Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT)

Industrial Control and Automation Technology

Course Information Cr Hrs
IMT-120 Industrial Safety

This course offers lecture/lab experiences that provide the student a solid foundation for continued study of Industrial Maintenance. Topics include a wide variety of safety and regulatory compliance sessions such as: First Aid, CPR, Electrical Safety, and Lock-out/Tag-out. OSHA and EPA regulations are also covered, as well as awareness of Environmental Safety and Health issues. 

IMT-125 Fluid Power

This course will provide fundamental instruction in the theory and application of pneumatics and hydraulics in industrial and institutional settings. Lecture and laboratory topics include circuit diagrams and symbols, OSHA safety including lockout/tagout, power sources, manual control and electrical control of basic hydraulic and pheumatics circuits, understand and identify cylinders, motors, solenoids, pressure switches, proximity switches and photoelectric control circuits.

IMT-130 Industrial Electricity I

This course will provide fundamental instruction in the theory and application of electricity in industrial and institutional settings. Lecture and laboratory instruction will focus on renewable and alternative sources of energy, electrical formulas, symbols and terminology, use of basic test equipment, and basic application of electrical theory, industrial and commercial circuits, AC and DC theory and application, industrial high voltage application and industrial code requirements. 

 Prerequisites: Recommend taking math prior to or concurrent with this course.
IMT-137 Alternative and Renewable Energy for Maintenance Technicians

This course is designed to educate industrial maintenance technicians in the various forms of alternative and renewable energy including how to maintain and troubleshoot these systems.  Emphasis will be placed on wind and solar power but all types of alternative and renewable energy sources will be considered including bioenergy, hydroelectricity, tidal power, wave energy and geothermal energy.  Laboratory work will concentrate on building and operating photovoltaic, wind energy, and passive solar systems, then monitoring their performace.

IMT-140 Industrial Electricity II

This course will provide fundamental instruction in the theory and application of electricity in industrial and institutional settings. Lecture topics and laboratory activities will focus on electrical formulas, industrial and commercial circuits, AC and DC theory and application, industrial high voltage application, industrial code requirements, and implementation of advanced alternative and renewable energy concepts.

 Prerequisite: IMT 130 or IMT 283
IMT-170 Industrial Motors and Controls

This lecture/lab course provides comprehensive instruction in the theory and application of single and three phase motors and the related control systems used in industrial environments. The focus of this course will be on installing and maintaining electric motors, motor protection, and motor control devices/functions.

 Prerequisite: IMT 140.
IMT-190 Manufacturing Processes and Materials

This lecture/laboratory course provides a study of mechanical, chemical, physical properties, and structure of engineering materials with heat treating of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and an investigation of methods used to process these materials.

IMT-200 Mechanical Power Transmission

This lecture/lab course demonstrates the basic operation and maintenance of components in mechanical power transmission systems including: gearboxes, belt/pulleys, conveyors, pumps, compressors, couplings, bearings and blowers.

IMT-225 Programmable Control

This lecture/lab course introduces the basic hardware and programming language of common programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used in industrial process control systems. The student will learn the proper syntax of PLC code, basic commands and the functioning of the program cycle. Programs will be written around discreet control elements. Students will learn how to use basic programming commands to perform typical industrial processes.

IMT-246 PLC Systems and Robotics

This course will emphasize the advanced technologies and concepts of programmable logic controllers.  Industrial sensors and their wiring that are taught include optical, inductive, capacitive, encoders, resolvers, ultrasonic, and thermocouples.  Higher level language programming of automated systems under microprocessor control is taught.  Digital bit functions, sequencers, PLC Matrix functions, PID control of processes, networking of PLCs are examined.  Use of the PLC for interfacing with robots, computer numerical control (CNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) is introduced.

 Prerequisites: IMT 225 or IMT 283
IMT-260 Industrial Systems Maintenance

Students in this course apply knowledge of mechanical, electro-mechanical, electricity, PLC programming, motors, drives, blueprint reading and safety in an industrial work cell setting. Individual and team projects will sharpen skills for work cell installation, alignment, maintenance, troubleshooting and disassembly as a series of work orders.

 Prerequisite: Completion of 30 hours of program instruction.
IMT-280 Robotic Vision

This course is designed as an entry level course for industrial vision systems.  During this course, students will learn the parts of a vision system, how to set up communication paths, the effects of lighting, and common troubleshooting procedures.  This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Industrial Robotics course.

 Grade of "C" or better in IMT 273.
IMT-290 Co-Operative Education/Internship/Related Elective

This course entails a supervised work experience in the major field, which provides the opportunity to make practical application of the knowledge and skills attained. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required.

 Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credit hours of program specific courses and 2.0 GPA and approval of department chair.
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