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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice & Training Program – Pekin Campus | Evaluated Learning Experience

Machine Alignment I (M117)


40 hours (1 week)

Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters –Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (MCIRCC-JATC) authorized instructional and work sites.

October 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform a pre-alignment check on various types of pumps; evaluate a shaft misalignment to quantify the degree of misalignment; demonstrate the process to use rate of change to calculate shim corrections; use feeler gages to check for soft foot of the pump; measure back sag and adjust shaft positions measurement readings taken from dial indicators; mount a dial indicator and take accurate readings; align shafts using the rim-and-face method; and properly and safely use hand and power tools.


Major topics include: machine alignment, pumps, shim corrections, feeler gages, dial indicators, readings, rim-and-face method, and use and handling of tools. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstrations, quizzes, projects, examinations and supervised field experience.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Millwright or Construction Technology (9/16) (4/22 revalidation).