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EGR 181 - Introduction to Mechanical Systems

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

This course will provide students with the experience and understanding of how to assemble mechanical drive systems that include couplings, shafts, bearings, belt drives, drive trains or gears. This is accomplished through a series of hands-on exercises performed in the lab. Safety, installation, maintenance and repair of these systems will be highlighted.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the components in a mechanical system.
  2. Construct various types of mechanical systems and demonstrate their operation.
  3. Calculate the expected outcome of a mechanical system.
  4. Measure the operation of a mechanical system.
  5. Build a mechanical system that will produce a predetermined outcome.
Listed Topics
  1. V-belts and chain drives
  2. Shaft and shaft alignment
  3. Mechanical efficiency
  4. Levels, micrometers, calipers and tachometers
  5. Safety and lockout-tagout
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Technological Competency
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/21/2016

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