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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 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 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 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 174 - Fiber Optic Connections
Introduces construction of fiber optic cable connections to a quality acceptable in the industry today. Includes types of cabling, connectors and splices, installation techniques and hardware in fiber optic systems.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 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 178 - Wind Turbine Technology
Introduces many facets of the wind industry. Introduces the history and development of the wind systems as well as the future of the wind industry as the desire for alternative energy grows. Presents the terminology used in the application of wind systems. Identifies the various types of wind energy turbines and other topics as appropriate. Includes safety training.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ELE 179 - Satellite Dish Installation
Introduces installation, testing, troubleshooting, and repair of satellite dish systems. Prepares students for the Electronic Technician Association Certified Satellite installer (CSI) certification necessary to complete for entry-level positions in the satellite installation industry.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ELE 188 - Geothermal Technology for Electricians
Provides an introduction to the use of geothermal energy as it applies to electricians. Introduces geothermal system design installation, and maintenance. Focuses on site surveys, soil types, header design, loop types, pump sizing, flushing and purging. Introduces the feasibility of heat pump applications for local uses on an individual basis. Includes safety training.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
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 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 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 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
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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
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ELE 246 - Industrial Robotics Programming
Introduces industrial robotics and their programming for repetitive manufacturing systems. Includes the design of software that ensures safe operation and programming of both on- and off-line robot operations. This course is cross-listed with IND 246. Credit will not be awarded for both.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2 hours, Total 4 hours per week
None
3 credits
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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 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