2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Trades and Technology

TTCH 101     2 Credits
Machine Woodworking I
Introduction to woodworking power machines (circular saw, jointer, radial arm saw), joints, fasteners, and different stains and finishes used on wood. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 105     1 Credit
Basic Electrical Wiring
Fundamental skills and career opportunities in electrical wiring. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 110     2 Credits
Basic Safety Training for Building Maintenance and Repair
How to care for tools and use them safely, properly and efficiently using HILTI standards, follow OSHA standards to maintain a safe workplace and identify unsafe workplace situations. These standards ensure safety in construction operations. Upon passing the HILTI and OSHA testing standards, certification will be given. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 113     3 Credits
Basic Plumbing
Introduction to methods and materials used in household plumbing. Topics includes pipe fittings and valves, pipe hangers and brackets, copper and plastic pipe fitting and plumbing fixtures. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 117A     1 Credit
Four-Cycle Engine Repair
Four-cycle engine theory and principles of operation. Classroom activities include step-by-step disassembly, inspection and assembly of a four-cycle engine. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 117B     1 Credit
Two-Cycle Engine Repair
Two-cycle engine theory and principles of operation. Classroom activities include step-by-step disassembly, inspection and assembly as well as familiarization with tools used in small engine repair. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 120     4 Credits
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Fundamentals of refrigeration and air conditioning theory in preparation for further study. Topics include compressors, condensers, evaporators, metering devices and related components. Assumes no previous knowledge. (4 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 125     3 Credits
Introduction to Carpentry for Building Maintenance and Repair
Uses of lumber, commonly used hardware fasteners, types of tools and their uses, how to care for tools and use them safely, properly and efficiently. Building projects are completed which apply what was learned in the classroom. These skills are needed in maintenance positions in private businesses, schools and hospitals and in residential construction and renovation. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 130     3 Credits
Blueprint and Schematic Reading
Basic blueprint and schematic reading skills used by building maintenance personnel. Introduction to machine drawings, building drawings, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings, electrical schematics and symbols, air conditioning and refrigeration drawings, welding and joining symbols. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 131     3 Credits
Mathematics for the Trades
Practical application of mathematics for industry and preparation for union apprenticeship, including arithmetic review, ratios and proportion, powers and roots, algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Mathematical applications of basic physics with reference to units of measurement, use of precision measuring tools, measurement of forces, temperature, fluids and electricity. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 132     3 Credits
Building Maintenance Materials
Basic properties, processes and uses of metals and non-metals in tools, machines and building materials. Practical application to building maintenance situations will be emphasized. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 133     3 Credits
Basic Hand and Power Tools
Uses, care and maintenance of hand and power tools. Familiarity and skill development with these tools through construction of shop projects. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 134     1 Credit
Maintenance Safety
Industrial safety including recognizing safety hazards, working safely, handling materials safely, using machinery safely, personal protective equipment, electrical safety, fire protection and government safety regulations. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 138     2 Credits
Introduction to Electricity for Building Maintenance and Repair
Commonly used materials in the electrical trade. Provides basic understanding of the National Electrical Code, local codes and schematic drawings, and stresses safe installation and correct tool usage. Familiarity and skills are cultivated through projects. (1.5 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 140     2 Credits
Introduction to Plumbing for Building Maintenance and Repair
Basic plumbing materials that may be used in any plumbing system, how to use plumbing tools and completing selected projects. Includes using drawings to identify types of plumbing branches and bends, pipefittings, correct plumbing layout aids and installation applications. (1.5 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 147     1 Credit
Burner Maintenance and Repair
Instruction in troubleshooting 10 common problems, reading manuals, changing parts, setting electrodes, changing nozzles, understanding controls and ordering replacement parts. (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 148     2 Credits
Heating Systems for Building Maintenance and Repair
Comprehensive instruction for people employed in installation and maintenance of heating systems. Installation and maintenance applications of fuel transfer, theories of combustion, nozzles, combustion chambers, heat exchangers, draft regulators, stacks, controls and sizing of systems. Recommended: TTCH 138. (1 + 1.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 150     2 Credits
Introduction to Painting for Building Maintenance and Repair
Surfaces and surface protection, sealants and fillers, paint categories and application tools. Hands-on projects are completed which apply skills learned in the classroom. These skills are needed in facility maintenance positions in businesses, schools, hospitals, and in residential construction and renovation. (1 + 1.5) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 151     1 Credit
Hazardous Paint Certification
Potential health hazards and information on safety practices will be addressed. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 214     3 Credits
Heating Systems Design
Comprehensive instruction in installation and systems approach to design of heating systems including installation procedures of current systems, heat loss calculation, heat distribution through hydronic and air systems, and boiler and furnace sizing. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 225     3 Credits
Advanced Carpentry for Building Maintenance and Repair
Expand carpentry skills in measuring, plan reading, site layout skills and working with elevations. (Prerequisite: TTCH 125 or permission of instructor.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 250     2 Credits
Advanced Painting for Building Maintenance and Repair
Proper methods for finishing, patching and spray painting drywall. Skills studied in the classroom will be developed in various projects. (Prerequisites: TTCH 150 or permission of instructor.) (1 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


TTCH 282     4 Credits
Selected Topics in Process Unit Design
Hands-on execution and application of automated process designs as they evolve from ideas to implementation. Emphasis will be on the expanded study of the purpose, utilization and adaptation of tools, machines, materials and systems to the solutions of automated process unit design problems. Course may be repeated three times for credit. Course fee: $85. (Prerequisites: PRT 101 and 110 or permission of instructor. Recommended: PRT 140 and 130.) (2 + 4) Offered Fall, Spring


TTCH 300     1-3 Credits
Internship in Technology
Supervised practical experience working with private industry, government units or agencies in technologies. Opportunities to apply theories and practical application and to observe procedures and operations of the businesses or agencies. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. (Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and permission of instructor.) (0 + 12) Offered Fall, Spring


TTCH 301     3 Credits
Technology and Society
Concepts of social change related to the effects of technology on society, and application of the concepts and processes of technology as they evolve from ideas to implementation. Emphasis on expanded study of the creation, use and adaptation of tools, machines, materials and systems to the solution of problems and extension of human potential. Available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: Upper-division standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


TTCH 485     1-6 Credits
Advanced Technical Experiences: Discipline Area
Formal technical upgrade training provided by various agencies, manufacturers, businesses or industries which are evaluated on an individual basis and must support the student's professional objectives. For bachelor of technology students only. The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs will be used. (Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and permission of instructor.) (variable) Offered Fall, Spring


TTCH 099, 199, 299     1-3 Credits
Practicum
Individual work and development of skills learned in prior courses. Offered As Demand Warrants


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