HCEM - 1101: General Shop Mechanics - Introduction
HCEM 1101 Students achieve a basic understanding of skills needed in the heavy equipment field. Some areas covered are safety, hand and power tools, hand tool projects, flaring, soldering, gears, chains, bearings, seals, fuels, lubricants, fasteners, fittings, wires and connectors, belts, pulleys, couplings, and precision measuring instruments. Prerequisites: None
HCEM 1110 Students study basic arc and gas welding used in the heavy equipment industry. Theory, safety, and practice will be taught. Cutting and heat bending are also included. Prerequisites: HCEM1101 or instructor's approval
HCEM 1132 This is an introduction to electricity as applied to heavy equipment covering electronic theory and magnetism. Emphasis is on theory, diagnosis and repair of basic starting, charging, lighting and ignition systems. This course prepares students for Heavy Duty Electronics HCEM1234 through classroom instruction and lab practice. Prerequisites: None.
HCEM 1140 This course teaches engine tear down, failure analysis, cylinder head repair, minor overhaul, and use of proper precision measuring instruments on engines used in the heavy equipment field such as Cat, John Deere, Perkins, Case, Ford, and Cummins. This course also includes basic fundamentals of diesel engine design, including the study of cylinder heads and blocks, lubrication, air intake, exhaust, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems. Precision measuring is included, along with preventive maintenance and minor repair as well as testing on stationary and mobile engines used in the heavy equipment industry. Safety and troubleshooting are stressed. Offered: Fall Prerequisites: HCEM1101
HCEM 1150 The student will study Applied Failure Analysis.The course will include basic metallurgy, principles of fractures and principles of wear. The course will discuss how these factors affect the failure of parts as related to the engines, hydraulics and powertrain components used in the heavy equipment industry.We will do case studies from actual part failures from machines used in the industry. The emphasis of this course is to find the root cause of the failure and prevent the failure from occurring
again.This course is required by both the diploma and the A.A.S. student.
HCEM 1234 This course teaches students heavy equipment electronics, diagnostics and repair. The student will enhance their knowledge of equipment electronics and failure analysis through instruction and hands-on training. Course work will include electrical schematics and symbols, advanced multimeter training, testing, troubleshooting and repair of electronic monitoring systems. Computerized engine components are also covered. Prerequisites: HCEM1132.
HCEM 1246 This course teaches engine tear down, failure analysis, cylinder head repair and major overhaul, and use of proper precision measuring instruments on engines used in the heavy equipment field such as Cat, John Deere, Perkins, Case, Ford, Cummins and Detroit Diesel. This course also includes basic fundamentals of diesel engine design, including the study of cylinder heads and blocks, lubrication, air intake, exhaust, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems. Major tear down and measuring are included along with mastery of preventive maintenance and major repair, tune-up and testing on mobile and stationary diesel engines used in the heavy equipment industry. Safety and troubleshooting are stressed. Prerequisites: HCEM1101 and HCEM1140.
HCEM 1250 Instruction covers hydraulic and pneumatic brake theory and operation, component identification, application, and general repairs on heavy equipment. Safety and troubleshooting are stressed. Prerequisites: HCEM1101 or instructor's approval
HCEM 1256 This course includes component identification, testing procedures, problem analysis, valve and injection adjustment, pump replacement, and engine tune-up. Troubleshooting is stressed. Prerequisites: None.
HCEM 1262 This course covers proper service intervals, the importance of maintenance records, the knowledge of oil classifications, refill capacities, importance of contamination control and proper oil sampling.