Course Descriptions

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. Fall Only.

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) Fall Only.

Applied Direct Current Fundamentals


Basic electrical laws, electrical terms, batteries, electrostatics, electrical meters, and instruments. 6 Credits (4 Lecture - 6 Lab) Corequisite(s): MTH124. Fall Only.

Data Cabling and Network Basics


Principles of cabling related to data, voice, and RF as well as the associated connections and terminations. Study includes the concepts of cabling and its worldwide standards as applied to residential and commercial applications. Practical laboratory work covers structured wiring, including design, installation, testing, and troubleshooting of cable and category-rated (e.g., CAT5 and video) devices. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT111 and ELT122 or ELT117 and ELT122 or ELT111 and ELT126 or ELT117 and ELT126.

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. Spring Only.

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. Spring Only.

Applied Alternating Current Fundamentals


Alternating current electricity as it relates to residential, commercial, and industrial power use. Laws and formulas used to solve problems in the use of AC electrical principles. Practical experiences in the use of equipment and instruments. 6 Credits (4 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT117. Spring Only.

Electrical Drawing and Print Reading


Introduction to preparation and interpretation of residential and commercial electrical drawings, diagrams, and schematics. Study includes an introduction to drafting instruments, orthographic projection, sectional views, axonometric projection, and technical sketching. Included is the interpretation of construction drawings, electrical symbols, wiring diagrams, schedules, notation, technical information, and electrical specifications used on electrical drawings. 2 Credits (1 Lecture - 3 Lab)

Structured Wiring and Premises Cabling


Theory and hands-on skill development in structured wiring and premises cabling for residential and commercial applications. Study and application of electrical standards set by the Telecommunications Industry Association. Course work includes structured wiring as it applies to the routing and re-routing of voice, data, video, and audio signals and laboratory projects involving the design, installation, testing, and troubleshooting of category rated cabling devices. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT117 or ELT111. Corequisite(s): ELT122 or ELT126.

Introduction to Computer Drawing Basics/ Electrical


Techniques used in developing industry-recognized drawings, schematics, equipment layout illustrations, and sensing point locations. Skills developed include computer drawing basics using various software applications. Focus on awareness of and compliance with industry standards and the National Electrical Code. Course work includes lecture, practice, and presentation of computer generated drawings. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT128. As needed.

Process Control Basics


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, optical switches, and operational amplifiers. Electro/Mechanical component theory includes motors, switches and relays. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT122 or RET122.

Industrial Motor Control


Practical and theoretical approach to the understanding, designing, development and use of relay logic diagrams in the installation, operation, and maintenance of industrial logic control systems. 6 Credits (4 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT117 or RET111. Fall Only.

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 RET111 and RET116 and RET122. 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.

Basic Electronics for Industry


Basic electronic concepts as used in industrial control. Study and hands-on application focus on discrete devices, integrated circuits (both linear and digital), symbols, basic circuit configurations, the use of test equipment, and measuring techniques.  5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT126 or RET122.

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.

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.

Programmable Control


Practical and theoretical approach to the installation, programming, and maintenance of programmable control (P.C.) equipment. The application of P.C. in manufacturing processes. Theory covers the proper installation of P.C. equipment, especially the correct grounding application of processor units and the development of P.C. Ladder diagrams. The practical work includes programming and changing operational programs to prepare the student to work as "line mechanic" on production lines using programmable controls. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT238. Corequisite(s): ELT231.

Advanced Electrical Theory


Solution of network problems. Problems involving Kirchoff's Laws; Mesh and Nodal Analysis; Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems; Voltage and Current Division. Problem sets using second and third order determinants using phasors. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ELT122 and MTH180. 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 changes of operational programs and generated control commands which provides a complete system for efficient high speed production requirements. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT234. Spring Only.

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. Spring Only.

Industrial Control and Troubleshooting


Hands-on troubleshooting of solid-state circuits used for industrial applications. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT238. 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 high end I/O devices includes, but is not limited to, the design and use of sensors, final control elements, recorders, operator interfaces, and electronic controllers. 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. The concept of front end engineering is explored. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ELT234 and ELT235. Corequisite(s): ELT245. Spring Only.

HVAC/R Electricity


Study of the 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. Also covered are 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. Course work focuses on generator operation, paralleling and the role that switch gear and governors play in power generation systems. Discussion also covers 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.