Dec 01, 2021  
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 Academic Catalog

Basic Mechanics, Skill Set


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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Skill Set will enable students to employ safe work practices, take precision measurements, apply basic machine concepts, install and identify fasteners, and use various hand tools. Students will be able to work on mechanical drive systems, including belt drives, chain drives, and gear drives. Students will be able to perform elementary coupling and shaft alignment, and apply lubrication principles.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Describe and demonstrate safe work practices.
  • Identify and use basic and trade related hand, power and precision measurement tools
  • Assemble gear drives, belt drives, chain drives, and clutching and braking mechanisms
  • Demonstrate use of measuring tools to make macro- and micro-measurements
  • Recognize and manipulate various fasteners using proper hand tools and methods
  • Apply knowledge of components and concepts of mechanical drive systems
  • Recognize, install, align, and maintain belt drives
  • Recognize, install, align, and maintain chain drives
  • Recognize, install, align, and maintain gear drives
  • Apply the basic principles of lubrication
  • Apply the principles and methods of shaft alignment and couplings

Opportunities

Basic mechanical skills are foundational to any maintenance or operations job. This Skill Set provides the basic skills needed to function effectively in these types of jobs.

Required Courses (3 Hrs)


Notice to All Students


This program alone does not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded.

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