This course introduces apprentices to pipe sizes, materials and schedules, examines fittings, tubing and valves, and develops skills related to layout, installation, and maintenance. The course compares different pump types and their applications. Apprentices will complete a field inspection of pumps and learn how to troubleshoot, remove, overhaul, install, and perform preventative maintenance on pumps. Apprentices will examine packing, seals, and gaskets and compare materials and applications.
This course provides instruction to apprentices concerning many aspects of inspecting, servicing, and troubleshooting pneumatic, hydraulics systems and components. Apprentices will learn safety related issues and be taught proper safety procedures for working with pneumatic systems and components. This course introduces principles of vacuum systems and interpreting vacuum system schematics. Apprentices will then develop skills related to installing, repairing, replacing, and applying troubleshooting principles to vacuum systems and components.
This course covers couplings and alignment; bearings; belts, sheaves, pulleys and drives. The course compares different coupling types and examines common misalignment problems. Skills development is related to inspecting, troubleshooting, aligning, lubricating, and preparing couplings for removal and installation. Apprentices will examine bearing types and applications. Skill development is related to bearing selection, removal, mounting, lubrication, and diagnosing bearing failure. Apprentices will develop skills related to inspecting, troubleshooting, removing, selecting, and installing belt drive systems.
In this course, apprentices will compare types of rigging equipment and their uses; determine safe loads, rig and crib loads, and move a load with cranes and hoists in this course. Apprentices will lay out equipment installations, plan for moving equipment, and set and level equipment. This course examines chain, belt, and other types of conveyors and related components. Apprentices will compare fasteners and their uses, analyze fastener failures, and install mechanical fasteners.
This course covers machining basics, pint reading, metallurgy, and precision measurements. Types of measuring instruments will be compared. Measuring skills using tapes, steel rules, micrometers, calipers, indicators, and gauges will be developed. Course competencies include comparing the types of prints, interpreting structural drawings, identifying parts from prints, and develops apprentice sketching drawing skills. Apprentices are introduced to the basic machines and procedures of machines common to the industrial maintenance. Skills are developed regarding metallurgical concepts.
This course examines drive transmission systems and their applications, including roller chains. Apprentices will develop skills inspecting power transmission systems and troubleshooting mechanical drive systems. Apprentices will compare gear types and applications and develop skills inspecting gear assemblies, troubleshooting gear problems, removing gears and components, and reassembling gear drive systems. This course examines both preventative and predictive maintenance concepts as they apply to millwright work processes and machine maintenance.
This course is designed to introduce the apprentices to the basic concepts of electricity. Apprentices will be introduced to basic electrical components such as resistors, switches, indicators, relays, and basic testing equipment. Reading wiring diagrams will be introduced during this course. The course introduces the apprentices to advanced interpretation of the various wiring and ladder diagrams used in electrical systems. The selection and application of interconnecting wiring and control devices used in industrial electrical control systems will be the focus of this course.
This course compares common welding processes and develops apprentice skills related to welding, cutting, heating, and using oxy-gas. Welding with arc, MIG and TIG is included, along with common cutting and joining techniques. Apprentices will compare types of sheet metal and tools used by the trade and develop skills related to fabricating sheet metal and structural steel, and then erecting structural steel.