CIMTA-106: Basic Mechanical Power Systems

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Academic Level
Course Subject
Trade & Apprenticeship
Course Number
Course Title
Basic Mechanical Power Systems
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the basic concepts of mechanical power transmission. Addresses the principles of power transmission, calculations of speed and force, and how they affect a power transmission systems ability to perform work. Emphasizes the basics of mechanical drawing, safe work practices for working around machinery, common hand tools associated with maintenance work, and some of the more common terms and definitions.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Trade & Apprentice Education, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.

Core Course Topics
  1. Maintenance Safety
  2. Basic Mechanics
  3. Drivers for Mechanical Power Transmission
  4. Transmission Machines for Mechanical Power Transmission
  5. Hand Tools and Power Tools
  6. Machines and Interpretation of a Blueprint
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Demonstrate safety procedures and proper lockout/tagout . 2. Identify the six basic machines and mechanical power transmission* 3 Identify the machines whose purpose it is to drive other machines. 4 Determine and select gearboxes based on advantages and disadvantages. 5. List the three types of driven machines needed to be coupled to driving machines. 6 Select the correct tool for a job or activity.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned labs evaluated using standard rubrics (see Division).


See Division for required texts/materials.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Successful completion of current Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2014
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date