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Technician Mechanical Ventilation   (RET-121)   2.00 s.h.  
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Physiological principles and techniques of mechanical ventilation of the patient in respiratory failure. Topics include: physics of mechanical ventilation, and maintenance and monitoring of patients with respiratory failure. 
Mechanical Ventilation   (RET-122)   4.00 s.h.  
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Mechanical function of equipment used in continuous and intermittent ventilation of adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. Indications, contraindications, and hazards of continuous ventilation with significance given to ventilatory management and monitoring techniques. 
Applied Mechanical Vibrations   (MET-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the fundamental theory of mechanical vibrations. Discussion includes undamped & damped vibrational systems & vibrations with harmonic forcing functions, magnification factor, transmissibility, & vibration isolation. Laboratory demonstration includes natural frequency measurement, applications of accelerometers & vibrometers, principal mode measurement on two degrees of freedom system. 
Estimate Mechanical Contracting   (MAI-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Mechanical contracting estimating procedures including systematic methods of quantity takeoffs & pricing. Techniques for estimating nonmaterial costs such as labor, redesign, etc.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Quantity takeoffs
  • Demonstrate your understanding of quantity takeoffs for a typical residential HVAC installation.
  • Compare the implications of utilizing alternate materials and fuel types to assure accuracy of project estimate
  • Non-material cost estimates
  • Explain how non-material costs, such as labor, are developed in project cost estimates
  • Describe various approaches that can be utilized to reduce these costs without sacrificing project quality
  • Alternate design configurations
  • Describe how HVAC project estimating has been utilized on both a residential and industrial system design and installation. Explain how precise the estimate was to the actual project costs.

 
Mechanical Vibrations   (MRN-413)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
One and two degrees of freedom systems analysis. Course covers damped and undamped free and forced vibratory responses. Emphasis on systems analysis and design. Applications to propulsion systems and vibration monitoring for predictive maintenance.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Construct the equations of motion from free-body diagrams.
  • Solve for the motion and the natural frequency of (1) a freely vibrating single degree of freedom undamped motion and (2) a freely vibrating single degree of freedom damped motion.
  • Construct the governing differential equation and its solution for a vibrating mass subjected to an arbitrary force.
  • Decompose any periodic function into a series of simple harmonic motions using Fourier series analysis.
  • Solve for the motion and the natural frequency for forced vibration of a single degree of freedom damped or undamped system.
  • Obtain the complete solution for the motion of a single degree of freedom vibratory system (damped or undamped) that is subjected to non-periodic forcing functions.
  • Solve vibration problems that contain multiple degrees of freedom.
  • Obtain design parameters and indicate methods of solution for a complicated vibratory problem.

 
Mechanical Systems   (CET-291)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study and analysis of residential, commercial, and industrial heating and cooling plants and vertical transport systems, their installation and maintenance and service problems.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the main components in heat and cooling systems
  • State the differences between residential, commercial and industrial HVAC systems
  • Describe types of HAVC systems
  • Explain the main steps in the installation of HVAC systems.
  • Discuss the maintenance and service problems of HVAC systems

 
Materials Behavior in Reactor   (NUC-362)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the basic physics and chemistry of property changes of materials in operating reactors. The foundations of chemical corrosion, radiation damage and mechanical failure are established; thus the changes in reactor materials due to neutron flux, mechanical stresses, heat and chemical changes during operation can be understood. Effects on specific reactor materials are presented. 
Engineering Materials   (EGM-350)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course introduces the student to such engineering materials as metals, viscoelastic materials, ceramics, polymers, and semiconductors. The approach is interdisciplinary with stress upon the structure of materials. Various mechanical and thermal treatments are discussed and related to the stability of the resultant properties. The laboratory sessions implement and emphasize the effects of these mechanical and thermal treatments on the materials. 
Measurement and Controls   (MFT-261)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the study of measuring systems & components, digital & analog signals & their characteristics. Mechanical and electro-mechanical transducer elements to measure pressure, temperature, displacement, velocity, & acceleration. Static & dynamic performance of instruments, statistical analysis of experimental data, & a brief study of on-off, proportional, ratio & cascade control of processes & control elements. 
Electronic Drawing   (GRA-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Students will be able to prepare a set of working drawing of an electromechanical device, utilizing a printed circuit of their own design. In so doing, they will demonstrate their ability to prepare schematic and wiring diagrams, as well as their understanding of the principles and concepts of electronic standardization and miniaturization, including printed and thin-film circuits and wiring harnesses.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe and demonstrate the process of lay out and documentation of circuit diagrams.
  • Explain the terminology of electronic drawing and electronic symbology.
  • Demonstrate and explain the theory and practice of reference designators and component sequence numbering.
  • Explain the importance of standards (ASME and ISO) in the modern electronic graphics environment.
  • Identity and create electro-mechanical layout and design factors.
  • Identify and create unit and subassembly design elements.
  • Identify and create assembly drawings of electro-mechanical parts and enclosures.
  • Create dimensioned drawings of electro-mechanical hardware and flat patterns.

 
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