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Industrial Maintenance Electrician - Certificate (H94)

This program is designed to prepare individuals for work with maintenance staffs of local industries, specifically in the area of electrical control mechanisms.

Work and Employment

In our society, industries of one type or another produce almost all of our nation's goods. These industries rely on the machines, including robots that industrial mechanics maintain and repair. Maintenance workers in this field also care for buildings and work on plumbing, electrical, and air conditioning and heating systems.

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Jeff Johnson, Multicraft Instructor, 815-835-6572

Total Hours Required - 21 Hours

Major Field Requirements - 21 Hours

  • ELT101 - Electrical Wiring ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to basic electrical wiring as it applies to residential occupancies, placing special emphasis on National Electric Code requirements. Students will develop an understanding of Ohms Law and be taught to wire series and parallel circuits; install single-pole, three-way and four-way switches, duplex receptacles and service panels; and troubleshoot circuits. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT259 - Industrial & Agric Wiring ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is a study of industrial and agricultural electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation and troubleshooting of motor and electrical distributions. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT261 - National Electric Code ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A study of National Electric Code specifications with emphasis placed on proper installation of all circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 OR EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • ELT262 - Electrical Controls ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Provides the student with sufficient knowledge so that the person is proficient in the installation, servicing and maintenance of the controls used in industry and home. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND108 - Introduction to CAD ( 2 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to engineering design and graphics using the latest version of AutoCAD. Basic AutoCAD commands will be introduced and emphasized throughout this course. Development of technical drawing skills including: design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, orthographic projection, sectional views, and other viewing conventions. The course will proceed from the basics of design and sketching to applications used in preparing detail and assembly drawings. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab

  • IND118 - Mechanical Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    The course will contain all information needed for a maintenance technician to successfully perform at a high level in their job. The course material will cover mechanical systems focusing on analysis of mechanical components, their relationships to each other, and failure prediction. General rigging will also be covered. Prerequisite: EET 107 (may be taken concurrently) or ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently). 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND131 - OSHA Standards ( 1 Semester Hours)

    Provides students with information regarding basic safety principles in industry. A brief overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be discussed. The primary focus will be on OSHA regulations and standards that pertain to the construction and maintenance of industrial electro-mechanical systems. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec. week

Suggested Program

First Semester - 11 Hours

  • ELT101 - Electrical Wiring ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Students will be introduced to basic electrical wiring as it applies to residential occupancies, placing special emphasis on National Electric Code requirements. Students will develop an understanding of Ohms Law and be taught to wire series and parallel circuits; install single-pole, three-way and four-way switches, duplex receptacles and service panels; and troubleshoot circuits. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT120 - Fund of Elec w/ Applied Math ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course provides basic electricity fundamentals, basic control strategies and electrical symbols. The class will provide the student with an understanding of basic electrical theory, schematic and wiring diagram symbols, motor theory, wiring and electrical troubleshooting. Conventional current will be used to define current flow. Applied mathematical concepts are incorporated into the course as required for successful understanding of objectives. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND108 - Introduction to CAD ( 2 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to engineering design and graphics using the latest version of AutoCAD. Basic AutoCAD commands will be introduced and emphasized throughout this course. Development of technical drawing skills including: design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, orthographic projection, sectional views, and other viewing conventions. The course will proceed from the basics of design and sketching to applications used in preparing detail and assembly drawings. 2 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/2 lab

  • IND118 - Mechanical Systems ( 3 Semester Hours)

    The course will contain all information needed for a maintenance technician to successfully perform at a high level in their job. The course material will cover mechanical systems focusing on analysis of mechanical components, their relationships to each other, and failure prediction. General rigging will also be covered. Prerequisite: EET 107 (may be taken concurrently) or ELT 120 (may be taken concurrently). 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Second Semester - 10 Hours

  • ELT259 - Industrial & Agric Wiring ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is a study of industrial and agricultural electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on installation and troubleshooting of motor and electrical distributions. Prerequisite: ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • ELT261 - National Electric Code ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A study of National Electric Code specifications with emphasis placed on proper installation of all circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 OR EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • ELT262 - Electrical Controls ( 3 Semester Hours)

    Provides the student with sufficient knowledge so that the person is proficient in the installation, servicing and maintenance of the controls used in industry and home. Prerequisite: ELT 101 or ELT 120 or EET 107 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • IND131 - OSHA Standards ( 1 Semester Hours)

    Provides students with information regarding basic safety principles in industry. A brief overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be discussed. The primary focus will be on OSHA regulations and standards that pertain to the construction and maintenance of industrial electro-mechanical systems. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec. week