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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 111 - Home Electric Power I
Teaches fundamentals of residential power distribution, circuits, enclosures, protective devices, transformers. Studies various charts and tables of the national electrical code. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 112 - Home Electric Power II
Teaches fundamentals of residential power distribution, circuits, enclosures, protective devices, transformers. Studies various charts and tables of the national electrical code. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 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 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 123 - Electrical Applications I
Provides laboratory and shop assignments/jobs as applied to fundamental principles of electricity with emphasis on measurements and evaluation of electrical components, devices and circuits. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ELE 124 - Electrical Applications II
Provides laboratory and shop assignments/jobs as applied to fundamental principles of electricity with emphasis on measurements and evaluation of electrical components, devices and circuits. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ELE 133 - Practical Electricity I
Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls. Pre/Corequisite MTH 02 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 134 - Practical Electricity II
Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls. Pre/Corequisite MTH 02 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 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 140 - Basic Electricity and Machinery
Studies direct and alternating current principles, resistors, magnetism, capacitors, protection systems, switches, controls and power distribution for industrial machine shops. Emphasizes test procedures and safety.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
ELE 141 - D.C. and A.C. Machines
Teaches construction, theory of operation, connections, and applications of direct current motors, generators, single and polyphase alternating current alternators, synchronous and induction motors. Prerequisite: ELE 150 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 6-12 hours per week.
4-5 credits
ELE 148 - Power Distribution Systems
Introduces transmission and distribution of electrical power. Includes application of transformers, distribution and over-current protection devices, substations, switchboards, feeders, bus-ways, motor control centers, generators, motors, and troubleshooting techniques associated with these systems and devices.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 148 Detailed Outline
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 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 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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 211 - Electrical Machines I
Studies the construction, theory of operations and applications of DC and AC machines. Prerequisite: ETR 114 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6-7 hours per week.
3-5 credits
ELE 212 - Electrical Machines II
Studies the construction, theory of operations and applications of DC and AC machines. Prerequisite: ETR 114 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6-7 hours per week.
4-5 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 239 Detailed Outline
ELE 295 - 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 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits