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Facilities Maintenance Tech

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FMT 100   Introduction to Facilities Maintenance Systems
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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 TE 9242. Audit available.
FMT 103   Refrigeration III
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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 TE 9243. Audit available.
FMT 111   Refrigeration Electrical I
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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 TE 9237 Audit available.
FMT 113   Refrigeration Electrical III
Credits: 2.00
Description: Schematic development and use in diagnosis, service, and repair of HVAC systems; control applications and circuit evaluation. Prerequisites: FMT 112 or TE 9238 Audit available.
FMT 119   Water Treatment and Distribution
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 4.00
Description: 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
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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 TE 9244. Audit available.
FMT 202   Direct Digital Control Advanced Technology
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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 TE 9244. Audit available.
FMT 207   Pneumatic Controls
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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
Credits: 2.00
Description: 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 TE 9238); (FMT 102 or APR 132 or TE 9243) Audit available.
FMT 213   Commercial Refrigeration Shop
Credits: 2.00
Description: Troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of typical commercial refrigeration equipment found in convenience stores, markets, restaurants, and related applications. Prerequisites: (FMT 112 or TE 9238); (FMT 102 or APR 132 or TE 9243) Audit available.
FMT 216   Commercial Systems Design
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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 TE 9244. Audit available.
FMT 219   Residential Systems Roofing
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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 TE 9244. Audit available.
FMT 222   Intermediate Boilers
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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 TE 9161. Audit available.
FMT 265   Building Commissioning I
Credits: 3.00
Description: 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
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Description: Provides "hands-on" work experience for students enrolled in Facilities Maintenance Technology. Department permission required. Audit available.