FREEU mini-mester 2016-2017
2016-2017 minimester begins when your group schedules it.
Course Prefix, Number, Title: PNEU-128 Pneumatics For assignments click here.
Equivalent Contact and Credit Hours: 5 contact, 3 credit Web based
Course Description: This course introduces the basic components and
functions of pneumatic
systems. Topics include standard symbols, control valves, control
assemblies, actuators, FRL units, maintenance procedures, switching and
control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the
operation of a pneumatics power system, including basic design, application,
Class Location: on line
Class Meeting Times and Days: Saturdays
Name of Instructor: TBA
Telephone Extension: TBA
Office Location: TBA
Office Hours and Days: TBA
Required Textbook(s): Basic Pneumatics Revised by Jay F. Hooper
ISBN-10: 1611634113 or ISBN-13: 978-1611634112
Available on Amazon.com for about $26
Required Materials: Listed on
page 107 and 108 of the textbook if your group wants to do all of the labs.
Student Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will have a general overview of the course material covered and will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
1) Read standard pneumatic symbols
2) Read standard pneumatic prints
3) Troubleshoot common pneumatic circuits
Methodology: Lecture, lab, demonstration, and hands on activities.
Evaluation of Performance: Written tests 60% Labs 20%
Demonstration of competencies 20%
College Grading Scale: 94 - 100 A
86 - 93 B
78 - 85 C
70 - 77 D
Quality of Instruction Statement: The Freeu faculty members are committed
to providing quality instruction. If there is a concern about the instruction
provided, treatment of an individual or a group of students, or professional
conduct of instructors, consult with either the faculty member or Freeu.
College Attendance Policy: Regular attendance in class is essential to receiving the maximum benefit from the educational experience. A student is to attend all classes and lab sessions. In all cases of absences, the student is responsible for making upall missed class work.
Course Outline and/or Schedule:
Primary air treatment
Schematic and graphic symbols
General force equation
Low pressure pneumatic fittings
Secondary air treatment
Basic pneumatic circuit construction and troubleshooting
The physical world of a machine
Transmission of force and energy
Check valves, accumulators, and cylinders
Flow control valves
Directional control valves