Prepares dental auxiliary students to respond proactively to dental emergencies, control infection, prevent disease, adhere to OSHA Standards and safely manage hazardous materials. Students also take patient vital signs and collect patient medical/dental histories. CPR certification is a prerequisite; students will be required to show proof of certification before beginning the course. This course is a WTCS aligned course required in both the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant programs. This course must be taken at NTC, no transfers, because the content of this course is specific for this program/site.
Introduces ladder logic symbols and diagrams used in industrial control circuits. Safety standards and procedures are reviewed and implemented. Discrete industrial devices are also studied including switches, relays, timers, and motor starters.
Prepares dental auxiliary students to operate x-ray units and expose bitewing, periapical, extra oral and occlusal radiographs. Emphasis is placed on protection against x-ray hazards. Students also process, mount and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value. In this course students demonstrate competency on a manikin. In addition, students expose bitewing radiographs on a peer, role-play patient. Students gain further experience in exposing radiographs on patients in the clinical portion of their program. This course also provides the background in radiographic theory required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments.
Involves developing and designing a project as the culminating course in the Electromechanical program. By creating a fully-functional automation system, the learner will tie together all of the concepts learned in previous courses. The project will consist of a machine of the student's choosing, and it will be automatically controlled by an industrial controller or computer. Systems analysis, problem solving and group cooperation are emphasized throughout the course.
Introduces Advanced Instruction and Programming techniques by exploring and configuring analog and digital scaling values, data management, PLC vision and PLC Proportional Integral derivative (PID) process control. Learners will apply these PLC functions in real world industrial applications.
Introduces industrial motor drives including the most common types of DC and AC variable speed motor drives. Constant speed, torque and power operation modes, as well as the various solid state motor drive power control schemes and applications are discussed. Remote control and monitoring signals and system integration techniques are introduced. Labs include multiple vendor motor drive programming, connection, integration and testing as well as drive network communications, control and monitoring.
This clinical course builds on and expands the technical/clinical skills student dental hygienists began developing in Dental Hygiene Process I. Under the direct supervision of an instructor, students apply patient care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills to provide comprehensive care for calculus case type 1 and 2 patients and perio case patients. Dental Hygiene Process II introduces the application of fluoride and desensitizing agents, whole mouth assessments, comprehensive periodontal examinations, application of sealants and patient classification. Students also begin performing removal of supragingival stain, dental plaque, calcified accretions and deposits. The course reinforces the application of Dental Health Safety skills.
Prepares student dental hygienists to assess the periodontal health of patients, plan prevention and treatment of periodontal disease and to evaluate the effectiveness of periodontal treatment plans. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of the signs and causes of periodontal disease and on selection of treatment modalities that minimize risk and restore periodontal health.
Prepares the student dental hygienist to determine when to consult, treat or refer clients with various disease, infection or physiological conditions. Students learn to recognize the signs, causes and implications of common pathological conditions including inflammatory responses, immune disorders, genetic disorders, developmental disorders of tissues and cysts, oral tissue trauma and neoplasm of the oral cavity.
Develop motor and other actuator control and power circuits. The student will utilize typical industrial manufacturing controls. Basic machine sequence control circuits are developed using computer aided design and simulation software.
Introduces PLC networking and data base collection. Learners will explore effective network communication schemes between PLC system components. Machine and process control systems require that programmable controllers be interconnected, so that data can be passed among them easily to accomplish the control task. Learners will explore these PLC Network communications through real world examples
Introduces PLC hardware setup, software applications and system configuration. Basic industrial control problems are solved using Bit Based Instructions. Various kinds of sensors and other input devices will be applied to the PLC. Output devices will be controlled by the PLC.
Introduces solid state motor controls and proximity and photo sensors. Machine sequence control circuits are developed using programmable logic relays (PLRs) with computer based ladder logic programming and simulation software and then connected and tested in the lab.
Introduces Integrated Manufacturing Systems (IMS). Learners will contrast Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC) and Personal Computer (PC) programming environments. Typically PLCs are suited for machine control, PACs are bettered suited for complex automation and the PC programming environment offers purpose-built Industrial PCs for manufacturing flexibility. Learners will demonstrate PC programming techniques within the LabView programming environment and practice advanced programming and troubleshooting techniques.
Introduces industrial motors including the most common types of AC and DC motors. The potential dangers of Industrial motors are explored and the application and safety standards related to electric motors are reviewed and implemented. Labs include motor load and efficiency testing utilizing digital power, speed and torque measurement devices.
Advanced servo integration is accomplished using industrial servo drives and programmable logic controllers. Servo gearing and camming is studied through hands-on activities. Learners solve real world servo related problems using advanced PLC and Servo programming.
Focuses on the concept of programming and using vision guided robotic systems. Both remote hard mounted vision systems and robot mounted vision systems will be introduced. The students will learn how to create vision programs and configure the robot to work with the camera system to allow storage and bin picking applications. Both 2D and 3D camera systems will be introduced.