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MEC 154: Mechanical Maintenance I (3 cr.) — Provides an overview of basic maintenance techniques and processes for industrial mechanics and technicians who are installing and maintaining industrial mechanical and power transmission components. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.

MEC 161: Basic Fluid Mechanics – Hydraulics/Pneumatics (3 cr.) — Introduces theory, operation and maintenance of hydraulic/ pneumatics devices and systems. Emphasizes the properties of fluids, fluid flow, fluid statics, and the application of Bernouli’s equation. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

MEC 162: Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics (2-3 cr.) — Introduces hydraulic and pneumatic systems found in construction equipment, road vehicles, and farm equipment. Includes the basic theory, construction, maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic power systems. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 2-5 hours per week.

MEC 165: Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics, and Hydrostatics (3 cr.) — Teaches fluid power system design, operation, testing, maintenance and repair. Includes reservoirs, pump connecting valves, cylinders, pressure regulating valves, flow control valves, hydraulic motors, and introduction to basic hydrostatic hydraulic systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

MEC 265: Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.) — Studies properties of fluids and fluid flow, Bernouli’s theorem, measuring devices, viscosity and dimensional analysis. Emphasizes fluid statics, flow in pipes and channels, and pumps. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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