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Occupational Endorsement: Power Technology with an emphasis in Fixed Plant Mechanics

All of today's mining requires processing done with heavy equipment. Mines rely heavily on a well trained crew of mechanics to keep that equipment running.  The UAS School of Career Education's Diesel Department offers a 1 year Fixed Plant Mechanic Occupational Endorsement and a 2 year Associates Degree in Power Technology with an emphasis in Fixed Plant Mechanics.

The Fixed Plant Mechanic Occupational Endorsement prepares the student to enter into the stationary mechanic industry as an entry level fixed plant mechanic. The program includes classroom and hands-on training on the following mechanical systems:  lubrication, preventive maintenance inspections, diesel engines, hydraulics, welding, blue print reading, precision measuring tools, rigging, conveyor belts and shaft alignment.

Introduction to Mining Occupations and Operations and the Hecla Greens Creek Mine Academy or Department approval is recommended. Minimum grade of C or better 2.00 is required in all (each) of the classes to obtain the Mine Mechanic O.E.

Minimum Credit Hours27

Major Requirements

DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance & Inspection2
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics 3
DESLS140Construction Drawing Interpretation3
DESLS141Precision Measuring Tools2
DESLS142Piping Systems3
DESLS143Industrial Rigging Principles2
DESLS144Conveyor and Drive Systems3
WELDS120Basic Welding3

Please refer to the academic catalog for a complete list of course requirements.

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