Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Associate of Applied Science in Power Plant Technology


This program is designed for entry-level employment in the operation of facilities where steam and/or electricity is generated; such as modern fossil fuel power plants, food processing plants, paper mills, tire and rubber product manufacturers, water treatment facilities, or other. Graduates will master the theories and responsibilities of plant operations and the mechanical and chemical technologies needed for working in related industrial operations. All participants in the program must successfully complete the courses listed in the first year of study, referred to as the “Core”. Upon completion of the core, students must select a major emphasis from one of the four options. They are: Power Plant Operation, Electrical & Instrument Tech, Welding, or Machinist.

 Associate of Applied Science in Power Plant Technology Degree Checklist

Contact Person:

Randy Sanders

Dean of Technical and Industrial

randy.sanders@uacch.edu

870-722-8109

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First Year Courses – Required of all students in the program. After completion of the first year core courses each student must select one of four focus specialties for their major emphasis.

Course Requirements ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
PWRT  1003  Fundamentals of Modern Power Plants 
ENGL  1013  Composition I  ENGL 1013
ELEC  1104  Basic Electricity 
MATH  1073  AAS Math for Technical and Industrial 
HIST XXX3  History 
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PLSC 2103 American Government PLSC 2003
PWRT  1013  Basic Steam Generation 
PWRT  1023  Power Plant Components and Systems 
ENGL  2253  Technical Writing  ENGL 2023
INMT  1104  Hydraulics/Pneumatics 
INMT  1404  Mechanical Devices and Systems 
TOTAL 33

 

Second Year Courses – Focus on Power Plant Operation

Course Requirements ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
ELEC  1403  Industrial Motors and Controls 
PWRO  1213  Introduction to Power Plant Operations 
PWRO  1223  Concepts of Process Monitoring 
PWRO  1233  Concepts and Practices of Coal Handling 
PWRO  1244  Pumps and Compressors 
PWRO  1253  Thermodynamics 
PWRO  1264  Boiler Accessories 
PWRO  1273  Power Plant Efficiency 
CISS 1013 Introduction to Computers CPSI 1003
TOTAL 29
TOTAL FOR DEGREE 62

 

Second Year Courses – Focus on Electrical & Instrument Tech (E&I Tech)

Course Requirements ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
ELEC  1204  Wiring I 
ELEC  1403  Industrial Motors and Controls 
MATH  1043  Trigonometry  MATH 1203
ELEC  2314  High Voltage Components and Systems 
INMT  1304  Basic PLC’s 
ELEC  1603  Wiring II 
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers  CPSI 1003
INMT  2415  Instrumentation and Controls 
TOTAL 29
TOTAL FOR DEGREE 62

 

Second Year Courses – Focus on Welding

Course Requirements   ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
WELD  1204  Introduction to Arc Welding 
MACH  1205  Machine Shop I 
PWRM  1313  Troubleshooting and Repair 
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers CPSI 1003
WELD  1302  Metallurgy 
WELD 1306 Position Welding
WELD 1503 MIG Welding
WELD 1502 TIG Welding
TOTAL 28
TOTAL FOR DEGREE 61

 

Second Year Courses – Focus on Machinist

Course Requirements   ACTS Index Number* Credit Hours 
WELD  1204  Introduction to Arc Welding 
MACH  1205  Machine Shop I 
PWRM  1313  Troubleshooting and Repair 
CISS  1013  Introduction to Computers  CPSI 1003
MACH  1305  Machine Shop II 
WELD  1302  Metallurgy 
PWRM  1325  Couplings & Seals
TOTAL 27
TOTAL FOR DEGREE 60

 

*ARKANSAS COURSE TRANSFER SYSTEM (ACTS)

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements. Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer and institutional policies may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE website and selecting Course Transfer (http://adhe.edu). Courses not having an ACTS number may also transfer. Please consult the receiving institution for complete transfer information.