Mechanical Maintenance

mechanicalmaint.jpgBismarck State College offers a Mechanical Maintenance program that was designed to meet the needs of an entry level maintenance mechanic position.   Curriculum includes:
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing industrial production and processing equipment,
  • Reading blueprints and manufacturer's instructions
  • Preventive measures to keep industrial machinery in optimal condition and readiness
  • Troubleshooting skills

Program Delivery
This curriculum is available online as self-paced courses.  The online courses include lectures, assignments, quizzes, interactive learning tools, threaded discussions, and final exams.

In addition to the theory training, the mechanical maintenance lab competency workbook is an additional requirement that can be integrated into the program if the employer chooses.  The required lab competencies will be completed at the employer's facility with the assistance of a mentor.  By integrating the workbook, apprentices have an opportunity to earn Credit for Industry Training if they are interested in a certificate or degree in Mechanical Maintenance.   

Program Courses
Below are recommended courses.  Program outlines and schedules are customized per company.

Available Courses

MMAT 101 Introduction to Industrial Operations
MMAT 103 Safety and Health
MMAT 105 Hand and Portable Tools
MMAT 107 Basic Mechanics
MMAT 109 Measurements
MMAT 111 Schematics Symbols and Blueprints
MMAT 113 Industrial Rigging
MMAT 115 Lubrication, Bearings and Seals
MMAT 117 Material Handling Systems
MMAT 119 Troubleshooting Skills
MMAT 150 Mechanical and Fluid Drive Systems
MMAT 155 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
MMAT 160 Valves and Steam Traps
MMAT 162 Piping, Tubing Systems, and Pipefitting
MMAT 170 Equipment Installation
MMAT 175 Pumps, Compressors, and Turbines
MMAT 180 Metals & Nonmetals in the Plant
MMAT 205 Basic Electricity and Electronics

 
Course Descriptions
MMAT 101 Introduction to Industrial Operations
Covers the basic steam generation and gas conversion systems, how thermal energy is converted into electrical energy, components of the system, and design features for gaining thermal efficiency. Includes handling of water, fuel, and wastes, and the operating features of an industrial plant.

MMAT 103 Safety and Health
This course covers all aspects of maintaining a safe work environment; Including the OSHA 10 certification, hazard communication, fall protection and forklift safety. This course meets the needs of industrial safety, health, and regulatory training.

MMAT 105 Hand and Portable Tools
This course covers the most important hand tools used on the job. Examines the various kinds of wrenches and screwdrivers, their uses and handling techniques, pipefitting tools, plumbing tools, electrician's tools, sheet metalworking tools, machinists' metal-working tools. Explains the uses, selection, safety, and care of industrial power tools: electric drills, electric hammers, pneumatic drills and hammers, screwdrivers, nut runners, wrenches, linear-motion and circular saws, routers and planes, electric sanders, grinders, and shears. Covers tool sharpening techniques for selected tools.

MMAT 107 Basic Mechanics
This course covers force and motion, work and energy and fluid mechanics as applied in industrial maintenance. Explains principles of operation for simple machines, such as the lever, inclined plane, wheel and axle, pulley, and screw. Explains the basic elements of industrial machines, as well as common measurement tools used to monitor and adjust equipment.

MMAT 109 Measurements
This course covers units of measurement used in commercial and industrial applications. Examines all aspects of basic measurement concepts and procedures, including accuracy and tolerance .Covers techniques and devices for comparison measurements (dial indicators and gauge blocks). 3

MMAT 111 Schematics Symbols and Blueprints
Covers all types of schematics and symbols used in commercial and industrial settings. Examines symbols on schematics, electrical symbols and diagrams, piping symbols and diagrams, hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams and symbols. Studies air conditioning and refrigeration systems, including explanations of electrical/electronic control schematics. Covers welding and joining symbols.

MMAT 113 Industrial Rigging
This course covers techniques and safeguards in the use of rope, chain, hoists, and scaffolding when moving heavy plant equipment and maintaining plant utilities.

MMAT 115 Lubrication, Bearings and Seals
Covers a complete lubrication training program, including functions and characteristics of lubricants, factors in selection of lubricants, and effects of additives. Oils, greases, and other compounds used for lubrication are described, as well as their applications. Covers plain bearings, their parts, dimensions, functions, and relining techniques. Continues with installation and replacement of anti-friction bearings. Also covers linear motion bearings and shaft seals.

MMAT 117 Material Handling Systems
Covers belt conveyors that carry coal, sand, gravel, grain and other loose materials. Acquaints the student with the terminology, basic structure, and operation of material handling systems. Includes detailed coverage of belts, belt cleaners, idlers, and feed/discharge devices, as well as an explanation of how to install, maintain, replace, and troubleshoot these components.

MMAT 119 Troubleshooting Skills
Explores the subject of troubleshooting and the importance of proper maintenance procedures. Covers working with others, aids in communication, and trade responsibilities. Outlines troubleshooting techniques and aids, using schematics and symbols. It focuses on specific maintenance tasks, breakdown maintenance, and planned maintenance.

MMAT 150 Mechanical and Fluid Drive Systems
Covers belt drives, chain drives, gears and gear drives, adjustable-speed drives, shaft alignment, shaft coupling devices, and clutches and brakes.

MMAT 155 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Covers hydraulic and pneumatic principles, types of hydraulic fluids and their characteristics. Describes components of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their functions, including filters and strainers, reservoirs and accumulators, pumps, piping, tubing and hoses, control valves, relief valves, and actuating devices.

MMAT 160 Valves and Steam Traps
Covers maintenance and operation of gate, globe, ball, plug, check, special-purpose valves and steam traps. Details actuators and various accessories. Explains valve selection based on application. Explores methods of protecting piping systems.

MMAT 162 Piping, Tubing Systems, and Pipefitting
Covers tubing specifications, materials, and fittings. Explores procedures used for handling, bending, cutting, and installing tubing. Gives basics of tubing in a hydraulic system. Covers hose systems, gaskets, sealants, and adhesives. Covers piping and tubing systems used for fluid transport in the plant: hydraulic fluids, steam, liquified product, refrigerant, and water. Explores typical metallic and nonmetallic piping systems, pipe joining methods, and how tubing and hoses differ from piping, valves, pipe fittings, hangers, supports, and insulation, and covers how tubing is sized, fitted, bent, and joined. Studies uses of traps, filters, and strainers.

MMAT 170 Equipment Installation
Covers installation procedures for large plant equipment. Considers factors affecting proper installation in detail from preparatory relocation of underground piping and wiring through equipment anchoring, aligning, and test running.

MMAT 175 Pumps, Compressors, and Turbines
Covers typical applications of various types of pumps, compressors and turbines. Explores factors affecting equipment selection. Defines operating principles of centrifugal, propeller, and turbine, rotary, reciprocating, and metering equipment. Includes special-purpose pumps, diaphragm pumps, and others designed to handle corrosive and abrasive substances.

MMAT 180 Metals & Nonmetals in the Plant
Introduces metals, metallurgy, and metalworking. Covers the properties of metals, including their mechanical properties. Examines several industrial manufacturing processes. Covers iron and standard steels. Studies the different kinds of heat treatment and their usage. Introduces techniques of working with copper, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc. Introduces major nonmetal materials and how they are most frequently used. Illustrates properties, characteristics, and classifications of each material. Covers synthetic and natural materials. Examines various paints and coatings, their proper use, preparation, and application. Surveys industrial chemicals. Chemical safety precautions are covered, along with the proper use of protective equipment.

MMAT 200 Maintenance Pipefitting
Covers piping and tubing systems used for fluid transport in the plant: hydraulic fluids, steam, liquefied product, refrigerant, and water. Explores typical metallic and nonmetallic piping systems, pipe-joining methods, and how tubing and hoses differ from piping. Covers valves, pipe fittings, hangers, supports, and insulation, and covers how tubing is sized, fitted, bent, and joined. Studies uses of traps, filters, and strainers.

MMAT 205 Basic Electricity and Electronics
Covers basic, nonmathematical approach to understanding principles of electricity. Introduces electron theory, static electricity, electrons in motion, and magnetism. Covers basic methods of measuring current, voltage, and resistance. Explains circuit components-conductors, insulators, resistors, capacitors-and simple Ohm's Law calculations.


 
What is the course fee?  $450.00 per course, plus books