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A.A.S. Power Technology

The A.A.S. in Power Technology has emphasis areas in Automotive, Diesel, Mine Mechanic, or USCG Marine Oiler.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 CATALOG)

Minimum credit hours60-64
General Requirements16
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing About Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
Oral Communication Skills
Select one from the following (3 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communications*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication & Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade C or better
Computational Skills
MATHS105Intermediate Algebra (or higher)4
Other Skills
___S__Advisor-approved GER*3-4
*Humanities, mathematics, natural sciences or social sciences course. Course must be at the 100-level or above.

Diesel Emphasis

This degree is a vocational training program for men and women interested in securing employment working with various diesel engine applications such as (but not limited to):

  • Charter boats
  • Tour buses
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Cold storage systems
  • Fishing vessels
  • Marine auxiliary systems
  • Transportation systems

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog

Minimum credit hours60
Major Requirements44
DESLS105Diesel Fuel Systems3
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes & CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
DESLS291Internship3
WELDS120Basic Welding I3
____S__Advisor-approved electives3

Mine Mechanic Emphasis

This degree is a vocational training program for men and women interested in developing skills for maintenance and repair of diesel engines and auxiliary systems; for employment working on (but not limited to):

  • Mining equipment
  • Construction equipment
  • Sawmill equipment
  • Cold storage systems
  • Earth moving equipment
  • Rock crushers
  • General heavy equipment

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog

Major Requirements44
DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance & Inspection2
DESLS105Diesel Fuel Systems3
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS225Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes & CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
AUTOS223Light Vehicle Diesel Engines3
WELDS175Welding Special Topics3
____S__Advisor-approved electives3

USCG Marine Oiler Emphasis

This USCG DOCUMENTED MARINE OILER A.A.S. Degree is for both men and women who want to get the training needed to begin a career in marine transportation (engine room). With successful completion of this program and a written USCG examination, students receive a USCG Merchant Marine Document (MMD Z-card) with an OILER endorsement, which qualifies them for employment in the engine rooms of large U.S. tagged vessels anywhere in the world. OILER is the "qualified" entry level position in the engine room which has a career path that culminates in the chief engineer's position. Program graduates can expect to find employment with the state ferry system, private ferries, cruise ships, seafood processors, tug boats, or any other large sea going vessels. This degree incorporates a 120 day (1440 hour) internship at sea as part of the requirements.

Incoming students will have to pass a USCG background check, drug screen, and physical agility exam during the first semester. They will also have to pass a complete physical exam prior to getting the Oiler Z-card. English and mathematics placement exams are also required in the first semester.

Degree Requirements (2012-2013 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours61
Major Requirements45
DESLS105Diesel Fuel Systems3
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
DESLS291AAlaska Marine Highway Oiler Internship (1440 hrs.)12
MTS129Basic Safety Training2
WELDS120Basic Welding3
 
 

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