Electrical Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

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. Also taught as EET 192.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program CORE

ELT 114 : Residential Wiring Methods

This course is a study of residential wiring practices and methods, the NEC requirements and residential blueprint interpretations.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program CORE

ELT 115 : Residential Wiring Methods II

This course is a study of residential wiring practices and methods, the NEC requirements and residential blueprint interpretations.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ELT 114 CORE

ELT 117 : AC/DC Machines

This course covers the theory and operation of DC motors 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. Also taught as AUT 117.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program CORE

ELT 118 : Commercial/Industrial Wiring I

This course focuses on principles and applications of commercial and industrial wiring. Topics include electrical safety practices, an overview of National Electric Code requirements as applied to commercial and industrial wiring, conduit bending, circuit design, pulling cables, transformers, switch gear, and generation principles. Also taught as AUT 142, INT 158.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program CORE

ELT 122 : Advanced Ac/Dc Machines

This course focuses on single and three phase motors and also introduces students to DC motors. Emphasis is placed on field wiring various types of AC and DC motors, troubleshooting procedures, and utilization of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain, wire, troubleshoot, and test all types of AC and DC electric motors.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ELT 117

ELT 192 : Practicum/Intern/Co-Op

This course provides practical experience in the field early in the student's training as an electrician's helper on the job, working a special project, or conducting research in a directed area of the field. Emphasis is placed on gaining hands-on experience with tools of the trade, as well as a better understanding of NEC directives. Upon completion, students should possess a higher state of proficiency in the basic skills of connecting electrical wiring and conduit; this course may be repeated with the instructor's permission.

hours

1

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 194 : Practicum/Intern/Co-Op

This course provides additional practical experience in the electrical craft as an apprentice electrician or higher level working advanced projects or research in a directed area of the field. Emphasis is placed on gaining more hands-on experience with tools of the trade was well as NEC directives while studying in the classroom two hours per week. Upon completion, students should possess a higher state of proficiency in all electrician skills and a better knowledge of testing for Electrical Journeyman’s Block Test.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 206 : Osha Safety Standards

This course provides the student with the knowledge of OSHA safety standards as required by this organization, and as it relates to the job site. Emphasis is placed on overall safety practices, construction site safety practices, and safety procedures required by Federal/State laws. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the requirements of OSHA as it relates to general and specific construction sites.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 209 : Motor Controls I

This course is a study of the construction, operating characteristics, and installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on the control of three phase AC motors. This course covers the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, pushbutton stations, multiple control stations, two wire control, three wire control, jogging control, sequence control, and ladder diagrams of motor control circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of motor starters, overload protection, interpret ladder diagrams using pushbutton stations and understand complex motor control diagrams. Also taught as AUT 234, INT 113.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program CORE

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ELT 209 or INT 212

ELT 231 : Introduction to Programmable Controllers

This course provides an introduction to programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, the following: PLC hardware and software, numbering systems, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students must demonstrate their ability by developing, loading, debugging, and optimizing PLC programs. Also taught as AUT 114, INT 184.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 232 : Advanced Programmable Controllers

This course includes the advanced principles of PLC's including hardware, programming, and troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced working programs, and troubleshooting hardware and software communication problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability in developing programs and troubleshooting the system. Also taught as AUT 221.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

Corequisites

ELT 231

ELT 234 : PLC Applications

This course introduces advanced PLC programming techniques. Topics include tags, parallel processing, program optimization, and advanced math instructions. Emphasis is placed on optimizing PLC functions. Upon completion students will be able utilize advanced instructions to control PLC functions.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As determined by College

ELT 241 : National Electric Code

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

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 242 : Journeyman Master Prep Exam

This course is designed to help prepare a student to take either the Journeyman or the 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/Master Certifying Exam.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 244 : Conduit Bending and Installation

This course provides students the knowledge 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 get measurements, layout, and successfully bend conduit using hand type, mechanical, and hydraulic benders.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 245 : Electrical Grounding Systems

This course provides the knowledge to understand how to properly ground an electrical system. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to the following: residential installations, commercial installations, and the function of independent grounding elements. Upon completion, the students should be able to explain and design a simple grounding system.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 253 : Industrial Robotics

This course provides instruction in concepts and theories for the operation of robotic servo motors and power systems used with industrial robotic equipment. Emphasis is on the application of the computer to control power systems to perform work. Student competencies include understanding of the functions of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical power system components, ability to read and interpret circuitry for proper troubleshooting and ability to perform preventative maintenance. Also taught as AUT 116, INT 253.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by program

ELT 254 : Robot Maintenance and Troubleshooting

This course introduces principle concepts troubleshooting and maintenance of robots. Topics include recognize and describe major robot component. Students will learn to diagnose robot mechanical problems to the component level, replacement of mechanical components and perform adjustments, troubleshooting class 1, 2, and 3 faults, to manipulate I/O for the robot, and periodic and preventive maintenance. Students will learn how to safely power up robots for complete shutdown and how to manipulate robots using the teach pendant. Upon completion students will be able to describe the various robot classifications, characteristics, explain system operations of simple robots, and maintain robotic systems. Also taught as INT 254.

hours

3

Prerequisites

As required by College

ELT 288 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to electrical technology. In these courses the employee evaluates the student’s productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

2