FLEXIBILITY. The IMAC (Industry-Based Accessible/Accelerated Credential) program is designed for busy employees. It offers accelerated courses and work-based learning options to allow the greatest flexibility. CONVENIENCE. The quality of the learning content is the same as traditional academic courses. However, the way in which it is delivered is different. Shorter learning programs (modules) are offered and progress is based on performance not an academic calendar. Students can learn at their own pace and set their own schedule. REWARDING. Each module offers college credit. In some cases, credit may be awarded for experiential learning, on-the-job training, and previous coursework completed.
Students can begin by taking the courses required for the Electrical Mechanic Certificate. The sequence is listed below. Each course has a pre-test and a post-test. After each course, students are required to perform lab exercises with an OCTC instructor and/or on-site at work before they will receive credit for the course and lab. Total credit hours earned at the certificate and diploma level are applied to the AAS Degree.
Sequence: Electrical Mechanic Certificate Courses: Credits:
1) IMT 110/111 - Industrial Maintenance Electrical Principles 5
2) FPX 100/101 - Fluid Power 5
3) EET 264/265 - Rotating Machinery 4
4) EET 270/271 - Electrical Motor Controls I 4
5) EET 276/277 - Programmable Logic Controllers 4
Owensboro Workforce Solutions supplies industries within a fifty mile radius with training for their new hires or incumbent workers. Aleris Rolled Products, Boardwalk Pipelines, Domtar Pulp and Paper Products, Big Rivers Electric, and Glenmore Distilleries (to name a few) have collaborated to train employees through OCTCs Workforce Solutions division. The classes that they requested are tailored to their industry, personalized to their organization's strategic priorities and adapted to meet their needs. They schedule classes and labs whenever it is most convenient for employees. Training is offered at their location or at a satellite campus nearest to them in Hancock or Daviess County . By enrolling employees from the various companies in one class, cost is shared and employees can opt-in to on-going classes that may have been scheduled by another company. Sample courses are listid below:
Fluid Power (FPX 100/101) 5 Credit Hours
FPX 100/101 provides practical experiences in the study of fluid power theory, hydraulics and pneumatics component identification, schematic reading, and basic calculations related to hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their operations. FPX 100/101 is the core for several industrial maintenance certificates. FPX 100 is the lecture portion and is offered through interactive web-based instruction and FPX 101 is the “hands-on” lab portion requiring in-person participation. Both FPX 100 and FPX 101 must be taken together.
Industrial Maintenance Electrical Principles (IMT 110/111) 5 Credit Hours
IMT 110/111 introduces the theory of electricity and magnetism and the relationship of voltage, current, resistance, and power in electrical circuits. It helps students develop an understanding of alternating and direct current fundamentals and apply formulas to analyze the operation of AC and DC circuits. During the lab portion, students verify their knowledge of basic theory by making measurements in working AC and DC circuits and demonstrating the use of test equipment, safety, and troubleshooting skills. IMT 110 is the lecture portion and is offered through interactive web-based modularized instruction and IMT 111 is the “hands-on” lab portion requiring in-person participation. Both IMT 110 and IMT 111 must be taken together.
Circuits I (ENGT 110) 5 Credit Hours
ENGT 110 introduces the application of basic DC and AC circuits, including circuit analysis techniques. It covers introductory magnetism and transformer principles and emphasizes design, construction, and troubleshooting of simple DC and AC circuits in laboratory exercises. ENGT 110 includes both the lecture and lab portion. The lecture portion is offered through self-paced learning modules and the “hands-on” lab portion requires in-person participation.
Circuits II (ENGT 114) 5 Credit Hours
ENGT 114 addresses theory and application of complex alternating current and direct current circuits. It emphasizes impedance, reactance, power and electrical energy, electrical measurement instruments, and circuit analysis. ENGT 114 includes both the lecture and lab portion. The lecture portion is offered through self-paced learning modules and the “hands-on” lab portion requires in-person participation. Students must complete Circuits I ENGT 110 before taking Circuits II ENGT 114.
Maintaining Industrial Equipment (IMT 150/151) 5 Credit Hours
IMT 150/151 introduces students to maintenance techniques and procedures used to maintain industrial equipment. It provides the student with lab experience in the maintenance of industrial equipment. IMT 150 is the lecture portion and is offered through interactive web-based modularized instruction and IMT 151 is the “hands-on” lab portion requiring in-person participation. Both IMT 150 and IMT 151 must be taken together.
Motor Controls (EET 270/271) 4 Credit Hours
EET 270/271 addresses the diversity of control devices and applications used in industry today. Safety and electrical lockouts are also covered. It provides students with practical experience in the use of control devices. EET 270 is the lecture portion and is offered through interactive web-based modularized instruction and EET 271 is the “hands-on” lab portion requiring in-person participation. Both EET 270 and EET 271 must be taken together.
Rotating Machinery (EET 264/265) 4 Credit Hours
EET 264/265 focuses on the underlying principles of rotating electrical equipment including DC and AC motors and generating equipment construction, operating applications and the maintenance of DC and AC motors and generating equipment. Students learn the principles of operation, application and maintenance of single-phase and three-phase AC motors and AC alternators, DC motors, DC generators, in addition to the study of and compliance with the National Electrical Code standards. EET 264 is the lecture portion and is offered through interactive web-based modularized instruction and EET 265 is the “hands-on” lab portion requiring in-person participation. Both EET 264 and EET 265 must be taken together.
Programmable Logic Controllers - PLCs (EET 276/277) 4 Credit Hours
EET 276/277 covers the underlying principles and provides practical applications of programmable logic controllers including installation, logic fundamentals, and numbering systems; basic programming of inputs, outputs, timers, and counters comparators, basic data manipulation, and safety circuits of industrial PLCs. EET 276 is the lecture portion and is offered through interactive web-based modularized instruction and EET 277 is the “hands-on” lab portion requiring in-person participation. Both EET 276 and EET 277 must be taken together.
The IMAC courses listed above can lead to the following credentials:
· Industrial Maintenance Electrical Mechanic Certificate: 22 Credits
· Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma: 48-60 Credits
· Associate in Applied Science (GOTS) Degree: 60-76 Credits
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