Electrical Courses

Direct Current Fundamentals


Basic principles of electricity and the laws and formulas used to solve electrical problems. Study includes the principles of magnetism and their relationship to direct current generators and motors and other electrical machinery. Laboratory work includes connecting equipment and instruments. 5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTH005 or Placement by Examination.

Accident Prevention


Principles of accident prevention in industry. Electrical safety procedures in all human activities; lifesaving techniques. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)

Construction Lab I - Residential


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) Corequisite(s): ELT111 or RET111.

Construction Lab II-Commercial


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT116.

Alternating Current Fundamentals


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT111. Corequisite(s): MTH180.

Electrical Drawing and Print Reading


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. (Formerly ELT128) 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab)

Fundamental Electronics and Controls


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT122 or RET122.

Electrical Motor Control


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. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT111 and ELT116 and ELT122 or DSM116 and ELT111 and ELT122 or RET111 and RET117 and RET122 or ELT116 and RET111 and RET122 or ELT116 and ELT129 and RET111. Fall Only.

Industrial Electronics


Fundamentals of electronic devices, analog and digital circuits, and troubleshooting solid-state I/O control circuits. Practical laboratory work with prewired analog and digital circuits. 6 Credits (4 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT122. Fall Only.

Construction Lab III - Industrial


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. 4 Credits (2 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT120. Fall Only.

Fundamentals of Electronics for BBT


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. 5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT252. Fall Only.

Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience


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. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 9 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT120. Spring Only.

Introduction to Programmable Logic Control


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT234.

Electrical Machinery Analysis


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. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT126 or ELT122 or ELT129 or RET122. Spring Only.

Electrical Systems Analysis


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. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT122. Spring Only.

Programmable Logic Control Input/Output Devices


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT234 and ELT235. Corequisite(s): ELT245.

HVAC/R Electricity


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


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT250.

HVAC Controls II-Commercial


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) Prerequisite(s): ELT252.

Power Generation System Controls


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. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT122. Spring Only.

Industrial Electrical Systems


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)


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