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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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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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 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 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 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