IDSY Industrial Systems Technology Courses

IDSY 1005 - Introduction to Mechatronics

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Program Admission.

Description: This course provides an introduction to the field of mechatronics and automation technology. Topics include automation technology as a part of engineering sciences, fundamentals of electrical engineering, sensors, fundamentals of pneumatics, electrical drives, applications of relays in electropneumatics, and programmable logic controllers.

IDSY 1020 - Print Reading and Problem Solving

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Program Admission.

Description: This course introduces practical problem solving techniques as practiced in an industrial setting. Topics include: analytical problem solving, troubleshooting techniques, reading blueprints and technical diagrams, schematics and symbols, specifications and tolerances. The course emphasizes how the machine or mechanical system works, reading and engineering specifications and applying a systematic approach to solving the problem.

IDSY 1101 - DC Circuit Analysis

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Program Admission.

Description: This course introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; Series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.

IDSY 1105 - AC Circuit Analysis

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: Program Admission.

Co-requisites: IDSY 1101 - DC Circuit Analysis OR IDFC 1011 - Direct Current I.

Description: This course introduces alternating current concepts, theory, and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, inductance and capacitance.

IDSY 1110 - Industrial Motor Controls I

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Program Admission.

Description: This course introduces the fundamental concepts, principles, and devices involved in industrial motor controls, theories and applications of single and three-phase motors, wiring motor control circuits, and magnetic starters and braking. Topics include, but are not limited to, motor theory and operating principles, control devices, symbols and schematic diagrams, NEMA standards, Article 430 NEC and preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.

IDSY 1120 - Basic Industrial PLC's

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: IDSY 1110 - Industrial Motor Controls I [1].

Description: This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

IDSY 1130 - Industrial Wiring

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: IDSY 1101 - DC Circuit Analysis, IDSY 1105 - AC Circuit Analysis OR IDSY 1100 - Basic Circuit Analysis [1].

Description: Teaches the fundamental concepts of industrial wiring with an emphasis on installation procedures. Topics include: grounding, raceways, three-phase systems, transformers (three-phase and single-phase), wire sizing, overcurrent protection, NEC requirements, industrial lighting systems, and switches, receptacles, and cord connectors.

IDSY 1170 - Industrial Mechanics

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Provisional admission.

Description: This course introduces and emphasizes the basic skill necessary for mechanical maintenance personnel. Instruction is also provided in the basic physics concepts applicable to the mechanics of industrial production equipment, and the application of mechanical principles with additional emphasis on power transmission and specific mechanical components.

IDSY 1190 - Fluid Power Systems

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Provisional admission.

Description: This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of safely operating hydraulic, pneumatic, and pump and piping systems. Theory and practical application concepts are discussed. Topics include hydraulic system principles and components, pneumatic system principles and components, and the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of pump and piping systems.

IDSY 1195 - Pumps and Piping Systems

Credit Hours: 3

Pre-requisites: None.

Description: This course provides instruction in the fundamentals concepts of industrial pumps and piping systems. Topics include: pump identification, pump operation, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting, piping systems and installation of piping systems.

IDSY 1210 - Industrial Motor Controls II

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: IDSY 1110 - Industrial Motor Controls I [1].

Description: This course introduces the theory and practical application for two-wire control circuits, advanced motor controls, and variable speed motor controls. Emphasis is placed on circuit sequencing, switching, and installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques.

IDSY 1220 - Intermediate Industrial PLC's

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: IDSY 1120 - Basic Industrial PLC's [1].

Description: This course provides for hands on development of operational skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial control systems and automated equipment. Topics include data manipulation, math instructions, introduction to HMI, analog control, and troubleshooting discrete IO devices.

IDSY 1230 - Industrial Instrumentation

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: Program admission.

Description: Provides instruction in the principles and practices of instrumentation for industrial process control systems with an emphasis on industrial maintenance techniques for production equipment. Topics include: instrument tags; process documentation; basic control theory; sensing pressure, flow, level, and temperature; instrument calibration; and loop tuning.

IDSY 1240 - Maintenance for Reliability

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Description: Applies advanced instrumentation in conjunction with principles of mechanical physics, vibration and particulate analysis, thermography, and advanced reliability concepts relative to precision/predictive maintenance of industrial equipment.

IDSY 1260 - Machine Tool for Industrial Repairs

Credit Hours: 4

Pre-requisites: None.

Description: Provides Industrial Mechanics the basic machine shop skills to perform common mechanical repairs such as: repair of scored pump shafts, motor shafts, conveyor shafts or valve stems; repair or fabrication of support brackets; fabrication of simple shaped (cylindrical or rectangular) parts; making or repairing keyseats and keys.