Maintenance Mechanic Certificate
Certificate | SC Program: CT.3453
The Maintenance Mechanic Program is designed to prepare students for positions in a variety of service and manufacturing industries requiring technically trained and/or certified mechanics. The program is designed to prepare students for the opportunity to become an entry-level maintenance mechanic.
This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.
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A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year12.5 Units Total
A beginning course designed for the student interested in acquiring basic welding skills to be used in a trade or service occupation. Emphasis is placed on oxyacetylene and arc welding in all positions. A portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course will provide the theory and hands-on electronic skills necessary for students in vocational or Career Technical Education courses such as the Automotive and Diesel Industrial Technology, Computers, Mechatronics, Energy, Heavy Equipment/Transportation programs and more. Course content includes electrical theory, components testing, and troubleshooting of many types of electrical systems including AC and DC systems.This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year12 Units Total
This course is designed for students who wish to be introduced to principles of industrial electronics and mechatronics for various vocational and industrial applications. We will be using the Arduino Starter Kit. Topics include theory of DC and AC circuits, semiconductor theory, digital concepts, circuits and systems and their applications, programming logic controls, circuit design, and integrating circuits with computers and machinery. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
GMAW (gas metal arc welding) stresses certification and code welding on plate and structural steel in all positions. Course instruction and related information will include gas metal and flux core arc welding equipment and welding variables. The course will also cover shielding gases, equipment malfunctions, certification and weld procedures. A portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
Fall Semester, Second Year11 Units Total
This is a course covering metal fabrication techniques, layout, welding, and the use of metal fabrication equipment. The class simulates on-the-job welding situations. A portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is designed to equip Career Technical Education students with college-level mathematical competencies required in today's workplace. Topics include college-level algebra, measurement units and conversion, estimation, solid figures, geometry, trigonometry, basic statistics, and probability. This course will promote quantitative reasoning through the use of mathematical applications and modeling with an emphasis on CTE topics. These applications and modeling will be reinforced by using requisite tools utilized by CTE courses to enhance students' visualization and problem-solving development.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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