CMAE1526 Maintenance Awareness

This course aligns with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness.  The curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers.  The course introduces the concepts of total productive maintenance and preventative maintenance with the fundamental principles of lubrication, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, and power transmission systems.




Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Understand the concepts of preventative maintenance
Interpret monitoring indicators for optimal equipment performance
Identify fundamental principles of lubrication, electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, and power transmission systems
Identify potential maintenance issues with production equipment
Understand documentation within a maintenance plan
Understand the system components of total productive maintenance (TPM)

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details