Industrial Mechanics

Degrees and Certificates


INDM102W: Industrial Tools and Workplace Safety

Industrial Tools and Workplace Safety covers workplace safety, hazard identification, and safe use of common hand tools used by industrial mechanics. It likewise covers proper maintenance and storage of these tools. The course teaches how to work safely with power tools, ladders, and scaffolds, and covers fall prevention and protection equipment. It introduces Foreign Material Exclusion (FME), as well.

INDM104W: Industrial Welding and Cutting Operations

Industrial Welding and Cutting Operations uses a mixture of theory classes and practical laboratory exercises to safely teach students the basics of industrial arc welding and industrial cutting. Students practice all-position welding on carbon steel using various processes, such as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and flux core arc welding (FCAW) with electrodes commonly used in industry. The industrial cutting operations include plasma arc cutting and gouging, carbon arc gouging, oxy-fuel cutting and gouging, and saw cutting. The course places special emphasis on cutting safety and on techniques specific to industrial settings, including the removal of nuts from bolts by gouging. This course prepares students for Advanced Industrial Welding Processes.

INDM106W: Introduction to Industrial Mechanics

Introduction to Industrial Mechanics uses both a classroom and hands-on approach. Students learn about reading and using measuring tools, testing tools, applying different fastening methods, and performing precision measurements. They learn about lubrication and the process of rigging/hoisting. Students apply their knowledge in the laboratory to install, replace, and inspect bearings, flexible drives, mechanical drives, and couplings.

INDM109W: Safety in Industry

Safety in Industry provides information and training on how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job-related hazards. It provides information about employee rights and employer responsibilities. Based on OSHA guidelines, the training covers a variety of general-industry safety and health hazards. The course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, not OSHA standards.

INDM122W: Reading Mechanical Prints I

In Reading Mechanical Prints I, students learn how to recognize basic layout, designations, and standards in mechanical prints. They learn print terminology, including terminology related to notes, symbols, dimensioning types, dimensioning methods, and other standard print features. The course also introduces orthographic, isometric, and oblique views. Students practice sketching in each of these views.

INDM124W: Industrial Math

Industrial Math teaches students how to solve basic math problems in an industrial setting. Topics include general math principles in measurement of area and volume, in dividing and multiplying fractions and decimals, in standard and metric systems of measurement, and in fraction-to-decimal conversion.

INDM226W: Mechanical Systems

In Mechanical Systems, students learn how to measure components and parts accurately using precision measuring tools, including rules, protractors, calipers, and micrometers. Students use these tools while learning basic machining processes. They also learn about vibration, alignment, electrical principles and applications, hydraulic principals and applications, pneumatic principals and applications, and preventative maintenance programs.

INDM228W: Advanced Industrial Welding Processes

Advanced Industrial Welding Processes provides students with the skills needed to successfully complete the American Welding Society D 1.5 unlimited thickness structural steel test using E7018 Shielded Metal Arc Welding in the 3G and 4G positions. The course also introduces students to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding utilizing a mixture of theory and hands-on application. Students safely practice all-position welding with carbon-steel and stainless-steel filler metals commonly used in industrial settings. The course introduces other industrial welding processes, as well. Students continue to practice proper industrial workplace safety procedures.

INDM232W: Reading Mechanical Prints II

In Reading Mechanical Prints II, students learn how to interpret information and dimensions on different types of prints. The course covers weld symbols and weldments extensively. Upon successful completion of the course, students can generate a print using proper weld symbols, dimensioning, and other pertinent print information.