Introduces Fluid power systems used in industry. The advantages and disadvantages of fluid power compared to other power transmission systems are examined. The potential dangers are explored and the safety procedures related to fluid power are reviewed and implemented. The application of principles of fluid power transmission and the formulas used in fluid power system analysis and design are experienced in the lab. The fundamental principles, components, symbols and applications of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power applications are introduced. Basic power and control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.
Examines equine conformation and the impact on performance. The better a horse's conformation, the better it will be able to perform; therefore, this course will also include basic anatomy and conformation. Learners will be introduced to the classification of the five basic, natural gaits and equine equipment/tack. Learners will also examine basic horse behaviors and training techniques and identify common uses for horses, donkeys and mules. Learners will examine horse facility needs and housing options. This course provides a combination of online and hands on learning with required in-person labs.
Introduces personal and professional characteristics and qualities expected of a veterinary technician. This course covers appropriate client and staff relations, telephone etiquette, scheduling, managing records, client services and education. Laws and ethics regarding the practice of veterinary medicine, legal requirements for record keeping and veterinary practice management software will also be covered.
Explores husbandry and care of exotic pets, pocket pets, birds and animals used for research. Topics covered include housing requirements, sanitation, nutrition, radiology, restraint and handling. Learners will practice hands on skills including administering medications, diagnostic sampling techniques and physical examinations of rats, mice, birds, rabbits, and other small mammals. This course may also work with reptiles. This course is only offered in fall semester.
Introduces Pneumatic fluid power systems. The characteristics and dangers of using air as a fluid power force are explored. Pneumatic system components are studied including: compressors, linear actuators, rotary actuators and pneumatic tubing. Hands-on activities using various pneumatic components are assembled in the lab.