Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics

Diploma, 71 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Albert Lea
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall
COURSE PLAN: Four Semesters
PROGRAM SHEET: PRINT

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: An Accuplacer score of 52 is recommended.

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Riverland Community College program may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Required Core Courses (67 credits)

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CMAE1514
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety

This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for safety. This course delivers the 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 501-mandated standard. Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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CMAE1518
Manufacturing Processes

This course develops the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply industry defined standards in manufacturing processes and production needed by entry level production employees. Preparation for, and completion of, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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CMAE1522
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality

This course provides the student with the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply quality concepts that have been identified by the MSSC Assessment and certification system for Quality Practices. Students will be introduced to a quality management system and its components. Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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CMAE1526
Maintenance Awareness

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Maintenance Awareness course introduces the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance. This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness. Preparation for, and completion of, the MSSC-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR1705
Safety and OSHA

This course introduces general safety as it pertains to the machine shop. The course includes forklift safety, Occupational Safety Health Administration, (OSHA) Right to Know, personal safety, and other safety topics. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine

This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines. Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counterboring, and countersinking. Shop safety is a very important component of this course. Students are required to build parts following print to specification. Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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IMMR1715
Small Tool Usage

This course introduces the study, care, and uses of small tools as they relate to maintenance. This includes precision measuring tools used in a machine shop, micrometers, calipers, etc. Other subjects include the use of hand tools, hacksaws, files, punches, taps and dies, and other mechanical hardware. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR1720
Low Pressure Boiler

This course covers boiler functions, operations, safety, controls, hot water systems, steam systems, and the identification of boiler fittings. This course is designed to help the student prepare for a special engineer's license exam, which is offered on campus. Students will get actual hands-on boiler operation experience including boiler water testing and simulation of boiler controls through the use of boiler software. (4Cr - 3 lect, 1 lab, 0 other)

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IMMR1725
Arc Welding

This course includes the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process starting with the power sources, electrodes, and the various applications. A great deal of time is spent in the lab developing skills using this welding process. Welds are made in all positions using various types of electrodes. Welding codes and applications are also covered and followed. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR1730
Gas Welding & Cutting

This course introduces the use of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment. The students cut using both hand and machine torches. Safety as related to oxy-fuel equipment is a critical part of this course. Set-up, applications, and metallurgy are also included. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR1740
Lathe Theory I

This course introduces basic lathe theory and operations. Students identify the machines' principal parts and functions and perform basic machining operations such as facing, straight turning, boring, threading, and others. Students calculate speed and feeds. Shop safety is covered and practiced. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710, IMR 1715, and IMMR 1750. (4 Cr - 1 lect, 3 lab)

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IMMR1745
Milling Machine Theory I

This course introduces basic vertical machine theory and operations. Students identify the machine controls and their functions and perform basic milling setups including tool head alignment and vise alignment. Students calculate speeds and feeds and perform basic milling operations such as squaring the toolhead, aligning the vise, and cutting a keyseat. Shop safety is covered and practiced. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710, IMMR 1715, and IMMR 1750. (3 Cr - 0 lect, 3 lab)

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IMMR1750
Blueprint Reading

This course introduces the basic understanding of blueprint reading. Various mechanical drawings and types of prints for the interpretation and manufacturing of parts and the assembly of equipment are also included. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR1760
Introduction to Basic Hydraulics

This course covers basic hydraulic system principles including symbols, pumps, control valves, cylinders, and the reading and drawing of schematics. Disassembly and assembly of hydraulic components are also included. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR1775
Jigs and Fixtures

This course introduces the use and construction of jigs and fixtures and their purpose within the manufacturing industry. It will include basic concepts, ideas, and fundamentals of jigs and fixtures. Techniques of design and fabrication as they apply for different work holding requirements and a problem-solving in the tool design. Construction, assembly, and completion of project will need to follow approval of inspection. Prerequisites: IMMR 1710. (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

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IMMR2720
Fundamentals of Electrical Maintenance

This course introduces the fundamentals of electricity, the use of voltmeters, electrical symbols, and electrical schematic reading. The basic understanding and application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are studied.  These skills together help the student better understand and troubleshoot an electrical circuit.  (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

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IMMR2725
High Pressure Boiler

This course introduces the safety in the operation of high pressure boilers. Topics covered include boiler fittings, daily and monthly safety checks, operation and maintenance, feedwater accessories, steam accessories, turbines, and environmental control systems. This course is designed to prepare the student for a second-class high pressure boilers license. Prerequisites: IMMR 1720 or one year experience in boiler operation. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

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IMMR2730
Machine Repair

This course introduces the methods used to check and repair machines. The study of vibrations, reverse dial indicating, and using thermal analysis to check machines are covered as well as the process of disassembling and assembly of components. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). Prerequisites: IMMR 2735. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2735
Preventative Maintenance

This course emphasizes Preventive Maintenance (PM), the value of a good maintenance program, and the returns that can be expected with its implementation. Topics covered include maintenance checklists, PM costs, lost revenue costs, and starting an on-site PM program. The monitoring of equipment includes the use of infrared camera (thermography), laser alignment, vibration analysis, and oil analysis. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1770. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2740
Lathe II

This course emphasizes lathe operations for the manufacturing of parts for the assembly of tools. Students practice more precise lathe operation, more advanced machinery set-ups, and maintain tolerances that are highly critical. In the laboratory setting, this course builds a higher skill level than Lathe I. The students are required to use blueprints to fabricate individual parts to build tools. Prerequisites: IMMR 1740. (3 Cr - 0 lect, 3 lab)

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IMMR2745
Milling Machines II

This course emphasizes milling operations to manufacture parts for the assembly of tools to be built. Students practice more precise milling operations, more advanced machinery setups and maintain tolerances that are highly critical. In the laboratory setting, this course builds a higher skill level than Milling Machines I. The students are required to use blueprints to fabricate individual parts to build tools. Prerequisites: IMMR 1745. (3 Cr - 0 lect, 3 lab)

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IMMR2750
Piping Systems

This course introduces basic piping practices and identification of fittings, including galvanized and black pipe, plastic pipe, and copper tubing. Sheet metal fabrication which includes the use of brakes, shears, and hand tools is included. Students are required to follow blueprints to fabricate sheet metal parts and piping projects. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2760
Hydraulics II

This course emphasizes pneumatic and hydraulic systems using hands-on assembly and disassembly of components. Mechatronics trainers are covered. The combination of mechanical, pneumatic, electoral, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC0 gives the student an understanding of what Mechatronics is. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). Prerequisite: IMMR 1760. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2765
Gas, Metal, Arc Welding I

This course emphasizes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The course includes the following major groups: power sources, shielding gases, wire feeders, and torches. Each one of these groups is covered in detail. Time is spent in the lab developing skills in using the process and setting up the equipment for the various applications. The focus of this course is on the use of wire feed welding equipment, application, and setup. Safety is a major consideration including welding equipment and the handling of various gases. Welding skills are developed through completion of welding projects. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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IMMR2770
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

This course emphasizes applications for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW\Heli-Arc) in the welding industry. Power sources, current types, current selection, shielding gases and torch types are also covered. Various procedures are discussed for welding different metals and problems that may be encountered. Safety procedures and the handling of high-pressure cylinders, especially when using the GTAW, are covered. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

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General Studies Courses (4 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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BUSO1600
Computer Application for Industry

This course covers the basic use of computer software as an industry productivity tool.  The topics covered include basic file management, introduction to spreadsheets, fundamentals of basic word processing, and introduction to database theory and usage.  Some basic computer literacy will be covered, such as the basics of professional e-mail, ethical computing, cloud computing, and use of digital files.  This course is currently available for Industrial Maintenance and Mechanics (IMMR) students only.

(1 Credit – 1 lecture)

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HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification

This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)

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MATH1020
Technical Math I

This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

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Last Updated: February 14, 2017