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Electrical Technology (ELE)

ELE-119 Basic Electricity I, 4 cr.
Electrical Theory I is an introduction to basic electrical theory and components that make up electrical circuits. Direct Current and Alternating Current will be introduced and basic laws for voltage, current and power relationships will be presented in lecture and laboratory format. Course content will include, but not be limited to basic circuits, electrical components and their applications. Hands-on reinforcement of theory covered during lecture is practiced in lab.

ELE-136 Basic Electricity II, 4 cr.
Electric Theory II consists of instruction that will build upon experience gained in Electric Theory I.  Students will be introduced to advanced concepts of electrical theory. Pre-Req: ELE-119

ELE-155 NEC I, 2 cr.
An introduction to the NFPA 70® National Electrical Code®. The course covers Chapters 1 and 2 of the Code, including the structure of the Code, requirements of electricians, and basic wiring and protection.     

ELE-156 NEC II, 2 cr.
A continuation of the NFPA 70® National Electrical Code®. The course covers Chapters 3 and 4 of the Code, including wiring methods, materials, and general equipment.   Pre-Req- ELE-155

ELE-158 NEC III, 2 cr.
A continuation of the NFPA 70® National Electrical Code®. The course covers Chapters 5 and 6 of the Code, including special occupancies and equipment. Pre-Req- ELE-155 & ELE-156

ELE-181 Residential Electric/Electronics Systems, 4 cr.
This course is designed to introduce students to residential wiring.  Discussion topics will include safety, planning, using residential building plans, calculating loads, and wiring methods.  Lab settings will require the student to use hand tools and wire circuits.  The National Electrical Code will be used in depth to determine the requirements used for residential wiring. We will be using hand and power tools in the labs for wiring practices and installations.     

ELE-182 Basic Electronics, 4 cr.
Students will gain understanding about analog and digital electronics at basic level of familiarization with the semiconductor devices and their functions. The course focuses on applications and apparatuses used in wind turbine technology. The course is accompanied by laboratory work. Pre-Req- ELE-119 & ELE-136

ELE-183 Electrical Practical Applications, 4 cr.
Electrical Practical Applications will provide students with practical wiring exercises involving installation, wiring, and troubleshooting of electrical devices and equipment used in, but not specific to, wind turbine control systems. Students will study electrical diagrams, design of electrical systems, and electrical safety. Pre-Req- ELE-226

ELE-226 Electric Motors & Generators, 4 cr.
Electric motors & generators is an introduction to types of motors and generators that are used today. The characteristics of Direct Current and Alternating Current motors and generators will be discussed and demonstrated through lecture and hands on laboratory sessions. Pre-Req- ELE-119 & ELE-136

ELE-242 Programmable Logic Control Systems, 4 cr.
Introduce students to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), primarily the Siemens S7-200 processors, the Siemens LOGO smart relay processor and the Bachmann M1 Controllers.  The course will provide students with experiences in the following:

  • Numbering systems associated with programming and addressing PLC’s
  • Hardware and software familiarization associated with PLC’s
  • Using programming instruction sets to create and edit ladder logic programs
  • Troubleshooting techniques using a PLC
  • Troubleshooting techniques using a schematic and drawings

Pre-Req- ELE-119, ELE-136, ELE-182

ELE-255 NEC IV, 2 cr.
A completion and review of the NFPA 70® National Electrical Code®. The course covers Chapters 7, 8, and 9 of the Code, including special conditions, communications systems, and applicable tables to the Code. Pre-Req- ELE-155, ELE-156, ELE-158

ELE-354 Commercial Electric/Electronics Systems, 3 cr.
This course introduces students to commercial wiring.  It begins with the planning of the commercial installation by using blueprints, layout, and calculations.  They will be required to calculate load for branch circuits, feeders and the electrical service. Wiring methods, luminaires, motors and overcurrent protection will also be covered.  The National Electrical Code requirements will be used and explained to understand how they are applied to commercial installations.  The labs will consist of bending conduit and use hand tools for wiring methods and practices.  Pre-Req- ELE-181

ELE-357 Industrial Electrical/Electronic Systems, 3 cr.
This class will deal with the wiring aspects and electrical components of industrial installations.  Modern industrial plants require technicians to be knowledgeable in high voltage, medium voltage, and low voltage systems.  Systems from the substation, overcurrent protection, conductors, capacitors, and power quality will be discussed.  Wiring methods and practices for hazardous locations will be taught in the class also. Pre-Req- ELE-181 & ELE-354

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