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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 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 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 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 144 - Programmable Controllers II
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 II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 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 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 159 - Electrical Motors
Teaches practical applications and fundamentals of A.C. and D.C. machines. Includes the concepts of magnetism and generators used in electrical motor applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 175 - Industrial Solid State Devices and Circuits
Covers theory, symbols, properties, and applications of solid state devices in industry.
Lecture 1-2 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 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 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
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 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 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 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 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 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 225 Detailed Outline
ELE 226 - Electrical Power and Control Systems
Studies the theory, analysis and operation of rotating machines, transformers, AC power distribution and control systems used in industrial applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. 3 Credits
3 credits
ELE 226 Detailed Outline
ELE 229 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Systems
Introduces techniques of troubleshooting electrical systems and equipment such as motors, relays, power distribution, lighting, solenoids, and generators. Includes hands-on lab practices to develop and perform problem solving skills, repair and preventative maintenance of various types of electrical equipment using wiring diagrams, special meters, various troubleshooting procedures and safety practices.
Credit 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 229 Detailed Outline
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 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 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