HCEM - 1102: General Shop Mechanics - Introduction
HCEM 1102 Students achieve an understanding of skills needed in the heavy equipment industry. Areas covered are safety, hand power-tools, forklift safety, overhead lifting, fasteners, hydraulic fittings and precision measuring.
HCEM 1110 Students study then practice Arc and MIG welding procedures used in the heavy equipment industry. Welding training with oxygen acetylene will also be taught along with plasma cutting and carbon air arc procedures. General theory and safety is included in all areas.
HCEM 1132 This is an introduction to electricity as applied to heavy duty equipment covering electronic theory and magnetism. Emphasis is on theory, diagnosis and repair of the following areas: basic starting, charging, lighting, and ignition systems. This course prepares students for heavy duty electronics HCEM 1234 Through classroom instruction and lab practice.
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 heady equipment field. Focusing on brands such as Cat John Deere, Perkins, and Cummings. This course also includes fundamentals of diesel engine design including study of cylinder head and block, lubrication, air intake, exhaust, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems. Safety, time management, organization, and precision measuring are stressed. Prerequisites: HCEM1102
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 duty electronics, diagnostics and repair. Hands on training by the students will enhance their knowledge of equipment electronics. Course work will include electrical schematics, symbols, advanced multi-meter training, testing, troubleshooting and repair of electronic monitoring systems. Computerized engine components are also covered. Prerequisite: HCEM1132.
HCEM 1246 This course teaches engine tear down, failure analysis, cylinder head repair/major overhaul, and precision measurement instruments on heavy duty equipment. Focusing on brands such as Cat John Deere, Perkins, and Cummings. This course also includes fundamentals of diesel engine design including study of cylinder head and block, lubrication, air intake, exhaust, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems. Major tear down and measuring are included along with preventive maintenance, major repair, tune up, testing on stationary and mobile diesel engines used in 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: HCEM 1102 or Instructor's approval.
HCEM 1262 This course covers proper service intervals, the importance of maintenance records, the knowledge of all oil classifications, refill capacities, importance of contamination control and proper oil sampling.