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Associate in Applied Science: Major in Industrial Maintenance Technology

The Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Industrial Maintenance Technology degree combines the detailed study of Industrial Electricity/ Electronics and Industrial Maintenance Mechanics to prepare the student to be an electromechanical technician capable of the installation, repair and calibration of both basic and contemporary types of industrial machinery. The program’s goal is to produce a graduate with the workmanship, design and problem solving capabilities to allow him/her to excel as a multi-trade technician.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in Industrial Maintenance Technology degree is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair.

In order to enter the Industrial Maintenance Technology program, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade “C” or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 032.

While completing the above courses, you may enter the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Industrial Maintenance Technology Certificate.

General Education................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
-OR-
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Requirements................... 46 Credits CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing* - 3 credits
EEM 145 Control Circuits - 3 credits
EEM 162 Process Control - 3 credits
EEM 166 Commercial/Industrial Wiring - 4 credits
EEM 201 Electronics Devices I - 3 credits
EEM 215 DC/AC Machines - 3 credits
EEM 221 DC/AC Drives - 3 credits
EEM 251 Programmable Controllers - 3 credits
EEM 275 Technical Troubleshooting - 3 credits
EET 140 Digital Electronics* - 3 credits
IMT 113 Power Tools Operations - 2 credits
IMT 121 Drive Systems - 2 credits
IMT 122 Couplings - 2 credits
IMT 126 Introduction to Mechanical Installation - 2 credits
IMT 131 Hydraulics and Pneumatics - 4 credits
IMT 151 Piping Systems - 3 credits

Additional Requirements................... 8 Credits EGR 105 Safety in the Workplace - 1 credit
EGT 123 Industrial Print Reading - 2 credits
MTT 145 Machining of Metals - 3 credits
WLD 102 Introduction to Welding - 2 credits

Total Credits Required: 69 Credits

* Project Lead the Way classes may apply to course.


Electrical/Maintenance Certificate

The Electrical/Maintenance Certificate develops competencies in electrical and mechanical areas as related to Maintenance Mechanics.

General Education................... 6 Credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
-OR-
ENG 101 English Composition I - 3 credits

MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
-OR-
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 21 Credits EEM 145 Control Circuits - 3 credits
EEM 166 Commercial/Industrial Wiring - 4 credits
EEM 215 DC/AC Machines - 3 credits
IMT 113 Power Tools Operations - 2 credits
IMT 121 Drive Systems - 2 credits
IMT 122 Couplings - 2 credits
IMT 126 Introduction to Mechanical Installation - 2 credits
IMT 151 Piping Systems - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 27 Credits


Associate in Applied Science: Major in General Technology - Emphasis in Welding Technology

The Associate in Applied Science with a Major in General Technology with Emphasis in Welding Technology degree provides students with the practical skills necessary for welding practices, theories and techniques, metallurgy, quality assurance and welding design.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in General Technology, Emphasis in Welding Technology degree is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair.

In order to enter the Major in General Technology - Emphasis in Welding Technology degree, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade “C” or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 032.

While completing these courses, you may enter the Certificate in Welding Technology.

General Education................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Requirements................... 33 Credits WLD 108 Gas Metal Arc Welding - 4 credits
WLD 111 Arc Welding I - 4 credits
WLD 113 Arc Welding II - 4 credits
WLD 117 Specialized Arc Welding - 4 credits
WLD 130 Welding Fundamentals - 3 credits
WLD 132 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Ferrous - 4 credits
WLD 141 Weld Quality - 2 credits
WLD 170 Qualification Welding - 4 credits
WLD 225 ARC Welding Pipe I - 4 credits

Secondary Requirements................... 12 credits
IMT 113 Power Tool Operations - 2 credits
EGT 117 Welding Print Principles - 2 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Print Reading - 2 credits
IMT 219 Maintenance Welding - 3 credits
MTT 145 Machining of Metals - 3 credits

Other Courses................... 8 credits
WLD 201 Welding Metallurgy - 2 credits
WLD 208 Advanced Pipe Welding - 3 credits
CPT 101 Intro to Computers - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 68 Credits


Welding Certificate

The Welding Certificate is designed for students that have completed the Occupational Studies Certificate or students that can demonstrate basic welding skills. The Certificate courses cover welding symbols, common weld metal discontinuities, AWS and ASME welder performance qualification requirements and destructive and nondestructive testing methods. Welding proficiency of SMAW, FCAW of full penetration welds on mild steel and GTAW and GMAW of fillet and full penetration welds on aluminum will be accomplished. Students will become proficient in all positions of SMAW and GTAW Pipe

Admission to the Welding Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the academic coordinator.

General Education................... 3 Credits
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 24 Credits EGT 117 Welding Print Principles - 2 credits
WLD 117 Specialized Arc Welding - 4 credits
WLD 141 Weld Quality - 2 credits
IMT 219 Maintenance Welding - 3 credits
WLD 170 Qualification Welding - 4 credits
WLD 201 Welding Metallurgy - 2 credits
WLD 208 Advanced Pipe Welding - 3 credits
WLD 225 ARC Welding Pipe I - 4 credits

Total Credits Required: 27 Credits


Associate in Applied Science: Major in General Technology - Emphasis in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

The Associate in Applied Science with a Major in General Technology with Emphasis in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning degree provides students with the skills necessary for the installation, repair and calibration of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems.

Admission to the Associate in Applied Science with a Major in General Technology, Emphasis in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning degree is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the department chair.

In order to enter the Major in General Technology - Emphasis in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning degree, the following courses must be successfully completed with a grade “C” or higher: ENG 032; RDG 032; MAT 032.

While completing these courses, you may enter the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Certificate.

General Education................... 15 Credits

Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
ENG 160 Technical Communications - 3 credits
Select Humanities/Fine Arts courses totaling 6 credits from the course list.

Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3 credits
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
-OR-
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Select Social/Behavioral Sciences courses totaling 3 credits from the course list.

Major Requirements................... 28 Credits ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration - 5 credits
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals - 4 credits
ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning - 4 credits
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration - 4 credits
ACR 140 Automatic Controls - 3 credits
ACR 210 Heat Pumps - 4 credits
ACR 221 Residential Load Calculations - 2 credits
ACR 242 Electronic Controls - 2 credits

Secondary Requirements................... 13 credits
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits I - 4 credits
EEM 145 Control Circuits - 3 credits
EEM 215 DC/AC Machines - 3 credits
EGR 105 Safety in the Workplace - 1 credit
IMT 113 Power Tools Operations - 2 credits

Additional Requirements................... 8 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Print Reading - 2 credits
IMT 121 Drive Systems - 2 credits
IDS 156 Personal Customer Service Skills - 1 credit
CPT 101 Intro to Computers - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 64 Credits


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate provides students with those additional skills necessary for the installation, repair and calibration of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems.

Admission to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Certificate is restricted to those students who have an associate degree or higher education in a related technical discipline or the Occupational Studies - Emphasis in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration. The Certificate supplements previous education by providing the student with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary as a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician.

General Education................... 3 Credits
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
-OR-
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 25 Credits ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration - 5 credits
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals - 4 credits
ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning - 4 credits
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration - 4 credits
ACR 140 Automatic Controls - 3 credits
ACR 210 Heat Pumps - 4 credits
IDS 156 Personal Customer Service Skills - 1 credit

Additional Requirements................... 9 credits
EEM 117 AC/DC Circuits - 4 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Print Reading - 2 credits
CPT 101 Intro to Computers - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 37 Credits


Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate

The Computerized Numerical Control Certificate is for machinists desiring to upgrade or start CNC programming. This program includes the principles of CNC and programming, as well as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

Admission to the Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) Certificate is restricted to those who have met the prerequisite requirements and/or have the permission of the Department Chair. The Certificate in Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) is designed to enhance skills of those who already have earned the Machine Tool certificate and/or the experienced machinist desiring to upgrade or start CNC programming.

Note: Twelve semester-hours in Machine Tool or equivalent related experience approved by the department chair is required for admission.

General Education................... 3 Credits
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credits
-OR-
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics - 3 credits

Major Requirements................... 30 Credits EGR 105 Safety in Workplace - 1 credits
EGT 123 Industrial Print Reading - 2 credits
EGT 130 Geometric Dimensioning/Tolerancing Applications - 3 credits
EGT 152 Fundamentals of CAD - 3 credits
IMT 113 Power Tools Operations - 2 credits
MTT 123 Machine Tool Theory II - 3 credits
MTT 143 Precision Measurements - 2 credits
MTT 145 Machining of Metals - 3 credits
MTT 171 Industrial Quality Control - 2 credits
MTT 250 Principles of CNC - 3 credits
MTT 254 CNC Programming I - 3 credits
CIM 131 Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 33 Credits


Tower Installation I Certificate

This Applied Science certificate program is an organized series of credit courses, totaling 16 credit hours and concentrates on a particular field of study. The certificate is intended to provide the student with the necessary theory and hands-on education necessary to receive a job in the applicable field. Courses are non-transferrable and are considered to be the beginning and ending of the certification. However, a student can use the credit hours earned as the secondary area of study under the South Carolina technical College System approved General Technology degree model since it is an approved technical certificate.

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Tower Installation I Certificate

The Tower Installation I certificate program will provide students with the entry level knowledge and skills to gain an apprentice position in the wireless installation tower industry. Topics covered include safety, basic rigging and fall protection, principles of electricity, fiber optics, wireless technology, cell components, antenna basics, and spectrum management. Upon successful completion and graduation students are prepared for a Tower Apprentices position.

Course Requirements................... 16 Credits All courses will be offered during mini terms each semester.

AHS 120 Responding to Emergencies (First Aid, CPR, OSHA) - 2 credits
ELW 101 Introduction to Wireless Technology - 1 credits
ELW 102 Introduction to Tower Safety - 3 credits
ELW 103 Introduction to Cable Accessories & Standards - 2 credits
ELW 111 Introduction to Electrical Line Worker - 3 credits
ELW 114 Introduction to Overhead Line Construction I - 3 credits
ELT 251 Special Topics in Electronics (Telecommunications) - 2 credits

Total Credits Required: 16 Credits

Mission Statement

The Tower Assembly certificate program will provide students with the entry level knowledge and skills to gain an apprentice position in the wireless installation tower industry. Topics covered include safety, basic rigging and fall protection, principles of electricity, fiber optics, wireless technology, cell components, antenna basics, and spectrum management. Upon successful completion and graduation students are prepared for a Tower Apprentices position.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete application to Aiken Technical College
  • Submit high school transcript or GED
  • Attend advisement session
  • Complete WorkKeys assessments
  • Complete any financial paperwork as required

Type of Program

Certificate

Employment Opportunities The Tower certificate is designed for immediate placement as an apprentice in the wireless tower installation field and does not build into any other diploma or degree program. Tower certificate graduates are eligible for placement with:

  • Wireless 4 Warrior
  • Entry-level employment with 4G LTE Wireless Networks

Mandatory Requirements once accepted into the program:

  1. Possess a valid driver’s license
  2. Possess the physical ability, agility and desire to work outdoors
  3. Possess the physical ability to lift and carry up to 70lbs
  4. Interested in working flexible hours
  5. Submit to a drug screen prior to full employment
  6. After registering for the Tower Installation program, students are required to attend a scheduled mandatory orientation on the first day of the five week period.




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