Supervisory Maintenance Certificate

Supervisory Maintenance Certificate at Harper College

Please note: This program is being withdrawn and is not accepting new students.

Certificate program requirements

NOTE: This program is being withdrawn. Its inclusion in our catalog is for those students who are finishing the requirements.

This 46 credit-hour certificate program builds on the Basic Maintenance and Commercial Maintenance certificates to prepare students for supervisory positions in commercial, industrial or residential maintenance.

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
BCE 104 3

Description

ELT 142 2

Description: Introduces students to wiring topics as they relate to the residential electrical service. A safety review followed by terminology, principles, and test and measurement equipment use associated with residential alternating current (AC) power are examined. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, operation, installation and maintenance of low voltage control systems and single-phase AC power equipment and systems. Select portions of the National Electric Code are studied.

ELT 143 2

Description: Introduces students to advanced wiring topics as they relate to the commercial electrical service. A safety review followed by terminology, principles, and test and measurement equipment use associated with commercial alternating current (AC) power are examined. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, operation, installation and maintenance of low voltage control systems and single and three-phase AC power equipment and systems. Select portions of the National Electric Code are studied.

MGT 160 3

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MNT 111 2

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MNT 115 2

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MNT 125 2

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MNT 215 2

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MNT 225 2

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MNT 228 2

Description: Trains students in small engine and equipment repair. Students will demonstrate the ability to repair small engines such as those found in lawn, garden, and construction equipment. Emphasis is placed on overhaul, repair, adjustment, and troubleshooting.

MNT 235 3

Description: Covers methods of system analysis using schematics, circuit diagrams and installation drawings. Develops troubleshooting diagnostics for control, electrical and mechanical systems based on problem reduction through fault tree analysis.

MTH 097 1 3

Description: Reviews arithmetic, introduces basic algebraic and right triangle trigonometric techniques. Includes arithmetic, elementary algebra, geometry, ratio and proportions, measurements, right triangle trigonometry and their application to solve a variety of career and technical problems. Draws practical problems the student’s career area, including emergency services, graphic communications, building trades, culinary arts and information technology. Intended for students pursuing Harper degrees and certificates in career program fields. This course: is not transferable, does not satisfy the prerequisite for any other mathematics course, and does not satisfy any general education requirements.

HVA 101 3

Description: Introduces vocabulary, concepts and scientific principles used in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Studies theories on heat laws, pressures, matter, and energy; examines refrigerant chemistry and the refrigeration cycle. Covers proper refrigerant management techniques and safe practices. Emphasizes practical application, troubleshooting techniques, measuring and testing the operation of the basic refrigeration cycle; including working with ACR copper tubing, tools, and instruments. (formerly RAC 101)

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in ELT 110 (Introductory Electronics) and MTH 097 (Basic Technical Mathematics) with grades of C or better, or consent of coordinator.

HVA 103 3

Description: Introduces vocabulary, concepts and scientific principles used in the heating industry. Studies heat laws, heat transfer, and examines fundamentals of the combustion process. Covers gas, oil, and electric forced-air systems for residential comfort heating. Emphasizes practical application for testing and adjusting system performance, troubleshooting electrical systems and control, working with gas pipe, preventative maintenance, service and repair. (formerly RAC 103)

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in ELT 110 (Introductory Electronics) with a grade of C or better, or consent of coordinator.

WLD 110 3

Description: Covers fundamentals of oxyacetylene welding theory and practices and beginning electric welding. Includes arc welding and gas welding, brazing and cutting in the horizontal position.

Electives: Select seven credit hours from the following courses:

Number Course Title Credits
ACC 100 3

Description: Provides students with a foundation in fundamental accounting procedures using the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising businesses, including adjustments, preparation of financial statements and closing procedures. Also included are reconciliation of bank statements, petty cash and examination of fraud and internal controls. This non-transfer course is intended for those students planning to take only one semester of accounting or for those who need preparation before enrolling in ACC 101.

ARC 213 4

Description: Develops construction strategies of multi-storied steel and concrete commercial and residential buildings. Covers stairs, elevators, and toilet room layouts. Reviews fire-resistive construction technologies, window walls, ceiling grids, lighting, partition details, mechanical and electrical requirements.

Prerequisite: ARC 113 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

ELT 120 2

Description: Introduces students to the fundamentals of industrial electronics maintenance. Provides an overview of the various technologies encountered in the field as they relate to industrial electronic control of buildings and facilities. This includes basic electrical and electromechanical components and machinery, motors and controls, electrical and electronic interfaces, and electronic controllers. Also covers fluid power and piping systems. Emphasis is placed on safety, installation and preventative maintenance. Use of tools, test instrumentation and the importance of record keeping will be discussed.

ELT 140 2

Description: Examines the procedures and mechanisms by which programmable logic controller functions are used. Programming in ladder logic and controller code focuses on the direct application of a variety of input and output devices. Hardware, programming, peripherals and accessories are emphasized.

ELT 144 2

Description: Introduces students to fractional horsepower motors for residential and commercial applications. A safety review followed by terminology, principles, and test and measurement equipment use associated with motors and motor controls are examined. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, operation, installation and maintenance of direct current (DC) motors and controls, and single three-phase alternating current (AC) motors and controls.

ELT 145 2

Description: Introduces students to variable frequency drives (VFDs) as they pertain to residential and commercial motor control applications. A safety review followed by terminology, principles, test and measurement equipment use associated with VFDs and typical applications are examined. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, operation, installation and maintenance of VFDs.

FIS 122 3

Description: Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with the built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life-safety education.

MFT 105 4

Description: Covers fundamentals of machine shop theory and safe practices. Provides familiarization with tools, equipment, and practices of tool, die, and precision metal working industries. Includes introduction to mills, drill press, lathes, and surface grinders. Students are provided classroom and laboratory learning experiences. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

MFT 120 4

Description: Covers advanced machine shop theory with emphasis on safe practices and applications. Includes lathes, grinders (I.D., O.D. and surface), milling machines and tool grinders. Studies production machining, feed and speed applications and quality control techniques applied to precision machining. Introduces gage blocks, height gages, magnetic sine plate and modern indexable tooling. Students may earn NIMS credentials.

Prerequisite: MFT 105 with a grade of C or better.

MNT 255 2

Description: Covers a practical knowledge of machine elements and power transmission with emphasis on belts, bearings and mechanical drive systems. Provides knowledge in system maintenance, lubrication and power efficiencies.

MNT 281 1-6

Description: Examines selected problems or topics in Maintenance Technology. The specific course content and instructional methodology will vary each semester offered depending on the material presented. A syllabus containing specific topic information will be available in the division office with pre-registration materials each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

HVA 104 3

Description: Builds on concepts learned in HVA 101, HVA 103 and HVA 105. Incorporates additional systems' accessories and controls used to improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Examines psychrometrics principles, air flow measurements and basic residential air distribution systems. Emphasizes installation of residential HVAC systems, accessories and controls; includes basic concepts of duct design, sheet metal fabrication and installation. (formerly RAC 104)

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in HVA 103 (Heating Principles) with a grade of C or better, or consent of coordinator.

WLD 210 3

Description: Covers advanced welding theory and practice in arc welding. Provides experience in MIG and TIG (Heliarc) techniques. Includes an introduction to strength of weld testing.

Prerequisite: WLD 110 with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

WLD 211 4

Description: Covers advanced welding theory and extensive practice in major arc welding process. Provides experience in advanced GMAW (gas metal arc welding), FCAW (flux cored arc welding), GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) and other arc welding techniques. Plasma arc and air carbon arc cutting will be included.

Prerequisite: WLD 210 with a grade of C or better, or consent of program coordinator.

WLD 212 4

Description: Covers advanced out-of-position and multi-pass arc welding including GMAW (gas metal arc welding), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding). Emphasizes working from blueprints and development of welding skills necessary to pass welder qualification tests. Students must pass guided bend tests to become “certified welders” in accordance with the AWS (American Welding Society) D1.1 Structural Welding Code.

Prerequisite: WLD 211 with a grade of C or better, or consent of program coordinator.

1 - Students may take MTH 097, MTH 101, MTH 103 or higher.

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Next steps

For more information about Maintenance Technology, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.