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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Engineering Technology
Degree Plan: Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Richland campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ET.MECH.ELEC

This certificate prepares students for installation, troubleshooting and repair of equipment and machinery in various types of manufacturing operations. The maintenance technician must be a multi-talented individual with a specific skill set that can keep equipment and machinery operating at peak performance, eliminating costly down-time. Additionally, a maintenance technician must be able to perform preventative maintenance to keep machines running and minimize downtime. The courses focus on the fundamental industrial skills into mechanical maintenance principles and applications, fluid power and hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, and industrial robotics systems.

Students learn theory and experience hands-on opportunities in hydraulics, pneumatics, technician maintenance, electricity and programmable logical control (PLC's), all of which are necessary for a successful career in the maintenance field.

  • Understand DC and AC principles and components including motors, controllers, and PLC's.
  • Install and test electrical wires, circuits, and equipment using the correct equipment, materials, and procedures for safe operation.
  • Identify and interpret legends, linetypes, parts symbols, and types of drawings used in reading mechanical shop prints.
  • Identify, describe, remove, replace, install, and maintain common types of bearings and seals.
  • Match lubrication methods and materials to their applications and identify their implementation and maintenance requirements.
  • Explain the principles of fluid power, fluid flow, and fluid symbols and diagrams.
  • Explain hydraulic pumping principles and how the common types of hydraulic pumps, motors, and peripheral devices work.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain hydraulic circuits and systems.
  • Explain the properties of air, the basic laws of gases, and pneumatic principles.
  • Identify, describe, maintain, and troubleshoot the basic components of a pneumatic system.
  • Describe the applications, components, and technology used in a basic industrial robot system.

The objective of the Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance Certificate is to provide the student with a combination of training in both electrical and mechanical maintenance including applications in automated manufacturing systems and robotics. The certificate develops in students the ability to work safely and efficiently in a variety of manufacturing and industrial settings installing and maintaining equipment, working with PLCs, and reading and interpreting legislation, site plans, schematics, and manufacturer manuals.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
INMT 1417 Industrial Automation 4
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
INTC 1457 AC/DC Motor Control 4
CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation 2 4
INTC 1343 Application of Industrial Automatic Controls 3
INMT 2345 Industrial Troubleshooting 3
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 32

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.