Course Catalog

Electrical Maintenance Technology - Diploma

Keokuk Campus

The Industrial Controls, Automation, and Robotics Technology pathway provides students with technical skills in maintaining and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems used in the industry. Mechanical and electrical theory are covered throughout the program, including how to troubleshoot and repair industrial systems. Instruction is delivered in a format designed for flexibility and customization based upon the desired career path of each individual student.

The Basic Electrical Maintenance Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the Fall semester courses.

The Electrical Maintenance Technology Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of the Spring semester courses.

*Certificates and diploma can be earned one time.

Please view the technical standards for this course.

Summary Sheet

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Curriculum Sequence


First Semester Course Title Credit
ELE-116 Blueprint Reading 1
ELE-310 Industrial Electricity 2
ELT-295 AC/DC Fundamentals 2
IND-212 Safety Practices 2
MFG-155 Industrial Machine Programming 3
ELE-195 Motor Controls 3
MAT-702 Introduction to Math Applications 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Second Semester Course Title Credit
EGT-174 Fluid Power 2
ELT-132 Motor Drives 1
ELT-263 Programmable Logic Controllers I 2
EGT-175 Fluid Power Control 2
IND-252 Powertrain and Pump Operation 3
EGT-147 Hydraulic Power Systems and Troubleshooting 1
Take 1 of 2 courses
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations 3
SOC-114 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace 3
TOTAL CREDITS 14

ELE-116 - Blueprint Reading

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course discusses the specific data that is drawn on a blueprint and explains how to read and interpret the drawing format. Students will learn orthographic and isometric drawings to understand shapes, sizes and dimensions. Students will study building terms and construction features of carpentry, masonry, electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades.

ELE-310 - Industrial Electricity

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course discusses important properties of electricity and the common electrical elements found in industrial settings. Students will learn how to install and wire electrical components. Students will also learn how to layout a project; estimate wiring quantities, lengths, and sizes between panels and properly size and install conduit. The course will introduce the national OSHA safety standards and upon completion of this course students will receive the OSHA 10 hour certification.

ELT-295 - AC/DC Fundamentals

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course introduces students to the components used in most electronic circuits and how they are measured, tested and function. Students will learn the fundamentals of AC and DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial applications. Students will learn how to operate, install, design and troubleshoot basic AC and DC electrical circuits.

IND-212 - Safety Practices

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course will introduce OSHA safety standards, and upon completion of this course, students will receive the OSHA 10 hour general industry certification. This course relates OSHA as it applies to employers and employees engaged in a variety of businesses. Students will demonstrate how to safely use fall safety and other PPE to stay safe in the work place. Students will learn how to interpret a Safety Data Sheet to properly handle hazardous materials.

MFG-155 - Industrial Machine Programming

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course introduces students to the use of microprocessors. Students will learn how inputs and outputs interact with microprocessors and how to program them. Students will also learn to read and understand coordinates on a blueprint and to write CNC programs using G and M codes.

ELE-195 - Motor Controls

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course discusses Motor Controls, components, operation and service. Students will learn electric relay control of AC and DC electric motors found in industrial applications. Students will also learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, design and troubleshoot AC and DC motor control circuits.

MAT-702 - Introduction to Math Applications

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite: MAT-052 or meet minimum placement testing requirements.

EGT-174 - Fluid Power

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course discusses the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic technology. Students will learn fluid power circuits, actuators, valves, safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Students will also learn how to operate, install, analyze performance, and design fluid power systems.

ELT-132 - Motor Drives

Lecture: 0.5

Lab: 1

Credit: 1

This course discusses the fundamentals of motor drive operation and setup. Students will learn industrial AC electronic motor drives, which are used to provide accurate control of speed, position and acceleration of industrial motors. Students will also learn industrial skills on how to operate, install, tune and troubleshoot various industrial drives. Prerequisite: ELE-195.

ELT-263 - Programmable Logic Controllers I

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course introduces students to programmable logic controllers and the basic operations, programming, wiring, troubleshooting, and communications necessary in an industrial setting. Students will learn techniques and procedures to connect various inputs and outputs using PLCs. Prerequisites: MFG-155 and ELE-195.

EGT-175 - Fluid Power Control

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course introduces students to the use of electrical devices to control a fluid power system. Students will learn to identify and understand the uses of Electro-Fluid devices in a circuit. Students will also learn to design, draw, and build fluid power control circuits using relay logic and PLCs. Prerequisites: EGT-174 and ELT-263.

IND-252 - Powertrain and Pump Operation

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course discusses the principles and applications of various pumps and mechanical transmission systems. Students will learn the skills they need to select, operate, install, maintain, and repair the many different types of pumps used in the industry. Students will learn industrial skills on how to install, operate, and maintain basic mechanical transmission systems using chains, v-belts, spur gears, bearings, and couplings.

EGT-147 - Hydraulic Power Systems and Troubleshooting

Lecture: 0.5

Lab: 1

Credit: 1

This course will cover the operation, diagnosis and maintenance of basic and complex hydraulic systems. Prerequisite: EGT-174.

PSY-102 - Human and Work Relations

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This is a course that includes the understanding of the applications of psychological principles, theory and research related to the work setting.

SOC-114 - Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

Paul Volkl - Instructor - Industrial Controls, Automation and Robotics Technology

Email: pvolkl@scciowa.edu
AAS, Muscatine Community College
BS, Orion Technical College