ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: recommended placement assessment score.
ENGL 1200 This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to write technical documents. The content covered will include proposals, research reports, technical manuals, feasibility studies, and process reports.
Prerequisites: Students need a score of 240 or above on the Accuplacer English and Reading assessment. Co-requisite: If students score between 230-239 they can register for this course, but must concurrently take READ 0110 College Reading Boost. Meets MnTC Goal 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHIL 1200 In this course, students will develop skills in the use of informal logic, argument evaluation, and language analysis for addressing problems found on the World Wide Web, in the workplace, and in other everyday environments. Students will address topics related to diversity, media literacy, and philosophy of science. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78. Meets MnTC Goals 2 and 7.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the unique impact humans and industry have on our enviornment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment.
Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10
HCEM 2115 This is a technical course designed to promote understanding of powershift transmissions used in heavy equipment industry. Theory related to powershift transmissions, torque converters, and manual transmissions. In addition, fundamental principles of hydraulics, gear ratios, disassembly, assembly and adjustment procedures are covered.
HCEM 2135 This is an introduction to basic hydraulic machine courses. The students will study the principals of hydraulic safety, component identification, machine operation, fluids, and maintenance. Students will use test instruments such as high-pressure gauges and flow meters to troubleshoot and diagnose hydraulic pump efficiency and condition of related system components. System components are disassembled and reassembled, with adjustments made to main and circuit reliefs in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
HCEM 2177 This course will focus on machine electronics. Reviewing Ohm's law along with series and parallel circuits. Sensors used in modern electronic systems will be covered including switches, PWM sensors, analog sensors, speed sensors, on/off solenoids, and PWM solenoids. We will cover electrical schematics, how to read them, find part numbers for electrical components and locate pin locations. We will cover repairs and understanding of electrical connectors for varieties such as Deutsch, Sure Seal, and Tyco/Amp connectors. We will discuss electronic systems fault codes and how to troubleshoot them. We will discuss why we need to calibrate machines and do a live machine recalibration. Identification of main components following OEM specified directions in removing emissions.
HCEM 2238 This course is designed for students with knowledge of hydraulic flow and pressure. Students learn National Standard Institute symbols used in fluid power diagrams. A technical study provides students with operational knowledge of computer-controlled multiple hydraulic systems. Students troubleshoot and diagnose hydraulic system malfunctions.
HCEM 2265 This course provides students with operational work load knowledge of many OEM mobile off road equipment differentials. Including standard, limited slip, controlled traction, no spin and locking. Covering the principles of operation, gear ratios, disassembly, assembly and adjustment procedures.
HCEM 2145 Students study basic principles of operations, system components, testing procedures, repair techniques and adjustments. Properly translate repairs to instructor. Positive assessment of safe tooling and diagnostic equipment.
HCEM 2225 This course breaks down the importance of the maintenance on track drive systems. Providing students with a safe practice in machine blocking, track drive component operation, wear standards, and tooling for track drive repair.
HCEM 2256 This course provides students with basic understanding of steering systems used on Mobile Off Road Equipment (MORE) and support vehicles. The course begins with mechanical systems followed by intensive overview of hydraulic assisted systems used by MORE. Students study principles of operation, components, repair procedures, recommendations, and adjustments.
HCEM 2260 This course is a continuation of Machine Electronics I. The student will do more in depth study of sensors and switches covered in Machine Electronics I. There will also be more troubleshooting of the sensors on actual machines in the lab. The student will be studying more in depth electrical schematics and electrical systems. The student will be using the Cummins Insight computer program to troubleshoot Cummins engines. The student will repair electrical systems on several different brands of equipment.
HCEM 2280 Students will be taught how to perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting procedures in order to identify and repair or fully replace faulty components within a climate-controlled cab in a heavy construction equipment. Air conditioning theory will be discussed.
Prerequisites: HCEM 2135
HIST 1450 This 3 credit history course explores the history of Minnesota from the ice age and early Native Americans to the events of today. Through a combination of textbooks, internet sites primary sources and an optional field trip students gain an appreciation of the contributions made by those who came before us in the state we now call Minnesota. Prerequisties: None. Meets MnTC Goal 5