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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
SMT101 Mine Safety Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to mine safety for new miners. Includes the use and application of safety gear. Also includes safety procedures prescribed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for new miners.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT102 Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics Credit Hours: 2.00
Principles, components, symbols, and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes system development and troubleshooting; hydraulic and pneumatic components; and flow diagrams for particular applications. Also includes troubleshooting procedures for systems, system components, and assemblies.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT103 Basic Mine Welding Credit Hours: 4.00
Procedures and techniques used in arc and oxyacetylene mine welding. Includes surface health, safety, and environmental practices, welding terminology, and arc and oxyacetylene welding equipment. Also includes proper welding procedures for arc and oxyacetylene, arc and oxyacetylene steel welding, welding machines and polarities, filler metal identification, welding positions, and oxyacetylene cutting.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT104 Advanced Mine Welding and Fabrication Credit Hours: 4.00
Principles and techniques of steel layout and fabrication welding. Includes measurement, print reading review, layout tools, and layout techniques. Also includes hand- held power tool safety and use, large power tool safety and use, drawing interpretation, and welding projects.
Prerequisite(s): SMT 103.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT106 Basic Rigging for the Mines Credit Hours: 1.00
Rigging hardware used in mines and for surface mine equipment. Includes safety, rigging equipment, inspection, crane hand signals, estimating an object, and common rope knots. Also includes types of derricks and cranes, and proper equipment use.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT110 Diesel Engines Credit Hours: 4.00
Theory and operation of diesel combustion engines common to heavy equipment used in surface mining. Includes diagnosis, engine rebuilding, and performance testing.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT111 Diesel Electrical Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory and diagnosis of diesel electrical systems. Includes diesel starting, charging, accessory electrical systems and components, malfunctions, troubleshooting, and repair. Also includes various industry standard diagnostic electrical equipment and testing techniques.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT112 Diesel Fuel Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory, diagnosis and service of hydro-mechanical and electronic diesel fuel systems. Includes how to analyze fuel system components, and system operational characteristics. Also includes testing and service procedures of diesel fuel systems common to mining equipment.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT120 Advanced Diesel Engines Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and techniques related to heavy duty diesel engine fuel, compression, air induction, and exhaust systems, diagnosis and repair of mechanical engines. Includes how to isolate and repair mechanical engine, fuel, and air induction systems. Also includes how to use industry standard tooling and repair information.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT121 Steering, Suspension & Brakes for Mining Vehicles Credit Hours: 2.00
Theory, diagnosis, and repair of heavy equipment suspension, steering and brake systems of mining vehicles. Includes tires and wheels, steering components, suspension types, and hydraulic and air brake systems construction and operation. Also includes diagnostic and service techniques of suspension, steering and braking systems.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT130 Industrial Shop Practices Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and techniques for industrial repair and maintenance shops. Includes safe and efficient use of hand and power tools, fine measurement, tool maintenance and sharpening.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT131 Industrial Pump Maintenance and Repair Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and techniques to maintain and repair pumps used in the surface mining industry. Includes pump construction, operation, application and troubleshooting.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT132 Industrial Valve Maintenance and Repair Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and techniques for valve construction, operation, and associated piping systems found in the surface mining industry. Includes assembly and disassembly of valves, common causes of valve failure and troubleshooting techniques.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT140 Bulk Materials Handling Credit Hours: 3.00
Safe operation, maintenance, and repair of industrial materials handling machinery. Includes conveyors, feed and discharge devices, screens, and crushers.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
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SMT142 Machinery Maintenance and Troubleshooting Credit Hours: 3.00
Systematic methods to identify causes of mechanical failure. Includes use of predictive methods to prevent mechanical failure and maximize machinery life.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT150 Electricity and Electronics Credit Hours: 4.00
Basic principles of electricity and electronics theory with a heavy emphasis on industrial applications. Includes the use of electrical theory, circuits, electrical measurements, schematics, wiring diagrams, and symbols, and practical mining applications.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT151 DC Electrical Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Direct Current (DC) theory and systems emphasizing industrial applications and setting. Includes batteries, DC circuits, electrical test and measuring equipment, various conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. Also includes how to develop troubleshooting skills.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT152 AC Electrical Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to alternating current (AC) theory and systems in industrial application settings. Includes transformers, electrical measuring test equipment, single and polyphase motors, AC generation. Also includes how to troubleshoot electrical systems.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT153 Conduits and Raceways Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to conduit and raceway installation and bending with heavy emphasis on industrial applications and settings. Includes conduit types sizes, tools and equipment used to cut, bend, thread and install electrical conduit. Also includes hands-on application to wire pulling and termination methods.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT190 Surface Mining Technology Internship I Credit Hours: 2.00
Supervised field experience in a surface mine. Includes discussion and application of concepts relevant to the surface mining technology field. Also includes individualized internship placement to develop personal professional skills in either diesel technology, electrical technology or industrial plan technology.
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Information: This course requires admission to the SMT program before enrolling.
Information: Requires students to meet with the instructor and on-site supervisor.
Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT191 Surface Mining Technology Internship II Credit Hours: 2.00
Supervised field experience with a participating surface mine to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the surface mining technology field. Includes individualized internship placement to develop personal and professional skill in either diesel technology, electrical technology or industrial plan technology.
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Information: Designed for students in their second semester of course work in the Surface Mining Technology program.
Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT205 Blueprint Interpretation for Surface Mining Credit Hours: 3.00
Interpretation of construction documents and drawings. Includes basic drafting and blueprint reading skills and their application to construction, and component, basic electrical, and basic welding print reading for surface mining. Also includes development of the learner's visualization and plan interpretation skills with respect to specific concepts.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT210 Heating and Air Conditioning for Mining Vehicle Credit Hours: 3.00
Diagnosis and repair of heavy equipment heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Includes personal and environmental safety, system components, system diagnosis and repair. Also includes refrigerant recovery, recycling and handling.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT220 Mining Equipment Drivetrain Credit Hours: 3.00
Procedures and techniques to service and repair mining equipment, manual and automatic transmissions, and the drive-train. Includes theory, diagnosis, and service of clutches, driveline, synchro transmissions and final drives, torque converters, and automatic transmission. Also includes proper repair and service of assemblies for standard and automatic transmissions.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT260 Motors and Motor Control for Mining Credit Hours: 3.00
Theory, diagnosis and the repair of various motors used in surface mining and operation of heavy mining equipment. Includes construction and operation of single phase and three phase induction motors, run capacitors, start capacitors, contactors, motor starters, relays, and over current protection devices. Also includes diagnostic, installation and service techniques.
Prerequisite(s): SMT 150 and 152, or permission of department.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT261 Programmable Logic Controllers Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts and techniques to use programmable logic controls. Includes control systems, modes, inputs and outputs and final control elements. Also includes mining equipment applications.
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Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT290 Surface Mining Technology Internship III Credit Hours: 3.00
Supervised field experience with a participating surface mine to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the surface mining technology field. Includes individualized internship placement to develop personal and professional skill in either diesel technology, electrical technology or industrial plan technology.
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Information: Designed for students in their third semester of course work in the Surface Mining Technology program.
Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
SMT291 Surface Mining Technology Internship IV Credit Hours: 3.00
Supervised field experience with a participating surface mine to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the surface mining technology field. Includes individualized internship placement to develop personal and professional skill in either diesel technology, electrical technology or industrial plan technology.
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Information: Designed for students in their fourth semester of course work in the Surface Mining Technology program.
Offered: Contact department at 206-5098.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.