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:
Take ELC-118; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
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-118; 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-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 BPR-130(S23275) ELC-115(S23520); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
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); 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 1 group; Option: Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 DMA-040(S23170) DMA-050(S23171) DMA-060(S23172); Option: Take MAT-003; Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Option: Take ENG-002; Take previously. Required.Take ELC-131A(S23483); Take concurrently. 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) ELC-117(S23521); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
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