Facilities Maintenance Technology

2013-14 Edition

Cascade Campus
Technology Education Building (TEB), Room 101
971-722-5650, 971-722-5651

www.pcc.edu/fm

Career and Program Description

The Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) installs, maintains, and repairs HVAC/R and other equipment and systems where environmental quality is essential. FMTs work in the semi-conductor industry, large health care facilities, heavy industry organizations, commercial facilities, or for HVAC/R companies.

This program will provide the student with the skills to enhance a career in facilities maintenance. It was designed by the advisory committee to meet industry requirements. Students learn the skills and concepts necessary to install, operate, maintain and repair control, piping and mechanical systems in large commercial, medical, institutional and industrial buildings. Students also learn trouble shooting skills, problem solving methods and electrical concepts. Continuous improvement techniques and effective written, verbal and electronic communications skills are stressed across the curriculum. Classes are designed in lecture and lecture/lab format to give the student a solid foundation in general maintenance skills including HVAC/R. Print reading and troubleshooting skills are emphasized.

 

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Facilities Maintenance Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate

Facilities Maintenance Technology

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

HVAC/R Installer
Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries Approved Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Prerequisites and Requirements

It is required that students test into MTH 20, into WR 90 or higher and RD 90 or higher. Individual course prerequisites are listed in the Course Description section of this catalog.

Facilities Maintenance AAS Degree

Minimum 90 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Facilities Maintenance Degree Credit Summary

FMT40
ARCH2
BA4
PHY4
ELT13
PSY4
FMT Program Electives15
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits90

Facilities Maintenance Degree Courses

ARCH 162Commercial Print Reading2
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
ELT 125Basic Programmable Controllers2
ELT 126Intermediate Programmable Controllers (PC Based)2
ELT 201Electrical Motor Control2
ELT 204Adjustable Speed Drives2
ELT 220OSHA 30 Hr Safety Training3
ELT 225Advanced Programmable Controllers, PC Based2
FMT 100Introduction to Facilities Maintenance Systems2
FMT 101Refrigeration I2
FMT 102Refrigeration II2
FMT 103Refrigeration III2
FMT 111Refrigeration Electrical I2
FMT 112Refrigeration Electrical II2
FMT 113Refrigeration Electrical III2
FMT 119Water Treatment and Distribution2
FMT 122Introduction to Boilers3
FMT 125Natural Gas Equipment I2
FMT 201Introduction to Chiller Systems3
FMT 202Direct Digital Control Advanced Technology3
FMT 207Pneumatic Controls2
FMT 222Intermediate Boilers3
FMT 280ACooperative Work Experience8
PHY 101Fundamentals of Physics I *4
PSY 101Psychology and Human Relations *4
FMT Electives15
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits90

*

Could be used as General Education

Facilities Maintenance Program Electives

APR 100Exploring Trades & Apprenticeship1
APR 200Trades Preparation8
ART 292ASculpture: Mixed Media3
BA 101Introduction to Business4
ELT 110Electricity for Non-Electricians2
ELT 150Fiber Optics I4
ELT 151Fiber Optics II4
ELT 152Fiber Optics: Inside/Outside Plant4
ELT 210Electricity for the Non-Electrician II2
ELT 226Basic Human Machine Interface (HMI) Program2
FMT 128Oil Furnace Service2
FMT 131Lock Service and Repair4
FMT 170Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation3
FMT 204Heat Pumps3
FMT 210Basic HVAC/R Installation & Techniques2
FMT 213Commercial Refrigeration Shop2
FMT 216Commercial Systems Design3
FMT 219Residential Systems Roofing3
MSD 117Customer Relations3
MTH 111College Algebra *5
PHY 102Fundamentals of Physics II *4
PHY 103Fundamentals of Physics III *4
WLD 111Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting4
WR 227Technical and Professional Writing 14

*

Could be used as General Education

Less than One-Year Certificate

Facilities Maintenance Technology

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

HVAC/R Installer
Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries Approved Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Facilities Maintenance Less Than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 44 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements. The Facilities Maintenance Certificate is a related certificate. All courses are contained in the Facilities Maintenance AAS Degree.

Facilities Maintenance Certificate Credit Summary

FMT30
ARCH2
BA4
ELT5
FMT Program Electives3
Total Credits44

Facilities Maintenance Certificate Courses

ARCH 162Commercial Print Reading2
BA 131Introduction to Business Technology4
ELT 125Basic Programmable Controllers2
ELT 220OSHA 30 Hr Safety Training3
FMT 100Introduction to Facilities Maintenance Systems2
FMT 101Refrigeration I2
FMT 102Refrigeration II2
FMT 103Refrigeration III2
FMT 111Refrigeration Electrical I2
FMT 112Refrigeration Electrical II2
FMT 113Refrigeration Electrical III2
FMT 119Water Treatment and Distribution2
FMT 122Introduction to Boilers3
FMT 125Natural Gas Equipment I2
FMT 201Introduction to Chiller Systems3
FMT 202Direct Digital Control Advanced Technology3
FMT 222Intermediate Boilers3
FMT Program Electives3
Total Credits44

Facilities Maintenance Program Electives

APR 100Exploring Trades & Apprenticeship1
APR 200Trades Preparation8
BA 101Introduction to Business4
ART 292ASculpture: Mixed Media3
ELT 110Electricity for Non-Electricians2
ELT 150Fiber Optics I4
ELT 151Fiber Optics II4
ELT 152Fiber Optics: Inside/Outside Plant4
ELT 210Electricity for the Non-Electrician II2
ELT 226Basic Human Machine Interface (HMI) Program2
FMT 128Oil Furnace Service2
FMT 131Lock Service and Repair4
FMT 170Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation3
FMT 204Heat Pumps3
FMT 210Basic HVAC/R Installation & Techniques2
FMT 213Commercial Refrigeration Shop2
FMT 216Commercial Systems Design3
FMT 219Residential Systems Roofing3
MSD 117Customer Relations3
MTH 111College Algebra *5
PHY 102Fundamentals of Physics II *4
PHY 103Fundamentals of Physics III *4
WLD 111Shielded Metal Arc Welding (E7024) and Oxy-acetylene Cutting4
WR 227Technical and Professional Writing 14

*

Could be used as General Education

HVAC/R Installer: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 14 credits. The HVAC/R Installer Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses for the certificate are contained in the Facilities Maintenance AAS Degree.

FMT 101Refrigeration I2
FMT 102Refrigeration II2
FMT 103Refrigeration III2
FMT 111Refrigeration Electrical I2
FMT 112Refrigeration Electrical II2
FMT 113Refrigeration Electrical III2
FMT 210Basic HVAC/R Installation & Techniques2
Total Credits14

Courses

FMT 100. Introduction to Facilities Maintenance Systems. 2 Credits.

Overview of industrial maintenance. OSHA approved industrial safety procedures are practiced. Includes use of basic tools and specialized equipment; lubrication, maintenance and repair motors, drive belts, pulley, and sheaves. Examines the inter-dependency of related systems. 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.

FMT 101. 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. FMT 101 and APR 131 both cannot be taken for credit. 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.

FMT 102. 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. FMT 102 and APR 132 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: FMT 101 or APR 131 or TE9242. Audit available.

FMT 103. 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. FMT 103 and APR 133 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisites: FMT 102 or APR 132 or TE9243. Audit available.

FMT 111. Refrigeration Electrical I. 2 Credits.

Basic theory and applications of electrical concepts including Ohm's Law, electric power, and concepts of electric circuits are emphasized. Alternating current, power distribution and installation of HVAC systems using wiring diagrams and schematics are included. 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.

FMT 112. Refrigeration Electrical II. 2 Credits.

Theory and application of electrical motor concepts and electrical circuits are emphasized. Control system components, wiring diagrams and schematics are included. Prerequisites: FMT 111 or TE9237 Audit available.

FMT 113. Refrigeration Electrical III. 2 Credits.

Schematic development and use in diagnosis, service, and repair of HVAC systems; control applications and circuit evaluation. Prerequisites: FMT 112 or TE9238 Audit available.

FMT 119. Water Treatment and Distribution. 2 Credits.

Covers the basics of cooling, tower, boiler, waste water, and water purification systems. Topics include corrosion, scale, fouling and bacteria related issues. Mechanical equipment pertaining to water treatment is included. Audit available.

FMT 122. Introduction to Boilers. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of hydronics systems, heat loss calculations, physical properties of water, types of boilers, piping systems and components for correct fluid flow including circulating pumps. Includes practical maintenance and component identification. Audit available.

FMT 125. Natural Gas Equipment I. 2 Credits.

Covers natural gas and its properties, pressures, piping and the mechanical code requirements for natural gas installation. Utilizing basic knowledge gained in this course, students can apply this knowledge to basic diagnosis procedures. Audit available.

FMT 128. Oil Furnace Service. 2 Credits.

Covers oil burner service and installation procedures, fuel oil principles, motors, fan couplings, nozzles, transformers burner construction, pumps, controls and troubleshooting procedures. Audit available.

FMT 131. Lock Service and Repair. 4 Credits.

Covers maintaining residential and commercial locks and related hardware. Includes basic operating principles of cylinders, types of locking mechanisms, desk type locks, and master key systems. Audit available.

FMT 170. Solar Photovoltaic Panel Installation. 3 Credits.

Covers types, components, and installation of Solar Photovoltaic modular arrays. Focuses on site assessment, structural stability, mounting options, overall design, and efficiency. Emphasizes residential design and installation. Follows National Electrical Code, state and city building code requirements. Prerequisites: APR 101 or APR 121 or FMT 111 or department permission. Audit available.

FMT 201. Introduction to Chiller Systems. 3 Credits.

Chilled water and its application in the industrial/ institutional setting. Covers chiller compressors, refrigerants, air cooled and water cooled condensers, controls and piping. Prerequisites: FMT 103 or APR 133 or TE9244. Audit available.

FMT 202. Direct Digital Control Advanced Technology. 3 Credits.

Covers the spectrum of advanced HVAC control applications for commercial building systems. Topics range from the single zone air handler to multi-zone and VAV systems, valve configurations, engineering calculations and how this equipment interfaces to Life Safety systems. Prerequisite: FMT 113. Audit available.

FMT 204. Heat Pumps. 3 Credits.

Focuses on operation and service requirements of heat pumps. Demonstrates the application and understanding of the test equipment required to service the heat pumps. Includes the function of the control system required for operation of the heat pump system. Prerequisites: FMT 103 or APR 133 or TE9244. Audit available.

FMT 207. Pneumatic Controls. 2 Credits.

Provides HVAC service technician with the proper methods of diagnosing malfunctions in Honeywell control systems. Also covers thermostat/controllers of Robert Shaw, Johnson, Honeywell, and Barber Coleman. Includes elements of pneumatic systems, valve assemblies, dampers, controllers, thermostats, sensors, relays and air supply equipment. Audit available.

FMT 210. Basic HVAC/R Installation & Techniques. 2 Credits.

Introduces basic application of HVAC/R installation and techniques. Integrates code requirements and practical field installations; including sheet metal, piping, and venting. Prerequisites: (FMT 112 or TE9238); (FMT 102 or APR 132 or TE9243) Audit available.

FMT 213. Commercial Refrigeration Shop. 2 Credits.

Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of typical commercial refrigeration equipment found in convenience stores, markets, restaurants, and related applications. Prerequisites: (FMT 112 or TE9238); (FMT 102 or APR 132 or TE9243) Audit available.

FMT 216. Commercial Systems Design. 3 Credits.

Covers refrigeration loads, equipment selection, piping and installation procedures. Focuses on calculating loads for walk-in units, sizing condensing units, and evaporative coils. Includes use of catalogs to locate and properly select components, for design and troubleshooting new and existing applications. Prerequisites: FMT 103 or APR 133 or TE9244. Audit available.

FMT 219. Residential Systems Roofing. 3 Credits.

Covers residential heat loads, equipment selection, piping and installation procedures. Calculating loads for residential homes, sizing furnaces, condensing units, and evaporative coils. Includes use of catalogs to locate and properly select components and for design and troubleshooting new and existing applications. Prerequisites: FMT 103 or APR 133 or TE9244. Audit available.

FMT 222. Intermediate Boilers. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of hydronics systems related to electrical controls and fluid flow. Includes burner control system, schematic diagrams, distribution systems, heat emitters, radiant floor heating, expansion tanks, entrained air, and auxiliary heat loads. Prerequisites: FMT 122 or TE9161. Audit available.

FMT 265. Building Commissioning I. 3 Credits.

Covers the efficient operation of building systems to ensure that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and maintained according to the owner's operational needs. Includes verification of specified restoration of existing buildings to high, efficient productivity through renovation, upgrade, and the tune up of existing systems. Prerequisite: Placement into WR 121 and MTH 20, or department permission. Audit available.

FMT 280A. Cooperative Work Experience. 1-8 Credit.

Provides "hands-on" work experience for students enrolled in Facilities Maintenance Technology. Department permission required. Audit available.