Electrical Technology (ELE) at Wytheville Community College


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ELE 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ELE 100 - Electrical-Electronic Skills & Concepts
Teaches skills and concepts of safety, hand & power tools, EMF, assembly and disassembly methods, basic electrical devices and instruments. Provides opportunities for hands-on skills. Reviews theoretical concepts related to basic electricity.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ELE 110 - Home Electric Power
Covers the fundamentals of residential power distribution, circuits, panels, fuse boxes, breakers, transformers. Includes study of the national electrical code, purpose and interpretation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 113 - Electricity I
Teaches principles of electricity covering fundamentals, devices and components in both DC and AC circuits. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 114 - Electricity II
Teaches principles of electricity covering fundamentals, devices and components in both DC and AC circuits. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 115 - Basic Electricity
Covers basic circuits and theory of fundamental concepts of electricity. Presents a practical approach to discussion of components and devices.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ELE 116 - Electrical Construction Estimating
Studies methods and techniques used to develop an estimate for electrical construction wiring and equipment installation. Ore or Corequisite: ELE 127 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
ELE 118 - Practical Electricity
Teaches fundamentals of electricity, terminology and symbols, diagrams, the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring, electrical installation.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
ELE 127 - Residential Wiring Methods
Studies wiring methods and standards used for residential dwellings. Provides practical experience in design, layout, construction, and testing of residential wiring systems by use of scaled mock-ups.
Lecture 1-2 hour. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ELE 131 - National Electrical Code I
Provides comprehensive study of the purpose and interpretations of the National Electric Code as well as familiarization and implementation of various charts, code rulings and wiring methods including state and local regulations. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 132 - National Electrical Code II
Provides comprehensive study of the purpose and interpretations of the National Electric Code as well as familiarization and implementation of various charts, code rulings and wiring methods including state and local regulations. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 135 - National Electrical Code - Residential
Studies purposes and interpretations of the national electrical code that deals with single and multi-family dwellings, including state and local regulations.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 136 - National Electrical Code - Commercial
Provides comprehensive study of the purposes and interpretations of national electrical wiring methods, including state and local regulations.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 137 - National Electrical Code - Industrial
Provides comprehensive study of the purposes and interpretations of the National Electrical Code that deal primarily with industrial wiring methods, including state and local regulations.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 138 - National Electrical Code Review I
Covers purpose and interpretation of the National Electrical Code as well as various charts, code rulings and wiring methods. Prepares the student to take the journeyman- level exam.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ELE 149 - Wiring Methods in Industry
Studies the fundamentals of industrial power distribution, circuits, switches, enclosures, panels, fuses, circuit breakers, transformers, and wiring methods, using various charts and tables of the National Electrical Code.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 150 - A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals
Provides an intensive study of the fundamentals of direct and alternating current, resistance, magnetism, inductance and capacitance, with emphasis on practical applications. Focuses on electrical/machines applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 151 - Electrical Troubleshooting
Teaches troubleshooting as applied to residential wiring and/or electrical appliances.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 156 - Electrical Control Systems
Includes troubleshooting and servicing electrical controls, electric motors, motor controls, motor starters, relays, overloads, instruments and control circuits.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 157 - Electricity Fundamentals
Teaches the theories and laws of the flow of electricity, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, and the fundamentals of direct and alternating currents. Provides practical application by the use of test and measuring equipment, circuitry, and electrical apparatus.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6-8 hours. Total 9-11 hours per week.
6-7 credits
ELE 160 - Power Controls
Introduces basic electrical and other controls used in home and industry. Includes application of panels, fuse boxes, breakers, and transformers, experiments to develop testing and troubleshooting techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 173 - Commercial Wiring Methods
Covers electrical wiring methods and standards used for commercial buildings and provides a comprehensive study of the national electrical code that deals with commercial wiring installations including state and local regulations. Includes building wiring as well as the wiring of electrical equipment and appliances in a commercial environment. Prerequisite: ENG 05.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 176 - Introduction to Alternative Energy Including Hybrid Systems
Introduces Alternative Energy with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines technology, the theory of PV technology, PV applications, solar energy terminology, system components, site analysis, PV system integration and PV system connections and small wind turbine technology site analysis.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ELE 177 - Photovoltaic Energy Systems
teaches techniques for conduct site surveys, installing system components, installing inverters and performing system sizing and system maintenance. Introduces different battery configurations, and charge controllers. Introduces safety, system design and layout, National Electric Code, Component Selection, wiring and installation techniques.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ELE 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ELE 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ELE 225 - Electrical Control Systems
Studies components, equipment and circuits that are used to control the operation of electrical machines. Explains the physical and operating characteristics of various electromagnetic, static, and programmable control devices. Investigates control schemes used to accomplish specific control objectives.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Local college selection
4 credits
ELE 233 - Programmable Logic Controller Systems I
Teaches operating and programming of programmable logic controllers. Covers analog and digital interfacing and communication schemes as they apply to system. Prerequisite: ETR 156 and ETR 211 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 234 - Programmable Logic Controller Systems II
Teaches operating and programming of programmable logic controllers. Covers analog and digital interfacing and communication schemes as they apply to system. Prerequisite: ETR 156 and ETR 211 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 239 - Programmable Controllers
Examines installation, programming, interfacing, and concepts of troubleshooting programmable controllers.
Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 - 4 hours per week. 2 - 3 Credits
2-3 credits
ELE 245 - Industrial Wiring
Teaches the practical applications of industrial and commercial wiring. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of conduit applications and other raceway installations. Includes conduit sizing, cutting, bending, and threading.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits