General Maintenance Mechanic (GM41) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Stand Alone and Embedded in Building Maintenance Diploma)
The General Maintenance Mechanic Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for careers in building and facilities and maintenance entry level positions. Topics include refrigeration fundamentals, plumbing fundamentals, commercial wiring practices, structural maintenance, and electrical and electrical motor fundamentals.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
|ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION–||Reading||224||ACCUPLACER-||Sentence Skills||60|
High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.
Credits required for graduation: 22
Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.
|Courses 22 credits|
|AIRC 1005Refrigeration Fundamentals
Introduces the basic concepts, theories, and safety regulations and procedures of refrigeration. Topics include an introduction to OSHA, safety, first aid, laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, heat transfer, the refrigerant cycle, refrigerant identification, and types of AC systems.
|AIRC 1030HVACR Electrical Fundamentals
This course provides an introduction to fundamental electrical concepts and theories as applied to the air conditioning industry. Topics include AC and DC theory, electric meters, electrical diagrams, distribution systems, electrical panels, voltage circuits, code requirements, and safety.
|BFMT 1030Fundamentals of Structural Maintenance
Provides introductory skills in basic building repair and maintenance. Topics include: carpentry and cabinet repairs, tile and floor repairs, paints and finishes, lab and shop safety, building codes, handicap accessibility, conduit installation, and waterproofing.
|Select one of two Plumbing courses for min. 2 cr.:||2|
|BFMT 1050Fundamentals of Plumbing
Provides introductory skills in basic plumbing. Topics include: basic pipe sizing, fitting identification and terminology, pipe joining, valve identification, plumbing repairs, and lab and shop safety.
|PLBG 1000Introduction to Plumbing
This course provides an introduction to the Plumbing construction trade. The knowledge and skills required to succeed in the Plumbing industry are emphasized. Topics include general safety rules and practices, introduction to construction and the pipe trades, and work ethics, communication, and affective skills and practices.
|Select one of the following Wiring courses for min. of 4 cr.:||4|
|ELTR 1080Commercial Wiring I
This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, commercial load calculations, three-phase power systems, and fundamentals of AC motor control.
|IDSY 1130Industrial Wiring
Teaches the fundamental concepts of industrial wiring with an emphasis on installation procedures. Topics include: grounding, raceways, three-phase systems, transformers (three-phase and single-phase), wire sizing, overcurrent protection, NEC requirements, industrial lighting systems, and switches, receptacles, and cord connectors.
|Select one of two Motors courses for min. 4 cr.:||4|
|IDSY 1110Industrial Motor Controls I
This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls, theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.
|AIRC 1040HVACR Electrical Motors
Prerequisite: AIRC 1030
This course provides the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for application and service of electric motors commonly used by the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Topics include diagnostic techniques, capacitors, installation procedures, types of electric motors, electric motor service, and safety.
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