-up and operate engine lathes, vertical machines, and surface grinders;
2. create and use each specific tool for engine lathes;
3. construct simple and complex set-ups for projects;
4. choose the process that is the most efficient and will achieve the required finishes;
5. select the proper machine for a specific job; and
6. demonstrate accurate use of precision measuring devices.

VOA 601 – Transmission Series 1000 Product Training

This course is designed to teach the overall principles of operation of the Series 1000 Transmission.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the history of Allison Transmission, the 1000 series transmission and General Motors Powertrain;
2. identify transmission modules and components;
3. describe basic functionality and operation;
4. illustrate how production misassembles may affect functionality and warranty claims;
5. demonstrate an understanding of how production misassembles directly affect customer satisfaction; and
6. develop hands on experience with parts and their interaction by assembly and disassembly.

VOA 604 – Using Lean to Go Green

Learn to use lean manufacturing concepts to focus on the reduction of environmental waste. Explore how a variety of lean tools, including Value Stream Mapping, 5S and Kaizen events, are used to identify sources of waste and actions that can be deployed to create an environmentally sustainably green enterprise.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the value of lean manufacturing concepts in the elimination of environmental waste,
2. apply lean tool box principles to identify and eradicate sources of waste,
3. identify immediate applications based on case studies or comments of other participants,
4. identify sources of additional information on creating a wholly sustainable enterprise, and
5. demonstrate the ability to improve the bottom line while promoting good environmental stewardship.

VOA 605 – Forklift Operator Training

Learn safety measures as they pertain to vehicle inspection and operation, product handling under general and specific site conditions, and load balance, gravity, visual and operational checks. Presented in accordance with OSHA standards

Course Objectives:
1. inspect the vehicle for unsafe conditions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of potentially hazardous conditions, and safety measures to follow;
3. demonstrate the ability to stop, drive and turn a forklift; and
4. demonstrate the ability to load, stack, lift and maneuver various load properly and safely.

VOA 606 – Maintenance Management Part C

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a maintenance mechanic, to learn additional supervisory skills. This course follows continuation of Maintenance Management Part B. Topics to be covered include managing problem performance, improving productivity, and legal concerns of supervision.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to counsel troubled employees,
2. develop cooperation between groups,
3. demonstrate positive and negative feedback,
4. discuss building a higher quality of performance,
5. discuss the supervisor¿s role in labor relations, and
6. demonstrate how and when to discipline.

VOA 607 – Maintenance Management Part A

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a maintenance mechanic, to learn supervisory skills. Topics to be covered include supervisory management, planning, control, organizing, staffing, and training.

Course Objectives:
1. define a supervisor¿s role in management,
2. demonstrate the planning process,
3. demonstrate goal setting,
4. demonstrate interviewing techniques, and
5. discuss some factors in learning.

VOA 608 – Maintenance Management Part B

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a maintenance mechanic, to learn additional supervisory skills. This course follows Maintenance Management Part A. Topics to be covered include motivating people at work, leadership styles, and methods of communication.

Course Objectives:
1. define expectancy,
2. discuss motivation in the work itself,
3. define leadership,
4. demonstrate the communication process, and
5. discuss potential communication problems.

VOA 609 – Milling Machine Tool

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the theory and operation of manual lathes, manual vertical milling machines, and CNC machining centers, as well as the function and use of precision measuring devices and the processes and procedures of metal machining. Topics to be covered include the theory of operation manual engine lathe, set-up and operation of manual vertical milling machines and CNC machining centers, the most efficient process of operating a machining center, accurate use of precision measuring devises, and safe and practical machining techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the theory of operation manual engine lathe,
2. operate a manual vertical milling machine and a CNC machining center,
3. choose the process that is most efficient and achieve the required finishes,
4. calculate feeds and speeds for various work materials and cutting tools,
5. demonstrate accurate use of precision measuring devises, and
6. demonstrate the ability to use safe and practical machining techniques.

VOA 610 – Metals in the Plant

Learn about the various types of metals used in the machining industry. Focus on the properties, manufacturing processes of various steels, heat treatment, and the alloys used to make various metals. Topics include metals and alloys used in industry, properties of metals, processes used to create metals, heat treating, and producing copper, aluminum, magnesium and other alloys.

Course Objectives:
1. identify metals and alloys used in industry;
2. describe the properties and metals;
3. discuss various types of steels;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the processes of heat treating; and
5. describe the properties of copper, aluminum, magnesium, and other alloys.

VOA 611 – Introduction to Fabrication

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the methods of metal fabrication and the tools and equipment used to engineer various products. Students focus on a variety of skills needed in the fabrication industry. Students will complete individual projects which focus on metal and metal tube fabrication manufactured for use in regional industries such as aerospace, transportation, construction and medical devices. Topics to be covered include safe working practices and safety gear used in the fabrication industry; categorizing tools used in fabrication; functions of the fabrication tools; print specifications; inspecting fabricated parts; and how to set-up and operate shears, brakes, cut-off saw, tube bender, tube notcher, and iron worker.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safe working practices and safety gear used in the fabrication industry,
2. categorize tools used in fabrication,
3. describe accurate use of basic measuring devices,
4. select the proper materials for the job,
5. create fabricated parts to print specifications,
6. evaluate finished lab projects as per specifications and list deficiencies and improvements needed, and
7. calculate bends for various materials.

VOA 612 – Pumps, Packing, and Mechanical Seals

Examine the different mechanical and physical properties of various types of pumps, packing materials and mechanical seals. Topics include how to install, maintain and repair these pumps as well as the proper procedures for the installation of seals and packing.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various types of pumps and describe how each work,
2. select the pump type that is correct for a given application,
3. disassemble/reassemble the pump and perform routine maintenance,
4. diagnose pumping problems through observations of the packing removed from the pump,
5. distinguish between ¿balanced" and ¿unbalanced¿ mechanical seals, and
6. identify conditions warranting the use of mechanical seals versus soft packing.

VOA 613 – Advanced Electricity

Learn the theory and practical knowledge necessary to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse air conditioning and refrigeration field. Topics include reviewing voltage, current, motors, sensors, thermostats and controls; semi-conductor materials; transistors; relays; limit switches; timers; gas burner systems; heat pump systems; and AC systems and programmable controls.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and explain the operation of a rectifier diode,
2. identify and explain the operation of a transistor,
3. identify and explain the operation of a silicon controlled rectifier,
4. identify and explain the operation of a DIAC,
5. identify and explain the operation of a TRIAC, and
6. identify and explain the operation of a solenoid valve.

VOA 614 – Plumbing for Building Maintenance

Learn about repairs to existing plumbing systems in a building. Designed for a building maintenance technician, topics will include plumbing safety, the use of plumbing tools, water supply system, drainage system, and venting.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the safe approach to a plumbing situation;
2. describe the use of specific plumbing tool;
3. describe the various plumbing systems within a building, potential problems, and how to fix them; and
4. discuss a situation when a Master Plumber should be consulted.

VOA 615 – Safety Training: Gas and Confined Spaces with CPR

This course is designed for the industrial worker with a need for confined space training as it pertains to his/her plant environment. Topics include hostile atmospheres, rules and regulations, basic rescue techniques, elementary rigging, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize and respect hazardous or hostile atmospheres,
2. describe safety standards and discuss compliance with OSHA and MOSHA as it pertains to confined space entry,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to work safely in a self-contained breathing apparatus,
4. perform the basic steps of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and
5. perform rescue training using a stretcher basket and safety harness.

VOA 616 – Introduction to Carpentry for Building Maintenance

Study the fundamentals of carpentry as they apply to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, floors, walls, sheetrock installation and repair, and tile installation.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize and respect hazardous or hostile atmospheres,
2. describe safety standards and discuss compliance with OSHA and MOSHA as it pertains to confined space entry,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to work safely in a self-contained breathing apparatus,
4. perform the basic steps of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and
5. perform rescue training using a stretcher basket and safety harness.

VOA 617 – Electricity for Building Maintenance

Study the fundamentals of electricity as they apply to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, wiring installation, switch and receptacle installation, and panel connections.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions,
2. perform electricity calculations involving current and resistance,
3. determine wire size for a given load,
4. identify and properly use various electrical hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various electrical power tools,
6. demonstrate the ability to wire switches and 3-way switches,
7. demonstrate the ability to wire receptacles and split receptacles,
8. demonstrate the ability to wire lights,
9. demonstrate the ability to connect a circuit to a panel box, and
10. demonstrate the ability to diagnose minor electrical problems.

VOA 618 – 2008 NEC Analysis of Changes

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the changes that resulted from the new National Electrical Code that took place in 2008. Topics to be covered include code changes concerning, grounding electrode systems, industrial control panels, and the grounding of receptacles.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to ground electrode systems in accordance with the 2008 code,
2. demonstrate the ability to work on control panels in accordance with the 2008 code, and
3. demonstrate the ability to ground receptacles in accordance with the 2008 code.

VOA 619 – Basic Plumbing for the Building Maintenance Profession

This course is designed for the student to study the fundamentals of Plumbing as it applies to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, water systems, drainage systems, repairs to faucets and water closets, and the installation of copper, steel, and pvc pipe.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions,
2. perform plumbing calculations involving water volume,
3. determine pipe size for a given fixture,
4. identify and properly use various plumbing hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various plumbing power tools,
6. demonstrate the ability to solder copper pipe,
7. demonstrate the ability to cut and thread steel pipe,
8. demonstrate the ability to cut and glue PVC pipe,
9. demonstrate the ability to disassemble and re-assemble a water closet, and
10. identify various types of faucets.

VOA 621 – Programmable Logic Controllers Intermediate

Apply intermediate hardware and software concepts concerning the Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and RSLogix 500 software. Topics include wiring, communications, intermediate level instructions, forcing, skipping logic, errors and processor faults.

Course Objectives:
1. describe basic PLC hardware and software components and functions;
2. describe typical wiring configurations for power supplies and input / output cards;
3. name hardware / software components to connect a computer with an Allen-Bradley PLC;
4. identify and edit timer, counter, one-shot, and math instructions;
5. explain what forcing an input / output means;
6. describe ways logic can be skipped including jump to label;
7. list types of processor errors and their causes; and
8. assess processor faults and apply resets.

VOA 624 – Pipefitting: Theory and Practice Basic

Learn the properties of various piping material and the principles underlying different methods of connecting these materials, the physical principles of flow rates, pressure, strength of joining materials, and expansion. Topics include the use of the tools required for industrial pipefitting and plumbing; and how to design and maintain piping systems for water, oil, oxygen and high pressure steam lines and more.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the proper size, type of pipe, fittings, and supports to be used on a piping system;
2. develop the ability to measure, sketch, fabricate, and install a basic minor network of piping;
3. explain the theory of pipefitting, flow, pressure, and complete piping/flow system;
4. determine pipe size and strength; and
5. describe the hand tools used in pipefitting.

VOA 628 – Understanding Commerical Green Building

Acquire a general understanding of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Building rating System and its application to the jobsite. Topics include defining LEED, LEED Green Building Rating system, applying the point system before and during the construction and why construction materials selection is important.

Course Objectives:
1. define LEED;
2. demonstrate an understanding of and describe the LEED Green Building Rating system;
3. demonstrate an understanding of how one's trade, skill, or product applies to the LEED Green Building Rating system; and
4. assist in achieving LEED certification on a project.

VOA 629 – Core Construction Skills

This course is for students interested in pursuing a construction career. Students gain an overview of different construction trades, as well as different trade-related occupations. Students learn to use hand and power tools safely. Students develop skills to get and keep a job, including conflict resolution, time management, and problem solving. Students learn the heritage of the American worker, including several current employment and labor laws.

Course Objectives:
1. describe different construction trades and trade-related occupations;
2. use hand and power tools safely;
3. demonstrate the ability to complete an application, resume, and to interview with construction employers;
4. demonstrate the ability to exhibit appropriate employment behaviors, including conflict resolution, time management, and problem solving; and
5. explain important employment and labor laws that affect workers today.

VOA 630 – Preparation for Electricians' Master License

Prepare for the Electrical Master's License test. Topics include electrical theory, the National Electrical Code Book and performing National Electrical Code Calculations.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to utilize the electrical theory,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to utilize the National Electric Code Book, and
3. develop the ability to perform National Electric Code calculations.

VOA 631 – Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources

Gain an overview of solar energy, wind power, hydropower, fuel cells, biomass, and alternative transportation options. Learn the principles of solar home design/hot water/heating/cooling for new and existing construction. Assess the viability of a wind power, hydropower or biomass system for a given site and study the impact of government regulations on the use of renewable energies; investigate the potential of renewable energy technologies to help solve environmental and economic problems within society. Prerequisites: VOC 953, VOC 952, VOA 654 or approval of program coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. classify and describe the different types of renewable energy systems;
2. assess renewable energy systems for their economic and environmental impacts;
3. explain the economics of combining energy conservation and renewable energy projects;
4. explain the effects of government regulations, politics, and corporate development on the renewable energy industry;
5. evaluate a solar energy system; and
6. estimate the amount of energy available from wind, water, solar, and other renewable energy systems at a site.

VOA 633 – Welding Review

Refresh familiarity with welding history, processes, uses and safety. Focus on terminology, symbols, welding machines, cables, electrodes, welding positions and weld types. Hands-on practice and expert observation serve to strengthen the application of theory.

Course Objectives:
1. explain welding processes and uses,
2. describe proper safety equipment for welding,
3. demonstrate how to energize and properly set a welding machine,
4. demonstrate the ability to diagram various welding symbols,
5. describe the four welding positions along with the advantages and disadvantages of each,
6. demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify different types of welds,
7. demonstrate the ability to run continuous welds in all positions using the shielded metal arc process,
8. demonstrate advanceduu applications of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) on plate, and
9. define American Society of Arc Welding (ASW) symbols.

VOA 637 – SCIF Construction: Project Management

Learn the steps in managing SCIF construction. Examine the interpretation of contracts, security components, construction standards and quality control issues. Intended for construction industry professionals with previous experience.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the basic principles of building security as they apply to SCIF construction;
2. explain the components and elements of peripheral security, intrusion detection, communication systems, acoustical protection, and IT security;
3. interpret the specific building requirements contained in a SCIF contract;
4. identify the construction standards as documented in Director of Central Intelligence Directive (DCID)/Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) that apply to a SCIF contract;
5. interpret typical SCIF blueprints;
6. describe the quality control issues related to SCIF construction; and
7. develop a plan to resolve quality control issues.

VOA 640 – ADA Requirements for Land Development and Civil Engineers

This course is designed to teach the student the ADA requirements that new construction and alterations to existing facilities comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design I (Standards). ADA requirements for new construction and alterations include detailed provisions for elements, spaces, and facilities. Successful accessibility is often measured in inches, so attention to detail can make the difference between achieving access and excluding or injuring someone. Topics include overview of the ADA, recent important updates, impact on existing properties and buildings, government resources, and specific requirements for the built environment with emphasis on the building exterior/infrastructure.

Course Objectives:
1. cite recent important updates,
2. discuss the impact on existing properties and buildings,
3. use government resources, and
4. discuss specific requirements for the built environment with emphasis on the building exterior/infrastructure.

VOA 641 – Prep Course for Green Building Certification

This course is designed to teach the student about LEED Professional Accreditation. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System. More than 43,000 people have earned the credential. Topics include LEED AP Accreditation process, green building practices, LEED Rating System, and changes to the accreditation process.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the LEEDC accreditation process,
2. demonstrate an understanding of green building policy and practices, and
3. demonstrate a knowledge of the LEED rating system.

VOA 642 – Fee Collection for Design Professionals

This course is designed to teach the student valuable tips on how to avoid problem accounts and on how to effectively collect accounts receivable once they become a problem. The class will provide an overview of methods for collecting past due accounts. It will also provide practical tips on ways to avoid having accounts become delinquent in the first place. Topics include contractual remedies, communications, mechanic's lien, payment bond rights, construction trust statutes, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss contractual remedies for effective collection,
2. demonstrate the ability to quickly and effectively impose a lien on real estate, and
3. demonstrate the ability to impose personal liability on contractors who do not pay.

VOA 643 – Construction Math

This course is for students interested in pursuing a construction career. Students learn and apply math concepts such as fractions and geometric formulas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals;
2. use a standard ruler and a metric ruler to measure;
3. demonstrate the ability to convert among decimals, percentages, and fractions;
4. explain the metric system and metric units; and
5. recognize some of the basic shapes used in the construction industry and apply basic geometry to measure them.

VOA 644 – Construction Safety

This course is for students interested in pursuing a construction career. This class covers safe job practices on a construction site, including appropriate personal protective equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the role that safety plays in the construction crafts;
2. describe the meaning of job-site safety;
3. describe the characteristics of a competent person and a qualified person;
4. explain the appropriate safety precautions to take around common job-site hazards;
5. demonstrate the use and care of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE);
6. demonstrate the ability to properly don and remove personal protective equipment (safety goggles, hard hat, and personal fall protection);
7. demonstrate the ability to follow the safety procedures required for lifting heavy objects;
8. describe safe behavior on and around ladders and scaffolds;
9. explain the importance of Hazard Communications (HazCom) and material safety data sheets (MSDSs);
10. describe fire prevention and firefighting techniques; and
11. define safe work procedures to use around electrical hazards.

VOA 645 – Construction Blueprint Reading

This course is for students interested in pursuing a construction career. Learn fundamentals necessary to read and understand construction blueprints. Review and discuss drawing development, organization of drawings, and how to read site plans, architectural and mechanical/electrical drawings.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols;
2. demonstrate the ability to relate information on blueprints to actual locations on the print;
3. demonstrate the ability to recognize different classifications of drawings; and
4. demonstrate the ability to interpret and use drawing dimensions.

VOA 646 – Transit Set-Up and Usage

This course is designed for facilities employees who need to use transits to determine grade for a piece of land. Students will learn to set up the transit, establish grade, and check their work, using a variety of makes and models of transits. Topics to be covered include transit set up and use, basic survey math.

Course Objectives:
1. set up the transit in accordance with industry standards and common practices,
2. establish grade for a given piece of land, and
3. demonstrate the ability to check one's work to verify accuracy.

VOA 647 – Residential Heat Loads

Gain an introduction to pneumatic controls, their set-up and calibration, and practice constructing pneumatic circuits. Topics to be covered include conditions for load analysis, compiling data for load analysis, construction materials, R-factors and U-values, and heat transfer multipliers. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Refrigeration VOC 955 and (MATH 105 or MAT 103) and (CINS 102 or CIS 101).

Course Objectives:
1. identify inside and outside design conditions for load analysis,
2. demonstrate the ability to compile data for load analysis from construction drawings,
3. identify construction materials and methods,
4. determine R-factors and U-values for construction materials,
5. calculate heat transfer multipliers (HTM¿s),
6. calculate heat losses due to transmission and infiltration, and
7. describe psychometric processes in air conditioning systems.

VOA 648 – Variable Frequency Drives

Learn about the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) including adjustable speed drive types, general principles of motor control, typical applications, basic VFD / motor system components, key parameters, accessing, editing, and storing parameters, jogging, braking, and typical VFD / motor system faults / troubleshooting. Designed for maintenance personnel.

Course Objectives:
1. explain how a VFD differs from and is similar to other drive types;
2. name typical applications for VFD¿s and motor systems;
3. describe basic VFD/motor system components and principles;
4. cite key parameters used in VFD configuration;
5. list typical ways that VFD parameters may be accessed, edited, and stored;
6. discuss common faults and troubleshooting problems;
7. define a magnetic contactor and motor starter; and
8. describe differences between pushbutton and automatic controls.

VOA 650 – Construction Math

This course is for students interested in pursuing a construction career. Students learn and apply math concepts such as fractions and geometric formulas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals;
2. use a standard ruler and a metric ruler to measure;
3. demonstrate the ability to convert among decimals, percentages, and fractions;
4. explain the metric system and metric units; and
5. recognize some of the basic shapes used in the construction industry and apply basic geometry to measure them.

VOA 651 – Effective Expert Witnessing for Design Professionals

This course is designed to teach the student the basic and fundamental components of being an expert design professional witness. Topics to be covered include questions that an expert should ask when being considered by hiring counsel, billing issues, conflicts of interest, and things not to ask when speaking with hiring counsel.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to prepare for pitfalls and traps,
2. demonstrate the ability to ask appropriate questions, and
3. discuss how to resolve billing issues.

VOA 652 – HVAC Safety, Tools, and Methods

Explore the tools used in the HVACR trade and how to accomplish basic tasks. The course highlights construction of fittings made of sheet metal and glass duct board for air duct systems. Safe use of tools and safe procedures for soldering and brazing are emphasized.

Course Objectives:
1. use hand tools and machines;
2. construct fittings and components from sheet metal and fiberglass duct board;
3. demonstrate an understanding of duct installation;
4. identify various types of tubing, piping, and fittings used in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems;
5. use hand tools and machines to thread pipe; and
6. use a drill press and post grinder.

VOA 653 – Residential Load Calculations & Air Distribution

Learn to calculate heat losses and gains (loads) for residential applications using ACCA¿s Manual J and computer software program, which describes how to select the proper heating and cooling equipment for maximum comfort and energy efficiency. Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Refrigeration; MATH 105 or MATH 103; and CINS 102 or CIS 101.

Course Objectives:
1. identify inside and outside design conditions for load analysis,
2. compile data for load analysis from construction drawings,
3. identify construction materials and methods,
4. determine R-factors and U-values for construction materials,
5. calculate heat transfer multipliers (HTM¿s),
6. calculate heat losses due to transmission and infiltration, and
7. describe psychrometric processes in air conditioning systems.

VOA 654 – Basic HVAC Electricity

Learn A.C. and D.C. circuit fundamentals, wiring and wiring principles, and National Electric Code Book use. Topics to be covered include: wiring and construction principles, commercial, industrial, and residential wiring, the purpose and use of the National Electric Code, and the "How's and Why's" of basic wiring and construction.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate basic wiring principles;
2. discuss construction principles;
3. use the National Electric Code book for code look-up; and
4. discuss the differences and similarities in commercial, industrial, and residential wiring.

VOA 656 – Advanced HVAC Electricity

Explore motors, controls, and other electrical devices as applied in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; discuss controls and circuits for heat pumps and reading and interpretation of more complex electrical schematic diagrams for a variety of applications. Designed for students in air conditioning and refrigeration and related programs. Prerequisite: VOA 970 or approval by the program coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and explain the operation of a rectifier diode,
2. identify and explain the operation of a transistor,
3. identify and explain the operation of a silicon controlled rectifier,
4. identify and explain the operation of a DIAC,
5. identify and explain the operation of a TRIAC, and
6. identify and explain the operation of a solenoid valve.

VOA 657 – Mechanical Drives and Equipment

Learn the mechanical and physical properties involved with gears, shaft couplings, belt drives, chain drives, and aligning equipment associated with the transmission of motion in an industrial setting. Topics include the theory of transmission of motion; gears, and backlash; couplings; V belts and pulleys, timing belts and pulleys, flat belts, chains, sprockets, a ring fedder assembly; and the worm and worm gear in a speed reducer for correct tooth contact.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the theory of transmission of motion;
2. demonstrate the ability to align gears and set backlash;
3. demonstrate the ability to assemble and align couplings;
4. describe various types of belt drives and align V belts and pulleys;
5. explain how a ring fedder assembly is used in alignment;
6. demonstrate the ability to install, adjust, and align chain and sprockets;
7. demonstrate skill in properly centering the worm and worm gear in a speed reducer for correct tooth contact; and
8. define why speed reduction increases torque.

VOA 658 – Basic Blueprint Reading

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills of blueprint reading. The course will cover material, symbols, drawing language, and reading and understanding drawing specifications. Topics to be covered include architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing drawings; material, symbols, and drawing languages; and reading and understanding specifications.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to read and understand blueprints, specifications, and related contract documents;
2. explain the relationship between drawings and specifications; and
3. discuss material, symbols, and drawing language as they pertain to specifications.

VOA 660 – Electrical, NCCER Level 1A

Gain knowledge of basic electrical safety, theory, and hands-on skills. Topics include safety, circuits, electrical theory, introduction to the National Electrical Code, device boxes, and hand bending of electrical conduit. Prerequisite: Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Core Curriculum, or instructor permission.

Course Objectives:
1. explain how to become an electrician, what tasks electricians do in different sectors of the industry, and what career paths they typically follow;
2. identify electrical hazards and how to avoid and/or minimize them;
3. define terms commonly used in the electrical industry, and calculate voltage and current in series and parallel circuits.
4. demonstrate the ability to find information using the National Electrical Code;
5. describe device boxes, select the appropriate type of box for a given application, and mount the box according to industry standards; and
6. demonstrate the ability to bend conduit, making different types of bends, using a hand bender.

VOA 661 – Electrical, NCCER Level 1B

Gain knowledge of basic electrical safety, theory, and hands-on skills. Topics include raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electric services, and electrical test equipment. Prerequisite: Electrical, NCCER Level 1A, or instructor permission.

Course Objectives:
1. identify, install, and terminate the appropriate type of raceway system for a given application;
2. describe the insulation and jacket material, conductor size, type, and ratings for different types of conductors, and install them according to industry standards;
3. interpret dimensions, schedules, and other information contained in sample electrical drawings and specifications;
4. demonstrate the ability to install basic residential wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code; and
5. demonstrate proper use of electrical test equipment, including voltmeters, ohmmeters, clamp-on ammeters, multimeters, megohmmeters, and motor and phase rotation testers.

VOA 663 – WIN/MANAGE SCIF CONTRACTS

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to outline the Federal procurement process as it relates to SCIF construction;
2. explain the difference in government and private sector contract acquisition process, including the process for contractor selection;
3. demonstrate the ability to interpret the specific building requirements contained in a SCIF contract;
4. identify builder qualifications as written in the solicitation, security clearance, citizenship, etc; and
5. demonstrate the ability to verify building standards as documented in DCID/ICD and apply them to the contract acquisition process.

VOA 664 – Weatherization Tactics

Prepare for entry-level employment in the green economy as part of a weatherization crew. Learn safety procedures; what it takes to install insulation, caulk, and heater blankets; get a basic knowledge of building science, weatherization materials, and ventilation rates; and calculate area and volume. Also recommended for Weatherization Crew Chiefs.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to follow work orders prepared by the building analyst to perform air sealing, duct sealing, and insulation of a single-family home;
2. seal/repair leaks at band joists, attic and floor bypasses, vents, ducts, windows, doors, and drywall;
3. repair or modify duct systems as specified in a work order;
4. install blown and batt insulation to achieve the prescribed R-value;
5. follow appropriate safety procedures for workers and the home; and
6. clean the work site after completion.

VOA 665 – Introduction to Blueprint Reading

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic skills of blueprint reading. The course will cover material, symbols, drawing language, and reading and understanding drawing specifications. Topics to be covered include architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings, material/symbols/drawing languages, and reading and understanding specifications.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to read and understand blueprints, specifications, and related contract documents;
2. explain the relationship between drawings and specifications; and
3. discuss material, symbols, and drawing language as they pertain to specifications.

VOA 666 – Intermediate Plumbing: Drainage, Waste, and Vent

Learn about the drainage, waste, and vent plumbing systems and how plumbing systems, although separate, are integral parts of each other. Designed for those in the construction field. Includes some hands-on assembly of the systems. Must have a working knowledge of basic math and the ability to use formulas.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to assemble drainage pipe and fittings;
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate flows through various pipe sizes;
3. demonstrate the ability to calculate pipe sizes for a drainage, waste, and vent system;
4. discuss safety practices used when doing drainage, waste, and vent work; and
5. discuss fixture drainage.

VOA 667 – Intermediate Plumbing: Water Supply

Learn about the water supply and distribution systems in a building. Perform hands-on assembly of the systems, calculate pipe sizes, lengths and flows, review drawings for accuracy, discuss best practices, and the safe, proper use of tools. Designed for those in the construction field. A working knowledge of basic plumbing, basic math and the ability to use formulas is required.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to assemble water supply pipe and fittings,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate flows through various pipe sizes,
3. demonstrate the ability to calculate pipe sizes for kitchen and bathroom groups,
4. discuss safety practices used when doing water distribution system work, and
5. discuss fixture supply.

VOA 668 – HVAC Systems Overview for Building Maintenance

Gain knowledge about the various HVAC systems used in buildings, from forced air to chill water to solar applications. You'll learn about system types (natural gas, propane, oil, electricity, solar), the various fuels/tips/techniques to keep the systems running, and conservation methods.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss heating and cooling systems,
2. explain the role of solar energy in heating and cooling, and
3. explain the pros and cons of various fuels used in heating and cooling.

VOA 669 – Principles of Electronics/Electricity 1

Study foundational concepts for safe use of electronics and electricity in the industrial environment. Learn theoretical and practical information 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.

Course Objectives:
1. define energy, power, charge, current, electric/magnetic fields, electromagnetism and measurement units;
2. determine wire size and resistance using color code tables;
3. calculate resistance, power, voltage, and current using Ohm¿s law and power equations;
4. explain the basic operation of relay, solenoid, buzzer, circuit breaker, and transformer;
5. construct simple electric circuits and use equipment to measure resistance, voltage, current; and
6. explain the operations and applications of diodes and transistors.

VOA 670 – Safety Training: Gas and Confined Spaces with Basic First Aid

This course is designed to enable the industrial/technical student to learn confined space training as it pertains to his/her plant environment. Topics to be covered include hostile atmospheres, rules and regulations, basic rescue techniques, elementary rigging, and basic first aid.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize and respect hazardous or hostile atmospheres,
2. describe safety standards and understand compliance with OSHA and MOSHA as they pertain to confined space entry,
3. describe/perform rescue training using a stretcher basket and safety harness in the workplace, and
4. use basic first aid techniques in the workplace.

VOA 671 – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lathe Operation

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the theory and operation of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe. The emphasis will be on set-up, programming, tooling selection, and hands-on operation of the Storm and Hwa Cheon lathes. Topics to be covered include basic parts of a CNC lathe and functions, the lathe coordinate operating system as it applies to CNC lathes, the CNC late in manual and automatic modes, various project part programs, various types of CNC lathe tooling, and safe operating practices of the CNC lathe. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1 and Numerically Controlled Machines.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic parts of a CNC lathe and utilize its functions;
2. apply the lathe coordinates operating system as it applies to CNC lathes;
3. operate the CNC lathe in manual and automatic modes;
4. write, load, edit, and execute various project part programs;
5. select and set up various types of CNC lathe tooling; and
6. display safe operating practices of the CNC lathe.

VOA 672 – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling Machine Operation

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the theory and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling equipment in a production environment. Machine control alignment, fixed cycle subroutine usage, and CRT layout will be covered. This course includes hands-on operation and demonstrations at Fadal CNC machining centers. Topics to be covered include a Fadal CNC Machining Center using Absolute and Incremental positioning; programs using subroutines and canned cycles; safe and practical machining techniques; formulas to calculate RPM, IPR, IPM, HP, and Radial engagement factors and circular interpolation reduction factors; and G&M codes used to program at a Fadal Machining Center. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objectives:
1. set-up and operate a Fadal CNC Machining Center;
2. write a working part program for a CNC Machining Center using Absolute and Incremental positioning;
3. construct programs using subroutines and canned cycles;
4. demonstrate safe and practical machining techniques;
5. use formulas to calculate RPM, IPR, IPM, HP, and Radial engagement factors, and circular interpolation reduction factors; and
6. identify the G&M codes used to program a Fadal Machining Center.

VOA 673 – Principles of Electronics/Electricity 2

This course is designed to enable the student to learn intermediate concepts for safe use of electronics and electricity in the industrial environment. Topics to be covered include relevant theoretical and practical information relating to semiconductor materials and properties, regulated power supplies, transistors, amplifiers, integrated and digital circuits, electronic communications, and microcontrollers.

Course Objectives:
1. define a semiconductor and name key semiconductor materials,
2. describe the operation of regulated power supplies,
3. explain the basic operation of a transistor and amplifier,
4. construct a logic gate to model a simple digital circuit,
5. list the basic components of a radio receiver, and
6. name four common embedded control devices.

VOA 674 – Basic Physics for the Trades

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic physics concepts that apply to industrial trades with a focus on classical mechanics. Relevant information is covered relating Newton's laws, the calculation of work, mechanical advantage, friction, scalars vs. vectors, speed vs. velocity, acceleration, and rotational motion.

Course Objectives:
1. name and explain Newton¿s major laws of motion;
2. define work, and explain how to calculate it;
3. explain mechanical advantage and three examples in industry;
4. describe four types of wear from friction;
5. explain the difference between scalars and vectors, and list examples of each;
6. explain the difference between speed and velocity;
7. define acceleration and force; and
8. describe centripetal force and examples in industry.

VOA 675 – Assembly and Fasteners

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the assembly of items that are used to join together the various components of a part. Topics to be covered include relating to the components and applications of threaded and non-threaded fasteners, the various types of tools commonly used in assembly, fastener selection, fasteners ergonomics, and safety for assembly and mechanical work.

Course Objectives:
1. list common components used as fasteners and typical industrial applications,
2. describe the basic operation of tools commonly used in assembly,
3. define the key properties of steel fasteners, plus common fastener failures, and
4. explain the importance of torque and how it is derived and applied to bolted joints.

VOA 676 – Fixture Design

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the science of holding and supporting a workpiece or part during a manufacturing operation through locating and clamping. Topics to be covered include relevant information relating to the process of fixture design, the products/devices used as workholding devices, and commonly used components as well as specialized applications.

Course Objectives:
1. define the common elements for most fixtures;
2. describe the basic operation of locating devices, clamps, chucks, collets, and vises;
3. explain the importance of proper body design; and
4. describe typical fixture design troubleshooting scenarios: identifying problems, understanding causes and effects, and taking corrective actions.

VOA 677 – AC/DC Circuit Analysis Industrial/Commercial

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the National Electric Code and its application in industrial and commercial wiring. Topics to be covered include the purpose, interpretation, and use of the National Electric Code and its structure, requirements for electrical installations, grounding, wiring, motors, classified areas, and tables. Relevant topics from commercial and industrial wiring include feeders and branch circuits, panelboard installation, over-current protection, short circuit calculation, and special circuits. Prerequisites: Basic Electricity, Advanced Electricity.

Course Objectives:
1. interpret and apply the National Electrical Code to work projects;
2. demonstrate and identify wire types and sizes;
3. describe the operation of feeders and branch circuits, and panelboard installation for industrial/commercial wiring;
4. describe the operation of over-current protection, short circuit calculation, and special circuits for industrial/commercial wiring;
5. demonstrate knowledge of electrical distribution systems;
6. calculate the voltage drop in wiring system; and
7. demonstrate knowledge of terminating cables.

VOA 678 – Home Energy Analysis

Learn energy analysis (audit) for a single-family home; building science, safety, calculations of space/volume, use of related measuring and/or diagnostic equipment, customer relations and more in order to become an Energy Analyst Technician, Weatherization Crew Chief, or other building performance worker in the green economy. Completers will be eligible to sit for written and field exams from the Building performance Institute (BPI). Prior experience in construction is recommended.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to work under the supervision of a Home Energy Analyst/Auditor to perform duties;
2. conduct a visual inspection of a single-family home for weatherization and related purposes;
3. use measuring equipment and/or diagnostic testing to analyze a home¿s energy efficiency and safety;
4. estimate the type and quantity of materials required to cost-effectively weatherize an eligible dwelling unit;
5. prepare written report and work orders for work crews or contractors; and
6. use customer service skills to explain procedures, problems, and recommendations to homeowners.

VOA 679 – CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT MNGMT

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to read and interpret a simple contract,
2. define specifications as related to a contract,
3. describe site conditions, as they may differ from the contract,
4. identify types of delays that can be expected on the job site,
5. describe contract change orders and termination procedures, and
6. describe sub-contractor and supplier responsibility.

VOA 680 – Carpentry for Building Maintenance

Study carpentry as it applies to the building maintenance profession. Topics include, safety, math, tools and equipment, floors, walls, sheetrock installation and repair, and tile installation. This class is associated with Plumbing for Building Maintenance, and Electricity for Building Maintenance and can be taken independently or as part of the associated group.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose solutions,
2. perform carpentry calculations involving wood lengths and floor dimensions,
3. determine stud length for a given ceiling height,
4. identify and properly use various carpentry hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various carpentry power tools,
6. demonstrate the ability to cut and install studs for a given wall length,
7. demonstrate the ability to cut and install plywood for a given floor dimension,
8. demonstrate the ability to install a door frame and door, and
9. demonstrate the ability to install a window.

VOA 681 – Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors

This course is designed for land surveyors in the State of Maryland or anyone else who may be interested in the legal aspects of the practice of land surveying. The course will focus on the statutes and rules in the new Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors (Red Book).

Course Objectives:
1. identify new Maryland statutes that relate to land surveyors,
2. identify ways to be in compliance with the new statutes and rules,
3 identify new Maryland rules that relate to land surveyors, and
4. demonstrate the ability to effectively navigate the new Statutory Laws of Maryland Relating to Land Surveyors (Red Book).

VOA 682 – Mechanical Drives and Equipment I

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the mechanical and physical properties involved with gears, cams, shafts, couplings, and clutches associated with the transmission of motion in an industrial setting. Topics to be covered include the theory of transmission of motion, gears and backlash, a ring fedder assembly, friction clutches, the worm and worm gear in a speed reducer for correct tooth contact, and speed reduction increases torque output or speed reducers.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the theory of transmission of motion,
2. demonstrate the ability to align gears and set backlash,
3. demonstrate the ability to install and remove a ring fedder assembly,
4. demonstrate the ability to adjust friction clutches,
5. demonstrate skill in properly centering the worm and worm gear in a speed reducer for correct tooth contact, and
6. demonstrate the ability to define why speed reduction increases torque.

VOA 683 – Marine Electrical Certification

This course is designed for the experienced technician with at least 3 - 5 years experience working with marine electricity. The student needs to be very familiar with American Boat and Yacht Council ("ABYC") electrical standards. Course topics include electrical theory, lead-acid batteries, using a multi-meter, battery testing, generator sets, inverters, grounding and bonding systems, troubleshooting and more. At the time of registration, each student will be given a Study Guide which should be studied prior to class along with the ABYC Electrical standards. The class concludes with a 200 question certification exam.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to correctly use a multi-meter,
2. cite ways to properly test marine batteries,
3. define how to service gen-sets,
4. develop the ability to properly ground electrical systems,
5. cite ways to troubleshoot marine electrical systems, and
6. demonstrate readiness to take the certification exam.

VOA 684 – Advanced AC/DC Motor Control

This course is designed to enable the student to study advanced concepts and gain greater practice in AC/DC motor controls in the industrial environment. Topics to be covered include relevant theoretical and practical information, relating to motor symbols, AC/DC motor connections, transformers, control devices, electric motors, contactors and motor starters, relays, and motor control circuits. Troubleshooting and the use of electrical schematics will be stressed throughout the course.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize frequently used symbols on motor and control diagrams;
2. demonstrate the ability to read and construct ladder diagrams;
3. demonstrate the ability to read wiring, single-line, and block diagrams;
4. explain the function of switchboards, panelboards, motor control centers, and transformers;
5. demonstrate a working knowledge of the construction, connection, and operating characteristics of different types of AC and DC motors;
6. explain the difference between a contactor and a motor starter;
7. compare electromagnetic, solid-state, timing, and latching relays in terms of construction and operation, and recognize relaysymbols used on schematic diagrams; and
8. describe and perform the recommended procedure for a basic motor installation based on NEC guidelines.

VOA 685 – MATHEMATICS FOR THE TRADES

Gain experience in the study of mathematics concepts for the industrial environment. Major topics include a review of basic arithmetic skills, ratios and proportions, solving linear equations, geometry, trigonometry, solving systems of equations, solving quadratic equations, work, power and energy, and Pascal's Principle. Important technical and industrial applications will be emphasized.

Course Objectives:
1. apply the rules of signed numbers;
2. demonstrate the ability to interpret and solve word problems associated with industrial and technical technology;
3. demonstrate the ability to interpret diagrams and drawings for missing quantities;
4. apply the rules for solving simple algebraic equations and literal expressions;
5. apply the theorems associated with angle measurement for triangles, parallel, and perpendicular lines;
6. apply the theorems associated with circles, sectors, segments, central angles, and arc length;
7. demonstrate the ability to calculate areas and volumes of various geometric figures;
8. apply trigonometric ratios to appropriate diagrams and word problems; and
9. apply the concepts of work, power, energy, and Pascal¿s Principle to appropriate word problems.

VOA 686 – HVAC for Home Energy Analysis

Learn about the principles of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) as they apply to a home energy audit in the green economy. Focus is on the interaction between combustion equipment and the home. Topics include the theory of combustion, types of heating appliances (such as gas, oil, hot water, and heat pump systems), venting and drafting, duct leakage and pressure diagnostics, as well as cooling systems. Class includes hands-on experience with HVAC equipment. Prerequisite: Home Energy Analysis.

Course Objectives:
1. perform combustion safety and efficiency testing;
2. inspect for duct leakage;
3. discuss home heating system efficiencies to optimize their interaction with other building systems;
4. perform pressure diagnostics to recommend improvements in home energy efficiency;
5. explain the importance of accurate load calculation and system sizing; and
6. use customer service skills to explain procedures, problems, and recommendations to the homeowner.

VOA 687 – Introduction to Telecommunications and LAN Topology

Gain a basic understanding of telephony and VOIP/IP including equipment, wiring, telecommunication equipment and installation constraints, and internet and domain basics. Intended for new telecommunication sales professionals in a business-to-business organization.

Course Objectives:
1. design a Local Area Network¿s wiring requirements;
2. describe the benefits of domain hosting and mail exchange services to small business clients;
3. develop a cost-inclusive telecommunications proposal for small business clients,
4. explain the features and benefits of routers, switches, and EMTA boxes; and
5. develop the ability to handle customer objections during a presentation to convert a competitive user.

VOA 688 – Certificate Examination Preparation: Wastewater

This course is designed to assist the student in the preparation for the State Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators. Certification is required by the State of Maryland to be employes as an operator in all water treatment plants or distribution systems.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to mathematically solve problems related to wastewater systems,
2. discuss and resolve process issues related to wastewater systems, and
3. discuss and offer solutions to common maintenance problems related to wastewater systems.

VOA 689 – Certificate Examination Preparation: Water

This course is designed to assist the student in the preparation for the State Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators. Certification is required by the State of Maryland to be employes as an operator in all water treatment plants or distribution systems.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to mathematically solve problems related to water distribution systems,
2. discuss and resolve process issues related to water distribution systems, and
3. discuss and offer solutions to common maintenance problems related to water distribution systems.

VOA 690 – Power and Pumps

This course is designed to integrate and expand on the most important concepts in electrical power and pump application. The course instruction will include safety, motor types, pump types and electrical theory, as related to waterworks and wastewater systems operators.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the positive displacement and centrifugal pump fundamentals,
2. discuss static and velocity heads, and
3. discuss mathematical relationships in electricity as related to power and pumps.

VOA 691 – Commercial HVAC Systems

Commercial Control Systems incorporates both theory and hands-on learning in the areas of electronic controls, pneumatic controls and direct digital control (DDC) systems as each applies to a Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Course work centers on system components, wiring diagrams, calibration and sequences of operation, problem analysis and troubleshooting, and installation methods. Students learn to program a complete building energy management system. Interactive instructional media is used in this course. Prerequisites: VOC 952, VOC 953, VOA 654, and VOA 656 or approval of the program coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of a large commercial cooling system;
2. describe the operation of a chiller/cooling tower/pump system;
3. relate psychrometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams, and commercial load calculations to commercial air conditioning processes;
4. explain the composition of acceptable air quality;
5. explain the relationship between pressure and temperature;
6. demonstrate the ability to correlate the gas laws as they relate to HVAC; and
7. explain the difference between conduction, convection, and radiation.

VOA 692 – Residential Estimates and Sales

Learn the procedures used to calculate costs for residential and commercial HVAC installations and services. Topics to be covered include calculations and computer programs to estimate accurate charges and the skills necessary for success in sales of HVAC systems, parts, service and new installations.

Course Objectives:
1. use load calculation information to select proper size equipment,
2. develop techniques to price equipment and establish bids,
3. arrange subcontract work as a portion of installation package,
4. formulate sales techniques for small and medium size companies,
5. develop prospecting techniques for new business, and
6. calculate cost using the RS MEANS¿ calculation technique.

VOA 693 – Lathe and Milling Skills Refresher

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a maintenance machinist, to practice lathe and milling skills in order to independently complete three projects within a particular set of dimensions. Topics to be covered include the operations of lathes and mills and shop safety.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to machine two jaws for the parallel clamp project,
2. demonstrate the ability to machine two screws for the parallel clamp project, and
3. demonstrate the ability to fabricate the washer needed for the parallel clamp project.

VOA 694 – Machine Tool Processes 1

Learn the theory and operation of engine lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, selected other machine tools, as well as the function and use of basic precision measuring tools. Basic processes and procedures of metal machining will be studied and applied. Topics include capabilities/functions of machine tools; edge tools appropriate to each function and use; feeds and speeds for edge tools; machined parts to print specifications; engine lathes, vertical milling machines, and surface grinders.

Course Objectives:
1. identify major machine tools;
2. describe the capabilities and functions of machine tools;
3. select edge tools appropriate to each function and use;
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate feeds and speeds for edge tools;
5. create machined parts to print specifications; and
6. demonstrate the ability to set-up and operate engine lathes, vertical milling machines, and surface grinders.

VOA 695 – Machine Tool Processes 2

Continue study in the processes and procedures and applications of metal machining. Topics will include engine lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, and selected other machine tools. Simple and complex set-ups for projects; required finishes; proper machine for each job; accurate use of precision measuring devices will also be covered. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objectives:
1. set-up and operate engine lathes, vertical machines, and surface grinders;
2. create and use each specific tool for engine lathes;
3. develop the ability to construct simple and complex set-ups for projects;
4. choose the process that is the most efficient and will achieve the required finishes;
5. select proper machine for specific job; and
6. demonstrate accurate use of precision measuring devices.

VOA 696 – Numerically Controlled Machines

Learn the basic principles of numerical control machines, the Cartesian coordinate systems, and related shop math. Gain an introduction to the techniques of programming along with the history and theory of numerical controls, and planning and applications. Topics include; absolute and incremental positioning; program for a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining center; a CNC program; and CNC software to verify programs. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objectives:
1. describe and use the Cartesian coordinate system,
2. list the advantages of Numerical Control,
3. demonstrate the ability to describe absolute and incremental positioning,
4. demonstrate the ability to manually create a working part program for a CNC machining center,
5. demonstrate the ability to debug a CNC program, and
6. use CNC software to verify programs.

VOA 697 – Commercial HVAC Systems

Explore the technology used in commercial, institutional, and industrial cooling systems. Course work includes analysis of system performance and diagnosis of problems. Examine equipment such as reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, absorption systems, cooling towers, fans and air handlers. Emphasis is placed on psychrometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams, and commercial load calculations. Prerequisites: VOC 952 or AIRC 205, VOC 953 or AIRC 210, VOA 654 or ELEI 101, and VOA 656 or ELEI 201 or approval of program coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of a large commercial cooling system;
2. describe the operation of a chiller/cooling tower/pump system;
3. relate psychrometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams, and commercial load calculations to commercial air conditioning processes;
4. explain the composition of acceptable air quality;
5. explain the relationship between pressure and temperature;
6. demonstrate the ability to correlate the gas laws as they relate to HVAC; and
7. explain the difference between conduction, convection, and radiation.

VOA 698 – PLC Advanced

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about advanced PLC concepts using the Allen-Bradley (AB) Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). Topics to be covered include communications, typical interface with certain automation equipment including Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and touch panels, numeric concepts, case review of programming examples, and troubleshooting scenarios.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to search for bits, words, and forced I/O in a PLC program;
2. explain how to expand a data table to add timers, counters, integer words, and other desired data;
3. explain how to recover from a faulted processor;
4. explain how to move a damaged output to another address;
5. name three common AB networks used with PLCs, and for each: name the associated communications port/card at the computer, the type of cabling used, and one advantage;
6. define a VFD parameter and three key parameters of interest;
7. describe typical steps at the device, electrical, PLC, and operator interface levels to add a simple digital indicator and basic numeric display;
8. explain what PID stands for, the overall purpose of a control loop, and three widespread applications;
9. define a batch and explain two ways in which the PLC can move numeric values within a program; and
10. demonstrate the ability to find the relevant logic and hardware to utilize in a PLC program that communicates with an encoder.

VOA 699 – BASIC PLUMBING PART 2

Course Objectives:
1. discuss potable water systems,
2. discuss drainage systems,
3. discuss vent systems,
4. diagnose water system problems,
5. diagnose drainage system problems, and
6. diagnose vent system problems.

VOA 700 – Plant Process Change Training

This course is designed to teach the purpose and overall principles of the plant process change request procedure. Topics to be covered include understanding the overall plant process change procedure, determine when a plant process change is required, initiate the plant process change request, and facilitate the approval and tracking process of the change request.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the overall plant process change procedure and why it is used,
2. determine when a plant process change request is required and the appropriate initiator(s) and affected plant personnel,
3. initiate a plant process change request,
4. implement a plant process change, and
5. monitor the approval and tracking process.

VOA 703 – Hazardous Energy Lockout Training

This course is intended to introduce students to the importance of hazardous energy lockout control and teach standard lockout practices and procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and understand the components of OSHA standard, the control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout);
2. demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and function of the lockout energy control procedure;
3. identify the practices and procedures necessary to shut down and lockout/tagout machines and equipment;
4. identify types of energy;
5. recognize hazardous energy;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the methods of energy control;
7. illustrate methods and procedures for de-energizing equipment; and
8. demonstrate the use of safe work practices.

VOA 704 – Industrial Aptitude Exam Preparation

Prepare for plant operation, plant maintenance, construction or skilled trade pre-employment exams. Topics include test-taking strategies and review of the types of reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, spatial aptitude and general mathematics included in an Industrial Aptitude test.

Course Objectives:
1. use test-taking strategies to take math tests to lessen math anxiety;
2. explain and solve arithmetic problems with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; and
3. explain and solve geometry problems with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

VOA 705 – Pipefitting: Theory and Practice

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the properties of various piping material and the principles underlying different methods of connecting these materials, the use of the tools required for industrial pipefitting and plumbing, how to design and maintain piping systems for water, oil, oxygen and high pressure steam lines. The student will also learn the physical principles of flow rates, pressure, strength of joining materials, and expansion. Topics to be covered include the proper size, type of pipe, fittings and supports to be used on a piping system, a basic minor network of piping, the theory of pipefitting, flow, pressure, complete piping/flow system (pumps, valves, fittings, etc), pipe size and strength, the hand tools used in pipefitting, elevation, plan, and isometric sketches of piping systems.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the proper size, type of pipe, fittings, and supports to be used on a piping system;
2. develop the ability to measure, sketch, fabricate, and install a basic minor network of piping;
3. explain the theory of pipefitting, flow, pressure, complete piping/flow system (pumps, valves, fitting, etc);
4. determine pipe size, and strength;
5. use the hand tools in pipefitting; and
6. prepare elevation, plan, and isometric sketches in piping systems.

VOA 706 – Industrial Measurements

This course is designed to enable the student to learn measuring systems and how to use precision measuring tools. Accurate measuring and alignment are essential in avoiding premature or excessive wear. Topics to be covered include various systems of industrial measurements, linear measurement and surface measurement, a micrometer to make various measurements within 0.001, interference and clearance fits, a shaft keyway and a key to properly fit the assembly, a role assembly to varying degrees of accuracy to obtain proper alignment and position, a master level, and a stationary base plate to within 0.001.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various systems of industrial measurements, linear measurement, and surface measurement;
2. use a micrometer to make various measurements within 0.001¿;
3. discuss and demonstrate interference and clearance fits;
4. develop the ability to measure a shaft keyway and file a key to properly fit the assembly;
5. develop the ability to align a roll assembly to varying degrees of accuracy to obtain proper alignment and position; and
6. develop the ability to properly align a stationary base plate to within 0.001¿ using a master level.

VOA 707 – Electrical Safe Work Practices in Manufacturing Environment

This course is designed for authorized and qualified personnel permitted to work on electrical equipment and circuitry. Topics to be covered include the general principles of electrical safe work practices in a manufacturing environment, personal protective equipment, the electrical hazard warning label, distinguishing exposed electrical parts, and safe distances and boundaries.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the different types, degrees, and ratings of personal protective equipment;
2. interpret the Electrical Hazard Warning Label and components of the electrical hazard analysis;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the skills and techniques necessary to distinguish exposed, energized parts from other parts of electrical equipment;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the skills and techniques necessary to determine the nominal voltage of exposed, energized parts;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the guidelines of approach distances and boundaries specified by the Electrical Hazard Warning Label and the corresponding voltages to which the qualified person will be exposed; and
6. identify the decision-making process to determine the degree and extent of the hazard and the personal protective equipment necessary to safely perform a given task.

VOA 708 – Standardization of Layered Audits

This course is designed to teach the importance, fundamentals, and sustainment of layered audits. Topics to be covered include the general function and principles of layered audits, the importance and relationship to GM's Global Manufacturing System, standardized methods and maintenance of layered audits.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the importance of layered audits,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of layered audits to GM¿s Global Manufacturing System,
3. review a standardized method for performing layered audits,
4. demonstrate an understanding of the steps in performing layered audits, and
5. explain how to sustain a layered audit system.

VOA 709 – U.S. Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification

Learn about boat handling skills, line handling, casting off, tacking and jibing, setting and trimming sails. Practice overboard recovery methods, knot tying, crew coordination and communication. CCBC and the Downtown Sailing Center offer this comprehensive hands-on 40 hour sailing program for those who have little or no sailing experience. U.S. Sailing certification presented upon successful completion.

Course Objectives:
1. perform a presail check for the boat¿s flotation integrity, safety, and legally required equipment;
2. demonstrate how to put on a Personal Flotation Device (PFD);
3. demonstrate appropriate helmsman and crew coordination and skills for departure;
4. demonstrate tying and the use of knots; stopper knot, bowline, cleat hitch and sail lashing knot;
5. demonstrate the use of these sail controls; halyards, sheets, Cunningham/downhaul and outhaul;
6. demonstrate in close quarters under sail; starting, speed control, tacking, jibing, steering control, sail luffing, the No-Go-Zone, getting out of irons, backing the jib, and crew coordination and communication;
7. demonstrate one of the overboard recovery methods which is most appropriate for one¿s sailing ability, crew experience, wind and sea conditions, and maintain constant visual contact with the victim;
8. demonstrate the use of navigation rules while sailing;
9. make use of sail telltales and identify points of sail; and
10. demonstrate stowing of sails, rigging, and equipment.

VOA 710 – Skilled Trades Refresher Training

This course is designed to review and refresh safety guidelines, procedures and practices required of qualified skilled trades personnel. Topics to be covered include bloodborne pathogens, confined spaces, lockout, fall hazards and respirators.

Course Objectives:
1. identify blood borne pathogens¿ emergency cart, review content and discuss the standard operating procedure;
2. identify confined space entry sites and rescue components and discuss the standard operating procedure;
3. demonstrate respirator usage; SCBA, Full Face, Half Face and Dust Masks;
4. inspect and replace safety locks;
5. demonstrate an understanding of and differentiate forms of lockout;
6. inspect fall harnesses; and
7. discuss three point contact, transition zones, and ¿do not¿ step surfaces.

VOA 711 – Burning and Welding I

This course is designed to enable the student to learn oxy-fuel flame cutting and shielded-metal arc welding. The history of welding will be discussed as well as the safety issues and terminology. A major emphasis of the course is correct welding procedures for various applications. Welding skills will be continued in the laboratory. Topics to be covered include the proper method of handing, storing, and setting up cylinders; the major advantages and disadvantages of the different fuel gases; correct filler metals; an oxy fuel gas cutting torch to make a variety of cuts; weld bead contour during welding by using the proper weave pattern; and controlling undercut, overlap, porosity, and slag inclusions when welding.

Course Objectives:
1. use the proper method of handling, storing, and setting up cylinders;
2. list the major advantages and disadvantages of the different fuel gases;
3. explain what conditions affect the selection of filler metals;
4. use an oxy fuel gas cutting torch safely to make a variety of cuts;
5. develop the ability to control weld bead contour during welding by using the proper weave pattern; and
6. demonstrate the ability to control undercut, overlap, porosity, and slag inclusions when welding.

VOA 712 – Programmable Logic Controllers

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the Reliance Automax and Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), their structure, how they operate, their capabilities, limitations and the general types of applications. Topics to be covered include applications of PLCs, numbering systems, input and output sides and devices, power supplies, ladder logic, Boolean programming, troubleshooting and maintenance, communicating with RSLogix 500 software and hands-on simulator experience.

Course Objectives:
1. cite the basic operation of the central processing units of the Allen Bradley and Reliance Automax programmable controllers;
2. describe an electromagnetic relay, define control circuit, power circuit, NO and NC;
3. define what AND, OR, and NOT means in Boolean logic, and identify the symbols for each;
4. identify AND and OR logic circuits in a relay ladder diagram;
5. develop ladder diagrams to perform a sequence of operations;
6. construct a logic circuit using RSLogix software;
7. identify the steps involved in developing the hardware and software of a simple control system;
8. discuss the programmable controller systems layout;
9. demonstrate programming of the P.C.;
10. demonstrate program editing, loading, and saving of programs;
11. demonstrate proper use of the simulator;
12. demonstrate the use of internal timers of the P.C.;
13. demonstrate proper use of immediate instructions, the master reset, and zone control;
14. explain and demonstrate basic troubleshooting procedures for the P.C.;
15. demonstrate the use of sequence input and output; and
16. discuss interfacing of the programmable controller with various output devices.

VOA 713 – Basic Wiring and Construction

This course is designed to enable the student to learn basic wiring and construction principles. Topics to be covered include electrical safety, conduit bending and installation, commercial, industrial and residential wiring, electrical symbols and circuitry. The purpose, interpretation and use of the National Electrical Code will also be included.

Course Objectives:
1. interpret and apply the national electrical code to all work projects,
2. identify wire types and sizes,
3. demonstrate an understand of industrial wiring,
4. demonstrate an understanding of basic knowledge of large wire and cable pulling,
5. demonstrate the ability to bend conduit properly,
6. demonstrate knowledge of electrical distribution systems,
7. demonstrate an understanding of high voltage distribution,
8. develop the ability to calculate voltage drop in wiring system,
9. demonstrate an understanding of basic principles involved in upgrading electrical services in existing buildings,
10. select the proper size wire type of insulation for any wiring job, and
11. demonstrate knowledge of terminating cables.

VOA 714 – Introduction to Hybrid Assembly

Learn about the hybrid assembly process, location and function of parts as they pertain to the operation of the hybrid transmission. Topics include safety, job assignments, construction of the transmission, two-mode system, build room layout and function and build process. Hands-on assembly will be included.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the required safety procedures;
2. utilize appropriate and required safety supplies and equipment;
3. review required job assignments;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the construction of the transmission, its major components, and the advantages and disadvantages;
5. demonstrate knowledge of the basic operation of the two-mode systems, electric motors/batteries;
6. recognize vehicle differences;
7. locate parts and discuss layout and flow of a hybrid assembly room; and
8. assemble a hybrid transmission and complete the build process.

VOA 715 – CDL Class A Classroom and Pre-Trip

Acquire the skills necessary to pass the pre-trip inspection portion of the MVA's Class A Commercial Driver's License examination to become eligible to work as a Class A commercial driver. Learn the safe and efficient operation of various tractor-trailer (Class B) vehicles. Topics include pre-trip (exterior); pre-trip (interior); National Safety Council defensive driving techniques; log books and map reading.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a proper and complete Class A pre-trip vehicle exterior inspection,
2. conduct a proper and complete Class A pre-trip vehicle interior inspection,
3. explain CDL-A operator safety guidelines of the National Safety Council¿s defensive driving program,
4. develop the ability to correctly complete a driver log book,
5. read a commercial road atlas, and
6. plan a trip to account for road conditions and restrictions.

VOA 716 – CDL Class A Range and Road

Acquire the range and road skills necessary to pass the skills and road portions of the MVA's Class A Commercial Driver's License examination to become eligible to work as a Class A commercial driver. Learn a variety of backing and parking maneuvers, up-shifting/down-shifting and the safe and efficient operation of various tractor-trailer (Class A) vehicles. Topics include review pre-trip inspections; backing; alley docking; blind and sight side parallel parking; shifting; highway and road signs and on the road operating techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. complete an interior and exterior pre-trip inspection of a Class A vehicle;
2. develop the ability to up-shift a heavy duty manual transmission;
3. develop the ability to down-shift a heavy duty manual transmission;
4. complete a proper blind side parallel parking maneuver;
5. complete a proper sight side parallel parking maneuver;
6. complete a straight backing and alley dock maneuver;
7. demonstrate how to safely operate a CDL-A vehicle on road and highway conditions; and
8. demonstrate readiness to test successfully in the pre-trip, skills and road portions of the MVA licensing exam to obtain a Maryland CDL-A.

VOA 717 – CDL Class B

This course is designed to teach the skills necessary to pass the MVA's Class B Commercial Driver's License road examination to become eligible to work as a commercial driver. Students will learn the safe and efficient operation of commercial straight trucks and passenger bus (Class B) vehicles. Topics to be covered include Pre-trip (exterior); Pre-trip (interior); National Safety Council defensive driving techniques; parking; turning; and controlling vehicle motion.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a proper and complete pre-trip vehicle inspection;
2. operate a CDL-B vehicle in accordance with the National Safety Council¿s defensive driving standards;
3. demonstrate the ability to correctly operate all vehicle controls;
4. demonstrate the ability to accelerate smoothly in both directions;
5. complete all necessary and regulatory paperwork;
6. describe federal and state regulations governing the operation of commercial vehicles;
7. develop the ability to park the vehicle safely in the blind side, right side, and alley dock situations; and
8. demonstrate readiness to test for the CDL-B licensure.

VOA 718 – Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a manufacturing transmission technician to learn how to minimize the overall time needed to change from one activity to another and improve overall equipment effectiveness through the application of Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) theory and techniques for performing set up operations. Topics to be covered include SMED processes, internal/external activities, changeover, exchanging dies and tools, wastes.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the SMED process,
2. describe the current method and capture all aspects,
3. identify setup and replacement waste,
4. classify each changeover element as internal or external,
5. develop the ability to convert internal to external,
6. develop the ability to improve external elements that cannot be converted to external,
7. measure reduction process, and
8. document and formalize new set up.

VOA 719 – Vehicle Safety for Material Handling

This course is designed to enable the student who is a manufacturing material handling technician to learn the necessary skills and knowledge to perform pre-operation inspections, understand controls and functions, and operate vehicles used for material handling safely. Topics to be covered include types of vehicles, controls and their function, safety, inspection and hazard analysis.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various types of vehicles used for material handling,
2. identify the controls and functions,
3. describe and demonstrate the safety aspects of operating a vehicle used for material handling,
4. perform a pre-operational inspection and hazard analysis,
5. demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences between driving a vehicle used for material handling and a car, and
6. demonstrate an understanding of how to operate material handling vehicles safely.

VOA 720 – Forklift Operator Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a manufacturing material handling technician company employee to learn how to operate forklifts in accordance with OSHA standards. The course will cover safety measures as they pertain to vehicle inspection, proper vehicle operation, and product handling under general and specific site conditions. Topics to be covered include safety issues as they pertain to the knowledge of the equipment, understanding load balance, areas traveled, common sense, general information about forklifts, stability, center of gravity, capacity (weight and load center), visual and operational checks of the engine as part of an inspection procedure, basic operating procedures, steering, lifting loads, moving loads, attachments, stopping, and parking.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to inspect the vehicle for unsafe conditions;
2. demonstrate an understanding of potentially hazardous conditions and safety measures to follow;
3. develop the ability to stop, drive, and turn a forklift; and
4. develop the ability to load, stack, lift, and maneuver various loads properly and safely.

VOA 721 – Forklift Refresher Training

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced manufacturing material handling technician employee, to review and refresh safety guidelines, procedures and practices required to operate forklifts in accordance with OSHA standards. Topics to be covered include safety measures, proper vehicle operation and product handling conditions.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to inspect the vehicle for unsafe conditions and follow required safety measures;
2. demonstrate an understanding of OSHA requirements and standards and operate vehicles in accordance with those requirements and standards; and
3. discuss standards and demonstrate the ability to load, stack, lift, and maneuver various loads properly and safely.

VOA 724 – Introduction to Robotics in Automated Manufacturing

Learn about the use and application of robotics in automated manufacturing. Designed for the maintenance personnel student, topics to be covered, basic components of robot systems, robot classifications, industrial sensors associated with robotics, typical end effectors /end-of-arm tooling, and review of basic commands and introductory programming examples.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss applications of robotics in automated manufacturing,
2. identify the basic components of a robot system,
3. classify a robot based on general characteristics,
4. discuss typical industrial sensors associated with robotics,
5. describe typical end effectors/end-of-arm tooling, and
6. explain the difference between on-line and off-line programming.

VOA 727 – TURNING TECHNOLOGY

Course Objectives:
1. set-up and operate engine lathes,
2. use an engine lathe to chase precision threads,
3. construct various tapers on the lathe,
4. create and use edging tools for engine lathes,
5. complete simple set-ups for projects, and
6. calculate feeds and speeds for various work materials and cutting tools.

VOA 728 – Basic Telecommunications LAN Topology and Internet Overview

This course is intended for new telecommunication sales professionals in a business-to-business organization. Participants will gain a basic understanding of telephony and VOIP/IP including equipment, wiring, telecommunication equipment and installation constraints, and internet and domain basics that will help them develop customer solutions that are needs based and meet the supplier's profit needs. Topics to be covered include basic wiring, LAN topology, VOIP, basic telecommunications, internet basics, domains and domain hosting.

Course Objectives:
1. design a Local Area Network¿s wiring requirements;
2. describe the benefits of domain hosting and mail exchange services to small business clients;
3. develop a cost-inclusive telecommunications proposal for small business clients;
4. explain the features and benefits of routers, switches, and EMTA boxes; and
5. develop the ability to handle objections during a presentation to convert a competitive user.

VOA 729 – Driver Education

Required for all persons who are of legal age to drive and who want to obtain a MD Class C Driver's License. Offers 30-hours of classroom instruction; 6 hours of behind-the-wheel practice in a flexible schedule. Instructors certified by MD Motor Vehicle Administration.

Course Objectives:
1. identify traffic signs and explain the meaning,
2. demonstrate skill in starting and stopping the vehicle,
3. demonstrate proper use of rear and side mirrors and proper backing-up techniques,
4. discuss the effects of drugs and alcohol on perception and reasoning, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of Maryland traffic laws.

VOA 730 – CDL CLASS B REVIEW COURSE

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a proper and complete pre-trip vehicle inspection;
2. demonstrate the ability to correctly operate all vehicle controls;
3. demonstrate the ability to accelerate smoothly in both directions;
4. complete all necessary and regulatory paperwork;
5. describe federal and state regulations governing the operation of commercial vehicles;
6. develop the ability to park the vehicle safely in blind side, right side, and alley dock situations; and
7. demonstrate readiness to operate a Class B vehicle in a manner required to pass the MVA road test for licensure.

VOA 731 – Measurement, Material, and Safety I

This course is designed to enable the student, who is in the Machining Apprenticeship series, learn the basic elements of measuring devices, referencing material needs, and safety essential to their ability to complete projects and operate equipment properly. Topics to be covered include taking meter readings, using machining tool handbooks, chart, and tables, demonstrating the use and care of measuring instruments, safety guidelines for shop work, and measuring and cutting stock.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to record micrometer readings;
2. use machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables;
3. demonstrate the use and care of measuring instruments;
4. demonstrate proper safety guidelines for shop work; and
5. measure and cut stock.

VOA 732 – MEASUREMENT/MATERIAL/SAFETY/II

Course Objectives:
1. record micrometer readings;
2. use machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables in applying math calculations;
3. demonstrate the use and care of measuring instruments;
4. demonstrate proper safety guidelines for shop work;
5. use slide calculations and apply dimensions of parts;
6. measure and cut stock; and
7. apply instruments in the calculations of stock.

VOA 733 – Introduction to Industrial Lubrication

This course is designed to instruct industrial maintenance personnel in the physical and industrial applications of lubricants. Topics to be covered include the storage, handling, and dispensing of lubricants, the history of oil, types of lubricants, recordkeeping, viscosity, grease, lubrication schedules, friction, and pascal's law.

Course Objectives:
1. cite the various types of lubricants;
2. discuss where and why specific lubricants are used;
3. identify a lubricant in use; and
4. identify the proper storage, handling, and dispensing of lubricants.

VOA 736 – U.S. Coast Guard Licensing (OUPV) On-Line

This course is designed to prepare the student for the U.S. Coast Guard Captains license tests. The Coast Guard license is required for the operator of any un-inspected passenger vessel carrying six or less passengers for hire. Topics to be covered include Navigation Rules of the Road; (lights, shapes, and sound signals), Navigation General; (charts, exercises, publications, tides, currents, weather and instruments), Piloting, Compass error & Correction, Fixes, Bearings, Set & Drift & Chart Navigation, Deck General, Federal Regulations (CFR¿s), Ship sanitation, maintenance pollution prevention, and Deck Safety; Chemistry of Fire, Emergency Repairs & Procedures, Lifesaving, Abandoned Ship Procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the development and evolution of maritime navigation rules;
2. demonstrate an understanding of nautical charts as well as general information that is contained on that chart;
3. develop the ability to become familiar with the magnetic compass, chart navigation, latitude/longitude, plotting tools, measuring devices, compass bearings, and distance off;
4. demonstrate an understanding of how the code of federal regulations is designed and how to find information that can be used in conjunction with the USCG licensing examination;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the chemistry of fire, and learn how to use basic fire fighting equipment/techniques and other emergency ship-board procedures; and
6. demonstrate readiness to take the U.S.C.G. merchant marine officers test for captain or operator of un-inspected passenger vessels (OUPV).

VOA 800 – Lead Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting

Learn how to perform lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning according to required EPA policy. Effective April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and follow specific practices to prevent lead contamination.

Course Objectives:
1. describe basic lead-based paint information;
2. cite key regulations required by the EPA rule for renovation, repair, and painting projects;
3. explain requirements before beginning work, for containment, during work, and cleaning;
4. explain requirements for recordkeeping and training non-certified workers; and
5. demonstrate safe work practices required by the EPA rule for renovation, repair, and painting projects.

VOA 801 – Commercial HVAC Systems

Explore the technology used in commercial, institutional and industrial cooling systems including analysis of system performance and diagnosis of problems. Examine equipment such as reciprocating and centrifugal chillers, absorption systems, cooling towers, fans and air handlers. Emphasis on psychometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams and commercial load calculations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of a large commercial cooling system;
2. describe the operation of a chiller/cooling tower/pump system;
3. relate psychrometrics, pressure-enthalpy diagrams, and commercial load calculations to commercial air conditioning processes;
4. explain the composition of acceptable air quality;
5. explain the relationship between pressure and temperature;
6. demonstrate the ability to correlate the gas laws as they relate to HVAC; and
7. explain the difference between conduction, convection, and radiation.

VOA 802 – Commercial Controls System

Gain theory and hands-on learning in the areas of electronic controls, pneumatic controls and direct digital control (DDC) systems as each applies to a Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Course work will center on system components, writing diagrams, calibration and sequences of operation, problem analysis and troubleshooting and installation methods. Prerequisites: VOA 339 or AIRC 205, VOA 338 or AIRC 210, VOA 613 or ELEI 201 and VOA 654 or ELEI 101 or approval of program coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss electronic controls, pneumatic controls and direct digital control (DDC) systems as each applies to a Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system,
2. demonstrate an understanding of HVAC wiring diagrams,
3. demonstrate the ability to trouble shoot HVAC operation problems, and
4. demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot HVAC installations

VOA 803 – LEAD PAINT M&R SUPER REFRESHER

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of current federal and state laws regarding lead paints,
2. utilize new technologies to manage lead paint abatement, and
3. maintain lead paint abatement certification with the Maryland State Department of the Environment.

VOA 804 – LEAD PAINT VISUAL INSPECT REF

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to maintain accreditation as a visual inspector,
2. demonstrate an understanding of current federal and state lead paint laws, and
3. implement new visual inspector techniques.

VOA 805 – Bench Work I

Learn the basic elements of bench work including filing, measuring, drilling, reading a drawing, and calculating dimensions. Topics to be covered include deburring; measuring with a steel rule, protractor, and vernier protractor; reading assembly drawings and charts; implementing safety rules; and identifying layouts and hand tools.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to file fits, flat, size, and deburr projects;
2. measure with a steel rule, protractor, and vernier protractor;
3. demonstrate the ability to read drawings and charts;
4. implement safety rules and shop maintenance procedures; and
5. identify and use layout and hand tools.

VOA 806 – Milling Machine Operations Level 1

This course is designed to enable the student to gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the vertical milling machine, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include operations and maintenance of vertical milling machines, processes and procedures of metal milling, and precision measuring using a scale, micrometers, dial caliper, guage, and blocks.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to complete simple and complex set-ups for projects,
2. demonstrate the ability to choose the most efficient process to achieve the required finish,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate finished projects as per specifications and list deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS Level 1 milling skills.

VOA 807 – Milling Machine Operations Level 2

This course is designed to enable the student to gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the vertical milling machine including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include speeds and feeds; milling keyways; using boring heads and tee slots; and precision measuring using a scale, micrometers, indicator, guage, and blocks.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to complete simple and complex set-ups for projects,
2. demonstrate the ability to choose the most efficient process to achieve the required finish,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate finished projects as per specifications and list deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS Level 2 milling skills.

VOA 808 – Turning Technology Level 1 Chucking

This course is designed to enable the student to gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include set-up and operating engine lathe; truing the work; and advanced turning, o.d. groove, i.d. groove, chasing threads, and boring.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS Level 1 Chucking skills.

VOA 809 – Turning Technology Level 2 Chucking

This course is designed to enable the student to gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include set-up and operating engine lathe; truing the work; and more complex turning, face groove, i.d. groove, chasing threads, o.d. groove and i.d. taper.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to independently operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to proficiently calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
4. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify safety procedures, and
5. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS Level 2 Chucking skills.

VOA 810 – Turning Technology Level 2 Between Centers

This course is designed to enable the student to gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include set-up and operating engine lathe; truing the work; and more complex turning, knurling, o.d. groove, chasing threads, and form turning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to independently operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to proficiently calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
4. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify safety procedures, and
5. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS Level 2 between centers skills.

VOA 811 – Basic Rigging for Industry

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a machinist or rigger who erects structures and/or moves heavy equipment, to learn how to become a rigger. The student will learn moving and handling materials, related hardware and equipment, fundamentals of mechanical advantage, use of ladders and scaffolding, and related safety precautions. Topics to be covered include evaluating job requirements, selection, purchase and storage of ropes, knot tying, slings, hoisting chains and hooks, hand signals, proper use of scaffolds and ladders, and inspection and replacement of crane cables.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of basic rigging principles;
2. explain the nature and proper use of ropes, both fiber and wire, knot tying, and splicing;
3. demonstrate knowledge of rope, tackle, cranes, hoists, block and tackle, other types of material handling devices, and their uses in the field;
4. demonstrate the ability to build and work on various types of scaffolding;
5. explain the correct use of ladders as they pertain to rigging and material handling;
6. demonstrate the ability to read and evaluate rigging, crane, and cable charts;
7. demonstrate an understanding of hand signals; and
8. describe safety practices related to rigging.

VOA 812 – Introduction to Stationary Engineering

This course is designed to enable the student to enter the stationary engineering field of work. Topics to be covered include basic principles of plant operations, safety, energy and steam, boilers, heat transfer, water treatment, and controls.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss boiler types,
2. discuss boiler operations and safety,
3. demonstrate an understanding of boiler combustion, and
4. demonstrate an understanding for water treatment in boiler operations.

VOA 813 – Turning Technology Level 1 Between Centers

This course is designed to enable the student to gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 Between Centers certification. Topics to be covered include set-up and operating engine lathe; truing the work; and advanced turning, knurling, o.d. groove, chasing threads.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate the engine lathe to chase precision threads,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS level 1 between centers skills.

VOA 814 – Magna Math Skill Building

Learn to identify strengths and weaknesses in various areas of basic arithmetic, enhance current math skills; learn to quickly solve basic math problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and math applications. Topics that will be covered include decimals, fractions, ratios, proportions, perimeters, circumferences, and basic measuring.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate rules for solving basic arithmetic problems;
2. demonstrate the ability to interpret and solve math applications;
3. demonstrate the ability to quickly calculate basic operations of math;
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate/determine circumferences, perimeters, and proportions; and
5. demonstrate readiness needed to meet the minimum requirements for the Magna Math test.

VOA 815 – Precision Grinding Level 1

Learn the basic practice in the theory and operation of surface grinder machine operations including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 Surface Grinding certification. Topics to be covered include safe equipment operation, grinding wheel, Magnetic chucks, vises, and grinding fixtures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to select proper grinding wheels for particular applications;
2. demonstrate the ability to mount and dress wheels;
3. demonstrate the ability to install and use the magnetic chucks, vises, and other fixtures; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS level 1 surface grinding skills.

VOA 816 – Precision Grinding Level 2

Learn the advanced practice in the theory and operation of surface grinder machine operations including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 2 Surface Grinding certification. Topics to be covered include precision grinding techniques and proper wheel selection as well as specific applications and grinding fixtures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to select proper grinding wheels for particular applications;
2. demonstrate the ability to mount and dress wheels and select proper grinding wheels;
3. demonstrate the ability to install and use magnetic chucks, vises, and other fixtures;
4. demonstrate the ability to perform all level 2 grinding operations in a safe productive manner; and
5. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS level 2 surface grinding skills.

VOA 817 – Machining Applications 1

Learn to enhance skills acquired from previous Level I machining courses such as benchwork, milling, turning, and grinding. Learn to demonstrate these skills through practical projects designed to strengthen machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate the ability to follow instruction.

VOA 818 – Machining Applications 2

Learn to enhance skills acquired from previous Level II machining courses such as benchwork, milling, turning, and grinding. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to strengthen machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate the ability to follow instructions.

VOA 819 – Bench Work 2

Learn the advanced techniques of bench work including filing, measuring, drilling, reading a drawing, and calculating skills to complete the NIMS Drill Press Certification. Topics to be covered include safety procedures associated with the drill press, drill press components and drilling holes, countersinks, counterbore, automatic feeds, spot face, ream, and tap.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety procedures and components of the drilling press;
2. use a drill press to drill holes, countersink, counterbore, spot face, ream, and tap;
3. demonstrate how to read assembly drawings and use measuring skills to complete projects; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS level 2 Drill Press skills.

VOA 820 – An Introduction to HVAC

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of residential and commercial HVAC systems. Topics to be covered include cooling systems; gas, oil, and electric heating systems; HVAC components and controls; and specifically thermostat operations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify cooling systems; split systems/package units;
2. identify heating systems, gas, oil, and electric heat;
3. discuss thermostat basic operations; and
4. identify HVAC components on mechanical drawings.

VOA 821 – High Voltage Electrical Safety

Learn safety awareness if you are an electrician working in an industrial setting on high voltage energized equipment or lines. Topics to be covered include isolating and testing circuits, working on energized equipment, portable electrical tools, electricity hazards, electrical PPE, work area set up, and electrical systems.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss hazards of electricity and high voltage in particular,
2. cite key procedures for safe work on energized equipment,
3. discuss the safety benefits of isolating and testing circuits,
4 distinguish among various electrical PPE, and
5. recognize different electrical systems.

VOA 822 – Low Voltage Electrical Safety

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a maintenance worker in an industrial setting working on low voltage energized equipment or lines, to learn safety awareness. Topics to be covered include basic electrical properties, electrical cords, health effects of low voltages, electrical contact, electrical hazards, and control circuits.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss hazards of electricity and low voltage in particular,
2. cite key procedures for safe work on energized equipment,
3. discuss the health effects of low voltages, and
4 describe basic steps to take in the event of low voltage electrical contact.

VOA 823 – Preparation for American Welding Society Welding Certification

This course is designed to enable the student to learn safety and procedures associated with the American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification. The student will practice horizontal and vertical welding under the observation of the instructor. Topics to be covered include welding safety, various welding positions, and the process of welding certification. Pre-requisites: Welding I (VOA 496); Welding II (VOA 502)

Course Objectives:
1. discuss welding safety,
2. demonstrate the ability to weld horizontally,
3. demonstrate the ability to weld vertically, and
4. discuss the welding certification process.

VOA 825 – Technical Blueprints and Schematics

Learn the basic graphic elements and symbols used in a variety of industrial drawings. Technical prints covered include machine, sheet metal, hydraulic and pneumatic, piping and plumbing system drawings, and drawings representing electrical systems. Sketching concepts are also presented to aid in understanding basic drawing principals. Recognize standard features in schematics, and read and interpret symbols used in this field.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the types and components of a variety of blueprint drawings;
2. explain the operations and components of simple machines;
3. demonstrate the ability to sketch and matchmark assemblies;
4. select appropriate machine tools for specific activities;
5. demonstrate the ability to interpret sheet metal drawings; and
6. demonstrate the ability to link symbols to the components they represent in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

VOA 826 – Energy Control Strategies

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the devices that are used to regulate energy use in buildings: from pneumatic to electric to electronic; from manual to automatic; from simple switches to microprocessors. An emphasis is placed on identifying and solving control calibration problems and improving energy efficiency through redesign and energy control strategies. Topics to be covered include control systems found in the commercial sector, energy strategies used in the commercial sector, principles of control system design, voltage and voltage systems, and the skills needed to install, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and maintain energy control systems.

Course Objectives:
1. list, recognize, and describe the control systems typically found in the commercial sector;
2. describe energy control strategies used in the commercial sector;
3. explain the basic principles of control system design;
4. describe wiring techniques for line voltage and low voltage systems;
5. describe issues to be addressed in the commissioning of an energy control system in a new building; and
6. demonstrate entry-level technician skills to install, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain energy control systems.

VOA 827 – Construction Safety and Health

Construction Safety and Health provides an understanding of the hazards and controls of the various phases of construction. Covers appropriate MOSH and OSHA safety standards; requirements for safe workplaces; updates of regulations; techniques of planning for safety in the construction process.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate MOSH and OSHA safety standards,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate requirements for a safe workplace, and
3. discuss the techniques of planning for safety in the construction process.

VOA 828 – Motor Controls

This course is designed to enable the student to learn motor controls for electrical maintenance technicians in an industrial environment. Topics to be covered include relevant theoretical and practical information relating to basic motor symbols, basic drawings, and essential terminology; AC motor connections; and typical components such as contactors and motor starters.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize frequently used symbols on motor control diagrams and what components they represent,
2. explain the difference between a connector and a motor starter, and
3. describe a basic motor installation for AC motors.

VOA 829 – Programmable Logic Controllers

Learn about the Allen-Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), the structure, the operation, the capabilities, limitations and the general types of applications. Topics to be covered include applications of PLC's, number systems, input and output sides and devices, power supplies, ladder logic, Boolean programming, and communicating with RSLogic 500 software.

Course Objectives:
1. describe an electromagnetic relay, define control circuit, power circuit, NO (normally opened) and NC (normally closed);
2. explain what AND, OR and NOT means in Boolean logic, and identify the symbols for each;
3. identify AND and OR logic circuits in a relay ladder diagram;
4. construct a logic circuit using RSLogic software; and
5. name the steps involved in developing the hardware and software of a simple control system.

VOA 830 – Hazard Recognition and Control

Learn the principles and concepts associated with recognizing and controlling accident and loss-producing conditions on the worksite including hazards related to plant facilities and layout, machinery and machine guarding. Electrical safety, control of hazardous energy, personal protective equipment, communication, flammable liquids, applicable OSHA and MOSH regulations and other recognized standards are covered.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize the major injury and illness-producing hazards in general industry;
2. develop controls for injury and illness-producing hazards found in general industry;
3. write a hazardous energy control program (lockout/tagout);
4. conduct a hazard analysis to identify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements;
5. discuss how to implement a PPE program;
6. discuss how to implement a (Chemical) Hazard Communication program, including employee training;
7. recognize hazards associated with flammable liquids, fire, confined space, and electricity;
8. apply OSHA standards to ensure the minimum protection of the worker; and
9. discuss the roll of plant layout and workflow in the causation or prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses.

VOA 831 – Mechanical Drives and Equipment II

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the operating characteristics of the various bearings used in industry and how metallurgic properties of various materials affect friction, finishes, and tolerances and the resultant requirements for the choice of bearings, lubricants and seals. Topics to be covered include the difference between plain and anti-friction bearings, various manufacturer's codes on bearings, types of bearings and seals used under different conditions, making shims for setting proper bearing clearance, bearings with induction heating, and a worm type speed reducer to required tolerances.

Course Objectives:
1. define the difference between plain and anti-friction bearings,
2. compare various manufacture's codes on bearings,
3. identify which types of bearings and seals to use under what conditions,
4. demonstrate skill in making shims for setting proper bearing clearance,
5. demonstrate skill in installing bearings with induction heating, and
6. demonstrate skill in rebuilding a worm type speed reducer to required tolerances.

VOA 832 – Gibbs CAM Programming

This course is designed to enable the student to learn specific applications of the Gibbs Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. Topics to be covered include the software interface, Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) files, display configuration, 2-D geometry, using layers, and tool paths.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the software user interface,
2. develop a new CNC file,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to change the display configuration,
4. create and use 2-D geometry, and
5. construct and display tool paths.

VOA 833 – Concrete Repair and Replace

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the specific theory and techniques of repairing and/or replacing concrete on bridge decking, columns, and leading roadways. Topics to be covered include using the appropriate tools and equipment for concrete work, demolition, mixing, placement, and joint and crack sealing.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate safe use of the tools and equipment associated with concrete work,
2. demonstrate the safety precautions for demolishing concrete,
3. demonstrate the proper procedure for mixing concrete under specified conditions, and
4. explain the proper method to seal cracks and joints.

VOA 834 – OSHA 10-Hour General Industry

Gain a broad awareness on how to recognize and prevent a variety of hazards on a general industry site. Designed for the entry level general industry worker, topics include the OSHA Act, walking and working surfaces, electrical, personal protective equipment, and hazard communication.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the main clauses and intent of the OSHA Act;
2. demonstrate an understanding of walking and working surface, fire, and electrical hazards;
3. define personal protective equipment; and
4. identify three key components of effective hazard communication.

VOA 835 – Work Habits/Work Ethics for Industry

Learn good work habits and related ethical concepts in industrial and manufacturing environments. Designed for the entry-level worker, topics include good work habits, dress/grooming, timeliness, attitude, communication and work relationships, stress and emotions, and handling ethical dilemmas.

Course Objectives:
1. explain six key work habits with examples from industry;
2. describe the correlation between good work habits and personal/team/organizational success;
3. identify personal weaknesses and strengths in work habits or work ethics; and
4. define an ethical dilemma and illustrate with examples from industry.

VOA 836 – Green and Lean Manufacturing

Gain an introduction to sustainability concepts in industry and manufacturing. Designed for the entry level worker to obtain a broad awareness of the green movement, economy, jobs, and green aspects of jobs, environmental issues, and techniques related to manufacturing, and an overview of basic lean manufacturing concepts and how lean is related to sustainability.

Course Objectives:
1. name four kinds of businesses engaged in the green economy;
2. explain how manufacturing is related to the green economy and list several green related positions in manufacturing;
3. apply green concepts to manufacturing situations and discuss the benefits;
4. demonstrate an understanding of inventory concepts; and
5. list the basic types of waste that can occur in an industrial operation.

VOA 837 – Manufacturing and Production Fundamentals

Learn manufacturing and basic skills/concepts required to work in manufacturing and associated industries. Designed for the entry-level worker, topics include categories of manufacturing, types of processes (including rapidly growing technologies), materials, role of production, design and process planning, costs, performance measures, and quality.

Course Objectives:
1. list at least five categories of manufacturing and the kinds of materials involved;
2. describe the essentials of a generic manufacturing process moving from raw materials to finished goods;
3. define a project layout;
4. discuss three kinds of costs in manufacturing; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of performance and quality measures.

VOA 838 – OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety

Train in construction safety in this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-authorized course and earn a certificate upon successful completion. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, electrical safety, fall protection, personal protective equipment, ladder and stairway safety, material handling, hand and power tool safety, crane safety, and excavation safety.

Course Objectives:
1. define OSHA and the responsibilities of both employers and employees for safety;
2. state the rights of workers under the OSHA Act;
3. demonstrate knowledge of hazard recognition, avoidance, control, and prevention associated with electrical exposures, elevated exposures and additional construction hazards selected from material handling, hand and power tools, excavation, cranes, scaffolds, stairways and ladders; and
4. discuss the proper selection, use, and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

VOA 839 – Measurement, Materials, and Safety I

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic elements of measuring devices, referencing material needs, and safety. Topics to be covered include taking meter readings; using machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables; demonstrating the use and care of measuring instruments; safety guidelines for shop work; and measuring and cutting stock. This course includes an online component.

Course Objectives:
1. record micrometer readings;
2. use machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables;
3. demonstrate the use and care of measuring instruments;
4. demonstrate safety guidelines for shop work; and
5. measure and cut stock.

VOA 840 – Concrete Repair and Replace for Supervision

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about concrete repair and replacement. Topics to be covered include concrete types, how to determine volume, slump test, preventative maintenance, and the value of engineering input.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the types of concrete and the specific uses of each,
2. calculate concrete volume,
3. describe how to perform a slump test, and
4. discuss the important information needed from engineering.

VOA 841 – Introduction To Revit

This course is designed to give the student a quick and effective introduction to the Autodesk program Revit. Revit software is particularly useful in setting up a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program in an architectural office to increase productivity in building design and construction. It is also highly useful and rewarding as a stand-alone program for anyone interested in presenting ideas in a 3D graphic way.

Course Objectives:
1. assemble a simple building project,
2. create a floor plan,
3. apply notes and dimensions to drawings, and
4. create a simple material schedule.

VOA 842 – Estimating For Plumbers

Plumbers and estimators can take the guess work out of bidding plumbing jobs. In a competitive industry, such as plumbing, it is important to be able to calculate material costs, labor, and overhead costs accurately. This course will provide a tested method of accurate estimating.

Course Objectives:
1. list materials needed for a plumbing project;
2. demonstrate the ability to price the material, wages, and margins;
3. match the material needed with code requirements; and
4. determine a comprehensive bid.

VOA 844 – Introduction to Solar Water Heating Systems

Learn the basics of solar water heating systems, how solar water heating works, solar collector technologies, and how to determine energy production and cost savings of a system.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how solar water heating works,
2. discuss various solar water heating systems,
3. discuss solar technologies, and
4. determine energy production and cost savings.

VOA 845 – Introduction to Photovoltaic Power Systems

Gain an understanding of the basics of photovoltaic power systems. Learn about photovoltaic modules and components, how photovoltaic power works, and how to determine energy production and cost savings of a system.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how photovoltaic power works;
2. discuss various photovoltaic modules and components;
3. discuss photovoltaic technologies; and
4. determine energy production and cost savings.

VOA 846 – Permit-Required Confined Space Safety

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Confined Space Standard and provide hands-on training in hazard recognition and control and in confined space rescue methods. Topics to be covered include the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard, the recognition and evaluation of confined spaces, recognition and control of hazards commonly found in confined spaces, duties of participants in the entry process, rescue methods for confined spaces, and procedures to ensure compliance with company confined space policies and procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. list and discuss the OSHA requirements regarding permit-required confined spaces,
2. explain whether a confined space is permit-required or non-permit space,
3. demonstrate knowledge of evaluating the hazards of permit-required confined spaces,
4. explain permit-required confined space plans and procedures for identified spaces,
5. list the responsibilities of each key participant in the entry process, and
6. explain how to select the proper rescue method for an entry.

VOA 847 – Manufacturing Applications

This course is designed to enable the students to apply manufacturing principles and concepts to increase efficiency and productivity in manufacturing work environments. Topics to be covered include discussion of customer demand forecasting purposes; suitable forecasting methods for certain situations, analysis of the nature of planning; effective use of Gantt charts; the precedence diagram method; determination of the effects of purchasing, production and inventory control, and logistics on the support of a manufacturing operation; and assessment of lean manufacturing basics and how capacity management converts production plans into concrete products.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss customer demand forecasting purposes and what forecasting methods are suitable for which situations;
2. analyze the nature of planning, including effective use of Gantt charts and the precedence diagram method;
3. determine the effects of purchasing, production and inventory control, and logistics on the support of a manufacturing operation; and
4. assess lean manufacturing basics and how capacity management converts production plans into concrete products.

VOA 848 – Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling Machine Operation

Learn the theory and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling equipment in a production environment. Machine control alignment, fixed cycle subroutine usage, and CRT layout will be covered. Topics to be covered include a Fadal CNC Machining Center using Absolute and Incremental positioning; programs using subroutines and canned cycles; safe and practical machining techniques; formulas to calculate RPM, IPR, IPM, HP, and Radial engagement factors and circular interpolation reduction factors; and G&M codes used to program at a Fadal Machining Center. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objectives:
1. set-up and operate a Fadal CNC Machining Center;
2. write a working part program for a CNC Machining Center using absolute and incremental positioning;
3. construct programs using subroutines and canned cycles;
4. demonstrate safe and practical machining techniques;
5. use formulas to calculate RPM, IPR, IPM, HP, radial engagement factors, and circular interpolation reduction factors; and
6. identify the G&M codes used to program a Fadal Machining Center.

VOA 849 – Introduction to Fabrication

Learn about the methods of metal fabrication and the tools and equipment used to engineer various products. Students focus on a variety of skills needed in the fabrication industry with projects in metal and metal tube fabrication. Topics to be covered include safe working practices and safety gear used in the fabrication industry; categorizing tools used in fabrication; functions of the fabrication tools; print specifications; inspecting fabricated parts; and how to set-up and operate shears, brakes, cut-off saw, tube bender, tube notcher, and iron worker.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safe working practices and safety gear used in the fabrication industry,
2. categorize tools used in fabrication,
3. describe accurate use of basic measuring devices,
4. select the proper materials for the job,
5. create fabricated parts to print specifications,
6. evaluate finished lab projects per specifications, and
7. calculate bends for various materials.

VOA 850 – Mathematics for the Trades

Study mathematics concepts for the industrial environment. Major topics include a review of basic arithmetic skills, ratios and proportions, solving linear equations, geometry, trigonometry, solving systems of equations, solving quadratic equations, work, power and energy, and Pascal¿s Principle. Important technical and industrial applications will be emphasized.

Course Objectives:
1. apply the rules of signed numbers;
2. interpret and solve word problems associated with industrial and technical technology;
3. interpret diagrams and drawings for missing quantities;
4. apply the rules for solving simple algebraic equations and literal expressions;
5. apply the theorems associated with angle measurement for triangles, parallel, and perpendicular lines;
6. apply the theorems associated with circles, sectors, segments, central angles, and arc length;
7. calculate areas and volumes of various geometric figures;
8. apply trigonometric ratios to appropriate diagrams and word problems; and
9. apply the concepts of work, power, energy, and Pascal¿s Principle to appropriate word problems.

VOA 851 – Mi-BEST Carpentry For Building Maintenance

This course is designed for the student to study the fundamentals of carpentry as they apply to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools, equipment, floors, walls, sheetrock installation and repair, and tile installation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions,
2. perform carpentry calculations involving wood lengths and floor dimensions,
3. determine stud length for a given ceiling height,
4. identify and properly use various carpentry hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various carpentry power tools,
6. cut and install studs for a given wall length,
7. cut and install plywood for a given floor dimension,
8. install door frame and door,
9. install window, and
10. use environmentally friendly products to achieve desired results.

VOA 852 – Mi-BEST Electricity for Building Maintenance

This course is designed for the student to study the fundamentals of electricity as they apply to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools, equipment, wiring installation, switch and receptacle installation, and panel connections.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions;
2. perform electricity calculations involving current and resistance;
3. determine wire size for a given load;
4. identify and properly use various electrical hand tools;
5. identify and properly use various electrical power tools;
6. demonstrate the ability to wire switches, three-way switches, and lights;
7. demonstrate the ability to wire receptacles and split receptacles;
8. connect a circuit to a panel box;
9. recognize minor electrical problems; and
10. use environmentally friendly products to achieve the desired results.

VOA 853 – Mi-BEST Plumbing for Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to perform repairs to existing plumbing systems in a building. Topics to be covered are plumbing safety, the use of plumbing tools, water supply system, drainage system, and venting.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions,
2. perform math calculations involving water flow and pipe size,
3. determine pipe size for a given plumbing situation,
4. identify and properly use various plumbing hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various plumbing power tools,
6. connect polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping,
7. connect copper and steel piping,
8. diagnose minor water supply plumbing problems,
9. diagnose minor drainage system plumbing problems, and
10. use environmentally friendly products to achieve the desired results.

VOA 854 – Welding Basics

This course is designed to enable the student to learn welding basics. Topics to be covered include welding safety, setting up and adjusting the cutting torch, setting up and adjusting the welding equipment, and the shielded metal arc welding process.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the safety procedures for cutting and welding metal,
2. assemble and safely use an oxygen/acetylene cutting torch, and
3. assemble and safely use the shielded metal arc welding equipment.

VOA 855 – Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Learn the rules used to interpret mechanical engineering drawings according to ANSI/ASME y14.5M-1994, the current National Standard for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Topics include size/non-size features on a drawing; maximum/least material condition size of a given feature; Taylor Principle; an appropriate method to verify that a size feature is within limits; datum reference information; and calculations to determine if holes are located within tolerance. Prerequisite: Machine Tool Processes 1.

Course Objectives:
1. identify size features and non-size features on a drawing;
2. determine the maximum material condition and least material condition size of a given feature;
3. explain the Taylor Principle;
4. select an appropriate method to verify that a size feature is within limits specified by the Taylor Principle;
5. interpret datum reference information; and
6. perform calculations to determine if holes are located within the specified positional tolerance zones.

VOA 856 – Construction Contracts: The Bid Process

Learn tools to understand contractual issues, evaluating risk, developing solutions, assisting in contract negotiations and contract executions. This is one in a series of classes that cover construction contract issues.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the difference between formal and informal bids,
2. discuss terms and conditions in a bid,
3. discuss risk management techniques, and
4. discuss pre-qualifications in the bid process.

VOA 857 – MIG, TIG, and Stick Welding Basics

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of safely welding using metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG) and shielded metal arc (stick). Topics to be covered include safety precautions associated with welding, the benefits and drawbacks of using each of the three methods of welding, and welding using all three methods: MIG welding, TIG welding, and shielded metal arc welding.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss safety measures used when welding,
2. discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using MIG welding,
3. discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using TIG welding, and
4. discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using shielded metal arc welding.

VOA 858 – Commercial Control Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the areas of electronic controls, pneumatic controls and direct digital control (DDC) systems as each applies to a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Topics to be covered include system components, wiring diagrams, calibration, sequences of operation, problem analysis, troubleshooting, and installation methods.

Course Objectives:
1. relate pneumatic and electronic controls to several types of air moving systems;
2. describe the benefits of the preferred method of control for variable air volume (VAV)
and multi-zone systems;
3. explain wiring diagrams involving pneumatic, electronic, and DDC controls;
4. create a flow chart to show the sequence of operation of pneumatic and electronic
controls, and DDC operation; and
5. calculate the correct adjustments on both pneumatic and electronic receiver controllers
using a prescribed reset ratio.

VOA 859 – Commercial Refrigeration Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the methods and procedures used to analyze and diagnose problems with ice machines, reach-in coolers and freezers, and walk-in coolers and freezers. Topics to be covered include light commercial type equipment, diagnostics through simulation, and hands-on practice.Prerequisites: VOA 969, VOA 970, VOC 953, and VOA 656 or approval of program coordinator.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate operation of commercial refrigeration units, ice machines, restaurant specialty systems and their functions,
2. demonstrate troubleshooting and typical operating conditions for commercial refrigeration systems,
3. describe the application and function of specialized commercial refrigeration components,
4. identify common mechanical and electrical controls found on commercial A/C and refrigeration systems,
5. describe defrost systems and the function of the system components, and
6. analyze operating conditions of medium and low temperature refrigeration systems.

VOA 860 – Mi-BEST House Siding

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of house siding. Topics to be covered include area, pricing, wages, margins, and how to install siding.

Course Objectives:
1. measure and calculate the amount of siding needed;
2. list material needed for a siding project;
3. demonstrate the ability to price the material, wages, and margins; and
4. demonstrate the ability to side a house.

VOA 861 – Excavation Safety

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the requirements of the OSHA Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926 (Subpart P). Topics to be covered include the causes of trench failure, soil classification, trench protection systems, hazardous atmospheres and conditions, inspection techniques, and competent person responsibilities.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the requirements of OSHA Excavation Standard, 29 CFR 1926,
2. discuss trench failures,
3. identify soils, and
4. discuss inspection techniques.

VOA 862 – Pump Hydraulics

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to operate, maintain and troubleshoot water and waste water pumping systems. Students will study the hydraulic principles related to centrifugal pumps. Topics to be covered include hydraulic formulas and volumetric calculations, properties of water at rest and in motion, and the hydraulic forces that exist in a pumping system.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the operation of a hydraulic pumping system,
2. discuss the maintenance of a hydraulic pumping system,
3. discuss troubleshooting techniques of a hydraulic pumping system, and
4. discuss hydraulic forces present in a hydraulic pumping system.

VOA 863 – Construction Containment Basic Skills

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic processes and techniques for construction containment. Topics to be covered include measurement, metal stud wall construction, cut-outs for utilities and ductwork, sheetrock installation and finishing, door and lock installation, electricity and plumbing safety, and electricity and plumbing installation processes.

Course Objectives:
1. measure, cut and install metal studs,
2. provide access for utilities and ductwork,
3. demonstrate the ability to install and finish sheetrock,
4. discuss electrical and plumbing safety, and
5. discuss electrical and plumbing installation processes.

VOA 864 – Solar Power Professional Part A

Learn the basics of solar energy systems, their benefits, and their many applications. Examine the history of photovoltaic solar power and gain a sense of where PV industry is headed. Topics include PV and electrical safety, use of protective equipment, fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, calculating circuit values, and predicting solar position.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the history of PV technology and the industry;
2. describe types of PV systems and their features and benefits;
3. identify safety hazards, practices, and protective equipment used during PV system installation and maintenance;
4. define basic solar terms;
5. describe basic solar movement and the effect of earth tilt;
6. demonstrate the ability to predict solar position using solar path diagrams; and
7. describe angular effects on the irradiance of solar array.

VOA 865 – Solar Power Professional Part B

Learn the basics of solar energy systems, their benefits, and their many applications. Examine electric and solar circuits and gain an understanding of PV installation. Topics include electrical and solar terms, calculating circuit values, theory of solar power, use of series and parallel circuits, and measurement conditions for solar cells.

Course Objectives:
1. define basic electrical terms,
2. describe the use of a digital multi-meter,
3. calculate simple circuit values,
4. explain how solar cells convert sunlight into electric power,
5. label key points on an IV curve,
6. illustrate the effect of series and parallel connections on an IV curve, and
7. define measurement conditions for solar cells and modules.

VOA 866 – Aeration of Activated Sludge, BNR, and ENR Processes

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the various aerator options currently used, available, and evolving for activated sludge, Biologic Nutrient Removal (BNR) and Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR). Topics to be covered include aeration diffusers and blowers, the influence of MCRT and MLSS on aeration, airflow rates, and diffuser fouling.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the various aerator options,
2. discuss the influence of MCRT and MLSS on aeration,
3. calculate airflow requirements, and
4. discuss diffuser fouling.

VOA 867 – CNC Programming

Learn to use basic computer operations and commands necessary to program, edit, store, and retrieve programs for CNC machines. Covers 2-axis mill, basic lathe programming, and basic machine shop practices used when creating and manipulating CNC programs. Prerequisite: Numerically Controlled Machines.

Course Objectives:
1. describe and perform basic computer and file related tasks;
2. use a CAM software package to edit G codes;
3. import and Export CAD files;
4. create 2-D geometry;
5. create tool-paths from sketches, CAD files, and drawings;
6. create CNC G and M codes using a code generator; and
7. use the communication software to talk to a CNC machine.

VOA 868 – Advanced CNC Programming

Learn to use computer operations and commands for programming, editing, storing, and retrieving programs for CNC machines. Covers the 3D mill, surfaces, solids, and job set-up for surface machining and advanced lathe programming using the C and Y axes. Prerequisite: CNC Programming.

Course Objectives:
1. describe and perform basic computer and file related tasks;
2. use a computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software package to edit G codes;
3. import and export CAD files, solids, and surfacing formats;
4. describe basic solid and surfacing types;
5. create surfaces;
6. edit surface and solid geometry to correct tool-paths; and
7. use the communication software to transfer large G-code files to a CNC machine.

VOA 869 – Basic Shop Skills

Gain the necessary skills to be able to recondition mechanical equipment. Emphasis will be placed on hand tools, material handling, pneumatic and electrical tools, measurements, metallurgy, fasteners, layout, and general shop safety. Extensive lab projects are included in this course. Learn correct usage of specific tools; how to execute a job from a sketch; proper safety rules and more.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various hand tools and usage;
2. measure within tolerances using a rule and calipers;
3. lay out a job from a sketch;
4. use a drill press to drill, ream, countersink, and counterbore;
5. sketch, matchmark, strip, and reassemble a reducer; and
6. demonstrate the proper safety rules while working.

VOA 870 – OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Learn to keep records of employee injuries and illnesses in accordance with OSHA regulations. Topics include the revised standard for occupational injury and illness documentation, material safety data sheets, training documentation, and OSHA posters and other required postings. Record location, retention, and maintenance will also be covered. This class is for those responsible for safety and health programs, including human resource and safety managers.

Course Objectives:
1. define severity criteria for recording a work-related injury or illness;
2. discuss how confidentiality can be an issue in OSHA recordkeeping;
3. describe posting, summary, and certification requirements for OSHA related information; and
4. perform a self-audit of an organization¿s OSHA records.

VOA 871 – Personal Protective Equipment

Learn to select and use personal protective equipment (PPE). Topics include hazard assessment; types of hazard control, protection such as safety glasses and respirators; training requirements; and PPE written programs. OSHA's recently revised PPE directive and recently adopted Fall Protection Standard are also discussed.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the steps of a hazard assessment for PPE use;
2. identify several choices of PPE for each type of hazard;
3. discuss payment, storage, and maintenance requirements for PPE; and
4. outline a PPE selection, communication, and training program.

VOA 873 – Introduction to Bench Work

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic concepts the of bench work trade, skills and safety rules, as well as the essential techniques of bench work including filing, measuring, drilling, reading a drawing and calculating dimensions. Topics to be covered include essential bench work concepts and safety rules; basic deburring, measuring with a steel rule and protractor; reading basic assembly drawings and charts; and basic layouts and essential hand tools.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to file fits, flat, size, and deburr projects;
2. demonstrate the ability to do basic measuring with steel rule, and protractor;
3. demonstrate the ability to read basic drawings and charts; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the basic safety rules.

VOA 874 – Introduction to Turning

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basic practice and theory of the operation of engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include components of the engine lathe, basic engine lathe set-up, and facing and turning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to set-up and operate an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to construct simple set-ups,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various materials.

VOA 875 – Introduction to Milling

This course is designed to enable the student to learn basic practice in the theory and operation of the vertical milling machine, selected other machine tools, and the function and use of basic precision measuring tools. Topics to be covered include components of the vertical milling machine; basic processes and procedures of metal milling; and precision measuring using a scale, micrometers, vernier caliper, and gage.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the function of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds of a mill,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate the ability to set-up and operate a vertical milling machine.

VOA 876 – Turning Technology Level 1 Between Centers

This course is designed to enable the student to build upon skills acquired in the Introduction to Turning course with a focus on turning between centers. Topics to be covered include set-up and operation of a engine lathe, truing the work, and advanced turning, knurling, o.d. groove, and chasing threads. Students will gain additional instruction and advanced practice to complete the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 Between Centers Certification.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate the engine lathe to chase precision threads,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform skills in NIMS level 1 between centers.

VOA 877 – Milling Machine Operations Level 1

This course is designed to enable the student to gain knowledge and skills in the theory and operation of the vertical milling machine, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include operations and maintenance of vertical milling machines; processes and procedures of metal milling; and precision measuring using a scale, micrometers, dial caliper, gage, and blocks.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to complete simple and complex set-ups for projects,
2. demonstrate the ability to choose the most efficient process to achieve the required finish,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate finished projects as per specifications and list deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform all skills in NIMS level 1 milling.

VOA 878 – Machining Application 1A

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the machining processes for the machine tool/machinist series with an emphasis in milling, benchwork, and turning. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools;
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds;
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform acquired machining skills on functional components such as tools and fixtures.

VOA 879 – Bench Work 1A

This course is designed to enable the student to learn intermediate techniques of bench work, including filing, measuring, drilling, reading a drawing, and calculating skills to prepare for the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) Bench work Level 1 Certification. Topics to be covered include intermediate bench work concepts and safety rules, intermediate deburring, measuring with a steel rule and protractor, reading intermediate assembly drawings and charts, and intermediate layouts and essential hand tools.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to file fits, flat, size, and deburr projects;
2. measure with a steel rule, protractor, and vernier protractor;
3. demonstrate the ability to read intermediate drawings and charts; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS level 1 bench work.

VOA 880 – Turning Technology Level 1 with Chuck

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills acquired in Introduction to Turning with a focus on chucking. Topics to be covered include set-up and operating engine lathe, truing the work, and advanced turning, o.d. groove, i.d. groove, chasing threads, and boring. Students will gain additional instruction and advanced practice to prepare for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Level 1 with Chuck Certification.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
3. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform skills in NIMS level 1 with chuck.

VOA 881 – Basic Welding 1A

This course is designed to introduce the student to Stick and Mig welding with an emphasis on burning, applicable burning and welding terminology, welding and burning equipment, and identification and use of all appropriate safety procedures and precautions. Topics to be covered include welding processes, safety in welding, flame cutting, shielded metal arc equipment, set-up and operation, shielded metal arc electrode selection, and advanced shielded metal arc welding of plate.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of safe welding practices and procedures,
2. describe the types of personal protection equipment that should be worn for welding,
3. describe the proper method of handling, storing, and setting up cylinders,
4. select and set proper welding currents for Stick and Mig welding, and
5. make multiple pass welds in all positions and make an open and closed root weld.

VOA 882 – Machining Application 1B

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills acquired from the previous machining course of the machine tool/machinist series and become more familiar with additional machine processes with an emphasis in bench work and turning. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate readiness for the following NIMS credentials: Turning with Check Level 1 and Planning, Bench work & Layout.

VOA 883 – Precision Grinding Level 1

This course is designed to provide the student with instruction and basic practice in the theory and operation of surface grinder machine operations including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance to prepare for the NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Level 1 Surface Grinding certification. Topics to be covered include safe equipment operation, grinding wheel, magnetic chucks, vises, and grinding fixtures, and mount and dress wheels.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to select proper grinding wheels for particular applications,
2. demonstrate the ability to mount and dress wheels,
3. demonstrate the ability to install and use the magnetic chucks, vises and other fixtures, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform skills in NIMS level 1 surface grinding.

VOA 884 – Bench Work 1B

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills acquired in Bench Work 1A with an emphasis on techniques of bench work, filing, measuring, drilling, reading a drawing, and calculating skills to prepare for the NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) Bench work Level 1 Certification. Topics to be covered include intermediate bench work concepts and safety rules, intermediate deburring, measuring with a steel rule and protractor, reading intermediate assembly drawings and charts, and intermediate layouts and essential hand tools.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to file fits, flat, size, and deburr projects;
2. measure with a steel rule, protractor, and vernier protractor;
3. demonstrate the ability to read intermediate drawings and charts; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform NIMS level 1 drill press.

VOA 885 – Machining Application 1C

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance his/her machinist skills and become more familiar with additional machining processes with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate skills and processes for the following NIMS credentials: Surface Grinding Level 1 and Drill Press Operations Level 1.

VOA 886 – Turning Technology Level 2 Between Center

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This course is designed to enable the student to learn additional machining processes and gain experience at an advanced level with the theory and operation of engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance to prepare for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Turning Tech Level 2 Between Center certification. Topics to be covered include set-up and operation of the engine lathe; truing the work; and more complex turning, knurling, o.d. groove, chasing threads, and form turning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to independently operate the engine lathe to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to proficiently calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
4. demonstrate the ability to evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies, and
5. demonstrate the ability to perform skills in NIMS level 2 between centers.

VOA 887 – Precision Grinding Level 2

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills in precision grinding with an emphasis on theory and practical skill development in the operation of surface grinder machines including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance that will prepare the student for NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Level 2 Surface Grinding certification. Topics to be covered include: precision grinding techniques and proper wheel selection as well as specific applications and grinding fixtures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to select proper grinding wheels for particular applications;
2. demonstrate the ability to mount and dress wheels and select proper grinding wheels;
3. demonstrate the ability to install and use magnetic chucks, vises and other fixtures; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform all level 2 grinding operations in a safe and productive manner.

VOA 888 – Machining Application 2A

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills acquired from the previous machining course and become more familiar with additional machining processes and skills with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools;
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds;
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices; and
4. demonstrate the skills and processes for the following NIMS credentials: Turning Between Center Level 2 and Surface Grinding Level 2.

VOA 889 – Turning Technology Level 2 with Chuck

This course is designed to enable the student to learn advanced machining processes in turning technology with chuck. The student will gain additional instruction and advanced practice in the theory and operation of the engine lathes, including set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include set-up and operating engine lathe; truing the work; more complex turning; and face groove, i.d. groove, chasing threads, o.d. groove, and i.d. taper.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain an engine lathe,
2. demonstrate the ability to independently operate the lathe to chase precision threads,
3. demonstrate the ability to proficiently calculate speeds and feeds for various materials,
4. demonstrate the ability to accurately evaluate lab projects per specifications and identify deficiencies, and
5. demonstrate the ability to perform skills in NIMS level 2 with Chuck.

VOA 890 – Milling Machine Operations Level 2

This course is designed to enable the student to learn advanced milling machine operations, including the theory and practical operation of the vertical milling machine, set-up, operation, adjustment, and maintenance. Topics to be covered include speeds and feeds; milling keyways; using boring heads and tee slots; and precision measuring using a scale, micrometer, indicator, gauge and blocks.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the advanced ability to complete simple and complex set-ups for projects,
2. demonstrate the advanced ability to choose the most efficient process to achieve the required finish,
3. demonstrate the advanced ability to evaluate finished projects per specifications and list deficiencies, and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform skills in NIMS level 2 milling.

VOA 891 – Machining Application 2B

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance his/her machinist skills and become more familiar with additional metalworking processes with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate the skills and processes for the following NIMS credentials: Milling Level 2 and Turning with Chuck Level 2.

VOA 892 – Basic Welding 1B

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills acquired in Basic Welding 1A. Emphasis on Tig welding, burning, applicable burning, welding terminology, welding and burning equipment, and identification and use of all appropriate safety procedures and precautions. Topics to be covered include welding processes, safety in welding, flame cutting, shielded metal arc equipment, set-up and operation, shielded metal arc electrode selection, and advanced shielded metal arc welding of plate.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of safe welding practices and procedures,
2. describe the types of protection that should be worn for welding,
3. describe the proper method of handling, storing, and setting up cylinders;
4. select and set proper welding currents for Tig welding, and
5. demonstrate multiple pass welds in all positions and make an open and closed root weld.

VOA 893 – Machining Application 2C

This course is designed to enable student to enhance his/her machinist skills and become more familiar with additional machining processes with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to strengthen machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate the skills and processes for the following NIMS credentials: CNC Milling Level 1.

VOA 894 – Machining Application 2D

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance his/her machinist skills and become more familiar with additional machining processes with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to strengthen machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate greater proficiency at identifying and describing the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate greater proficiency in the calculation of speeds and feeds, and
3. demonstrate greater proficiency in the accurate use of measuring devices.

VOA 895 – Machining Application 2E

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance his/her machinist skills and develop greater proficiency in the machining processes with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to strengthen machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate greater proficiency at identifying and describing the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate greater proficiency in calculating speeds and feeds, and
3. demonstrate greater proficiency in the accurate use of measuring devices.

VOA 896 – Machining Application 2F

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance his/her skills and develop a higher level of proficiency in the machining processes with an emphasis in surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proficiency at identifying and describing the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate proficiency in the calculation of speeds and feeds, and
3. demonstrate proficiency in the accurate use of measuring devices.

VOA 897 – Introduction to Interior Design

This course provides an overview of skills needed in preparation for a career or work in interior design for the hospitality or related profession. Topics to be covered include review of basic interior design concepts, including color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, and floor plans, assessment of careers in interior design, including insider tips for entry into the field, analysis of some of the latest trends affecting the industry, and designing of a project, including a fully-developed room design, complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections.

Course Objectives:
1. review basic interior design concepts including color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangements, and floor plans;
2. assess careers in interior design, including insider tips for entry into the field;
3. analyze some of the latest trends affecting the industry; and
4. design a project, including a fully-developed room design complete with spatial layout, lighting, and finish selections.

VOA 898 – Wind Energy Professional Part A

Learn the basics, the history, and the management applications of wind energy. Topics to be covered include wind history, turbine components, wind farms, Six Sigma, root cause analysis, supply chain management, lease agreements, and HR and company policies.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the evolution of wind turbine technology;
2. discuss air flow characteristics and blade efficiencies;
3. discuss inventory chain and supply chain management;
4. assess human resources and business planning policies, procedures, and processes;
5. explain contract management, fulfillment, and liability to the land owner and manufacturer; and
6. discuss wind business policies and procedures.

VOA 899 – Wind Energy Professional Part B

Learn the basics of wind energy principles, including wind technology, wind energy anatomy, wind farm design, wind business, and the characteristics of energy sources. Cover the fundamentals of hydraulics and the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, including calculations as applied to alternating and direct currents.

Course Objectives:
1. describe electrical circuits;
2. discuss magnetism and the function in electricity;
3. calculate resistance, ohms, and current;
4. explain how to use electrical measuring instruments;
5. explain inductance; and
6. explain capacitance.

VOA 900 – Wind Energy Professional Part C

Learn the basics of wind energy hydraulic and pneumatic theory, pumps, valves, motors, actuators, storage, hydraulic plumbing and petroleum based fluids.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the principles of hydraulics,
2. discuss various pumps,
3. describe the use of various control valves,
4. describe the use of cylinders,
5. describe the use of motors and actuators, and
6. describe the use of petroleum based fluids I hydraulics.

VOA 901 – Pipefitter Apprenticeship-2nd Year-ABC Part A

This course is designed to enable the second year apprenticeship student to learn pipefitting curriculum in preparation for the licensing examination for a journeyman¿s credential. This is the second of a four year apprenticeship series. Topics to be covered include piping systems, drawings and detail sheets, identifying and installing valves, pipefitting trade math, and threaded pipe fabrication.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of chemicals, compressed air, fuel oil, and water systems and explain how to identify piping systems according to color codes;
2. identify plot plans, including structural, elevation, as-built equipment arrangement, isometric and spool drawings;
3. identify and provide installation methods for different types of valves and demonstrate knowledge of valve storage and handling,
4. solve basic algebra, area, volume and circumference problems and solve for right triangles using the Pythagorean theorem; and
5. describe materials used in threaded piping systems, determine pipe lengths, prepare the pipe fittings for fit-up, and assemble the piping system.

VOA 902 – Pipefitter Apprenticeship-2nd Year-Abc Part B

This course is designed to enable the student to learn pipefitting curriculum in preparation for the licensing examination for a journeyman¿s credential. This is the second of a four year apprenticeship series. Topics to be covered include socket weld pipe fabrication, butt weld pipe fabrication, excavations, and underground pipe installation.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the materials used in socket weld piping systems, explain how to determine pipe lengths between socket weld fittings, prepare the pipe and fittings for fit-up, and fabricate socket weld fittings;
2. describe the materials used in butt weld piping systems, prepare the fittings for fit-up, and fabricate butt weld fittings, being careful to select and install backing rings;
3. explain the use of shoring materials per OSHA standards, install a hydraulic vertical shore by determining the fall, setting the grade, and by elevation of a trench and backfilling; and
4. demonstrate knowledge of pipe installation and procedures for cast iron, ductile iron, concrete, and carbon steel pipe.

VOA 903 – Pipefitter Apprenticeship-3rd Year-ABC Part A

This course is designed to enable the third year apprenticeship student to learn pipefitting in preparation for the licensing examination for a journeyman¿s credential. This course is part of the third year of a four year apprenticeship. Topics to be covered include rigging equipment and practices, standards and specifications, advanced trade math, and motorized equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the use and inspection of basic equipment and the hardware used in rigging;
2. describe basic rigging and crane hazards and related safety procedures, personnel lifting, and lift planning including crane loads and load balancing;
3. explain how to read and interpret pipefitting standards, codes, and specifications, and describe how to identify pipe components according to specifications;
4. discuss the use of equivalent and conversion tables, and explain how to use right angle trigonometry to calculate take-outs; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the applications and safety requirements of drain cleaners, man lifts, and cable lifts.

VOA 904 – Pipefitter Apprenticeship-3rd Year-ABC Part B

This course is designed to enable the third year apprenticeship student to learn pipefitting curriculum in preparation for the licensing examination for a journeyman¿s credential. This course is part of the third year of a four year apprenticeship. Topics to be covered include above ground pipe installation, field routing and vessel trim, pipe hangers and supports, and testing piping systems and equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various types of pipe, flanges, gaskets and bolts and follow step-by-step procedures for installing pipe sleeves and floor penetrations;
2. explain how to secure the work area and determine field run specifications, load weights and supports that are needed;
3. identify, select, and install pipe hangers and supports including spring can supports; and
4. demonstrate knowledge of pretests, service flow tests, head pressure tests, hydrostatic tests, and steam blow tests.

VOA 905 – Pipefitter Apprenticeship-4th Year-ABC Part A

This course is designed to enable the fourth year apprenticeship student to learn pipefitting curriculum in preparation for the licensing examination for a journeyman¿s credential. This is the fourth of a four year apprenticeship program. Topics to be covered include advanced blueprint reading, advanced pipe fabrication, stress relieving and alignment, and steam traps.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to work with blueprints used in the shop and in the field, and derive construction information from piping and instrument diagram (P&ID¿s), general arrangement drawings, isometric drawings (ISO¿s) and spool sheets;
2. discuss how to layout and fabricate mitered bends, laterals, wyes, and ninety degree intersections;
3. discuss the nature of misalignment and methods of correcting it; and
4. demonstrate knowledge of steam traps, how they function, and the basic methods for troubleshooting them.

VOA 906 – Pipefitter Apprenticeship-4th Year-ABC Part B

This course is designed to enable the fourth year apprenticeship student to learn pipefitting curriculum in preparation for the licensing examination for a journeyman¿s credential. This is the fourth year of a four year apprenticeship program. Topics to be covered include in-line specialties, special piping, hot taps, maintaining valves, and supervisory roles.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the various specialty devices that are used in pipelines and the purpose and function of each;
2. discuss the methods of assembling copper and plastic pipe and tubing, and explain brazing and soldering and the difference between the two;
3. prepare for the work to be done by the hot tap specialist, and discuss the mechanics of attaching fittings to the pipeline while the line is under pressure;
4. describe line stopping, line freeze stopping, and adding connections to the line; and
5. explain how to replace packing and O-rings and how to open and close a valves bonnet.

VOA 907 – Weatherization Crew Chief

This course is designed to enable the student to learn aspects of managing a weatherization retrofit crew and motivating them to perform quality, timely work. Topics include management techniques, materials tracking, building / safety codes, warehousing materials, work order interpretation, and quality control concepts. Prerequisite: Weatherization Tactics or prior construction experience.

Course Objectives:
1. train crew members utilizing the principles of adult learning styles;
2. discuss techniques to motivate crew members to perform quality work;
3. identify practical solutions for code and rule-related weatherization issues;
4. explain relationships between crew leader and staff in maintaining material accountability;
5. maintain records through daily sign-out sheets, physical counts, and inventory reconciliation;
6. explain order points in relation to job scheduling;
7. explain criteria and cost benefits of purchasing in bulk versus small quantities;
8. establish a quality control process for a job site, and plan a job flow;
9. name at least three typical work order errors and oversights; and
10. discuss mentoring activities for crew members.

VOA 909 – Instructor Certification Training

This course is required for trade instructors to become a Master Trainer. Topics include Introduction to NCCER training, how learning occurs, communication for learning, leadership & group dynamics, administration and classroom management, teaching strategies, evaluation techniques and how to prepare and give a short presentation.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness for certification as an NCCER instructor for the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Baltimore Apprenticeship and Training Program,
2. provide effective instruction, and
3. administer tests using the NCCER standardized curriculum.

VOA 910 – Basic Carpentry

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of carpentry. The student will learn trade math, use of carpentry tools, basic wall construction, hanging and finishing sheetrock, and door installation.Topics to be covered include construction safety, trade math, carpentry tools, wall construction and sheetrock installation and finishing.

Course Objectives:
1. describe safety precautions in the construction field,
2. demonstrate the use of carpentry tools,
3. calculate perimeter and area, and
4. describe basic interior wall construction.

VOA 911 – Marine Systems Certification

This four day systems course will draw key information from 21 different ABYC Standards as they apply to boat component selection and installation. Best industry practices will be a part of the body of knowledge that a certified technician will be expected to be proficient in regards to Potable Water Systems, Waste Water Systems, Tanks, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, System Monitoring, Compressed Gas Systems for cooking and heating, Hydraulic Systems, AC and Refrigeration Systems, and Pump Systems.

Course Objectives:
1. properly test exhaust systems,
2. service and test liquefied propane (LP) gas storage systems,
3. demonstrate an understanding of marine tankage,
4. troubleshoot and discuss fuel systems, and
5. demonstrate readiness to take the certification exam.

VOA 912 – Measurement, Materials, and Safety I

Learn the basic elements of measuring devices, referencing material needs, and safety essential to completing machining projects and operating equipment (manual lathe, mill, and surface grinder) properly. Topics include using machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables, demonstrating the use and care of measuring instruments, safety guidelines for shop work, and measuring and cutting stock.

Course Objectives:
1. use machining tool handbooks, charts, and tables;
2. demonstrate the use and care of measuring instruments;
3. demonstrate proper safety guidelines for shop work;
4. measure and cut stock; and
5. operate a manual lathe, mill, and surface grinder for very basic projects.

VOA 913 – Introduction to Power Industry: NCCER Power Industry Fundamentals

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about electric power production and general concepts related to working in the power industry, as part of National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Power Industry Fundamentals. Topics to be covered include how electricity can be produced and transmitted; related economics; and environmental impacts and their mitigation.

Course Objectives:
1. define energy and name its sources,
2. identify the different methods of converting energy into electricity,
3. explain how electricity is transmitted and distributed,
4. describe the economics of power generation and distribution,
5. describe environmental impacts of power production and minimization techniques, and
6. name six unique hazards in the power industry.

VOA 914 – Basic Rigging: NCCER Power Industry Fundamentals

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about safely moving material and equipment from one location to another on a job site, part of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Power Industry Fundamentals. Topics to be covered include ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, cranes, inspection techniques, load-handling safety practices, and hand signals.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe the use of slings and common rigging hardware,
2. describe basic inspection techniques and rejection criteria,
3. describe basic hitch configurations and their proper connections,
4. describe basic load-handling safety practices, and
5. demonstrate proper use of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals.

VOA 915 – Power Generation/Industrial Maintenance: NCCER Level 1A

This course is designed to enable the student to learn parts of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level 1 Power Generation and Industrial Maintenance specialties. Topics include orientation to the trade, tools of the trade, fasteners and anchors, gaskets and packing, craft related mathematics, and construction drawings.

Course Objectives:
1. describe types of work, career opportunities, good work characteristics, and the importance of safety, for industrial maintenance craft workers;
2. demonstrate proper use and basic maintenance of certain industrial maintenance tools;
3. select and install fasteners and anchors;
4. identify various types of gaskets and gasket materials, install an O-ring, and describe methods of packing;
5. explain special measuring devices and solve area, volume, circumference, and right triangle problems; and
6. identify and explain the basic layout and elements of a blueprint including title block, lines, symbols, and scales.

VOA 916 – Power Generation/Industrial Maintenance: NCCER Level 1B

This course is designed to enable the student to learn parts of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level 1 Power Generation and Industrial Maintenance specialties. Topics include pumps and drivers, introduction to valves, introduction to test instruments, material handling and hand rigging, mobile support equipment, and lubrication.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and explain centrifugal, rotary, reciprocating, metering, and vacuum pumps;
2. identify different types of valves according to operation and demonstrate valve locations and positions;
3. explain the operation of and describe tachometers, pyrometers, multimeters, automated diagnostic tools, voltage testers, and stroboscopes;
4. identify, describe, inspect, select, and maintain common rigging equipment and use hand signals and identify basic rigging procedures for safety;
5. explain operation, applications, and safety precautions associated with portable generators, air compressors, portable pumps, aerial lifts, forklifts, and mobile cranes; and
6. explain lubricant storage, classification, film protection, grease properties, selection, and additives.

VOA 917 – Power Generation/Industrial Maintenance: NCCER Level 1C

This course is designed to enable the student to learn parts of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Level 1 Power Generation and Industrial Maintenance specialties. Topics include oxyfuel cutting and shielded metal arc welding SMAW) equipment and setup.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and explain the use of oxyfuel cutting equipment and associated safety precautions;
2. set up, light, shutdown, and disassemble oxyfuel cutting equipment;
3. explain shielded metal arc welding safety and welding power supplies;
4. set up a welding power supply and a machine for welding; and
5. identify tools for weld cleaning.

VOA 918 – Home Energy Analysis Refresher

This course is designed to enable the previously trained inspectors or students who have completed the Home Energy Analysis class, to prepare for the Building Performance Institute's (BPI) Building Analyst certification exams. Topics to be covered include elements of an energy analysis (audit) for a single-family home; building science, safety, calculations of space and volume, and use of related measuring and/or diagnostic equipment with an emphasis on the BPI protocols.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper BPI protocol;
2. conduct a visual inspection of a single-family home for weatherization and related purposes;
3. use measuring equipment and/or diagnostic testing to analyze a home¿s energy efficiency and safety;
4. use customer service skills to explain procedures, problems, and recommendations to homeowners; and
5. describe typical test subject areas and format of the BPI Building Analyst written and field exams.

VOA 919 – MI-BEST House Siding

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the basics of house siding. The student will measure areas to be sided, calculate square footage of material needed; measure and calculate other needed materials such as nails, screws, corners, upper and lower trim; check material pricing; calculate wages and margins; produce a bid; and side a house. Topics to be covered include area, pricing, wages, margins, and how to install siding.

Course Objectives:
1. measure and calculate the amount of siding needed;
2. list material needed for a siding project;
3. price the material, wages, and margins; and
4. install siding on a house.

VOA 920 – MI-BEST Carpentry For Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamentals of carpentry as they apply to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, floors, walls, sheetrock installation and repair, and tile installation along with the skills for GED preparation that are integrated in the class.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions;
2. apply mathematical problem solutions incorporating GED math concepts;
3. determine stud length for a given ceiling height;
4. apply GED reading for content skills in building maintenance carpentry text discussions;
5. identify and properly use various carpentry hand tools;
6. identify and properly use various carpentry power tools;
7. apply GED critical thinking skills to resolve building issues;
8. cut and install plywood for a given floor dimension;
9. install door frame, door and window; and
10. discuss the use of environmentally friendly products to achieve desired results.

VOA 921 – MI-BEST Electricity for Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamentals of electricity as they apply to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, wiring installation, switch and receptacle installation, and panel connections along with the skills for GED preparation that are integrated in the class.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions;
2. apply mathematical problem solutions incorporating GED math concepts;
3. determine wire size for a given load;
4. identify and properly use various electrical hand tools;
5. identify and properly use various electrical power tools;
6. apply GED reading for content skills in Building Maintenance electricity text discussions;
7. wire switches, 3-way switches, lights, receptacles and split receptacles;
8. apply GED critical thinking skills to resolve electrical issues;
9. connect circuit to a panel box;
10. diagnose minor electrical problems; and
11. discuss the use of environmentally friendly products to achieve the desired results.

VOA 922 – MI-BEST Plumbing for Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about making repairs to existing plumbing systems in a building. Topics to be covered include plumbing safety, the use of plumbing tools, water supply system, drainage system, and venting along with the skills for GED preparation course that are integrated in the class.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions;
2. apply mathematical problem solutions incorporating GED math concepts;
3. determine pipe size for a given plumbing situation;
4. apply GED reading for content skills in building maintenance plumbing text discussions;
5. identify and properly use various plumbing hand tools;
6. identify and properly use various plumbing power tools;
7. apply GED critical thinking skills to resolve building issues;
8. connect PVC, CPVC, copper, and steel piping;
9. diagnose minor water supply and drainage system plumbing problems; and
10. discuss the use of environmentally friendly products to achieve the desired results.

VOA 923 – Electricity for Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about electricity as it applies to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, wiring installation and replacement, switch, light and receptacle installation and replacement, and panel connections.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions,
2. perform electricity calculations involving current and resistance,
3. determine wire size for a given load,
4. identify and properly use various electrical hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various electrical power tools,
6. wire switches and 3-way switches,
7. wire receptacles and split receptacles,
8. wire lights,
9. connect circuit to a panel box, and
10. diagnose minor electrical problems.

VOA 924 – Carpentry for Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about carpentry as it applies to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, floors, walls, sheetrock installation and repair, and tile installation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions,
2. perform carpentry calculations involving wood lengths and floor dimensions,
3. determine stud length for a given ceiling height,
4. identify and properly use various carpentry hand tools,
5. identify and properly use various carpentry power tools,
6. cut and install studs for a given wall length,
7. cut and install plywood for a given floor dimension,
8. install door frame and door, and
9. install windows.

VOA 925 – Plumbing for Building Maintenance

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about plumbing as it applies to the building maintenance profession. Topics to be covered include safety, math, tools and equipment, water supply systems, drainage systems, and venting.

Course Objectives:
1. identify safety situations and propose resolutions;
2. describe the safe approach to a plumbing situation;
3. describe the use of specific plumbing tools;
4. describe the various plumbing systems within a building, potential problems, and how to fix them; and
5. discuss a situation when a master plumber should be consulted.

VOA 926 – Fundamentals of Welding

Learn equipment set-up, basic techniques and safety for oxy-fuel welding and cutting, STICK, MIG and TIG welding in this foundations course. In addition, discuss basic metallurgy, welding codes, welding inspection and welding symbols.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate appropriate welding safety practices with equipment tools and materials;
2. interpret basic welding symbols and codes and differentiate between the metallurgy of common metal alloys;
3. perform cutting of steel, aluminum, and stainless steel with oxy-fuel and plasma cutting equipment;
4. recognize dye penetrant, mag particle, ultrasonic, and radiographic welding inspection methods; and
5. perform basic techniques in groove and fillet welds on carbon steel.

VOA 927 – Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Gain additional instruction in the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding process. Designed for graduates of Fundamentals of Welding and Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding. Practice is geared toward open root pipe welding in all positions.

Course Objectives:
1. perform safety inspections of Shielded Metal Arc welding equipment and accessories used in pipe Shielded Metal ARC welding;
2. construct pad welds in 2G, 5G, and 6G positions with E6010 and E7018 electrodes;
3. create open root plate groove welds in 2G, 3G, and 4G positions with E6010 electrodes;
4. prepare complete pipe welds in 2G, 5G, and 6G positions with E6010 and E7018 electrodes; and
5. practice pipe welding techniques to ASME IX Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code standards in the 6G position on carbon steel.

VOA 928 – Intermediate TIG Welding

Gain specific instruction in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes. Learn how to prepare material and perform flat, horizontal, and vertical fillet and groove welds on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Practice is geared toward thin material applications. Included are certification tests to AWS 17.1 Fusion Welding for Aerospace Applications.

Course Objectives:
1. perform safe set up of TIG welding equipment;
2. explain the differences in TIG welding on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum;
3. demonstrate fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum; and
4. perform AWS D17.1 certification plates on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel.

VOA 929 – Advanced TIG Welding

Gain additional instruction in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process to graduates of our Fundamentals of Welding and Intermediate TIG Welding courses. Practice is geared toward open root pipe welding in all positions. The class includes a 6G position ASME pressure vessel code test.

Course Objectives:
1. perform safety inspections of welding equipment and accessories;
2. set machinery to desired polarity and current settings;
3. construct pad welds in 2G, 5G, and 6G positions with GTAW;
4. create open root plate groove welds in 2G, 3G, and 4G with GTAW;
5. prepare complete pipe welds in 2, 5G, and 6G positions with GTMAW; and
5. practice pipe welding techniques to ASME IX, Boiler and Pressure vessel Code standards on the 6G position on carbon steel.

VOA 930 – Intermediate MIG Welding

Gain specific instruction in Gas Metal Arc (GMAW) and Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW) welding processes. Learn how to perform fillet and grove welds in all positions. Practice is geared toward sheet metal and structural steel welding code vertical and overhead tests. Passing the certification test provides an all-position, limited thickness, AWS D1.1 welder certification in FCAW and vertical D1.3 structural sheet metal code certification in GMAW.

Course Objectives:
1. perform safety inspections of welding equipment and accessories;
2. organize welding equipment and materials for various welding processes;
3. demonstrate fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel material;
4. demonstrate groove welds in all positions on carbon steel material; and
5. perform 3G and 4G positions on 3/8¿ plate for the welders certification test.

VOA 931 – Advanced MIG Welding

Gain additional instruction in Gas Metal Arc (MIG) welding process to graduates of our Fundamentals of Welding or Intermediate MIG Welding courses. Practice is geared toward open root pipe welding in all positions. This class includes a 6G position ASME pressure vessel code test.

Course Objectives:
1. perform safety inspections of welding equipment and accessories;
2. set machinery to desired polarity, wire speed, and voltage settings;
3. construct pad welds in 2G, 5G, and 6G positions with GMAW and FCAW;
4. create open root plate groove welds in 2G, 3G, and 4G with GMAW and prepare complete pipe welds in 2G, 5G, and 6G positions with GMAW and FCAW; and
5. practice pipe welding techniques to ASME IX, Boiler and Pressure vessel Code standards on the 6G position on carbon steel.

VOA 932 – Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Continue training in the Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) welding process. Learn how to perform fillet and grove welds on carbon steel using E6010 and E7018 electrodes in all positions. Practice is geared toward structural welding code vertical and overhead tests. Passing these tests provides an all position, limited thickness AWS D1.1 welder certification.

Course Objectives:
1. perform safety inspections of Shielded Metal Arc welding equipment and accessories;
2. demonstrate how to align welding machines to proper polarities and amperage settings;
3. demonstrate fillet and grove welds in all positions on carbon steel; and
4. perform AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel welded certification test coupons in 3G and 4G positions on 3/8¿ plate.

VOA 933 – Safe Drinking Water Act - Federal

This course is designed to enable the student who works in the water supply industry to learn the most recent Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) revisions and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, and to review the 1996 amendments that greatly enhanced the existing law by recognizing source water protection, operator training, funding for water system improvements, and public information as important components of safe drinking water. Topics to be covered include updated monitoring requirements, recordkeeping, emergency planning and response, and certification.

Course Objectives:
1. describe in general terms the regulatory and environmental intent of the Safe Drinking Water Act;
2. discuss the most recent revisions in the federal drinking water regulations, including how treatment and operations requirements have been increased;
3. state the potable water monitoring requirements for which water supply personnel are accountable and how to apply this information in order to maintain compliance; and
4. discuss future treatment changes to consider for surface water systems.

VOA 934 – Solids Handling

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the operational skills associated with solids handling processes in Classes 3, 4, and 5 wastewater treatment plants. Topics to be covered include aerobic and anaerobic digestion, thickening processes, dewatering processes, and sludge processes.

Course Objectives:
1. list five reasons for using sludge stabilization and conditioning procedures;
2. compare and contrast the different characteristics and treatment requirements for primary sludge and chemical sludge; and
3. state the operational strategies, requirements, and performance standards for typical thickening processes, digestion processes, chemical and thermal stabilization processes, and dewatering processes.

VOA 935 – Personal Protective Equipment/Hazard Assessment

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the OSHA requirement for personal protective equipment (PPE) and the requirements of the employer to perform a workplace hazard assessment for license renewal. Topics to be covered include performing a work place hazard assessment, the use of a job hazard assessment form, various kinds of personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection.

Course Objectives:
1. perform a hazard assessment,
2. discuss OSHA PPE regulations,
3. identify methods in performing a workplace hazard assessment, and
4. discuss various kinds of PPE equipment.

VOA 936 – HVACR Exam Review: Journeyman/Master

This course is designed for the student who wants to prepare to take the Maryland HVAC Journeyman/Master license exam.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the applicable codes necessary in the installation and repair of heating equipment and systems,
2. discuss the applicable codes necessary in the installation and repair of ventilating equipment and systems,
3. discuss the applicable codes necessary in the installation and repair of air conditioning equipment and systems, and
4. discuss and use the necessary formulas to effectively calculate HVAC equipment and systems usage.

VOA 937 – Machining Application 2A

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance skills acquired from the previous machining course and become more familiar with additional machining processes and skills. The course emphasizes surface grinding and drill press operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools;
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds;
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices; and
4. demonstrate the skills and processes for the following NIMS credentials: Turning Between Center Level 2 and Surface Grinding Level 2.

VOA 938 – Power Generation/Industrial Maintenance: NCCER Level 1A

This course is designed to enable the student to learn part of the NCCER Level 1 Power Generation/Industrial Maintenance specialties curriculum. Topics include orientation to the trade, tools of the trade, fasteners and anchors, oxyfuel cutting, gaskets and packing, craft related mathematics, and construction drawings. Pre-requisite: NCCER Core Curriculum and Power Industry Fundamentals, or instructor permission.

Course Objectives:
1. describe types of work, career opportunities, good work characteristics, and the importance of safety, for industrial maintenance craft workers;
2. demonstrate proper use and basic maintenance of certain industrial maintenance tools;
3. select and install fasteners and anchors;
4. identify and explain the use of oxyfuel cutting equipment and associated safety precautions;
5. set up, light, shutdown, and disassemble oxyfuel cutting equipment;
6. identify various types of gaskets and gasket materials, install an O-ring, and describe methods of packing;
7. explain special measuring devices and solve area, volume, circumference, and right triangle problems; and
8. identify and explain the basic layout and elements of a blueprint including title block, lines, symbols, and scales.

VOA 939 – Power Generation/Industrial Maintenance: NCCER Level 1B

This course is designed to enable the student to learn part of the NCCER Level 1 Power Generation / Industrial Maintenance specialties. Topics include pumps and drivers, introduction to valves, introduction to test instruments, material handling/hand rigging, mobile support equipment, lubrication, and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) setup. Pre-requisite: NCCER Core Curriculum and Power Industry Fundamentals, or instructor permission.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and explain centrifugal, rotary, reciprocating, metering, and vacuum pumps;
2. identify different types of valves according to operation and demonstrate valve locations and positions;
3. explain the operation of and describe commonly used test instruments;
4. identify, describe, inspect, and select, common rigging equipment and use hand signals and safety procedures;
5. explain operation, applications, and safety precautions associated with portable generators, air compressors, portable pumps, aerial lifts, forklifts, and mobile cranes;
6. explain lubricant storage, classification, film protection, grease properties, selection, and additives;
7. explain shielded metal arc welding safety, welding power supplies; and
8. set up a welding power supply and a machine for welding and identify tools for weld cleaning.

VOA 947 – MCP Skill Set Foundation Training

Course Objectives:
1. determine the different views of a drawing and identify various types of lines found on prints;
2. use precision measuring instruments;
3. calculate various lengths of sides and angles of a right triangle;
4. use handbooks to find tap drill sizes;
5. discuss feature definition and tolerance zones;
6. explain the Taylor Principle;
7. interpret datum features with and without size;
8. discuss engine lathe tailstock alignment, threading, and tapers; and
9. discuss milling machine tramming, vise alignment, and squaring a block.

VOA 948 – Basic Carpentry

Gain an introduction to basic carpentry terminology, using hand tools, power tools and building materials used in carpentry. Learn techniques that enable you to handle small projects that involve repair, maintenance and/or new construction. Topics include terminology, tools and materials, measuring, cutting lumber, windows and doors, and erecting walls.

Course Objectives:
1 recognize and apply terms used in carpentry,
2. identify basic hand tools and power tools necessary to complete a project,
3. measure and cut lumber for a specific job,
4. measure and erect inside walls, and
5. install and/or repair windows and/or doors.

VOA 949 – Machining Application 2C

This course is designed to enable the student to enhance his/her skills acquired from previous modules of the machine apprenticeship and become more familiar with additional machining processes with an emphasis in milling machine operations. Skills are demonstrated through practical projects designed to continue strengthening machining skills and process planning.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to identify and describe the functions of machine tools,
2. demonstrate the ability to calculate speeds and feeds,
3. demonstrate the accurate use of measuring devices, and
4. demonstrate skills and processes for the following NIMS credentials: Milling Level 2.

VOA 950 – Basic Plumbing

Learn the basics of the plumbing trade including repair and maintenance of a home plumbing system; plumbing theory and measurements needed for residential plumbing jobs.

Course Objectives:
1. apply common terms used in plumbing;
2. name, use, and care for basic hand tools used in plumbing;
3. name, use, and care for basic plumbing materials;
4. cut, solder, and install water pipes; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of basic water heaters.

VOA 951 – Basic Electricity

Learn electricity terminology, how to use hand tools and materials, basic electricity techniques that will enable you to handle small projects that involve repair, maintenance and/or new construction. Topics include: terminology, tools and materials, measuring, single and 3-way switches, outlets, and circuits.

Course Objectives:
1 recognize and apply terms used in electricity,
2. identify basic hand tools and trade specific tools necessary to complete a project,
3. measure and cut wire for a specific job,
4. wire a simple switch, outlet and light circuit, and
5. wire a three-way switch, outlet, and light circuit.

VOA 952 – Basic Rigging (Overview) for General Industry

Learn about safely moving material and equipment from one location to another on a job site. Topics include ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, cranes, inspection techniques, load-handling safety practices, and hand signals.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe the use of slings and common rigging hardware,
2. describe basic inspection techniques and rejection criteria,
3. describe basic hitch configurations and their proper connections,
4. describe basic load-handling safety practices, and
5. demonstrate proper use of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals.

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