Electrical Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ELT 108 : DC Principles of Electricity

This course is a study of basic atomic structure, electron flow, Ohm’s Law, electrical power and conductors, and insulators. Topics include atomic theory, series, and parallel circuits, complex circuits, magnetism and electromagnetism. Upon completion, students should be able to solve DC electrical quantity problems and use voltmeters, ohmmeters, and amp meter. This course will also incorporate basic concepts of interpersonal communication and the oral communication skills necessary to interact with co-workers and customers and to work effectively in teams. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, manifest a businesslike personality, and effectively present themselves before co-workers and the public.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 109 : AC Principles of Electricity

This course is a study of alternating current and its measurements, circuit analysis, resistive, inductive and capacitive circuits, vectors, AC power, and AC test equipment. Emphasis is placed on sinewave generation and valves, circuit construction and analysis and test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, explain, construct AC circuits and properly use AC test equipment.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 110 : Wiring Methods

This course is a study of various tasks, wiring methods, materials, and associated NEC requirements that students will be required to work with in residential and commercial wiring courses.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 114 : Residential Wiring Methods

This course introduces the student to residential wiring practices and methods, use of hand and power tools, electrical safety, the NEC requirements, and residential blueprint interpretations. Topics include standard residential wiring procedures and practices, grounding NEC requirements, wiring diagrams, and wiring layouts. Upon completion, students should be able to read blueprints understand code requirements, and wire lights and switches.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 115 : Residential Wiring Methods II

This course provides the student with information on how to interpret electrical residential blueprints, wiring diagrams, layouts, and will teach them to wire many different residential circuits in accordance with the National Electric Code. Emphasis is placed on applying the National Electrical Code, actual wiring of panels, service and branch circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and wire most aspects of a residential application to code.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 117 : Basic AC/DC Machines

This course covers the theory and operation of single and three phase AC motors and the labs will reinforce this knowledge. Emphasis is placed on the various types of single and three phase motors, wiring diagrams, starting devices, and practical application in the lab. Upon completion, students should be able to explain, wire and troubleshoot most single and three-phase AC motors.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 118 : Commercial/Industrial Wiring I

This course teaches the student the principles and applications of commercial and industrial wiring. Emphasis is placed on blue print symbols, hand and power tools, electrical safety, calculations and the NEC code requirements as applied to commercial and industrial wiring. Upon completion, students should be able to read electrical plans, understand electrical symbols, calculate electrical loads for commercial industrial applications and interpret the NEC code requirements.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 132 : Commercial/Industrial Wiring II

This course is a continuation of ELT 131 and includes the study of branch circuits, installation requirements for services, feeders and special equipment considerations including the NEC code requirements. Emphasis is placed on load calculations, conductors, service sizing, installation requirements, NEC code requirements, transformers, lighting, HVAC and special equipment considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to size complete electrical commercial/industrial systems and understand the NEC requirements for each system.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 209 : Motor Control I

This course introduces the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, push-button stations and sizing of magnetic motor starters and overload protection. Topics include sizing magnetic starters and overload protection and the use of push-button stations, ladder diagrams and magnetic motor starters in control of electric motors. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of magnetic motor starters, overload protection and interpret ladder diagrams using push-button stations.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 212 : Motor Controls II

This course covers complex ladder diagrams of motor control circuits and the uses of different motor starting techniques. Topics include wye-delta starting, part start winding, resistor starting and electronic starting devices. Upon completion, the students should be able to understand and interpret the more complex motor control diagrams and understand the different starting techniques of electrical motors.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 231 : Introduction to Programmable Controllers

This state-of-the-art course includes the fundamental principles of programmable logic controls (PLCs) including hardware and programming. Emphasis is placed on hardwiring associated with the PLC, different options available with most PLCs and basic ladder logic programming. Upon completion, students should be able to develop programs, load programs into PLCs and troubleshoot the system.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 232 : Advanced Programmable Controllers

This state-of-the-art course focuses on PLC hardware, programming, and program design. Emphasis is placed on developing working programs, timers, counters, different special functions, and designing programs from existing hardwired systems. Upon completion, students should be able to develop programs, load programs into PLCs and troubleshoot the system.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 241 : National Electric Code

This course introduces students to the National Electric Code. Emphasis is placed on locating and interpreting needed information within the NEC code manual. Upon completion, students should be able to locate code requirements for a specific electrical installation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 242 : Journeyman-Master Prep Exam (Elective)

This course is designed to help prepare a student to take either the Journeyman or Master Certification Exam. Emphasis is placed on review of electrical concepts and/or principles, practice tests, and test-taking procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to pass the Journeyman/Masters Certifying Exam.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ELT 244 : Conduit Bending and Installation

This course provides students with skills needed to properly bend electrical metallic tubing, rigid galvanized and intermediate metal conduit, and PVC conduit. Emphasis is placed on the theory and practical application of conduit bending methods. Upon completion, students should be able to measure, layout, and successfully bend conduit using hand, mechanical, and hydraulic benders.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

ENR 098 : Writing and Reading for College

This course integrates reading and writing skills students need to comprehend and interact with college-level texts and to produce original college-level writing. Reading skills will center on processes for literal and critical comprehension, as well as the development of vocabulary skills. Writing skills will focus on using an effective writing process including generating ideas, drafting, organizing, revising and editing to produce competent essays using standard written English. This course may include a one-hour lab component.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.