GT - Green Technology

GT101 Introduction to Industrial Sustainability
3 credits   (3 lec hrs/wk)  Students explore a broad overview of sustainability and environmental engineering. Students learn the principles, concepts, and technology of alternative resources including power production by wave energy, wind energy, solar energy, hydrogen-fuel devices and other emerging alternative power generation systems. Students learn the basics of sustainability in an industrial context, including energy conservation, waste reduction and preventive maintenance.
GT102 Industrial Safety
2 credits  (2 lec hrs/wk)  Students learn the essential skills needed to develop and maintain safe work habits in various industrial workplaces following OR-OSHA guidelines, including general accident prevention. Students demonstrate safe use of tools/equipment commonly found in a variety of manufacturing and construction industries. Emphasis will be put on safety procedures leading to sustainable practices and results.
GT103 Mechanical Systems
3 credits  (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  This course focuses on learning the fundamentals of mechanical power. Students learn common mechanical components from nuts and bolts to gears, gear boxes, shafts and bearings. Students perform common mechanical tasks, and learn to fine tune drive systems involving belts, chains, etc. This course demonstrates the importance of lubrication in maintaining gears and other movable parts, and emphasizes operations to reduce friction and wasted motion, which are major contributors to energy inefficiency.
GT104 Electrical Systems Troubleshooting I
2 credits  (1 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  This course covers information on basic DC and AC electrical theory, definitions, basic component identification and analysis of series, parallel and combination circuits. Emphasis is placed on practical application, troubleshooting and problem solving. Students learn to troubleshoot common electrical problems in industry, such as low voltage, high voltage, open circuits, high resistance shorts to ground and current/voltage unbalance. Emphasis is on prevention of electrical energy waste.
GT105 Workplace Math / Applied Math
4 credits  (4 lec hrs/wk)  This is an introductory algebra and geometry class in technical/ professional mathematics. Topics that are covered include measurement and conversions, signed numbers, algebraic equations and formulas, ratio and proportion, perimeters, areas, volumes, reading and interpreting graphs, and measures of central tendency. Prerequisite: MTH20 or MTH55 with a 'C' or better or appropriate placement test score.
GT106 Introduction to Green Technologies
2 credits  (2 lec hrs/wk)  Students will be introduced to economic and environmental considerations for selecting appropriate green technologies and techniques to compare technology options. Technologies in the areas of energy production, transportation, electrical systems, building systems, and agriculture will be examined. Emphasis will be on identifying and selecting appropriate and cost-effective tools and technology solutions across multiple industries and sustainable decision making.
GT107 Electrical Systems Troubleshooting II
3 credits  (2 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  This course covers the theory and application of magnetism, electromagnetism, the generation of electromotive force, AC and DC motor principles, transformer theory, types and applications. Students are introduced to electrical control circuits and the operation of a transistor. Students build on basic techniques and learn systematic troubleshooting methods and procedures to solve process problems. Analyzing motor control schematics and using advanced digital multi meters are stressed. Emphasis is on prevention and correction of energy wasting problems. Prerequisite: GT104 with a 'C' or better.
GT108 Building Systems
2 credits  (1 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Students learn basic principles of building science to assess building energy efficiency and monitor health and safety conditions, with an emphasis on a system analysis approach to inspection. Inter-connected system analysis includes the building's envelope, foundation, walls roof, doors and windows. Students learn how to use diagnostic equipment to analyze the effectiveness of the building systems to maximize energy performance, comfort, efficiency, safety and durability. Students will learn about using the HVAC ducting and digital controls (DDC) system as an aid in troubleshooting and promoting energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.
GT109 HVACR Systems Operations
3 credits  (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Students will learn the concepts of the basic operations of various heating and cooling systems for commercial and residential applications. This course focuses on maintenance and service procedure for initial tuning of HVACR systems for energy efficiency. Practical application of skills include: taking pressures, identifying refrigerants, recovering and recycling refrigerant, evacuating and charging refrigeration systems. Also included are all applicable safety precautions and EPA governed environmental regulations. Energy efficiency will be emphasized.
GT110 Workplace Communication Skills
3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)  Students will practice small group communication by participation in group discussions, readings, and written exercises. Attention to organization and conduct of problem-solving groups and learning. Emphasis is on, (1) learning how to enhance group communication, to deal effectively with conflict and to apply problem-solving techniques and (2) developing attitudes and skills applicable to leadership and successful participation in the workplace.
GT111 Preventive Maintenance and Energy Conservation
2 credits  (2 lec hrs/wk)  Examines the development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program using proven actions and procedures and common computer software. Students will learn how to design, construct, and maintain industrial transfer systems. The emphasis of this course is the application of preventive maintenance strategies to green technology and efficiency.
GT112 Control Systems
3 credits  (2 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Students will learn fundamentals of programmable logic control (PLC) operation, and troubleshooting. Variable speed drive operation and programming is covered as are process control principles for temperature and flow. Emphasis is on understanding of control operations for efficiency. This course will utilize on-line training and a hands-on seminar to offer hands-on learning opportunities.
GT113 Fluid Power
3 credits  (2 lec, 2 lec/lab hrs/wk)  This course provides an introduction to hydraulic schematics, troubleshooting common hydraulic problems and maintaining hydraulic systems used in a variety of production applications. It also provides an introduction to operating a pneumatic system, including maintenance and troubleshooting procedures. Students learn to read, interpret, and construct fluid systems schematic diagrams containing pneumatic and hydraulic component systems. Emphasis will be on operation of fluid power systems for energy savings and pollution controls.
GT114 Local Applications for Alternative Energy
3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and terminology of alternative energy sources. Subjects that will be explored in this course are biodiesel, wind, solar cells, fuel cells, ocean wave, geothermal, hydrogen, connection to the grid (homeowners), electric vehicles, as well as other emerging types of energy production. Research into old technologies as well as new will be explored, and students will research the applications of alternative energy in their local/regional communities and economies, including opportunities for employment.
GT115 Human Relations/Customer Service
3 credits  (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course is designed to enable students look at many factors that influence human behavior. The intent of this course is to help students increase their ability to handle interpersonal conflicts effectively at work and in your personal lives.

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