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ELE 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ELE 95 - 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 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
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 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 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 121 - Electrical Circuits I
Studies passive and active components with applications. Includes DC and AC analysis of networks and circuits as applied to fundamental electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 122 - Electrical Circuits II
Studies passive and active components with applications. Includes DC and AC analysis of networks and circuits as applied to fundamental electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 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 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 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 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 143 - Programmable Controllers I
Studies operating characteristics, programming techniques, interfacing, and networking capabilities of programmable logic controllers. Studies controllers with analog and/or digital interfacing, hand-held and/or software programming. Prerequisites: ETR 156, ELE 158, or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 145 - Transformer Connections and Circuits
Studies transformer theory, symbols, diagrams, connections, terminology and troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisite: ELE 150 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
ELE 147 - Electrical Power and Control Systems
Reviews basic DC and AC circuits. Covers single-phase and three-phase AC power distribution systems, and protection devices, including types of AC motors. Presents analyzing and troubleshooting electrical control systems and motor protection devices. Prerequisite ELE 134 or equivalent.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.
2-3 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 152 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations I
Includes general math, scale readings, conversions between units of measure and algebra with exponents and radicals as it applies to DC circuits.[First of a three-sequence course].
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 153 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations II
Includes a review of DC applications, angular measurements, right triangle ratios, vector and vector algebra as it applies to AC circuits. [Second of a three-sequence course]. Prerequisite: ELE 152.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 154 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations III
Includes a review of DC and AC applications and includes experimental equations and logarithms as it applies to electrical-electronic circuits. [Third of a three-course sequence]. Prerequisite: ELE 153.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 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 158 - Surface Mount Soldering
Emphasizes high reliability soldering concepts and soldering standards as applied to surface mount soldering and rework, covering identification, installation and removal of components, using various equipment including hot air and soldering iron. Provides an introduction to IPC-A-610 soldering standards.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 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 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
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 201 - Applications and Instruments I
Presents assignments and individual projects to supplement the course of study. Requires the selection, operation, and interpretation of laboratory instruments. May require formal reports to demonstrate state-of-the-art techniques. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ELE 216 - Industrial Electricity
Studies rotating devices, single phase and polyphase distribution, magnetic devices, circuits and systems for industrial applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 217 - Electric Power Utilities
Provides an introduction to the electric power utilities field. Examines the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 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 237 - Human Machine Interface Systems
Introduces operation of human machine interface devices (HMI), hardware configuration, software programming and programmable logic controller network configuration of HMI devices. Offers troubleshooting practices concerning HMI devices used in industrial machine applications.
Credits - 2. Lecture - 1 hour. Lab - 2 hours. Total Contact Hours - 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ELE 233 or equivalent
2 credits
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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
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ELE 240 - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
Advances further study of Programmable Logic Controllers that was initiated in ELE 239. Students will learn to use more advanced program instructions, including data manipulation, sequences and program control, and advanced PLC features, including timers, counters. Covers connectivity and use of a variety of real world I/O devices. Prerequisite: ELE 239.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 248 - Microcontroller Interfacing and Programming
Explores issues and concerns related to the programming and interfacing of microcontrollers.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ELE 293 - Studies in
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to access the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
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 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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