(12 credit hours)
The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students for initial employment with an occupational title as a Mechanical Technician or Industrial Maintenance Technician in various specialized areas, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.
It includes, but is not limited to, industrial processes and materials, equipment operation and maintenance techniques, and troubleshooting of various industrial components and proper use of tools. The program also provides a fundamental understanding of electricity and electronics.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will understand and explain the construction, principles of operation, and maintenance of common types of industrial DC, AC single-phase and AC three-phase electric motors.
- Students will understand and explain the construction, principles of operation, and maintenance of common types of industrial motor starters and variable speed drives.
To be officially accepted into this program a student must:
- have a high school diploma or GED certificate,
- complete an application to FGC,
- take a placement test if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.
All students are required to construct their class schedules with the assistance of an advisor or the Program Director.