Course descriptions index

Mechanics--Diesel/Heavy Equipment

MECN 103  1 Credit
Starting and Charging Systems
Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, starting and charging systems; diagnostic methods and specifications that are standard in the industry. Applications include automobiles to heavy equipment. (.5 + 1) Offered Fall

MECN 104  1 Credit
Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Technical, financial and legal aspects of mobile equipment maintenance. Students will work in groups to perform a maintenance operation and create maintenance records on a variety of vehicle types. (.5 + 1) Offered Spring

MECN 105  1 Credit
Preventative Maintenance for Winter
All aspects of winterization will be covered from tires to lubrication. Intended not only for the student seeking a certificate or degree in Automotive or Diesel/Heavy Equipment but can be helpful to any motorist. (.5 + 1) Offered Fall

MECN 112  1 Credit
Basic Auto Maintenance
Covers basic automobile system functions, owner maintenance of electrical, cooling and fuel systems, auto lubricants and fluids, tires and wheels, tune-ups, and cold weather maintenance and operation. For the person without mechanical experience. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants

MECN 159  2 Credits
Manual Transmissions and Clutches
Two major areas of automotive maintenance and repair; inspection and replacement of common clutch types; maintenance, inspection and overhaul of automotive manual transmissions. (1 + 2) Offered Spring

MECN 201  2 Credits
Advanced Automobile Equipment Electronics
Troubleshooting and repairing a wide range of electronic systems found in both light and heavy equipment including, but not limited to, load moment limiting, motor speed control, electronic control of hydraulic systems and electronic governors for power generation. (1 + 2) Offered Spring

MECN 202  2 Credits
Principles of Electric Drive Vehicles
In-depth study of batteries: design, construction, testing and charging, currents and maintenance. Knowledge applied to DC motors, electronic controls and electronic traction motor controls. The in-shop training discusses environmental impacts of electric drive vehicles. (1 + 2) Offered Spring

MECN 203  3 Credits
Basic Power Generations
Portable and stationary electric power generators and the relationship of magnetism, AC/DC currents, motors, generators, transformers and electrical distribution. Materials fee: $150. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110 strongly recommended.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants

MECN 204  2 Credits
Basic Alternating Current Electrician Skills
Basic residential and commercial electrician skills; current theory and applications; electrical measurement and circuitry. (1 + 2) Offered Spring

MECN 205  1 Credit
Uninterruptible Power Supplies
Residential and commercial power supplies; troubleshooting batteries; electronic components; reading UPS schematics. (.5 + 1) Offered Fall

MECN 206  1 Credit
Emergency Backup Power Generation
Language and fundamentals of electricity; circuitry; conductor types and sizes; writing methods; system requirements of power generation. (.5 + 1) Offered Spring

MECN 207  2 Credits
Power Generation Governors
Mechanically and electrically controlled engines with emphasis on what is a governor and what is its function in power generation will be covered in the hands-on diagnostic training. (1 + 2) Offered Fall

MECN 208  2 Credits
Alternative Fuels
History of fuels with emphasis on the known alternative fuels: natural gas, methanol, ethanol and propane. A research project is required. (1 + 2) Offered Spring

MECN 210  2 Credits
Course covers theory and application of the basics of hydraulics of various pumps and valves and troubleshooting. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (1 + 2) Offered Spring