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Course Descriptions

BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles

Credits: .7
Lecture: 6 hrs
Class Exercise: 1 hr
Total: 7 hrs

Prerequisites: The student should be familiar with overall facility maintenance. Student must qualify for Level II participation, or have completed the BOC Level I series.

Learning Outcomes/Competencies:
At the completion of the Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles, a participant will be able to:

Texts:  STUDENT HANDBOOK: BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles, plus course handouts

Special Equipment for Instructors: None


a. Exam      100%

BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles: Course Outline

1.  Introduction to Preventive Maintenance & Operations

2.  Energy Review

a. The use of energy accounting

3.  Troubleshooting Heating Systems Overview

4.  Heating System Review

a. Boiler
b. Air Systems

5.  Cooling System Review

6.  Overview of troubleshooting skills

a. Troubleshooting Problem Types
b. Technical Problem Solving Steps

7.  Technical Problem Solving

a. Investigation
b. List Causes
c. Test
d. Repair
e. Evaluation

8.  Troubleshooting Renovation

a. Investigation
b. Planning
c. Executing the Plan
d. Evaluate

9.  Approach to Troubleshooting

10.  Manufacturers Resources

11.  Troubleshooting Service Bulletins

12.  Preventive Maintenance

13.  Work Orders

14.  Work Priority

15.  Unscheduled Maintenance

16.  7 steps Implementing a PM System

17.  Logs

18.  Predictive Maintenance

Updated 8-17-2010