Topics of Construction Safety

ELT100

Safety practices in the construction industry including the utilization of OSHA 30 training to recognize and mitigate common hazards in the construction trades. Topics include hazard response, utilizing basic first aid, and CPR.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Direct Current Fundamentals

ELT111

Basic principles of electricity and the laws and formulas used to solve electrical problems. Study includes the principles of circuit analysis and the implementation of electrical multimeters to troubleshoot electrical machinery. Laboratory work includes connecting equipment and instruments.

5 Credits: 4 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
MTH005 or Placement by Examination

Construction Lab I - Residential

ELT116

Introduction to residential wiring, plans, specifications, and codes. Theory and lab assignments covering procedures for wiring basic lighting and receptacle circuits, installing special purpose circuits and switching circuits, and producing accurate wiring diagrams. Blueprint reading and the understanding and utilization of the National Electrical Code (NEC) are strongly emphasized in the course.

5 Credits: 3 Lecture, 6 Lab

Corequisites:
ELT111 or RET111

Electrical Practices in Industry

ELT119

Introduction to basic wiring, plans, specifications, electrical installation and troubleshooting. Theory and lab assignments will relate to electrical system installation and application focusing on NFPA79, UL508A, and NFPA 70 standards.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
ELT111

Construction Lab II-Commercial

ELT120

Theory and laboratory assignments in commercial wiring, blueprint reading, and N.E.C. as it applies to commercial circuits. Students will plan, layout, and install circuits and devices used in commercial buildings.

5 Credits: 3 Lecture, 6 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT116

Alternating Current Fundamentals

ELT122

Fundamental principles of the behavior and flow of alternating current electricity. Includes problem solving current, voltage, impedance, reactance and power factor in series and parallel circuits. Familiarization with the above principles help to form a better understanding of the operating principles of AC motors, generators, and control equipment.

5 Credits: 4 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
MTH180

Prerequisites:
ELT111

Electrical Drawing and Print Reading

ELT130

An introduction to preparation and interpretation of residential and commercial electrical drawings, diagrams, and schematics. Provides an introduction to computer aided drawing, orthographic projection, and sectional views. Included is the interpretation of construction drawings, symbols, wiring diagrams, schedules, notation, technical information, and specifications used on drawings. 

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Applied Industrial Networking Essentials

ELT221

The introduction to basic personal computer hardware, the operating system, the OSI, TCP/IP models, local area networks, basic network security and Program Logic Controller network interfacing. The essential principles of installation and configuration of both local area networks and Program Logic Controller interfacing on a local area network will be the focus of this course.

2 Credits: 1 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
ELT245

Prerequisites:
ELT235; or
ELT228

Fundamental Electronics and Controls

ELT228

Study of process control systems and the related theories that govern the use of electronic intelligence to control a physical process. Topics cover electronic intelligence theory as it applies to microcontrollers and basic language programming as well as the elements of the physical process, including the electronic components such as diodes, transistors, thyristors, LEDs and, optical switches. Electro/Mechanical component theory includes motors, switches, and relays. (formerly ELT229)

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT122; or
RET122

Electrical Motor Control

ELT234

Introduction to the design and development of relay logic diagrams for use in the installation, operation, and maintenance of relay motor control systems for industry. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT111 and ELT116 and ELT122; or
DSM116 and ELT111 and ELT122; or
RET111 and RET117 and RET122; or
ELT111 and ELT119 and ELT122

Industrial Electronics

ELT235

Fundamentals of electronic devices, analog and digital circuits, and troubleshooting solid-state I/O control circuits. Practical laboratory includes construction and troubleshooting of physical and microprocessor circuits.

6 Credits: 4 Lecture, 6 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT122

Construction Lab III - Industrial

ELT237

Introduction to industrial wiring, blueprint reading, and the N.E.C. Theory and lab assignments in bus systems, unit substations, panelboards, subfeeders, conduit, and special equipment. Fall Only.

4 Credits: 2 Lecture, 6 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT120

Fundamentals of Electronics for BBT

ELT239

Basic electronics study designed to meet the needs of HVAC and transfer students that lack the background needed to complete the Building Automation Technology (BBT) major. Topics include a review of basic electronic test instruments as well as an introduction to semiconductor devices and their use in control systems such as Direct Digital Controls. Fall Only.

5 Credits: 4 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT252

Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience

ELT240

Practice in the installation of rigid conduit and other electrical wire ways. Pulling in and wiring motor controllers and other electrical equipment. Study of blueprints for large electrical construction jobs. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 0 Lecture, 9 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT120

Introduction to Programmable Logic Control

ELT245

Introductory course in the understanding, programming and operation of programmable logic control and the utilization of such controls as an aid to effective production and quality control processes for production-line industrial control systems. Practical application includes the programming and modifying operational programs and generated control commands to ensure efficient, high-speed production.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT234

Electrical Machinery Analysis

ELT246

Theory and laboratory instruction in the use and operation of electrical machinery and transformers, meters and metering methods used with this equipment, and troubleshooting procedures using schematic diagrams. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT122; or
RET122

Electrical Systems Analysis

ELT248

Lecture and laboratory instruction to provide a comprehensive program through laboratory experiments and report writing to master the principle and operation of machines and devices that generate, transform and use electrical power. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT122

Programmable Logic Control Input/Output Devices

ELT249

Study providing a foundation in industrial automation and control (input/output devices). Specific product experience with several I/O devices includes, but is not limited to, the use of sensors, final control elements, operator interfaces, and variable frequency drives. Study includes the principals, methods, and rationale for combining remote sensing and actuation with modern communication techniques to effectively monitor and control industrial processes. Automatic timing, control, and communications offer a challenging and accelerated opportunity that prepare the student for the needs of industry.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
ELT245

Prerequisites:
ELT234 and ELT235

HVAC/R Electricity

ELT250

Basics of AC and DC circuits, the use of electrical meters, reading electrical diagrams, electrical distribution systems in residential and commercial buildings and the installation of electrical equipment. Sections of the National Electrical Code are also studied. Hands-on work is carried out in the lab portion of the course.

5 Credits: 3 Lecture, 6 Lab

HVAC Controls I-Residential

ELT252

Installation and operation of residential line and low voltage controls used to control warm air heating, air conditioning, and heat pump applications. Solid state residential control systems are also covered.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT250

HVAC Controls II-Commercial

ELT253

Basic control theory and control terms, hydronic heat control, electrical control systems including economizer control reset, and proportional control. The course also covers introductory pneumatic control and electronic and direct digital control of single zone systems.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT252

Industrial Power and Control Systems

ELT254

Use of transformers in industrial power supply systems, theory and operations of motors, motor drives, and the devices used to control them. An emphasis will be placed on technical report writing.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT235; or
ELT228

Electrical Estimating

ELT255

Techniques for standard construction estimating procedures from take-off to bid, in electrical construction applications. Topics introduced include preparation of the typical quantity take-off and estimated cost recording documents and techniques, as well as preparation and presentation of formal bidding document. Course work includes presentation of an actual estimate.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
ELT120 and ELT130

Electrical Contractor Business Management

ELT256

Fundamentals of planning, scheduling, managing an electrical business for the contractor, with emphasis on small business principles to complete projects on time and within budget. Components of Ethics, Accounting, Finance, Business & Human Resource Management and applicable software will be explored. Also included is an examination of construction management practices as applied by the electrical contractor, including the interrelationship between architects, suc-contractors, and others in the labor force.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

Prerequisites:
ELT255

Power Generation System Controls

ELT265

Intensive instruction in troubleshooting, schematic diagram reading, servicing and repair of power generation system controls. Lecture discussions and laboratory applications will focus on generator operation, paralleling and the role that switch gear and governors play in power generation systems. In class discussion of reading assignments, assist students in understanding specialized devices such as reverse power relays, volt-amp reactive (VAR) power factor controllers, and other circuit protection controls. Spring Only.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Prerequisites:
ELT122

Industrial Electrical Systems

ELT302

An overview of electrical systems common to industrial settings. Topics covered include single and three-phase voltage systems, electrical controls, basic ladder logic and programmable logic control systems. Course will stress how to select electrical equipment based on available power and equipment specifications.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture