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Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
1.0 - 3.0 credits CDLT-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND
15.0 credits CDLT-150: CDL Composite Class
This eight week program includes classroom preparation for the CDL permit tests at the MVD office. Students will also study the doubles/triples, tanker and hazmat endorsements as well as regulations related to commercial vehicle operation. After obtaining a CDL learner?s permit, the students spend four weeks practicing driving skills in preparation for the CDL driving test which is included as part of the class.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits CDLT-151: CDL Permit Class
This course will provide students with specific information to assist in passing the NM MVD exams for general knowledge, air brakes and combination vehicles to obtain a Class "A" CDL (Commercial Vehicle) permit.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits CDLT-153: CDL Class A Training
This five week driving only course will prepare the student to take the CDL driving test in a Class A commercial vehicle. It includes instruction on pre-trip inspection, backing skills and highway driving in a combination vehicle with a gross weight rating over 26, 000 lbs. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.5 credits CDLT-154: CDL Class B Training
This two week driving only course will prepare the student to take the CDL driving test in a Class B commercial vehicle. It includes instruction on pre-trip inspection, backing skills and highway driving in a straight truck with a gross weight rating over 26, 000 lbs. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.5 credits CDLT-155: CDL Class "C" Training
This two week driving only course will prepare the student to take the CDL driving test in a Class C commercial vehicle. It includes instruction on pre-trip inspection, backing skills and highway driving in a commercial vehicle with a gross weight rating below 26, 001 lbs. This applies to vehicles displaying hazmat placards or carrying 16 or more passengers. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
1.5 credits CDLT-156: CDL Upgrade Training
This one week class will prepare an experienced Class B driver to upgrade to a Class A CDL. The CDL driving exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CDLT-157: CDL Refresher Training
This one week class provides driving practice for a previous Class A CDL holder who needs to re-take the CDL exam to obtain the license again. The CDL exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-158: CDL Air Brake Training
This is a one day driver training course which covers the operation of air brake systems including inspection and adjustment. A training card is provided.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-160: CDL Log-Book Training
This one day driver training course covers the Hours of Service Regulations for commercial vehicle operators including the procedure for maintaining a log book and monthly summary sheet.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-161: Pro Truck Driver DDC
This professional truck driver defensive driving course is presented using National Safety Council training materials. A certificate of completion and wallet card are provided.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits CDLT-163: CDL Permit/Pro Driver
This program includes classroom preparation for the CDL permit tests at the MVD office. Students will also study the doubles/triples, tanker and hazmat endorsements as well as regulations related to commercial vehicle operation.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits CDLT-164: CDL Novice Driver
This course focuses on industry specific classroom and driving skills for the novice CDL driver. Students must be sponsored by an employer. CDL exam is included.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits CDLT-165: CDL Driver Evaluation
This is an evaluation of basic CDL driving skills for a CDL holder who is a new employee of a company that operates commercial vehicles.
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits CDLT-166: CDL Brush Up Training
This training class is for a current CDL holder who lacks recent driving experience. Its purpose is to prepare the driver to apply for a truck driving job.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits CDLT-167: CDL Preparation Class
This is a specially scheduled knowledge review class to prepare students to operate an industry specific commercial vehicle.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits CDLT-168: CDL Online Preparation NM
This four week online CDL program includes: theory, exams, NM CDL Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) permit preparation for a student wanting to become an operator of a class "A" commercial vehicle.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits CDLT-169: CDL Hazmat Materials Test Pre
This one day class covers the material necessary to pass the CDL Hazmat test at the MVD office. A background check at the MVD office is subsequently required to add the endorsement to a driver's CDL (not included in the class).
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Natural Gas Compression
5.0 credits COMP-112: Natural Gas Engine Repair/Overhaul
To provide students with techniques and procedures to overhaul and repair natural gas engines to OEM specifications. The course includes a complete disassembly and reassembly of a variety of most commonly used natural gas engines. Pre-requisites: Student must understand the basics of engine theory in order to disassemble and reassemble the natural gas engine/or equivalent work experience.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits COMP-113: Natural Gas Engine Theory
This course will assist students in developing knowledge of the natural gas fueled internal combustion engine and its subsystem. It includes: air intake systems, exhaust systems, lubrication and cooling systems, basic ignition functions, fuel gas analysis and basic fuel systems. Students must have CPT or equivalent, DOT Medical Exam, and Drug Test.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
0.5 credits COMP-116: Introduction to Compression
This course will assist students in developing basic knowledge of natural gas compression basics and associated equipment.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-118: Gas Engine Technology
This course will assist students in developing basic knowledge of the natural gas fueled internal combustion engine.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-121: Natural Gas Preventative Maintenance
Students will become familiar with a variety of OEM procedures for performing natural gas engine preventative maintenance on various natural gas engines. Pre-requisites: Students must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul/or have equivalent work experience.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-122: Natural Gas Engine Auxiliary Equipment
This course examines auxiliary equipment as associated with various types of natural gas compression units. Students will become skilled in correct procedures for preventative maintenance on auxiliary equipment. Pre-requisites: Students must recognize the natural gas engine and understand overhaul procedures/or have equivalent work experience.
Prerequisites: COMP-112, and COMP-121.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-124: Natural Gas Engine Troubleshooting
Develop knowledge and skills to effectively troubleshoot common problems associated with natural gas engines. Students will gain the knowledge needed to diagnose and repair problems associated with natural gas engines. Pre-requisites: Must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul. Knowledge and skills in basic electrical diagnostics is essential to develop troubleshooting/or have equivalent work experience.
Prerequisites: COMP-112, COMP-121, COMP-122, and COMP-123.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-126: Natural Gas Electrical Diagnostics
Study of techniques and procedures to correctly troubleshoot and diagnose electrical p0roblems associated with natural gas compression. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take COMP-113, COMP-112, COMP-121, and COMP-122.
Offered: FALL
2.0 credits COMP-147: Intro to Nat. Gas Engine & Com
Class will introduce students to internal combustion engines (natural gas), reciprocating and screw type compressors and formulas for calculating horsepower and cylinder gas volumes. Students will participate in a class project for teamwork, to assemble an economic outlook and PowerPoint presentation for a hypothetical field operation. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
6.0 credits COMP-190: Professional Field Experience I
This course allows students to observe tasks performed in an actual field location environment, including oil and gas flow through production equipment and general operations from the well head to the sales line. This will include observing field technicians, starting/repairing compressor units, gauging tanks, lighting burners on separators and dehydrators, and operating other Artificial Lift surface equipment. Completion will introduce students to mechanical repairs for compressors and natural gas engines to prepare for participation in COMP 281.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Prerequisites: COMP-112, COMP-121, COMP-122, COMP-123, COMP-124.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-218: VGF Technology
This course will assist students in developing knowledge of the VGF Waukesha and large horsepower natural gas fueled internal combustion engine.
Prerequisites: COMP-118
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-233: Natural Gas Compression Theory
The study of Basic Compressor Theory. Students will gain techniques, skills and procedures to appropriately recognize the principles of compression. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: SP
2.0 credits COMP-234: Natural Gas Compressor Repair/Overhaul
Study of natural gas compressor repair and overhaul. Students will develop skills and techniques for overhaul and repair of natural gas compressors as required by OEM.
Offered: SP
4.0 credits COMP-235: Natural Gas Compress Preventative Maintainance
This course studies compressor preventative maintenance and provides students with the techniques, skills and procedures to adequately perform routine preventative maintenance on natural gas compressors.
Prerequisites: To successfully complete the course students must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul/or have equivalent work experience.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-236: Natural Gas Compressor Troubleshooting
Students will gain techniques, skills and procedures to troubleshoot and diagnose common problems with natural gas compressors. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: To successfully complete the course students must have a working knowledge of natural gas engine theory and overhaul/or have equivalent work experience.
Prerequisites: Take COMP-230, COMP-231, and COMP-235.
Minimum grade required: "C".
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits COMP-256: Nat Gas Comp Instrumentation & Control
Provide students with an introduction to basic uses of instrumentation and controls associated with natural gas compression.
Offered: SP
9.0 credits COMP-281: Professional Field Experience II
This course allows students to participate in a professional field compressor environment, including making repairs to compressor valves, overhauling natural gas engines and the general production operations from the well head to the sales line. This will include working with field technicians and undertaking the following: starting/repairing compressor units, gauging tanks, lighting burners on separators and dehydrators, and operating other Artificial Lift surface equipment. Requires completion of all COMP courses. Requires completion of all COMP courses.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits COMP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Oil & Gas Industry Training Courses
4.0 credits ENER-110: Oil & Gas Employee Immersion
Classroom and hands-on learning experience designed for newly-hired technicians, and specialized technicians moving to multi-skilled positions. Covers an introduction to the industry, the basics of oil and gas production operations from the reservoir to the sales point, and common terminology for equipment, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Promotes an understanding of role, accountabilities, and expectations; enhances employees' ability to work safely and effectively.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-112: Introduction to the Wellhead
Course presents basic principles of wellbore, wellhead, and Christmas tree design and operation for lease operators, field technicians, and pumpers. Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding maintenance issues and potential malfunctions. By understanding and correctly identifying these designs and functions, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-113: Introduction to Separators & Tanks
Course presents basic principles of separator and tank design for production operations. Students will learn standard terminology for effective communication regarding: principles of separation, separator components, preventive maintenance, and operational efficiencies.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-116: Introduction to Plunger Lift Systems
Basic principles of the design and operation of plunger lift systems and its relationship to the wellhead separator.Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding incremental deliquification for maximum uplift, maintenance issues, and potential malfunctions. By understanding and correctly indentifying plunger lift system design and function, students will be able to perform basic operations and troubleshooting tasks.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-117: Introduction to Pumping Unit
Basic principles of the design and operation of a pumping unit, aka beam lift, and its relationship to the wellhead separator.Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding maintenance issues and potential malfunctions. By understanding and correctly indentifying pumping unit (surface equipment and downhole insert pump) design and function, students will be able to perform basic operations and troubleshooting tasks.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-118: Introduction to Gas Lift
Course presents basic principles of the design and operation of gas lift. Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding maintenance issues and potential malfunctions. By correctly identifying gas lift design and function, students will be able to understand how to operate and perform basic troubleshooting for gas lift wells.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-119: Intro to Gas Measurement
Basic principles of gas measurement design and operation, particularly the orifice meter. Students will learn standard terminology for effective communication regarding maintenance and potential malfunctions. By understanding and gas measurement equipment and techniques, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting. Course will include natural gas composition; types of meters; auxiliary equipment; sampling; inspection of measurement equipment; and gas sales contracts.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-120: Introduction to Dehydration
Basic principles of dehydration, including standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding equipment maintenance and potential malfunctions. Offers an overview of generic automation components including the solar panel, RTU, host, end devices, etc. and includes rationale for and economic value of automation. Introduces digital multimeter.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-121: Introduction to Automation
This course presents basic principles of the design and operation of automation. Students will learn to identify automation equipment and its location on the well site. Provides students with terminology to promote effective communication regarding troubleshooting and potential malfunctions. Offers an overview of generic automation components.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-122: Introduction to Compression
Course presents basic principles of the natural gas compression process and compressor skid design for production operations. Covers standard terminology of skid components to promote effective communication for identifying maintenance issues and potential malfunctions. By understanding and correctly identifying compressor skid components, design, and function, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits ENER-123: Excel for Technical Careers
This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed in spreadsheeting that is customized to technical careers and industry examples in data manipulation. Comprehensive coverage of current spreadsheeting software, from basic data entry and formatting to complex functions, and data importation. Special emphasis is placed on spreadsheet development for mathematical and technical applications.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-096, ENGL-095, and (RDNG-099 OR RDNG-113) or appropriate Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-130: Introduction to Oil and Gas
This course introduces students, who have little or no knowledge of oil and gas discovery and production, to the basics of the oil and gas industry, focusing on what it takes to get oil and gas from the underground source to the surface. Students will be introduced to basic oil and gas field concepts; the unique language of the oil industry; and the process whereby oil and gas are extracted from thousands of feet underground, and delivered through surface equipment for transfer to wholesaler.
Offered: ALL
0.5 credits ENER-131: Basic Electrical Theory
This course is specifically designed for maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in the Oil and Gas Industry. Designed for anyone needing to understand basic electricity and its uses.Basic science of electricity: current flow, voltage, resistance, DC/AC circuits, reactive load, impedance, and basic concepts of electrical generation, etc., including basic electrical safety.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-132: Basic Engine Theory
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of the internal combustion engine and its subsystems, to include air, fuel and ignition systems and how they work together to produce normal combustion.Internal combustion engines: combustion characteristics, lean burn and rich burn engines, 3 major components required for combustion.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-133: Compressor Valves
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of natural gas compressor valves and how to operate them according to different manufactures.Basic compressor valve operation; how to use valves for optimization; includes repair and troubleshooting.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-134: Using a Multimeter
This course introduces students, to the basic concepts of the use and purpose of a Digital Multi-Meter. This class will teach the student hands-on use of a DMM with an emphasis on electrical troubleshooting. You will learn to test electric motors, capacitors, transformers, heating elements, diodes, and much more. You will also learn the proper way to test a fuse in and out of the circuit.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-135: Emissions Detection, Analysis, & Control
In this course students become familiar with natural gas regulations. Students will be introduced to the various types of emissions as well as step-by-step details on the emission testing process. The course will include hands-on testing with a portable emission analyzer and witnessing the effects that changes in the combustion process make on final emissions.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-136: Overview of the Natural Gas Industry
Comprehensive look at natural gas from what it is, how it is produced and processed (upstream), to how it is marketed and transported (midstream), sold and used (downstream), including economic aspects of the industry. Intended for management, production workers, office and administrative staff all who want to understand the complex industry in which they work.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-137: Reading Measurement Tools
Reading Measuring Tools builds a solid foundation of skills that workers can use across a broad spectrum of applications. It develops the basis for mastering more advanced measuring tasks to ensure that students get the accurate measurements needed for the high technology equipment of today?s industry. With this program, workers will master the essentials of handling, applying and reading the most common gauges from steel rulers to micrometers and height gauges.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-138: Rotary Compressor Concepts
This course is designed to prepare maintenance and service technicians with knowledge to properly maintain and service rotary screw compressors. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of the design and operation of the equipment through classroom studies and hands-on demonstrations.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-139: Shaft Alignment
This course explains why precision shaft alignment is so important, why soft foot correction is important, how to use dial indicators, how laser alignment systems work, how to deal with thermal growth, how to move the machine and deal with all of the complications that can arise.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-140: Laptop Usage for Technical Careers
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic usage of laptops. Primary focus will be on the use of flash drives, air cards, plus creating and saving files. Usage of Microsoft Outlook, including accepting and sending meeting requests, sending email attachments and calendar organizational skills will also be covered.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-141: Introduction to Disposal Well Operations
Course presents the basic design and operation of typical produced water disposal well and equipment. Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding the injection well, operating and maintenance of the surface equipment in addition to storage tank issues and potential malfunctions.
Offered: DMND
7.0 credits ENER-180: Cooperative Work Experience I
Students will work with their current company and apply the skills from the oil and gas industry training classes. Students will be supervised and evaluated by their immediate company supervisor. Credit for the course is dependent upon a satisfactory evaluation form submitted by the supervisor to the School of Energy program coordinator.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-211: Regulators and LL Controllers
Course presents basic principles for the operation of a liquid level controller and its relationship to the regulators (valves) and how they operate surface equipment. Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding valve repairs, supply gas pressures, managing line and wellhead pressures. Pro-active preventative maintenance and potential equipment malfunction issues will be discussed and lab work used to show best practices will be employed.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-212: Purging Air From a Vessel Or System
An introduction to multiple methods of removing air (oxygen) and other gases from inside of a pipeline (flowline) or vessel. Instruction on how to avoid natural gas combustion from applied pressure either directly from a wellbore or utilizing a wellhead compressor skid. This course is not designed to replace specific company procedures or policies.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-214: Why We Use Compression
An introduction to how compression was used to develop gas fields from the end user back to the wellhead. Program shows multiple types of compressor skids and how to perform basic checks prior to startup and during normal runtimes. This course is not designed to replace specific company procedures or policies.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-215: Advanced Separator
Course presents basic principles of improving operational efficiency by focusing on Two-stage Three-phase separators and the LPUD, understanding the flow through each and learning how the valves and controllers function as a system. Students will gain an understanding of how control systems function and how to test them. The course also focuses on winterization techniques used to ensure operational efficiency during winter operations.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-216: Advanced Liquid and Gas Measurement
Course provides instruction on measurement methodologies and regulatory requirements for hydrocarbon storage tank liquids and natural gas measurement. Class will include API calculations and regulations for measuring both liquids and gas. Students will be introduced to the economics of accurate and inaccurate measurement methods.
Offered: DMND
0.5 credits ENER-217: Introduction to Cathodic Protection
Course presents the basic design and operation of how to prevent internal and external corrosion issues for the Oil & Gas Industry. Instruction provides students with standard terminology to promote effective communication regarding the process of how corrosion is created and the operational and economic problems caused when not used.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits ENER-240: Reduced Production Rates
This course is designed as a capstone course in which the student will apply the skills from previous oil and gas industry training courses. The students will be provided with operational, equipment and production issues and then asked to identify the potential causes and remedies for each scenario.
Prerequisites: Take 18 Energy courses.
Offered: DMND
9.0 credits ENER-280: Cooperative Work Experience II
Students will work with their current company and apply the skills from the oil and gas industry training classes. Students will be supervised and evaluated by their immediate company supervisor. Credit for the course is dependent upon a satisfactory evaluation form submitted by the supervisor to the School of Energy program coordinator.
Prerequisites: Take ENER-180 and ENER-240.
Offered: ALL
0.5 - 3.0 credits ENER-299: Special Topics
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree
Offered: DMND
Industrial Process Operator Program
1.0 - 3.0 credits IPOP-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-110: Intro to Process Technology
Introduces students to energy plant operations. Topics include: Process technician duties, responsibilities and expectations, plant organizations, industrial economics, plant process and utility systems, and the physical and mental requirements of the process technician.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-130: Safety, Health & Environment
Develop knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and behaviors required for safe and environmentally sound work habits. There will be an emphasis on safety, health and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks and regulatory compliance issues.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-133: Process Technology I-Equipment
Instructs students on the usage of common process equipment. The student will use appropriate terminology and identify process equipment components such as piping and tubing, valves, pumps, compressors, turbines, motors and engines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, heaters and furnaces, boilers, filters and dryers, and vessels. Included are the basic functions, scientific principles and symbols. Students will identify components on typical Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-135: Maintenance Overview for Operators
Introduces the maintenance of equipment that utilizes mechanical, electrical and instrumentation concepts. Topics include: hand tools, bearing fundamentals, equipment lubrication, material handling, electrical safety, battery systems, diagrams, electrical production and distribution, transformers, breakers, switches, AC and DC motors, motor controllers and operations, and introduction to automation and instrumentation.
Prerequisites: IPOP-110, IPOP-130, and IPOP-133, minimum grade C.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-160: Intro to Instrumentation
Covers the varied instruments and instrument systems used in the process industry. This includes process variables, elements and instruments of pressure, level, flow, temperature and analytical devices, control loops, controllers, final control elements, Process Flow Diagrams, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and instrumentation troubleshooting.
Prerequisites: IPOP-110, IPOP-130, and IPOP-133, minimum grade C.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-165: Process Technology II-Systems
Study the interrelation of process equipment and process systems. This includes related scientific principles as applied to power generation, refinery operations and gas processing with a focus on manual operation. The student will arrange process equipment into basic systems; describe the purpose and function of specific process systems; explain how factors affecting process systems are controlled under normal conditions, and recognize abnormal process conditions.
Prerequisites: IPOP-110, IPOP-130, and IPOP-133, minimum grade c.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-235: Process Technology III-Ops
This course covers process technology today, process hazards, permit systems, quality and economics. In addition, plant science physics and chemistry are discussed in relationship to process technology and hands-on training. Also covered are: maintenance duties, bulk chemical handling and storage, process unit shutdown, turnarounds and process unit startup.
Prerequisites: Take IPOP-135, IPOP-160, and IPOP-165.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-261: Distributed Control Systems
Teaches students to perform typical control room operational procedures. Students will learn to operate the Distributed Control System through the use of graphical displays that reflect process conditions. The student will recognize, acknowledge and respond to process alarms. The student will use trends displays to observe variations in process conditions and review historical data.
Prerequisites: Take IPOP-135, IPOP-160, and IPOP-165.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-262: Process Troubleshooting Systems
Instructs the student in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods that are used to solve process problems. Topics include application of data collection and analysis, cause-effect relationships, and reasoning. The student will explain steps in troubleshooting models; demonstrate the use of troubleshooting tools; and apply troubleshooting techniques to process problems.
Prerequisites: Take IPOP-135, IPOP-160, and IPOP-165.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-263: Gas Processing & Refining
Study of the major processes used in the gas processing industry. Included are amine sweetening, cryogenic liquids extraction, refrigeration, absorption, dehydration, sulfur recovery, compression, liquids handling, storage and transportation and the major regulatory programs that impact the gas processing industry. Petroleum Refining topics include physical and chemical properties of petroleum products, introduction to major modern refining processes, and operational technology for refining processes.
Prerequisites: Take IPOP-235, IPOP-261, and IPOP-262.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-264: Environmental Processes
Prepares the student for the various environmental process systems. These include but are not limited to the environment, water pollution and air pollution control equipment and treatment. Introduction to boiler water treatment, raw water treatment cooling water treatment, and ion exchange will be covered. The student will also learn about fuel and combustion characteristics, coal, oil and gas handling and flame characteristics and as handling.
Prerequisites: Take IPOP-235, IPOP-261, and IPOP-262.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits IPOP-265: Electrical Power Generation
Introduces the student to the process of generating electricity. Students will summarize electrical distribution systems, power generation, boiler operation and combustion control. They will also be familiarized with fuel systems and fuel preparation equipment as well as the process and support flows related to large industrial turbines, generators, exciters, boilers, water and steam, fuel gases and environmental control equipment. The student will also measure process and component efficiencies and heat rate.
Prerequisites: Take IPOP-235, IPOP-261, and IPOP-262.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 3.0 credits IPOP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program
0.5 - 4.0 credits MECH-104: Spin: (special Interest)

Offered: DMND
4.0 credits MECH-235: Mechanical Drives I
This course teaches the fundamentals of mechanical transmission systems used in industrial, agricultural, and mobile applications. Students will learn industrial relevant skills including how to: operate, install, analyze performance, and design basic transmission systems using chains, v-belts, spur gears, bearings, and couplings. Vibration analysis will be used to determine when to perform maintenance of power transmission components.
Prerequisites: IPOP 165, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-236, MECH-237, MECH-261, MECH-262
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits MECH-236: Lubrication
This course teaches the technical skills needed to operate, install, tune, maintain and troubleshoot automatic lubrication systems. Lubrication concepts, setup and tuning, pneumatic pumps, series progressive valve systems and microprocessor based lubrication controllers will be covered.
Prerequisites: IPOP-165, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-235, MECH-237, MECH-261, MECH-262
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MECH-237: Hydraulics I
This course teaches fundamentals of hydraulic systems used in industry mobile applications. Students learn industry-relevant skills including how to operate, install, analyze performance, and design basic hydraulic systems. This course will teach intermediate hydraulic components and system applications.
Prerequisites: IPOP-165, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-235, MECH-236, MECH-261, MECH-262
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MECH-261: Pumps I
This course teaches how to select, operate, install, maintain and repair the many types of pumps used by industry: centrifugal, diaphragm, gear, piston, and turbine pumps. Introduction to alignment, mechanical seals and packing.
Prerequisites: IPOP-165, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-235, MECH-236, MECH-237, MECH-262
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MECH-262: Piping Systems
This course teaches how to design, measure, cut and thread pipe, and bend tubing. How to use different types of measurement tools: rule, tape measure, micrometer and calipers. How to install, maintain and troubleshoot fluid systems.
Prerequisites: IPOP-165, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-235, MECH-236, MECH-237, MECH-261
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits MECH-263: Mechanical Drives II
This course will build on MECH 235 and will focus on bearings and gears used in heavy-duty mechanical transmission systems. This course will emphasize linear axis drives, clutches, and brakes.
Prerequisites: MECH-262, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-264, MECH-265, MECH-266, MECH-267
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MECH-264: Rigging
This course teaches how to safely move loads of different shapes and sizes using a variety of methods. Students will use hoists, slings, ropes, and fittings to learn how to safely lift a wide variety of loads.
Prerequisites: MECH-262, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-263, MECH-265, MECH-266, MECH-267
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MECH-265: Hydraulics II
This course builds on the concepts learned in MECH 237 and teaches advanced hydraulic systems. Students will learn operation of advanced hydraulic systems application, equipment installation, performance analysis of motors and pumps, accumulators, control, relief and check valves, equipment maintenance, and system design.
Prerequisites: MECH-262, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-263, MECH-264, MECH-266, MECH-267
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MECH-266: Pumps II
This course builds around the concepts learned in MECH 261. Disassembly, inspection and reassembly of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps will be covered. Troubleshooting pump systems, maintenance and laser alignment.
Prerequisites: MECH-262, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-263, MECH-264, MECH-265, MECH-267
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits MECH-267: Maintenance Project
This course is the final project in the AAS.MECH program. Students will utilize what they've learned in previous MECH courses to complete the project. This will include Safety, PPE, maintenance request orders, lockout/tagout, planning the job, rigging, pump disassembly, inspection and measurement, recommendations and assembly.
Prerequisites: MECH-262, minimum grade C.
Corequisites: MECH-263, MECH-264, MECH-265, MECH-266
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
Fundamentals of Petroleum Production Operations
2.0 credits LSOP-111: Production Field Tech
Students will study producing natural resources (oil and gas), from newly drilled and existing well locations to include: minimum surface equipment operations, wellhead design, common field terminologies, pressure gauges, location and fluid flow layout, proper use of hand tools, and equipment safety devices. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095, ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-113: Surface Equipment P & M
Students will learn skills, techniques and procedures to properly perform routine preventative maintenance on surface production equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and MATH-095 or appropriate English and Math Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-114: Wellhead Operation & Design
To provide students with techniques and procedures to correctly identify different wellhead designs and preventative maintenance routines. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Math-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits LSOP-181: Professional Field Experience I
This course allows students to observe tasks being performed in an actual field location environment, including documentation of oil and gas and operating production equipment from the well head to the sales line. This will include observing field technicians, doing basic field and office operations. Completion will introduce students to normal operating conditions for high pressure and low pressure gas wells in preparation for participation in LSOP 281.
Prerequisites: Take LSOP-111, LSOP-113, SAFE-114, SAFE-139, COSC-125 OR COSC-137.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-201: Basic Oil Measurement & Gauging
Students will study Basic methods for gauging and correctly documenting Hydrocarbon or oil tanks, inclusive of State and Federal regulatory requirements. This will include producing natural resources (oil) from newly drilled and exiting well locations. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-202: Basic Field Gas Measurement
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of gas measurement. Includes dry flow meters and remote telecommunication units (RTU's). Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-203: Intro to Wireline & Swab Techniques
Students will be introduced to wireline benefits and experience an introduction to swabbing techniques. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-205: Beam Lift & Chemical Pump
An introduction to beam lift systems design and operation. Operation and usage of chemical injection pump. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-206: Reduced Production Rates
Introduce the student to the causes and prevention of unexpected reduced production rates. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits LSOP-207: Intro Plunger Lift
An introduction of plunger lift systems and operation. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits LSOP-226: Adv Separator Valve Training II
Students will receive comprehensive training involving the repairing and operation of separator and other common surface equipment valves and used in the oil and gas industry. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: MATH-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Math and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
0.5 credits LSOP-230: Theory of Line Locating
Students will receive basic theory training in theory of line locating inclusive of buried utility lines and well location flow lines in partnership with industry. PowerPoint presentation, lecture and minimal equipment training. Students will be required to understand and retain information provided by Lecture and PowerPoint presentation and be able to walk long distances inclusive of steep inclines. Also must be able to perform basic math functions. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
9.0 credits LSOP-281: Professional Field Experience II
This course allows students to participate in a professional field environment, including making adjustments to surface equipment, managing natural gas flow pressures and learning the general production operations from the well head to the sales line. This will include working with field technicians and undertaking the following: turning on shut-in wells, gauging tanks, lighting burners on separators and dehydrators, and operating laptop computers to document daily activities. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
1.0 - 9.0 credits LSOP-299: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Renewable Energy
1.0 - 3.0 credits RENG-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective.
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits RENG-150: Modeling with Google SketchUp
Modeling and representing renewable energy systems in both two and three dimensions will be covered using Google SketchUp Pro. Creating two dimensional drawings will be introduced along with the basics of creating three dimensional models. Creating, analyzing, and presenting three dimensional models of renewable energy systems will be explored in detail.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits RENG-220: PV Theory & System Design
Basic photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion theory is introduced in relation to current silicon semiconductor technology. DC electrical energy production from incident solar radiation is covered along with PV module interconnection to meet load requirements. PV module performance specifications are compared to field performance in a laboratory setting. Inverter theory (for AC electrical energy production) and efficiency are discussed, as well as storage system sizing, charge controller operation and issues of connectivity with the existing utility electrical grid.
Prerequisites: Take RENG-252 and INST-144, minimum grade C.
Offered: SP
3.0 credits RENG-242: PV Installation and the NEC I
This hands-on course will first cover the National Electric Code (NEC) specifics concerning the photovoltaic(PV)installation - articles 90 to 400. Then, code compliant wiring of basic residential electrical systems will be explored in detail. Students will use materials designed for installation practice both indoors and out. Existing PV installations will be visited and studied.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RENG-242L,INST-144
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits RENG-242L: PV Installation & NEC I Lab
This course is the first in a two-semester laboratory sequence and accompanies RENG 242.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RENG-242
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits RENG-243: PV Installation and NEC II
This hands-on course will cover the National Electric Code (NEC) specifics concerning photovoltaic (PV) installation - article 690. Then, code compliant wiring of modules, inverters, charge controllers and batteries will be explored in detail. Students will use materials designed for installation practice both indoors and out. Existing PV installations will be visited and studied.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Prerequisites: Take RENG-242, RENG-242L, and INST-144
Corequisites: RENG-243L,RENG-150
Offered: SP
2.0 credits RENG-243L: PV Installation & NEC II Lab
This course is the second in a two-semester laboratory sequence and accompanies RENG-243.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Corequisites: RENG-243
Offered: SP
4.0 credits RENG-252: Passive Solar Design and Analysis
Starts with an overview of various aspects of energy production, consumption, and quantification. Emphasis will be placed on efficiency and conservation. Quantification of incident solar energy is covered in detail along with the basic physics of energy conversion. Building energy analysis, including passive solar, will involve designing spreadsheets and using modeling software.
Prerequisites: Take PHYS-111 and COSC-116.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits RENG-260: Solar Thermal Design & Application
This course starts with an overview of various active solar thermal systems for both domestic water and space heating. Quantification of energy output for several non-concentrating collector types will be covered in detail and then used in the development of spreadsheets to model system behavior. Installation, start-up, and troubleshooting will be discussed. Concentrating, large-scale power plant basics are covered generally.
Minimum grade required: "C"
Prerequisites: Take RENG-252 with a C or higher.
Offered: SP
1.0 - 4.0 credits RENG-299: Special Topics
Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Semester Offered-On Demand.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
Occupational Safety
2.0 credits SAFE-250: Management of Safety Work
Course presents theories and principles of safety regulatory issues and their practical uses in the workplace. This course also addresses designing, developing and implementing a Safety Management system within an organization that will protect people from hazards in the workplace. This course focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities of a safety professional, and how to manage and work in a global environment. The student will learn about their role and the field of safety engineering work and project management. The student will gain knowledge on their leadership role within the organization and the management of teams to help resolve safety issues.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-251: Hazard Communication & Right-To-Know
The Hazard Communication Standard or Right-to-Know provides information to workers and employers about various chemical hazards that exist in the workplace, and what protective measures they can take in order to prevent the adverse effects of such hazards. Students will learn and understand the purpose of the standard, MSDSs and recognize the hazards and recognize identification symbols.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits SAFE-252: Environmental Management
Course presents theories and principles of environmental safety regulatory issues and their practical uses in the workplace. This course provides knowledge about environmental issues such as air pollution, spills and releases, and toxic hazardous materials that have an effect on air, water, and land. This course will provide information on pollutants that cause safety and health risks to the public. The student will learn about the various environmental management systems, pollution control and control technologies that help to reduce emissions. Specific topics covered in this course are; air pollution control and mitigation, water and wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and hazardous material spills and responses.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-253: Safety & Health Training
The objective of this course is to learn how to assess, develop, carry out, and evaluate a training program. Regulatory issues will be explained as well as the theory of training, needs assessment and development of a program.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-254: Worker's Compensation
Course provides an understanding of workers 146 compensation (WC) laws and regulatory issues. An understanding of WC policies will be explained and how premiums are calculated. The classification system will be explained and how to correct mistakes and control costs.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-255: Fleet Safety
Course provides an understanding of DOT, OSHA, and other regulations that are related to Fleet Safety. This course addresses vehicles, accident investigations, vehicle engineering, and ergonomics. The student will gain knowledge on the practices of how to implement fleet programs that will provide a safer and more dependable fleet.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits SAFE-256: Risk Assessment & Hazard Control
Course provides an understanding of risk management principles and regulatory issues in the context of safety and health management. Specific hazard control issues that are addressed are: Systems and Process Safety, Electrical Safety, Permit-to-Work Systems, Basic Safety Engineering and Pressure Vessels.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-257: Emergency Preparedness
Course addresses emergency preparedness and management. Also, covers all aspects of planning for, and recovering from, a disaster. A rationale is provided for systematically identifying and evaluating the hazards that create the potential for disaster, along with guidelines for minimizing the impact of those events.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits SAFE-258: Fire Prevention and Protection
Examine measures directed toward avoiding the inception of fire, among which are fire prevention education, fire safety inspection, fire codes, and investigation of fire to determine causes. Provides an overview of fire protection and fire loss analysis. Fire dynamics, prevention and control, and fire suppression and detection are introduced and discussed.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits SAFE-259: Industrial Hygiene
Course provides an introduction to the practice of industrial hygiene. Also, covers history, regulations, basic principles, standards, and measurements. Chemical, physical, and biological hazards are identified, described and explained.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-260: Personal Protective Equipment
Course provides knowledge concerning the proper selection, care and use of personal protective equipment. Students will be presented the requirements for compliance and the role of PPE in controlling exposure to hazards in the workplace will be explained. Parts of the body will identified as the most vulnerable to injury. Students will be able to name hazards and describe the appropriate PPE.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-261: Ergonomics and Human Factors
Course reviews the principles and practices of ergonomics in a working environment. The focus is on the human operator and their effective functioning in such an environment. Work physiology and principles of human factors are explained to reduce injuries.
Offered: ALL
Well Control
1.0 credits WELL-104: Spin: Special Interest
Course is designed to address a variety of subject
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits WELL-115: WC Drilling Comp WO
Well control training for drilling, workover and/or completion personnel. This course will award 2 year IADC Wellcap Supervisory level certification.
Offered: ALL Faculty Permission Required

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