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ELC 112  DC/AC Electricity

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 5

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELC 112 Course Outline

ELC 113  Basic Wiring I

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELC 113 Course Outline

ELC 115  Industrial Wiring

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELC 113

Corequisite: None

ELC 115 Course Outline

ELC 117  Motors and Controls

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls.  Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices.  Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELC 117 Course Outline

ELC 118  National Electrical Code

This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code (NEC). Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELC 118 Course Outline

ELC 127  Software for Technicians

This course introduces computer software which can be used to solve electrical/electronics problems. Topics include electrical/electronics calculations and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize a personal computer for electrical/electronics- related applications

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 2

Prerequisite: ELC 131

Corequisite: None

ELC 127 Course Outline

ELC 128  Introduction to PLC

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELC 128 Course Outline

ELC 131  Circuit Analysis I

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation software, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: MAT 121

ELC 131 Course Outline

ELC 135  Electrical Machines I

This course covers magnetic circuits, transformers, DC/AC generators, and a review of the three-phase circuit fundamentals, including power factor. Topics include magnetic terms and calculations, transformer calculations based on primary or secondary equivalent circuits, and generator regulation and efficiency calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations for DC/AC single- and three-phase transformer and generator circuits.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ELC 112 or ELC 131

Corequisite: None

ELC 135 Course Outline

ELC 136  Electrical Machines II

This course covers DC/AC motor fundamentals, including applications and control. Topics include control devices, synchronous and induction single and polyphase AC motors, DC motors, stepper, and special purpose motors. Upon completion, students should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations and apply motor theory to practical control applications.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELC 135

Corequisite: None

ELC 136 Course Outline: Not Available

ELC 213  Instrumentation

This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. Emphasis is on electric, electronic, and other instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELC 112 or ELC 131

Corequisite: None.

ELC 213 Course Outline

ELC 215  Electrical Maintenance

This course introduces the theory of maintenance and the skills necessary to maintain electrical equipment used in industrial and commercial facilities. Topics include maintenance theory, predictive and preventive maintenance, electrical equipment operation and maintenance, and maintenance documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to perform maintenance on electrical equipment in industrial and commercial facilities.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ELC 117

Corequisite: None.

ELC 215 Course Outline

ELC 220  Photovoltaic System Technology

This course introduces the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to understand systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (pv) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, and advances in photovoltaic technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of photovoltaic technology and current applications.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELC 220 Course Outline: Not Available

ELC 221 Advanced Photovoltaic System Designs

This course introduces specific elements in photovoltaic (pv) systems technologies including efficiency, modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, and system installation. Topics include National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical specifications, photovoltaic system components, array design and power integration requirements that combine to form a unified structure. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various photovoltaic designs and proper installation of NEC compliant solar electric power systems. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ALT 220 or ELC 220

Corequisite: None.

ELC 221 Course Outline: Not Available

ELC 228  PLC Applications

This course continues the study of the programming and applications of programmable logic controllers.  Emphasis is on advanced programming, networking, advanced I/O modules, reading and interpreting error codes, and troubleshooting.  Upon completion, students should be able to program and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELC 128

Corequisite: None

ELC 228 Course Outline: Not Available
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