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ELE 146 - Electric Motor Control
Studies solid state devices with application and emphasis toward control of power. Includes diodes, SCR's, photoelectric controls, timing, circuits, voltage regulation and three phase rectifiers. Prerequisite: ELE 150 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 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
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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 189 - Data Cabling Communication
Introduces construction, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of a variety of copper cables. Prepares students for the Electronics Technician Association Data Cable Installer Certification (DCIC) necessary to compete for entry-level positions in a wide range of networking, security and video companies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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 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 250 - Fiber Optics Technology
Introduces testing, troubleshooting, and repair of fiber optic systems. Prepares students for the Electronics Technician Association Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certification necessary to compete for technician level positions in a wide range of networking, security and video companies,
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits