Programs for the Best Jobs
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the registrar for verification.
Introduction to all elements of the marine industry. Primary emphasis on personal watercraft and inboard/outboard technologies utilized on lakes and inland waterways. Topics covered include safety and protocol in the service environment, basic watercraft and boat design, marine electrical theory, engine and drive system design and theory.
Hands-on lab projects discussed in OPRV 260 Marine Technology. Safety practices in the service environment and on the water are covered in detail. Service techniques and practices, lubrication and fuel system diagnosis, electrical system diagnosis and drive system repair are explored.
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on the following: email, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and Internet-based applications. This is a 4-module course intended to cover the Microsoft Office suite.
Basic fabrication and design techniques utilized in the custom motorcycle industry. Basic repair and restoration techniques of chassis elements of motorcycles and ATVs. Topics to be explored include metallurgy and principles of metalworking; gas welding and cutting; MIG and TIG welding; proper use of turning lathe, shear, English wheel, drill press and basic metal forming techniques.
A continuation of techniques and principles learned in OPRV 260.
A continuation of practical applications of the theories and principles students have acquired throughout OPRV 260 and OPRV 261. Students will dedicate more time to diagnosing electrical and fuel system faults, complete component failure analysis exercises and documentation of actual operating fault conditions in an approved test setting. Proper documentation and job pricing strategies will be explored.
An introductory course providing skills for entry-level welders. Specific projects will be related to agricultural applications, both on-farm and light commercial.
Students will be exposed to the theories and techniques of custom paint and finishes utilized in the high-end motorcycle and automotive industry. Water-borne and solvent-based paint systems as well as dent repair and smoothing techniques will be taught.
A continuation of techniques and principles learned in OPRV 235. Students will learn intricate details of fuel mapping and how variations in inputs determine the final performance of an engine. A detail-oriented approach to power tuning and fuel management and diagnostic procedures utilized in industry will be the focus. Extensive lab time and a firm understanding of electrical and electronic theory required.
Students will explore the use of fiberglass and composite materials utilized in the motorcycle and marine industry for structural elements as well as repairs and enhancements. Mixing, application and finishing will be core topics of this course. Injection molding and gel coat processes will be discussed.
Utilization of industry software and service management practices for evaluation of lab performance. Exercises related to service information dispensed in classroom sessions will be completed.