Electricity Course Descriptions

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.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
ELC 112 Course Outline


ELC 113 Residential Wiring

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 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