Spring 2012 Class Schedule (SCC)



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MET 256    Fundamentals of Instruments and Electricity    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of electrical instruments and concepts required in commercial and industrial practice. Units of instruction include: fundamentals of electricity, ohms law, use of voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, series and parallel circuits, wiring diagrams, and electro-magnetic theory. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC H.Ramil              SCC MAIN TEC 110         18908 
Textbook
T         05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116A        17029 Textbook
On-Campus


MET 257    Fundamentals of Workplace Success    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the student with basic workplace skills needed to enter the workforce as a machinery systems technician. Units of instruction include teamwork, ethics, diversity, communication skills, writing e-mail messages, Internet websites, conflict resolution, critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, career management, sexual harassment, and drug and alcohol use. Components of this course will be offered online. Students will be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC G.Adams              SCC MAIN Online          17319 
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Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Friday, January 20, 2012 from 5:30 pm - 6:50 pm, in TEC 105.


MET 351    Basic Mechanical Systems    5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MET 352 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 352.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the theoretical and practical applications of basic mechanical systems utilized in refrigeration, heating, cooling, steam power generation, photovoltaic and hot water solar systems, and the treatment of water for use in mechanical systems, drinking water, and wastewater treatment plants. Additional studies include fundamental laws of heat; theory of refrigeration and refrigerants; installation, operation, and testing of refrigeration units; and safe, efficient use of related hand, heat, and power tools. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 10          17007 
Textbook
TW        12:30PM-03:35PM LAB J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 10            
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.Gralian            SCC MAIN LAC 10          17009 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.Gralian            SCC MAIN LAC 10            
On-Campus


MET 352    Mechanical Systems Calculations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MET 351 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 351.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on building mathematical skills specific to the mechanical-electrical trades; problem solving using metric (SI) units and English and metric unit conversions; solution of word problems involving length, area, volume, weight, strength of materials, work, power, energy, and efficiencies; exponents, scientific notation, and roots; problem solving using graphs and tables; algebraic solutions to applied problems; freehand sketching employing multiview, isometric, and oblique drawing methods; and lettering and dimensioning. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC K.Fitzpatrick        SCC MAIN TEC 105         17011 
Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC K.Fitzpatrick        SCC MAIN TEC 105         18879 Textbook
On-Campus


MET 356    Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MET 354 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 354.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is the first of three courses (see MET 366 and MET 376) that focus on water resources and their preservation; wastewater treatment systems and processes; system components; and related operation and safety practices. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC H.Ramil              SCC MAIN TEC 110         18983 
Textbook
On-Campus


MET 361    Refrigeration Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 351 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 352 with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in MET 362, MET 363, and MET 364.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a course devoted to the study of residential and commercial refrigeration systems and equipment. Students learn about mechanical compression and absorption refrigeration devices; their operating characteristics, common applications and typical servicing procedures, and related safety practices. Hand tools, power tools, and test instruments are used by the student in lab to repair and service refrigeration devices. Students gain additional experience by analyzing system performance with pressure-enthalpy diagrams. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:15PM-07:20PM LEC J.Buonauro           SCC MAIN LAC 10          17022 
Textbook
M         07:30PM-10:45PM LAB J.Buonauro           SCC MAIN LAC 10            
On-Campus


MET 362    Refrigeration Systems Calculations    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 351 and 352 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 361, MET 363, and MET 364 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 361, MET 363, and MET 364.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on mathematical problems involving English and metric (SI) units concerned with installation, operations, and maintenance of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems. Emphasis will be placed on basic heat transfer, loads, piping, equipment performance, and economic factors. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC T.Kalber             SCC MAIN LAC 122         17024 
Textbook
On-Campus


MET 364    Electrical Controls    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 256, 351, and 352 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 361, MET 362, and MET 363 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 361, MET 362, and MET 363.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to power and control circuits and devices used with refrigeration, heating, cooling, pumping, water treating, photovoltaic, and hot water solar heating mechanical systems. Units of instruction include a study of electron theory, magnetism, induction, alternating current, direct current, resistance, and capacitance. Practice using electrical meters and test instruments in laboratory classes along with related safety practices will also be covered. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        05:15PM-07:05PM LEC J.Buonauro           SCC MAIN LAC 122         17025 
Textbook
Th        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB J.Buonauro            TBA TBA                   
On-Campus


MET 368    Heat Pump Operation and Maintenance    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 256, 351, and 352 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides instruction in basic refrigeration and heat pump theory, cooling and heating cycles, defrost cycles, controls, supplemental heat, flow control devices, and heat load calculations. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC T.Kalber             SCC MAIN LAC 122         19137 
Textbook
On-Campus


MET 371    Heating and Power Machinery    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 255, 361, and 364 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 372, MET 373, and MET 374 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 372, MET 373, and MET 374.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction in warm air furnaces, hydronic heating, hot water solar systems, and steam and power plant systems. Instruction includes pumps, pumping head calculations, combustion principles, steam and hot water boilers, warm air furnaces, boiler safety and operating controls, and boiler emissions. Laboratory activities include operation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of warm air furnaces and steam/hot water heating systems. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:15PM-07:20PM LEC J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116         17922 
Textbook
M         07:30PM-10:45PM LAB J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116           
On-Campus


MET 372    Power Machinery, Heating and Air Conditioning Calculations    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 361 and 362 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 371, MET 373, and MET 374 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 371, MET 373, and MET 374.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on mathematical problems involving English and metric (SI) units concerned with installation, operation, and maintenance of power machinery, and heating and air conditioning systems. Emphasis will be placed on heat transfer, heating/cooling loads, pipe and pump sizing, steam and hot water system performance, psychrometrics, and duct sizing calculations. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116         19138 
Textbook
On-Campus


MET 373    Piping, Electrical, and Sheet Metal Drafting    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 255, 361, and 364 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 371, MET 372, and MET 374 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 371, MET 372, and MET 374.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction in the design and construction of mechanical and piping systems. Units of instruction include mechanical and plumbing codes, basic sketching techniques, recognition of standard symbols, computer aided drawing applications, and construction terms and specifications. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        05:15PM-07:05PM LEC J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116A        19139 
Textbook
Th        07:15PM-10:20PM LAB J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116A          
On-Campus


MET 374    Automatic Control Systems I    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 361 and 364 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 371, MET 372, and MET 373 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 371, MET 372, and MET 373.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is the first of two courses (see MET 384) that focus on the study of controls and devices used in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, pumping, water treatment, and manufacturing systems. Units of instruction include introduction to control theory, final controls devices, and pneumatic control systems. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         05:15PM-07:05PM LEC M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9           18351 
Textbook
W         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9             
On-Campus


MET 376    Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance III    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 366 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is the third of three courses (see MET 356 and MET 366) that focus on water resources and their preservation; wastewater treatment systems and processes; system components; related operation and safety practices. The emphasis of this course is on larger secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment facilities. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC H.Ramil              SCC MAIN TEC 110         19141 
Textbook
On-Campus


MET 381    Air Conditioning    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 371 and 372 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 382, MET 383, and MET 384 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 382, MET 383, and MET 384.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction in the design, operation, and maintenance of commercial and industrial air conditioning systems. Instruction includes study of air distribution, variable air volume systems, refrigeration compressors, absorption air condition systems, helical-rotary and centrifugal water chillers, chilled water systems, thermal storage, cooling towers, photovoltaic and hot water solar systems, and energy management. Students will gain practical experience by operating commercial air conditioning systems. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         05:15PM-07:05PM LEC J.Zeh                SCC MAIN LAC 116         18403 
Textbook
W         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB TBA                  SCC MAIN LAC 116           
On-Campus


MET 383    Digital Instrumentation and Data Logging for Mechanical Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 371, 372, 373, and 374 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 381, MET 382, and MET 384 with grades of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 381, MET 382, and MET 384.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides instruction in the theory and practice of using instruments for testing and analyzing the operation of refrigerating, air conditioning, mechanical, electrical, and building systems. Units of instruction include a study of measurement principles including temperature, humidity, flow, light, sound, velocity, pressure, combustion emissions, air quality, voltage, level, force, and vibration. Laboratory activities will emphasize the practical applications of sensors and measuring instruments. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
T         05:15PM-07:05PM LEC M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9           18531 
Textbook
T         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9             
On-Campus


MET 384    Automatic Control Systems II    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 371 and 374 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 381, MET 382, and MET 383 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 381, MET 382, and MET 383.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is the second of two courses (see MET 374) that focus on the study of controls and devices used in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, pumping, water treatment, and manufacturing systems. Units of instruction include electronic and direct digital controls, networks, interoperable systems, and programming of controllers. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:15PM-07:20PM LEC M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9           17027 
Textbook
M         07:30PM-10:45PM LAB M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9             
On-Campus


MET 392    Energy Management and Efficiency for HVAC Mechanical Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 381, 383, and 384 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 391 and MET 396 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 391 and MET 396.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: The course focuses on the theory, techniques, and practices of optimizing the energy efficiency of mechanical systems that are used in heating, ventilating, cooling, pumping, and water treatment. Students will review the concepts and principles of the design of commercial heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and direct digital controls (DDC). This course will introduce the economics of operating electrical and mechanical equipment, methods of acquiring HVAC equipment performance data through the use of portable data loggers and DDC control systems, and using that data to improve operations and reduce energy consumption. Discussions will include current industry practices for energy conservation, utility rate schedules and rebate programs, overview of California Energy Code and LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and the U. S. Green Building Council rating system. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 14-Mar 12
ThF       05:15PM-07:20PM LEC M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9           20538 
Textbook
ThF       07:30PM-10:35PM LAB M.Hamilton           SCC MAIN LAC 9             
On-Campus


MET 393    Commercial Building Energy Audits and Calculations    3 Units

Prerequisite: MET 392 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: MET 391 and MET 396 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment in MET 391 and MET 396.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the theory, techniques and practices of analyzing all aspects of large commercial building operations and correlating a building envelope's interaction with the mechanical systems. Students will perform a detailed energy audit of a state-of-the-art commercial building design using energy modeling simulation software and develop energy conservation strategies, such as thermal storage, that can be applied to heating, cooling, and ventilating equipment to reduce utility bills. Students will apply supporting analytical data to develop operations and maintenance changes designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating cost. Components of this course may be offered online. Students may be required to have access to a computer and the Internet and have some familiarity with a computer.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 13-May 10
ThF       05:15PM-07:20PM LEC D.Castillo           SCC MAIN LAC 9           20742 
Textbook
ThF       07:30PM-10:35PM LAB D.Castillo           SCC MAIN LAC 9             
On-Campus


MET 495    Independent Studies in Mechanical-Electrical Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: See Independent Studies

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Ramil               TBA TBA                 21017 
Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 26, 2012