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Technical Program - Power Plant Mechanic - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL


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Power Plant Mechanic (AAS.PPM)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

The Power Plant Mechanic program is an Associate in Applied Science degree designed to prepare graduates for employment in power generation facilities.  The program focuses on multiple welding processes, machining and mechanical systems associated with power generation facilities.  Graduates of this program will function as skilled technicians performing installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems employed in the production of electric power.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
John Gentry
217-234-5065
jgentry@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
WEL 057
Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

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Welding Fundamentals
2.5
TEC 070
Familiarizes the student with the need for heat treatment of metals and the processes and techniques used and the resulting effects. Also includes a study of the machinability of metals and the contributing physical and metallurgical factors.

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Properties of Metals
2.5
PPT 050
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding in the operation of equipment used in the production of electricity, including water systems, combustion systems, boiler systems, turbines, generators, cooling towers, condensers and electrical distribution systems are discussed. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Power Plant Technology I
3
SOS 050
Provides an understanding of the human mechanism when associated with interpersonal relationships on the job. Emphasis is placed on vocational problems connected with motivation, communication, perception and how to work with others.

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Human Relations
2
TEC 048
Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

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Applied Shop Computations
3
TEC 040
Fundamentals, principles, and practices involved in producing and reading industrial blueprints. Covers basic through advanced blueprint reading and basic drafting procedures. Advanced work is adjusted to special interest groups.

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Blue Print Reading for Industry
2.5
  Total Semester Hours:
15.5
 
Second Semester
WEL 056
This course is designed to provide an understanding of metal cutting and fabricating processes and weld joint design. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Metal Cutting & Fabrication *
2
IND 062
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of hoisting and rigging equipment. Safety regulations will be discussed along with determination of safe working loads and proper care of equipment. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Rigging & Hoisting
1
WEL 047
This course provides an introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Students learn to set up equipment, identify electrodes, strike and run beads in the flat position.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I *
2
WEL 048
In this course students learn to perform single and multiple pass welds with shielded metal arc welding equipment in all positions.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding II *
3
ENG 050
Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

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Writing for Industry
3
HED 178
The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

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Responding to Emergencies
2
MET 045
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of mechanical drive systems and components. Students will learn industry-relevant skills including how to: install, analyze performance, maintain, and troubleshoot heavy duty mechanical transmission systems. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Mechanical Drive Systems
2
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Summer Term
PPT 075
Designed to provide the student with work experience in the field while maintaining contact with an instructor for review and assistance.

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S.O.E.
5
  Total Semester Hours:
5
 

Second Year
First Semester
IND 058
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of repair and maintenance of industrial centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to: install, maintain, troubleshoot, analyze performance, and select centrifugal and positive displacement pumps. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Industrial Pumps
2
WEL 058
This course introduces gas metal arc welding procedures and equipment. Students learn to perform single and multiple pass welds in the flat position with gas metal arc welding equipment.

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Gas Metal Arc Welding I *
2
WEL 059
This course teaches students to perform gas metal arc welds in the horizontal, vertical and overhead positions using single and multiple pass welds.

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Gas Metal Arc Welding II *
3
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
IND 042
Focuses on the basic principles of installation and maintenance of industrial piping systems. Mechanical joining methods are stressed.

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Pipefitting Procedures
1
IND 044
Provides the mechanic with the basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. It will concentrate on prime movers and their controls.

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Fluid Power
3
TEC 043
Designed to give the student basic information and procedures concerning industrial safety awareness and accident prevention.

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Industrial Safety
1
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester
IND 060
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of industrial control valves and actuators. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to: operate, install, maintain, and analyze performance of control valves and actuators. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Industrial Valves
3
WEL 061
This course introduces students to gas tungsten arc welding equipment and procedures. Welds are prepared in flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding *
3
WEL 055
This is a basic course in pipefitting and welding equipment and safety. Topics include: fabrication and installation of industrial piping systems, pipe layout and welding techniques/applications. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Pipe Fitting & Welding *
3
MTT 050
A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

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Introduction to Machining Procedures
3
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Social Science Elective
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 


Total Program Hours: 65.5

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