Operation Maintenance Engineer Apprenticeship

Schedule of Classes: Fall Winter Spring Summer

Certificate of Completion:

A certificate of completion may be awarded for completion of a combination of 36 units in this program and the A/C Refrigeration Mechanic program.  Student apprentices will be monitored and evaluated during this program by the joint apprenticeship committee for their trade and will gain the skills necessary to perform as a journeyman in their trade.

Prerequisites: California Indentured Apprenticeship Period Four Years.

Required Courses: Units
701 Instrumentation I for Apprentices 4
702 Instrumentation II for Apprentices 3
703 Computers In Energy Management for Apprentices 3
704 Electric Motor Control I for Apprentices 4
708 Building Maintenance for Apprentices 3
709 Steam Plant Operation I for Apprentices 6
720 Heating and Ventilating Plant Operation for Apprentices 3
724 Fundamentals of Electricity 4
726 Basic Electronics for Apprentices 4
727 Industrial Electronics I for Apprentices 3
730 Safety and Energy Management for Apprentices 3
739 Locksmithing and Security Systems for Apprentices 3
740 Tenant Relations and Reports for Apprentices 3
744 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Controls for Apprentices 3
Total 53

 

Course Descriptions:

701 INSTRUMENTATION I FOR APPRENTICES (4) RPT 1

Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 3 hours

Students will learn instrumentation and control theory, application, maintenance, troubleshooting, fundamentals of control, terms and definitions specific to H.V.A.C. instrumentation. Emphasis on the principles of operation of valves, dampers, motors, VAV systems arid other related controls which when combined from the total control system.

702 INSTRUMENTATION II FOR APPRENTICES (3) RPT 2

Lecture: 3 hours

This is a continuing course of Basic Instrumentation and Controls I, course 701.  Adjustment problems, maintenance problems, proper selection of instruments and the application of instruments in the field will be stressed with the use of simple schematics and circuitry. Many examples using pneumatics as a controlling means are used.

703 COMPUTERS IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR APPRENTICES (3) RPT 2

Lecture: 3 hours

The computer’s place and the learning of computer language as used in the industry and the application of this language are covered. The goal is to prepare the maintenance engineer for the use of computers in our industry by upgrading the computer literacy of the students.

704 ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL I FOR APPRENTICES (4) RPT 1

Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 3 hours

This course provides instruction in basic motor control fundamentals, including the basic function of controlling devices, review of basic motors, selection of motors and definitions. The class will discuss definitions for controller components and symbols, familiarization of N.E.M.A. standards and review of one-line, wiring and schematic diagrams. The class will also introduce the use of digital controllers for use in industry.

708 BUILDING MAINTENANCE FOR APPRENTICES (3) RPT 1

Lecture: 3 hours

This course covers the construction design, operation and maintenance of sanitary drainage systems, pressure regulators steam traps, building condensate return systems, chilled and condenser, water pumping systems, centrifugal pumps, backflow preventers, building fire suppression systems, pressure systems and pumping fixtures.

709 STEAM PLANT OPERATION I FOR APPRENTICES (6)

Lecture: 6 hours

The basic of safe boiler operations, what steam is and how it performs, fire tube boiler design and construction, the combustion process including fluidized bed boilers using various fuel, safety valves, water level devices, feedwater treatment, pumping principles, bottom and surface blowdown with heat recovery.

720 HEATING AND VENTILATING PLANT OPERATION FOR APPRENTICES (3)

Lecture: 3 hours

Training is given in the operation of systems to provide quality air to indoor environments and abide by IAQ guidelines and pending regulations. Organizing and operating preventative maintenance programs as they relate to providing quality indoor environments and troubleshooting and maintaining HAVC systems, testing and air balance will also be covered.

724 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY (4)

Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 3 hours

Course is study of the basic principles of direct and alternating current, an introduction to components, theory of operation of components, the application and troubleshooting of components used in simple circuitry. A lab has been created to allow practice in using these circuits.

726 BASIC ELECTRONICS FOR APPRENTICES (4) RPT1

Lecture: 3 hours; Lab: 3 hours

Instruction is given on programmable logic controller operation, controller configuration, logic instructions and process applications, in various control situations and industries. The student will learn and perform lab-tasks on industry standard Programmable Controller. Labs will be realistic, relevant and highly applicable to real job situations. A real controller will be used to develop control strategies that incorporate the most common control Instructions as well as other more complex Controller Functions. After completing course, student will be able to recognize, controller components, and perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting. Student will also be able to develop, write, enter, test, and document PLC programs.

727 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS I FOR APPRENTICES (3)

Lecture: 3 hours

This is a lecture-study course where students team the various application of electronics in environmental and manufacturing process control. The course will cover the use of solid state devices and circuitry in the control of industrial production and the maintenance of a healthy and comfortable environment in buildings.

730 SAFETY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT FOR APPRENTICES (3) RPT2

Lecture: 3 hours

The fundamentals of energy conservation as applied to residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings; the optimal operation of air conditioning systems. The emphasis of this course is on the changes and modifications an operating engineer may make to conserve energy, the fire department requirements and disaster control methods.

739 LOCKSMITHING AND SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR APPRENTICES (3)

Lecture: 3 hours

This course is designed to provide an opportunity to those students who are working with security systems to become familiar with the use of the systems used by locksmiths to make buildings secure. The various types of locks and the tools necessary for adapting various lock systems will be discussed.

740 TENANT RELATIONS AND REPORTS FOR APPRENTICES (3)

Lecture: 3 hours

The techniques used in maintaining wholesome and mutually beneficial relations with tenants and others is the primary purpose of this course. The need to understand the needs of all persons associated with a building is stressed. Instruction in the use of systems to maintain records and deliver timely and accurate reports is provided.

744 REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROLS FOR APPRENTICES (3)

Lecture: 3 hours

This course is a continuation of the basic methods of maintaining control of environmental systems to provide a quality atmosphere through the use of auxiliary equipment such as pressure and electrical controls. The student will be introduced to advanced servicing procedures, troubleshooting procedures and maintaining proper records on servicing air conditioning systems. A review of government regulations on ozone depletion will also be included Common childhood diseases, first aid, environmental safety, nutrition and special health problems of children are covered in this course. Students are required to participate in and pass the American Red Cross Infant/Child CPR and First Aid Course.