Electrical Technology (ELE)

ELE 148 - Power Distribution Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course introduces the Electrical Technology Student to fundamentals of electrical power distribution systems as it pertains to the distribution of electricity from the power station to the consumer. Provides instruction in a practical, straightforward, hands-on approach that covers the tasks and responsibilities facing today?s professional residential, commercial and industrial electricians. Students will also learn how to troubleshoot, repair and maintain these systems.

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ELE 225 - Electrical Control Systems

Course Description

Effective: 1997-08-01

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.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

Provides a comprehensive coverage of the control systems and components used in industrial electrical systems. The course begins with basics such as electrical quantities and circuits, tools, instruments, safety, electrical symbols, and line diagrams. Also taught are basic electrical theory, motor starters, solenoids, control devices, motor circuits, power distribution systems, programmable controllers, reduced voltage starting and variable frequency drives. Various configurations and options will be discussed and demonstrated during the course.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: Local college selection

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ELE 226 - Electrical Power and Control Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course will be an intermediate-level course used to introduce student to principles of electrical machines and power distribution for students in technical programs of study (See Course Description)

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ELE 229 - Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Electrical Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course is intended for the Electrical Technology student to apply their foundational skills in troubleshooting applications. It also provides instruction in interpreting wiring diagrams and the use of special meters to develop a systematic approach to locate faulty components utilizing troubleshooting techniques. Additionally, the course provides practical hands-on instruction to repair/maintain faulty electrical systems for maximum performance.

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ELE 237 - Human Machine Interface Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

Teaches the student to operate, set-up and program human machine interface (HMI) devices. Students learn programming through the use of OEM specific application software. Also teaches troubleshooting of HMI devices and systems.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: ELE 233 or equivalent

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ELE 239 - Programmable Controllers

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course an introductory course that explores many aspects of PLC's. The students are taught the basic concepts and progress to system level applications. This course emphasizes the PLC's practical use in industry. This course teaches the most common programmable logic controller functions and provides examples using the Allen-Bradley small logic controllers. Various configu rations and options will be discussed and demonstrated during the course.

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ELE 246 - Industrial Robotics Programming

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The course introduces the Mechatronic's student to industrial robotics and programming of repetitive manufacturing systems. Provides instruction in hardware and software associated with servo robots and associated systems.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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