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P050 – Industrial Maintenance I.......5 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 54 hours, total laboratory 108 hours. This course provides foundational skills training for maintenance technicians. Topics will include activities focused upon creating foundation skills, math skills, basic electrical skills, basic pneumatics and hydraulics, basic mechanical skills, basic plumbing, air-conditioning, and workplace success skills. Completion of this basic course will prepare students for a job as a building or production line maintenance technician. (A)

P051 – Industrial Maintenance II .......4.5 units

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in Industrial Maintenance P050 or equivalent course in Industrial Maintenance..

Total lecture 54 hours, total laboratory 81 hours. In this course, participants will receive instruction and participate in activities enabling them to build skills in manufacturing maintenance; including pneumatics, mechanical drives, electrical wiring, electronic sensors, HVAC and solar energy. Successful completion of this basic course will prepare students for a job as a building or production line maintenance technician. (A)

P052– Programmable Logic Controller Basics.......2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 36 hours. This course provides a solid foundation in PLC theory, installation, programming, operation, and troubleshooting. Students will become knowledgeable with the fundamentals of installing, programming, and troubleshooting digital and analog PLCs. (A)

P060– Power Tech Pre Apprentice.......4.5 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 81 hours. This course provides a broader view of six major industries within the green building field, and prepares students for the Power Technician I and II courses. Topics include environmental stewardship, renewable energy, green building and energy efficiency, biofuels production and farming, green industry trends, environmental compliance and sustainability, and transportation and alternative fuels. (A)

P061– Power Technician I.......5 units

Prerequisite: INDT P060 with a ‘C’ or better.

Total lecture 90 hours. This course is the first part of a two-part course series that provides foundational skills training for utility workers. Topics will include activities focused upon foundational skills, math skills, compliance and ethics, technical drawings, environmental awareness, first aid, hazwoper, and workplace success skills. (A)

P062– Power Technician II.......5.5 units

Prerequisite: INDT P060 and INDT P061 with a ‘C’ or better.

Toal lecture 99 hours. This is the final course of a two-part series for Power Technician. In this course, participants will receive instruction and participate in activities enabling them to build skills in basic electricity, basic climbing, excavation and knots, OSHA and code and safety practice. Successful completion of this basic course will prepare students for employment as utility workers. (A)

P063–Solar Sales 6 units

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: INDT P060, INDT P061 and INDT P062 with a ‘C’ or better.

Total 108 lecture hours. This Solar Sales course incorporates a resourceful tour of electrical and technical knowledge enhancing skills to enlighten and sell basic photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems. Includes incentives in state and federal subsidies, devise a PV system, explore sizing, placement, and cost estimation of solar energy systems; maintaining customer service, consider marketing practices and investigating global marketing practice; assisting the student’s preparedness in technical background and performance, thus increasing their marketability in the renewable energy job marketplace. (A

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February 17, 2016
Kern Community College District