Apprenticeship and Trades

2015-16 Edition

Swan Island Trades Center
Room 109
6400 North Cutter Circle, Portland OR 97217
971-722-5651 or 971-722-5650

www.pcc.edu/apr

Career and Program Description

Portland Community College provides courses in accordance with the Apprenticeship and Training Laws for the State of Oregon. These courses present technical instruction for the trades and are intended to complement on-the-job skills for both men and women. Each apprentice able trade has a Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) which outlines the procedures to become a journey person. This outline usually consists of two to five years of supervised, on-the-job experience in various aspects of the trade in conjunction with PCC course work. The JATC committees outline the type of supportive courses needed to prepare students to become qualified journey persons in addition to working with related training courses.

Consult the Apprenticeship and Trades Department for assistance in program planning and transcript evaluation. It is recommended to have your graduation petition and transcript evaluation approved by an Apprenticeship and Trades Department advisor prior to filing your petition.

Students wanting to move into management, supervision, or small business management can transfer to Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) with related-training credits toward a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Operations Management after earning an Apprenticeship AAS degree.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

Certificate of Completion

Limited Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies
Manual Trades Apprenticeship
Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students pursuing a designated and sponsored Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries occupation must meet entrance requirements for their chosen career.

Journey Level License Renewal

PCC’s Apprenticeship and Trades Department is an approved training agent for continuing education for journey level electrical license renewal through the State of Oregon Electrical Licensing Division.

Pre-Apprenticeship

PCC provides Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities to students seeking careers in the trades or an apprenticeship. These courses prepare students to apply for an apprenticeship, meet the minimum entry qualifications, and possibly boost your application score. Women and minorities are encouraged to participate.

The Trades Preparation course covers construction trade topics, industry orientation, material handling, scaffolding, rigging, hand and power tool use, 30 hour OSHA safety certification, site visits and mock interviews. This course is approved by the Oregon Apprenticeship Council as an authorized Pre-Apprenticeship course. Note: This course may become part of a Career Pathway Certificate (CPC) and no longer a stand alone course. Contact the department for more information.

The Exploring Trades and Apprenticeship course explores career opportunities within the Trades. It introduces resources for assisting students in identifying the skills needed to succeed in these fields. This class is only held periodically, so check with the department before registering.

Consult the Apprenticeship and Trades Department for assistance in program planning.

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Pathway

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship AAS Degree
Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Certificate
Manual Trades Apprenticeship Certificate

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship AAS Degree

The AAS degree total credit requirement depends upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, however a minimum of 90 credits is required for all degrees. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

4000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-75
General Education16
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0-41
Total Credits90-108

Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 16 credits of related classroom training as well as 9 credits of related instruction. Embodied in this certificate are many state certifications. Both the total related training credits and the total related instruction credits depend upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

6000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Asbestos Removal, Carpenter, Exterior/Interior Finisher, HVAC/R, Painter, Pile Driver, Plumber, Scaffold Erector, and Sheet Metal Worker

6000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-99
Related Instruction 19
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0
Total Credits25-108
1

See related instruction list below for approved courses

 

Manual Trades Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 16 credits of related classroom training. Embodied in this certificate are many state certifications. The total related training credits required depend upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

4000-Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Brick Mason, Concrete Finisher, Floor Covering Installer, Glazier/Glass Worker, Laborer, Plasterer, and Roofer

4000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-44
Related Instruction0
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0
Total Credits16-44

Related Instruction1

For related instruction in a certificate students should choose one course from each category for a minimum of 9 credits from the following lists: Many other classes are available to meet Related Instruction; substitutes can be approved by the Department. Consult the Apprenticeship and Trades Department for assistance in program planning.
Computation
PHY 101Fundamentals of Physics I4
Communication
WR 115Introduction to Expository Writing4
WR 121English Composition4
COMM 100Introduction to Communication4
Human Relations
PSY 101Psychology and Human Relations4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
PSY 216Social Psychology4

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies Pathway

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies AAS Degree
Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies Certificate
Limited Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies Certificate

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies AAS Degree

The AAS degree total credit requirement depends upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, however a minimum of 90 credits is required for all degrees. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

4000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-75
General Education16
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0-41
Total Credits90-108

Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 16 credits of related classroom training as well as 9 credits of related instruction. Embodied in this certificate are many state certifications. Both the total related training credits and the total related instruction credits depend upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.6000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Limited Energy Technician-License A and Sign Maker/Fabricator
8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Inside Electrician, Limited Manufacturing Plant Electrician, Sign Assembler/Fabricator, Sign Maker/Erector and Stationary Engineer

6000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-99
Related Instruction 19
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0
Total Credits25-108
1

See related instruction list below for approved courses

Limited Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 16 credits of related classroom training. Embodied in this Certificate are many state certifications. The total related training credits required depend upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

4000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Limited Energy Technician- License B, Limited Maintenance Electrician, Limited Renewable Energy Technician, and Limited Residential Electrician

4000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-44
Related Instruction0
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0
Total Credits16-44

Related Instruction1

For related instruction in a certificate students should choose one course from each category for a minimum of 9 credits from the following lists: Many other classes are available to meet Related Instruction; substitutes can be approved by the Department. Consult the Apprenticeship and Trades Department for assistance in program planning.
Computation
PHY 101Fundamentals of Physics I4
Communication
WR 115Introduction to Expository Writing4
WR 121English Composition4
COMM 100Introduction to Communication4
Human Relations
PSY 101Psychology and Human Relations4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
PSY 216Social Psychology4

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship Pathway

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship AAS Degree
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship Certificate
Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Certificate

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship AAS Degree

The AAS degree total credit requirement depends upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, however a minimum of 90 credits is required for all degrees. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

4000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-75
General Education16
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0-41
Total Credits90-108

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 16 credits of related classroom training as well as 9 credits of related instruction. Embodied in this certificate are many state certifications. Both the total related training credits and the total related instruction credits depend upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Boiler/Turbine Operator, Die Cast Mold, Heat and Frost Insulator, Industrial Mobile Mechanic, Instrument Technician, Machinist, Millwright, Motor Winder, Pipe fitter, Roll Turner, and Welder

6000-8000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-99
Related Instruction 19
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0
Total Credits25-108
1

See related instruction list below for approved courses

Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Certificate

This certificate requires a minimum of 16 credits of related classroom training. Embodied in this certificate are many state certifications. The total related training credits required depend upon which state apprenticeship the student is pursuing and the requirements of the governing Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

4000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades: Air Frame and Power Plant Technicians, Boiler Operator, and Programmable Logic Controller

4000 Hour BOLI-ATD Trades
College credit courses for Related-Training16-44
Related Instruction0
Credit for Prior Certification0
Approved Program Electives0
Total Credits16-44

Related Instruction1

For related instruction in a certificate students should choose one course from each category for a minimum of 9 credits from the following lists: Many other classes are available to meet Related Instruction; substitutes can be approved by the Department. Consult the Apprenticeship and Trades Department for assistance in program planning.
Computation
PHY 101Fundamentals of Physics I4
Communication
WR 115Introduction to Expository Writing4
WR 121English Composition4
COMM 100Introduction to Communication4
Human Relations
PSY 101Psychology and Human Relations4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
PSY 216Social Psychology4

Apprenticeship

APR 100. Exploring Trades & Apprenticeship. 1 Credit.

Explores career opportunities within the Trades. Includes traditional careers and new opportunities in fields such as Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Introduces resources for assisting students in identifying skills needed to succeed in these fields. Audit available.

APR 101. LME: Electrical Theory Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

Covers electrical theory and math for computing the values of voltage, amperage, resistance and power. Also covers various types of electrical circuits (series, parallel, combination) when applying Ohm's Law. Introduces electrical safety, conductors, wire sizes and their application as per the American Wire Gauge (AWG) Table. The principles of voltage drop, efficiency and cost of electrical energy will also be covered. Audit available.

APR 102. LME: DC Motors. 3 Credits.

Covers the principles of magnets, magnetism and electromagnetism; AC/DC generators and the process of generating a voltage; DC motors and alternating current principles, including the components of an AC sine wave/ wave-form. Electrical safety, principles of inductance, inductive reactance, capacitance and capacitive reactance, various types of capacitors, capacitor testing and their use an industrial environment will also be discussed. Prerequisites: APR 101 or TE 9631. Audit available.

APR 103. LME: AC Motors & Transformers. 4 Credits.

Covers the theory, construction, and application of transformers and three phase and single phase AC motors. Includes the theory and application of Delta wound and Wye wound motors and transformers. Includes Power Factor in electrical circuits, motor nameplate data, reading schematics, and electrical safety standards especially for Arc Blast and Arc Flash prevention and protection. Prerequisite: APR 102 or TE 9623. Audit available.

APR 104. LME: Luminaires & Equipment. 3 Credits.

Introduces lighting fundamentals and their application in the industrial environment. Also covers fuses, receptacles, wiring methods, blueprints, batteries and some solid state components related to their use. Prerequisites: APR 103 or TE 9633. Audit available.

APR 121. Introduction to Electricity and Circuits. 3 Credits.

Covers general atomic theory, electron flow in conductors, calculations of Ohms law when determining the values of voltage, current, resistance and power in series, parallel and combination electrical circuits. Covers sizing and the application of conductors and the concept of Voltage Drop in electrical circuits. Audit available.

APR 122. AC/DC Motors Principles. 3 Credits.

Covers the basic principles of alternating current, direct current, and electromagnetism as applied to generators, and alternating current and direct current motors, including the concepts of inductance, inductive reactance, capacitors, capacitive reactance, and their effects upon alternating current circuits. Prerequisites: APR 121 or TE 9610. Audit available.

APR 123. AC Theory for Motors and Transformers. 4 Credits.

Focuses on alternating current power distribution, transformers, motors, storage cells, solid state semiconductor devices, and Delta/Wye three phase motor winding connections as applied to the heavy industrial environment. Prerequisite: APR 122 Audit available.

APR 124. Electrical Systems Operations. 3 Credits.

Covers alternating current measure instruments, test equipment, advanced motor theory, blueprint reading, electrical related materials, AC systems, advanced transformer theory, lighting, grounding and bonding, contactors, relays and general installation requirements to meet code specifications. Prerequisites: APR 123 or TE 9612. Audit available.

APR 125. Electrical Circuits and Wiring Methods. 3 Credits.

Covers residential and commercial lighting, fixtures, and ballast in detail. Includes conductor selection, overcurrent, protection, motor maintenance, calculations, controls, troubleshooting, services, construction upgrades, wire methods, tagout, lockout and appliances. Covers series, branch, and parallel circuits in detail, and the basic use of a multimeter to check for voltage, current, and resistance. Prerequisites: APR 124 or TE 9613. Audit available.

APR 126. Electrical Systems Installation per NEC. 3 Credits.

Covers standby electrical systems, temporary electrical services, fire alarm systems, specialty systems, advanced controls, heat tracing, freezing protection, installation practices, and what constitutes a low voltage and limited energy circuit as per the NEC and the requirements for each. Prerequisites: APR 125 or TE 9614. Audit available.

APR 131. Refrigeration I. 2 Credits.

Covers refrigeration principles and different basic cycles which include heat transfer, temperature, and basic physics and gas laws. Lab includes the use of tools and instruments used for charging and evacuation and recovery methods. APR 131 and FMT 101 both cannot be taken for credit. Prerequisites: MTH 20; (WR 90 or ESOL 262); (RD 90 or ESOL 260). Audit available.

APR 132. Refrigeration II. 2 Credits.

Cover and analyze the operation of refrigeration system components. Includes compressors, condensers, evaporators, refrigerants and metering devices. Lab includes system components and compressor testing methods, focusing on charging, evacuation and recovery methods. APR 132 and FMT 102 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: APR 131 or FMT 101 or TE 9242. Audit available.

APR 133. Refrigeration III. 2 Credits.

Covers the operation of refrigeration HVAC systems, emphasizing maintenance and controls. Lab includes troubleshooting systems along with evacuation and charging techniques. APR 133 and FMT 103 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: APR 132 or FMT 102 or TE 9243. Audit available.

APR 150. Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training. 6 Credits.

Introduces Evening Trades and Apprenticeship Program (ETAP) students to the environment of the commercial construction trades, including workplace safety, construction mathematics, blueprint reading and layout, foundations, wall layout and framing, and roof structures. Prerequisite: Department Permission required. Audit available.

APR 160. Introduction to Industrial Maintenance. 4 Credits.

Provides an overview of the responsibilities and expectations for the Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Technician at today's Industrial Worksite. Centers on the the electrical, mechanical, fabricating, welding, machining, hydraulic, pneumatic and troubleshooting skill-set required in the Industrial workplace. Emphasizes safe work practices. Prerequisites: Placement into MTH 60, RD 115, and WR 115 and department permission. Audit available.

APR 162. Calculations for the Trades. 4 Credits.

Covers measurements and calculations used in industrial and commercial facilities settings. Includes linear and volume measurement methods using analog and digital tools and instruments: ruler, caliper, micrometer, dial indicator etc. Focuses on the use of fractions, decimals, powers, roots, algebraic equations, geometry, and right angle trigonometry to perform calculations for equipment repair, maintenance, installation, and operation. Prerequisites: Either APR 160 or FMT 111 and placement into (MTH 20, WR 90, RD 90) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 164. Industrial Blueprints & Schematics For the Trades. 2 Credits.

Introduces the array of blueprints, perspective drawings, and schematics found at an industrial worksite. Includes plumbing, process piping, structural, hydraulic, machining, sheet metal, welding, fabrication, electrical, and architectural prints, drawings, and schematics. Emphasizes interpretation of the specifications presented on prints, drawings, and schematics to specific types of industrial sites and equipment. Prerequisites: APR 162 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 166. Industrial Rigging. 2 Credits.

Covers the use of fiber rope, chain, slings, strapping, wire rope, and scaffolding when moving, repairing, and maintaining heavy industrial equipment and industrial site utilities. Includes applications to overhead cranes, tower cranes, mobile cranes, boom cranes, hoists, and fork lifts. Emphasizes safe work practices when rigging. Prerequisite: APR 164 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 168. Introduction to Bearings, Seals, and Lubrication. 3 Credits.

Introduces preventive and corrective maintenance of bearings and seals found in industrial equipment and at industrial facilities. Includes sleeve bearings, roller bearings, and sealing and lubrication practices for bearings and bearing races. Includes diagnosis, inspection, and repair. Emphasizes the use of equipment and lubricant manufacturers' specifications, equipment history, and equipment maintenance logs. Prerequisite: APR 166 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 170. Power Transmission Systems. 3 Credits.

Introduces the array of power transmission methods utilized in an industrial environment especially in manufacturing. Includes gearing and gear boxes, belt drives, magnetic couplings, direct couplings, chain drives, conveyor belts, vibration analysis, lubrication systems, predictive maintenance, planned preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and troubleshooting. Emphasizes safety when working on or near industrial power transmission systems. Prerequisite: APR 168 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 172. Introduction to Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Introduces the physical dynamics and properties of incompressible fluids and the practical application of fluid power principles involving pressure, flow and force to the hydraulic systems found at industrial worksites. Covers fundamental hydraulic schematics and circuits and the function of components including pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, reservoirs, actuators, fluid conductors, and valves. Introduces hydraulic instrumentation, specialized tools, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Emphasizes safety procedures and practices around high pressure hydraulic equipment. Prerequisite: APR 170 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, and WR 115) or Department Permission. Audit available.

APR 200. Trades Preparation. 8 Credits.

Includes Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Trade topics such as industry orientation, hazardous materials, general on-the-job questions, material handling, scaffolding, rigging, fire protection, hand and power tool use, fall protection, and electrical basics. Covers safety procedures that apply to each topic. Also covered will be related terminology, task planning, methods and functions of construction, apprenticeship application process, program requirements, resume and interview skills and OSHA 30-hour safety training. Recognized by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry: Apprenticeship and Training Division's Council as an approved Pre-Apprenticeship program. Prerequisite: Placement in MTH 60 or higher or department permission. Audit available.

APR 201. Electrical Motor Controls. 2 Credits.

Provides knowledge and skills needed to design, install, maintain, service and troubleshoot electric motors. Focuses on the operation and installation of control systems, specifically motor starters and controllers. Electromagnetic controls, motors and transformers will also be covered. Lab activities will utilize electrical test equipment to analyze electric motor control malfunctions. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. APR 201 and ELT 201 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: FMT 111 or APR 104 or Department Permission. Audit available.

APR 202. LME: Electrical Code Level I. 4 Credits.

Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Assists LME apprentices in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include definitions, requirements for electrical installations, identification and use of electrical conductors, wiring, circuit-protection, wiring methods, materials, and electrical safety standards. Prerequisites: APR 104 or TE 9634. Audit available.

APR 203. LME: Electrical Code - Level II. 4 Credits.

Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Topics include installation code requirements for the following: electrical equipment for general use such as motors, luminaries, air conditioners, cords, switchboards and panel boards. Also covers special occupancies which will assist students in locating and understanding electrical code requirements for hazardous locations such as gas stations, spray paint booths, aircraft hangars, health care facilities, places of assembly, theaters, manufactured buildings, mobile homes, temporary locations, etc. Electrical standards will be emphasized. Prerequisites: APR 202 or TE 9636. Audit available.

APR 204. LME: Electrical Code - Level III. 4 Credits.

Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Assists LME apprentices in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include: Special Equipment including electric signs, cranes, hoists, elevators, electric welders, information technology equipment, pools, and foundations; Special Conditions including emergency systems, Class 1, 2, and 3, low voltage control circuits, fire alarm systems, and fiber optics; and Communication Systems. Covers State of Oregon statutes governing electrical installations, building code division administrative rules covering license requirements and responsibilities, State of Oregon amendments, supplemental code reference materials, safety standards and practice exams. Prerequisites: APR 203 or TE 9637. Audit available.

APR 221. Advanced AC Circuitry. 3 Credits.

Includes the theory of alternating current and power. Also includes alternating current, resistance in AC circuits, inductance and inductive reactance, capacitance and capacitive reactance, power factor correction, power in AC circuits, vector analysis and three phase connections and calculations. Prerequisites: APR 124 or TE 9615. Audit available.

APR 222. Hazardous Locations. 3 Credits.

Includes introduction to hazardous locations, Class I, II, III installations, commercial garages-repair and storage, aircraft hangers, gasoline dispensing and service stations, bulk storage plants, finishing processes and health care facilities. Prerequisites: APR 221 or TE 9616. Audit available.

APR 223. Motor Control Operations including PLC's. 3 Credits.

Reviews basic motor controls and progresses to moderately complex machine controls. Includes fundamentals of motor control, control of motor starting, control components, programmable controllers, pilot devices, control circuit diagrams, solid state logic and diagrams, development of control circuits and troubleshooting electrical controls. Prerequisites: APR 222 or TE 9617. Audit available.

APR 224. Electrical Code - Level I. 4 Credits.

Emphasizes the use and understanding of the National Electrical Code. Assists plant maintenance electricians in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include grounding, motors, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, branch circuits, calculations, feeders and specialty codes. Prerequisites: APR 223 or TE 9618. Audit available.

APR 225. Electrical Code - Level II. 4 Credits.

Emphasizes the use and understanding of the NEC. Topics include cable, raceway, busway, cablebus, switches, panel boards, lighting, heating equipment, transformers and the taking of practice exams. Prerequisites: APR 224 or TE 9619. Audit available.

APR 226. Electrical Code - Level III. 4 Credits.

Emphasizes the use of understanding of the NEC. Topics include code articles, OAR's, supplemental code reference materials, calculations and practice exams. Completion of the series prepares the student apprentice to become a licensed Manufacturing Plant Electrician Journey person. Prerequisites: APR 225 or TE 9620. Audit available.

APR 227. NEC Review and Exam Preparation. 3 Credits.

Assists and prepares the Electrical Professional and the Electrical Apprentice to take State of Oregon Electrical Licensing Examinations. Includes use of the National Electrical Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Codes, and applicable Oregon Administrative Rules. Includes electrical calculations applicable to an examination and to the workplace. Recommended: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

APR 230. National Electrical Code. 3 Credits.

Instructs the electrical professional where and how to find required information in the NEC book, demonstrating how the various articles work together to provide complete information on a subject. Most code articles (90 through 450) will be explained in detail. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. APR 230 and ELT 230 cannot both be taken for credit. Audit available.

APR 231. National Electrical Code II. 3 Credits.

Prepares electricians for state examination as prescribed by Oregon State Building Codes Division. Includes code explanations and applications. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. APR 231 and ELT 231 cannot both be taken for credit. Audit available.

APR 260. Pneumatic System Operations. 4 Credits.

Covers the pneumatic systems used at today's industrial worksites for both control and process applications including system components. Covers the distribution of compressed air from different types of industrial air compressors including system components. Covers component and tubing sizing. Emphasizes component troubleshooting and repair, as well as working safely in proximity to a compressed air system. Prerequisite: APR 172 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 264. Mechanical Drive Alignment. 3 Credits.

Reviews fundamentals of bearings, shafts, belt drives, chain drives, sheaves, couplings and lubrication used for precise operation of heavy industrial equipment. Includes industrial torqueing, tensioning, and machine condition monitoring techniques. Covers precision alignment using analog instruments such as a straight edge and dial indicator. Covers precision alignment using digital instruments such as lasers. Includes vibration analysis. Emphasizes safety procedures while working near machinery, especially machinery with high speed rotating parts. Prerequisite: APR 260 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115 and WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

APR 266. Predictive Maintenance Technologies. 4 Credits.

Covers the theory and application of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) for heavy industrial equipment and machinery. Covers maintenance procedures that are based on regular monitoring of equipment and machinery condition rather than on regular, planned, time-interval maintenance procedures(PM). Includes the use of up-to-date monitoring technologies especially infrared thermometers, infrared thermal imaging, ultrasonic detection, high speed vibration analysis, and machine oil analysis. Includes data application to the creation of PdM Plans. Emphasizes OSHA safety procedures while collecting data or maintaining industrial equipment and machinery. Prerequisites: APR 264 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or Department Permission.

APR 268. Industrial Equipment Controls. 3 Credits.

Explores the array of manual, mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, and magnetic controls, switches, and feedback devices found at today's industrial worksites, manufacturing plants, and processing facilities. Includes both digital and analog controls, switches, and feedback devices. Covers troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, adjustment, replacement, and selection/installation. Introduces programmable logical control (PLC) strategies and programmable/integral/derivative (PID) control strategies. Covers control component function in a control system. Emphasizes safety when working on any industrial equipment control system. Prerequisites: APR 266 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, WR 115) or Department Permission. Audit available.

APR 272. Machining for Industrial Maintenance. 3 Credits.

Provides introductory level training in the practical application of machine manufacturing and fabrication technologies to the installation, repair, and adjustment of heavy equipment and machinery found at today's Industrial worksites. Covers the use of machinist's basic measuring tools such as the machinist's scale, combination square, depth micrometer, and vernier caliper. Covers the use of machinist's layout tools such as the divider, scribe, and prick punch. Introduces the use of turning machines for operations such as counterboring, grooving, and tapping; introduces the use of drilling machines for operations such as precise drilling, countersinking, and reaming; introduces the use of lathe and threading machines for operations such as head fabricating, cutting, chasing, and rolling for the forming of internal/external threads. Emphasizes safe work practices around hand and power fabricating tools of all kinds. Prerequisites: APR 268 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, and WR 115) or Department permission. Audit available.

APR 274. HVAC, Steam & Hot Water Systems. 4 Credits.

Covers the practical application of the laws of thermodynamics and heat transfer to operating, maintaining, and repairing hot water, steam, chilled water, refrigeration, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems found in todays industrial facilities, manufacturing plants, and processing plants. Includes the physical properties of water and refrigerants. Includes operation and servicing of controls and components of these systems. Includes chemical water treatment for boilers, chillers and cooling towers. Emphasizes achieving optimal energy use for thermal systems operation. Emphasizes safe work practices around thermal systems. Prerequisites: APR 272 and placement into (MTH 60, RD 115, and WR 115) or department permission. Audit available.

Electrical Trades

ELT 110. Electricity for Non-Electricians. 2 Credits.

Practical, hands-on application of electrical principles, practices and codes to help non-electricians learn the basics of wiring that they encounter around the house. Safety practices will be emphasized as will basic electrical theory. After the first three class sections, there will be minimal theory or lecture and maximum practice using tools and materials that the homeowner will encounter in doing electrical work on his/her home. Audit available.

ELT 120. OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training. 1 Credit.

Introduces OSHAs General Duty Clause 5(a)(1) General Safety and Health Provisions, Competent Person, Qualified Person, Health Hazards in Construction, Electrical, Fall Protection, Stairways and Ladders, Scaffolding, Motor Vehicles, Hand & Power Tools, and Excavations. Awards a 10- hour Construction Outreach Completion Card from OSHA. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 125. Basic Programmable Controllers. 2 Credits.

Develops the student's understanding of the complete operation of a variety of programmable controllers. The applications, operations, and programming of PLC's are the areas of study with the main emphasis on programming (computers will be used as programmers). This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: (FMT 111 or TE 9237); BA 131. Audit available.

ELT 126. Intermediate Programmable Controllers (PC Based). 2 Credits.

Presents advanced features of programmable controllers, including designing, monitoring, and editing programs with practical hands-on experience. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: ELT 125 or TE 9126 Audit available.

ELT 150. Fiber Optics I. 4 Credits.

Origins of Fiber Optics and Fiber Optic solutions for communications. Introduction to design and plant cabling, cable preparation, pulling techniques, termination, splices, and cable testing. Includes cable and closure preparation, fiber cleaving and splicing. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 151. Fiber Optics II. 4 Credits.

Develops skills in fiber optics connections and testing. Connector assembly and polishing techniques, system losses and testing. Fault location, repair and restoration are included. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: ELT 150 or TE 9101. Audit available.

ELT 152. Fiber Optics: Inside/Outside Plant. 4 Credits.

Application for Ready Access; includes the use of special splicing techniques, enclosures, test sets and fault locating equipment. Placing, splicing, termination and testing of fiber optic cables in campus applications is included. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: ELT 151 or TE 9102 Audit available.

ELT 153. Fiber Optics: Outside Plant. 4 Credits.

Application is ready access, pressurized, direct buried, and pedestal-type enclosures, and the use of special splicing techniques. Includes test sets and fault locating equipment. Placing, splicing, and testing of fiber optic cables in aerial applications is included. Prerequisites: ELT 151 or TE 9102. Audit available.

ELT 201. Electrical Motor Control. 2 Credits.

Provides knowledge and skills needed to design, install, maintain, service and troubleshoot electric motors. Focuses on the operation and installation of control systems, specifically motor starters and controllers. Electromagnetic controls, motors and transformers will also be covered. Lab activities will utilize electrical test equipment to analyze electric motor control malfunctions. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. ELT 201 and APR 201 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: FMT 111 or APR 104 or Department Permission. Audit available.

ELT 204. Adjustable Speed Drives. 2 Credits.

Covers theory, operation, installation, and maintenance of adjustable speed motor drives. Introduces drive applications and selection for industrial, utility, and commercial structures. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: Placement in MTH 20 or higher; (WR 80 or ESOL 252) and (RD 80 or ESOL 250) or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

ELT 210. Electricity for the Non-Electrician II. 2 Credits.

Provides practical, hands-on application of residential wiring methods. This class is a direct continuation of the skills developed in Electricity for the Non-Electrician, incorporating additional wiring practices, materials and troubleshooting methods. Emphasizing safety and workmanship as well as electrical theory and building codes as they apply to the homeowner. Prerequisites: ELT 110 or TE 9071. Audit available.

ELT 220. OSHA 30 Hr Safety Training. 3 Credits.

Emphasizes safe working environments targeting people who have compliance and training responsibilities. Covers how to establish employee protection programs and to inform and train employees properly. Includes intro to OSHA, general safety and health provision, Hazcom, health hazards in construction, stairways and ladders, motor vehicles, materials handling, hand and power tools, scaffolding, fire protection, excavations, confined space entry, fall protection, personal protective and lifesaving equipment and electrical safety. Awards a 30 hour OSHA safety card upon successful completion of course. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 225. Advanced Programmable Controllers, PC Based. 2 Credits.

Covers advanced features of Programming controllers including designing, monitoring, troubleshooting and editing techniques with practical hands-on experience. This class can be used toward Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Prerequisites: ELT 126 or TE 9121. Audit available.

ELT 226. Basic Human Machine Interface (HMI) Program. 2 Credits.

Develops the student's understanding of the basic operation and programming techniques of Human Machine Interface Devices. The applications, operations, and programming of HMIs are the areas of study with the main emphasis on programming. Computers will be used to program. Prerequisites: ELT 225 or TE 9127. Audit available.

ELT 230. National Electrical Code. 3 Credits.

Instructs the electrical professional where and how to find required information in the NEC book, demonstrating how the various articles work together to provide complete information on a subject. Most code articles (90 through 450) will be explained in detail. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. ELT 230 and APR 230 cannot both be taken for credit. Audit available.

ELT 231. National Electrical Code II. 3 Credits.

Prepares electricians for state examination as prescribed by Oregon State Building Codes Division. Includes code explanations and application. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. ELT 231 and APR 231 cannot both be taken for credit. Audit available.

ELT 250. AMP ACT I. 1 Credit.

Includes an overview of premises cabling systems, and in- depth review of the ANSI/TIA/EIA and ISO/IEC industry standards, and a discussion and hands-on practicum on the rough-in, installation, management, and termination of shielded and unshielded twisted pair and optical fiber cabling systems. The course is about 85% hands-on and is designed with a systems approach instruction method. Successful completion of the course examination will certify you as an AMP Registered Installer. Audit available.

ELT 251. AMP ACT II. 1 Credit.

Students will obtain the experience necessary to certify and document twisted pair and optical fiber cable plants based on established industry standards, which include ANSI/TIA/EIA- 568A, TSB-67, ANSI/EIA/TIA-526-14A and ANSI/TIA/EIA-526- 7. Each student will also obtain experience troubleshooting common problems with installed LAN cable plants. This course is approximately 75% hands-on training. An extensive documentation package is provided. Successful completion of the course examination will certify you as an AMP Registered Certifier and Troubleshooter. Prerequisites: ELT 250 or TE 9201. Audit available.

ELT 252. AMP ACT III. 1 Credit.

Designed for individuals involved in the design and installation of premises cabling systems. This course progresses through a step-by-step process from the initial design analysis through the final actual project presentation based on the guidelines of the TIA/EIA/ISO standards. The student design decision rationale regarding network platforms and technologies, cabling architectures, and media selection is discussed in detail. Successful completion of the course examination will certify you as an AMP Registered Designer. Audit available.

ELT 280. Electrical Code Changes. 0.5 Credits.

Emphasizes how code changes from the previous adopted code differs from the newly adopted codes. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 281. NEC Ratings. 0.5 Credits.

Includes the study of explanation of approved Underwriter labs and testing standards as related to the purchase and use of electrical equipment. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 282. Grounding and Bonding. 0.5 Credits.

The study of Article 250 in the NEC. Covers what has to be grounded and bonded and standards and rules associated with such. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 283. Code Calculations. 0.5 Credits.

Provides licensed electricians with current National Electric Code procedures on how to calculate electrical loads and applications. Includes tables to calculate loads and proper use of applications. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

ELT 284. Motor Controls. 0.5 Credits.

Focuses on code articles related to motor controlled systems, starters, controllers and transformers. Safety also covered. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.