May 26, 2020  
Academic Program Manuals 2019-2020 
    
Academic Program Manuals 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Maintenance Program Policies & Procedures


Non-Discrimination Statement

To view the full Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit the College Catalog & Student Handbook or the college website.

Disability Services/Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for special services should contact the IHCC Disability Services office for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters and/or specialized equipment.

Students who are requesting accommodations must document their disability by providing a written statement signed by a school counselor, physician, psychologist or other health care professional. Statements must include: (a) a description of the disability, (b) a statement of how the disability prohibits one or more major life activities and is a barrier to the student’s full participation in the program, and (c) a description of the specific accommodations to be provided. (Requested accommodations must be related to the individual’s specific disability.)

All requests for accommodations should be made prior to enrollment.

Students should make their requests for accommodations to the Disability Services office at the time they are applying for admission and, preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact Disability Services by calling (641) 683-5749 (Ottumwa) or (641) 856-2143, ext. 2214 (Centerville) or by email at disabilityservices@indianhills.edu.

Accreditation

Indian Hills Community College is a public post-secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, and (800)621-7440.

Indian Hills Community College is also accredited by the State of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515)281-8260.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following list of program learning outcomes describes the knowledge and skills the student should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the program.

  • Assist students in learning to compute electrical parameters in combinational circuits.
  • Assist students in learning to understand basic characteristics of three-phase power.
  • Assist students in learning to identify symbols and components on electrical diagrams and use appropriate testing devices to measure and troubleshoot circuits.
  • Assist students in learning to become familiar with the National Electrical Code.
  • Assist students in learning to recognize the power and control circuits of an industrial motor circuit.
  • Assist students in learning to describe contactor operation and maintenance and identify appropriate uses for fuses, circuit breakers and overload relays.
  • Assist students in learning to properly wire the field devices to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)Input/Output (I/O) Modules.
  • Assist students in learning to program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) using basic to advanced instruction sets.
  • Assist students in learning to install and troubleshoot advanced Programmable Logic Controller circuits.
  • Assist students in learning to explain the role of preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Assist students in learning to examine the PLC addressing and numbering systems.
  • Assist students in learning to describe the basic concepts of electric motor operation and construction.
  • Assist students in learning to apply the practices of general safety including OSHA, MSDS, and PPE.
  • Assist students in learning the basic concepts of both direct (DC) and alternating (AC) currents and how power is generated.
  • Assist students in learning to recognize the importance of motor maintenance.
  • Assist students in learning to install and troubleshoot advanced Programmable Logic Controller circuits.

Required Personal Tools

  • Screwdrivers – Straight and Philips
  • Wire stripper

Lab and Safety Procedures

  • No horseplay at any time.
  • Safety glasses are required when operating power tools.
  • No application of power to any lab project until the instructor approves the wiring.
  • Equipment and tools are required to be back each day.
  • A clean workspace is the student’s responsibility each day.  In other words, if you make a mess, clean it up.