ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS BASICS I (30-30-3)
This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS BASICS II (75-60-7)
This course introduces electrical theory and principles used in residential, commercial, and industrial wiring applications. Emphasis is placed in electron theory, DC and AC circuits, Ohm's law, test equipment, transformers, and electrical power systems. Topics include electricity production, electrical formulas, test equipment, transformer fundamentals, and fundamentals of AC and DC circuits.
ELECTRICAL PRINTS, SCHEMATICS AND SYMBOLS (15-30-2)
Prerequisites: Provisional Admission
This course introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics include electrical symbols, component identification, print reading and scales and measurement.
COMMERCIAL WIRING I (60-30-5)
This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, commercial load calculations, three-phase power systems, and fundamentals of AC motor control.
COMMERCIAL WIRING II (15-60-3)
This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include transformer connections, an introduction to low voltage systems, conduit design and installation practices, and system design concepts.
ELECTRIC MOTORS (48-36-4)
This course introduces the fundamental theories and applications of single-phase motors. Topics include motor theory/operating principles, motor terminology, motor identification, NEMA standards, motor efficiencies, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting/failure analysis, and NEC requirements.
VARIABLE SPEED/LOW VOLTAGE CONTROLS (18-34-2)
This course introduces types of electric motor control, reduced voltage starting, and applications. Emphasis will be placed on motor types, controller types, and applications. Includes information on wye and delta motor connections; part wind, autotransformer; adjustable frequency drives and other applications; and oscilloscopes and their operation. Topics include types of reduced voltage starting, reduced voltage motor connections, and adjustable frequency drive.
ELECTRICAL CONTROLS (30-60-4)
This course introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, and circuits. Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage switching circuits, and operation, application and ladder diagrams. Topics include ladder and wire diagrams, switching circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls and devices, and application and operation of controllers and controls.
RESIDENTIAL WIRING I (30-30-3)
This course introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include residential circuits, print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials, determining the required number and location of lighting/receptacles and small appliance circuits, wiring methods (size and type conductors, box fill calculations and voltage drop), switch control of luminaries, receptacle installation including bonding, GFCI and AFCI circuits, special purposes outlets - ranges, cook tops, ovens, dryers, water heaters, sump pumps, and sizing OCPDs (circuit breakers and fuses).
RESIDENTIAL WIRING II (30-30-3)
This course provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Topics include residential single family service calculations, residential two family service calculations, load balancing, sub panels and feeders, residential single family service installation, residential two family service installation, concepts of TV and CATV installation, swimming pool installation, and remote control of lighting and intercom installation.
INDUSTRIAL PLCs (45-45-4)
Prerequisites: ELTR 1110, ELTR 1180
This course introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, PLC installation and setup, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures.
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING (9-63-2)
Introduces diagnostic techniques related to electrical malfunctions. Special attention is given to use of safety precautions during troubleshooting. Topics include problem diagnosis, advanced schematics, and sequential troubleshooting procedures.
This course provides instruction in the theory and operation of specific types of transformers. Emphasis will be placed on National Electrical Code requirements related to the use of transformers. Topics include transformer theory, types of transformers, National Electrical Code requirements, and safety precautions.
N.E.C. INDUSTRIAL WIRING APPLICATIONS (30-60-4)
This course provides instruction in industrial wiring applications of the National Electrical Code. Topics include rigid conduit installation; systems design concepts, equipment installation (600 volts or less) and safety precautions.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM (0-135-3)
Prerequisite: Advisor Approval
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to engage in a lab project or an off-site internship for the purpose of refining the skills necessary for gainful employment. The student is expected to have completed all program requirements to this point, and to be able to demonstrate efficiency in all skills mastered.
ELECTRICAL WORKER (15-60-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
Introduces work hazards present during the construction of manufacturing homes or construction sites. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of electrical tools and equipment and maintenance of these tolls on the work site. Topics include hazards of electricity, safe use electrical tools and equipment, and the repair of electrical cords, plugs, lights, and switches.
GROUNDING AND BONDING (15-30-2)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
This course presents the theory and practical applications for grounding and bonding systems. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include branch circuit grounding, equipment grounding/bonding; service grounding/bonding, and earth connections.
CONDUIT SIZING (15-45-2)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
Provides practice in calculating conduit size. Emphasis is placed on use of the requirement of the National Electrical Code. Topics include National Electrical Code, conduits types/trade sizes, and percent of fill.
WIRE PULLING AND CODES (15-75-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
The purpose of this course is for instruction in the installation of cabling systems. Emphasis will be on the types of cabling technologies that address voice, video, and data communications and the applicable codes.