Class Descriptions

ELC-111: Introduction to Electricity

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to non-electrical/electronics majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-112: DC/AC Electricity

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-113: Residential Wiring

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-113AB: Residential Wiring

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-118; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-113BB: Residential Wiring

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-118 ELC-113AB(L52149); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-114: Commercial Wiring

This course provides instruction in the application of electrical tools, materials, and test equipment associated with commercial electrical installations. Topics include the NEC; safety; electrical blueprints; planning, layout, and installation of equipment and conduits; and wiring devices such as panels and overcurrent devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install equipment and conduit associated with commercial electrical installations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-113(S23518); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-114C: Commercial Wiring

This course provides instruction in the application of electrical tools, materials, and test equipment associated with commercial electrical installations. Topics include the NEC; safety; electrical blueprints; planning, layout, and installation of equipment and conduits; and wiring devices such as panels and overcurrent devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install equipment and conduit associated with commercial electrical installations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-113(S23518); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-114L: Commercial Wiring

This course provides instruction in the application of electrical tools, materials, and test equipment associated with commercial electrical installations. Topics include the NEC; safety; electrical blueprints; planning, layout, and installation of equipment and conduits; and wiring devices such as panels and overcurrent devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install equipment and conduit associated with commercial electrical installations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-113(S23518); Take previously. Required.Take ELC-114C; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-115: Industrial Wiring

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is placed on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-114(S23519); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-117: Motors and Controls

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ELC-111; Option: Take ELC-112(S23481); Option: Take ELC-131(S23482); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-117C: Motors and Controls

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ELC-111; Option: Take ELC-112(S23481); Option: Take ELC-131(S23482); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-117L: Motors and Controls

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take ELC-111; Option: Take ELC-112(S23481); Option: Take ELC-131(S23482); Take previously. Required.Take ELC-117C; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-118: National Electrical Code

This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-119: NEC Calculations

This course covers branch circuit, feeder, and service calculations. Emphasis is placed on sections of the National Electrical Code related to calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate code sections to size wire, conduit, and overcurrent devices for branch circuits, feeders, and service.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-118; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-121: Electrical Estimating

This course covers the principles involved in estimating electrical projects. Topics include take-offs of materials and equipment, labor, overhead, and profit. Upon completion, students should be able to estimate simple electrical projects.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-113(S11805) ELC-114(S21588); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-126: Electrical Computations

This course introduces the fundamental applications of mathematics which are used by an electrical/electronics technician. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, simple electrical formulas, and usage of a scientific calculator. Upon completion, students should be able to solve simple electrical mathematical problems.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-127: Software for Technicians

This course introduces computer software which can be used to solve electrical/electronics problems. Topics include electrical/electronics calculations and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize a personal computer for electrical/electronics- related applications.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-128: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-117(S23521) or ELC-131(S23482); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-128C: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-117(S23521) or ELC-131(S23482); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-128L: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-117(S23521) or ELC-131(S23482); Take previously. Required.Take ELC-128C; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-131: Circuit Analysis I

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 DMA-040(S23170) DMA-050(S23171) DMA-060(S23172) DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-131A: Circuit Analysis I Lab

This course provides laboratory assignments as applied to fundamental principles of DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on measurements and evaluation of electrical components, devices and circuits. Upon completion, the students will gain hands-on experience by measuring voltage, current, and opposition to current flow utilizing various meters and test equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-131(S13459); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-134: Transformer Applications

This course covers single- and three-phase transformer applications as found in industrial/commercial buildings and machinery. Topics include transformer principles, single- and three-phase calculations, and connections. Upon completion, students should be able to understand single-and three-phase transformers, make transformer connections, and make calculations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-112(S21587); Take previously. Required.Take ELC-117(S21589); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-139: AC Circuit Analysis

This course introduces AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include AC voltages, circuit analysis laws and theorems, reactive components and circuits, transformers, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret AC circuit schematics; analyze and troubleshoot AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-220: Photovoltaic System Technology

This course introduces the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to understand systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (pv) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, and advances in photovoltaic technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of photovoltaic technology and current applications.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ALT-120; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-221: Advanced Photovoltaic System Designs

This course introduces specific elements in photovoltaic (pv) systems technologies including efficiency, modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, and system installation. Topics include National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical specifications, photovoltaic system components, array design and power integration requirements that combine to form a unified structure. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various photovoltaic designs and proper installation of NEC compliant solar electric power systems.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-220; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-228: Programmable Logic Controllers Applications

This course covers programming and applications of programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques, networking, specialty I/O modules, and system troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to specify, implement, and maintain complex PLC controlled systems.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-229: Applications Project

This course provides an individual and/or integrated team approach to a practical project as approved by the instructor. Topics include project selection and planning, implementation and testing, and a final presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement an applications-oriented project.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ELC-113(S11805) ELC-128(S10676) ELN-229(S21638) ELN-133(S16330); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-231: Electric Power Systems

This course covers the basic principles of electric power systems, including transmission lines, generator and transformer characteristics, and fault detection and correction. Emphasis is placed on line diagrams and per unit calculations for circuit performance analysis in regards to voltage regulation, power factor, and protection devices. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze simple distribution subsystems, calculate fault current, and compare different types and sizes of circuit protection devices.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-233: Energy Management

This course covers energy management principles and techniques typical of those found in industry and commercial facilities, including load control and peak demand reduction systems. Topics include load and peak demand calculations, load shedding, load balance and power factor, priority scheduling, remote sensing and control, and supplementary/alternative energy sources. Upon completion, students should be able to determine energy management parameters, calculate demand and energy use, propose energy management procedures, and implement alternative energy sources.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

ELC-250: Critical Power Systems

This course covers power systems commonly utilized in the operation of data centers and other mission critical facilities. Topics include redundant electrical system components including generators, automatic transfer switches, static transfer switches, power quality, uninterruptible power supply systems, battery back-up systems, and electrical codes and safety standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the operation, layout, system components, and the maintenance and troubleshooting requirements associated with mission critical power systems.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0