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Power Plant Technology (AAS.PPT)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Power Plant Technology graduates perform installation and maintenance functions on instrumentation and control equipment in electric utility power plants, and other realted industries.  Job responsibilities include installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of communications systems, motor controls, programmable logic controllers, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, and HVAC systems.


Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared for entry-level employment in the utility industry as instrument control technicians or electrical repairmen in a power generation facility or related industry.


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


For more information contact:
Tim VanDyke
(217) 234-5313
tvandyke@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator
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
1 Prerequisite: Must have completed 33 semester hours toward this degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
EET 040
Develops an understanding of the basic DC electricity concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power and energy. The course covers resistive circuits through series-parallel circuits. Laboratory work includes use of analog and digital meters and circuit construction.

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Basic Electronics (Mod 1)
2.5
EET 050
Introduces the student to the sin wave and the relative parameters such as frequency, period, rms and ave values. Capacitance and inductance are introduced and their effect in sin wave circuits are studied. Lab work includes familiarization with the oscilloscope.


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Electric Circuits I (Mod 2) *
2.5
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
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
CIS 068
Familiarizes the student with a word processing package and a spreadsheet package with emphasis on special topics pertinent to the student population. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Computer Applications
2
TEC 050
Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, algebra, geometry and right angle trigonometry.

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Technical Math I (Mod 1)
2
TEC 052
Offers the student an in-depth study of algebra including factoring, solving linear systems, quadratic equations and exponents.

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Technical Math II (Mod 2) *
2
  Total Semester Hours:
17
 
Second Semester
PPT 054
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the physical measurements that are performed on various power plant systems. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Power Plant Physics * +++
3
No description available

Technical Elective
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
TEC 054
Offers the student a more in-depth study of trigonometry plus logarithms, complex numbers and functional variation.

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Technical Math III (Mod 1) *
2
PPT 052
This course is designed to provide an advanced understanding in the operation of power plant systems. Topics include: startup, shutdown, routine operation/maintenance and fault resolution. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Power Plant Technology II * +++
2
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
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:
16
 
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. * 1
5
  Total Semester Hours:
5
 

Second Year
First Semester
IND 056
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of pneumatic control systems related to power plant technology. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, and analyze performance of basic pneumatic systems. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Pneumatic Controls * +
3
EET 072
This course provides the student with an understanding of industrial electrical and electronic power systems. Topics covered include three phase circuits, motors wiring, ladder logic, transformers, and electronical motor controllers.


Prerequisites: EET 050, EET 052 or instructor consent


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Industrial Controls I (Mod 1) *
2
EET 086
This course covers basic PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include: Basic ladder design, Input Output, Timers, Counters, Batch Processes, Shift registers, Word compare, and Math.


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PLC I (Mod 2) *
2
TEC 063
Fundamentals of the electric power distribution and transmission system, infrastructure components, power flows, and system reliability.

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Electric Power Distribution *
3
PPT 056
This course provides students with an understanding of water treatment methods, instrumentation, and environmental regulations pertaining to fossil fuel power plants.

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Power Plant Technology III * +
3
No description available

Technical Elective **
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
IND 052
Focuses on the methods and materials used in electrical installation, and the problems encountered in construction work. The National Electrical Code is used as a guide.


Prerequisites: EET 040, EET 050


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Electrical Installation Procedures (Mod 2) * +++
2.5
IND 043
Develops basic understanding of the refrigeration cycle, basic terms, system components, controls and test equipment. Student learns proper use of tools and test equipment to do basic troubleshooting.

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HVAC I *
4
MET 043
This course focuses on the installation, maintenance and application of motors, equipment and controls.


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Motors and Generators (Mod 1) * +++
2.5
EET 087
This course covers advanced topics of the Micrologix 1000 PLC operation and programming using Rslogix500 software and Allen Bradley PLC's. Topics include Analog I/O, Math and Data handling instruction, program flow, message instructions, and communication protocols.


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PLC II (Mod 1) *
2
EET 075
This course covers basic HMI operation and programming using Wonderware - InTouch software. Topics include: Designing HMI windows, interfacing to the PLC, basic animation, using and creating logic scripts, using DDE, setting alarms, charts and trending, and security.


Prerequisites: EET 073 or consent of instructor


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HMI (Mod 2) *
2
No description available

Social Science Elective **
3
No description available

Technical Elective **
2
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
EET 068
This course is designed to provide a technical foundation for design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems. Concepts of system advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, system design and sizing are assessed. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Photovoltaic Systems
3
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
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
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 058
This course provides students with an introduction to forms of alternative energy. Topics include fuel cells, electric powered vehicles, liquefied natural gas, and other emerging green technologies. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Alternative Energy
3
TEC 067
Fundamentals of the electrical smart grid including conventional and distributed electrical generation and transmission, renewable energy issues, electrical system operability, demand response, and smart metering. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Smart Grid Introduction
3
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
WND 040
This course provides students with an understanding of basic wind technology concepts. Topics include turbine parts and operation, anemometry data collection and analysis, and evaluation of basic turbine technology. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Intro to Wind Technology
3
   

Total Program Hours: 72

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