Electrical Technology

Wallace Campus (Easterling Correctional Facility—Electrical Technology Certificates Only)

The Electrical Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ELT 108 : DC Fundamentals

This course provides a study of atomic theory, direct current (DC), properties of conductors and insulators, direct current characteristics of series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Inductors and capacitors are introduced and their effects on DC circuits are examined. Students are prepared to analyze complex DC circuits, solve for unknown circuits variables with the use of Ohm’s Law and to use basic electronic test equipment. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Corequisites

ELT 109.

ELT 109 : AC Fundamentals

This course provides a study of the theory of alternating current (AC). Students are prepared to analyze complex AC circuit configurations with resistor, capacitors, and inductors in series and parallel combinations. Upon completion, students should be able to design AC circuits and explain the function of alternating circuits such as RLC, impedance, phase relationships and power factor. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 108

Corequisites

ELT 108

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. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

ELT 114 : Residential Wiring Methods I

This course is a study of residential wiring practices and methods, the NEC requirements and residential blueprint interpretations. This is a CORE course. ELT 114 and ELT 115 may be taken in the place of ELT 116.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 109

ELT 115 : Residential Wiring Methods II

This course is a study of residential wiring practices and methods, the NEC requirements and residential blueprint interpretations. This is a CORE course. ELT 114 and ELT 115 may be taken in the place of ELT 116.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 109 and 114

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. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

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. This is a CORE course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 109

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 117

ELT 132 : Commercial/Industrial Wiring II

This course is a continuation of ELT 131 and is all inclusive. Including 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 know how to size complete electrical commercial/industrial systems and know the NEC requirements for each system.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 118

ELT 209 : Motor Controls I

This course covers the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, push-button stations, sizing of magnetic motor starters and overload protection, and complex ladder diagrams of motor control circuits. Topics include sizing magnetic starters and overload protection, the use of pushbutton stations, ladder diagrams, and magnetic motor starters in control of electric motors, wye-delta starting, part start winding, resistor starting and electric starting devices. 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. This is a CORE course for ELT.

Credits

3

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

ELT 108, 109, and 209.

ELT 217 : Transformers

This course is designed to train the student in the theory of operation, various connections, troubleshooting, and repair of single phase as well as three phase transformers. KVA load calculations and applications will also be covered in the class. Upon completion, the student should be able to perform calculations relating to transformers, make proper Delta and WYE connections, and understand the basic polarity and voltage test for each application.

Credits

3

ELT 221 : Electronics for Electricians

This course introduces the basic principles of solid state electronic equipment as found in many electrical and motor control circuits. Emphasis is placed on fundamental concepts of diodes, transistors, FETs and MOSFETs as they are used in electrical control circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to explain the basic operation of these solid state components and be able to perform basic troubleshooting tasks.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 109 or INT 103

ELT 224 : Security and Alarm Systems

This course introduces the basic operation and installation of home and business security and fire alarm systems as well as low voltage (under 30v) systems such as lighting, door chimes and intercom systems. Emphasis is placed on installation of home and business security and fire alarm systems. Upon completion, students should be able to install residential and commercial security systems in accordance with code and directives.

Credits

3

ELT 225 : Smart House Wiring

This course introduces the newest technology available for Smart House wiring equipment and wiring methods to include control of whole-house electrical equipment and home entertainment produces. Emphasis is placed on specialized skills and tools required for wiring Smart Houses. Upon completion, students should be able to install special devices and automated equipment in a high-technology Smart House.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT222, ELT 222, comparable competency, and/or as required by program.

ELT 231 : Introduction to Programmable Logic 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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 109

Corequisites

ELT 232.

ELT 232 : Advanced Programmable Controllers

This course includes the advanced principals 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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 231

Corequisites

ELT 231

ELT 233 : Applied Programmable Controls

This state-of-the-art course covers the more advanced topics of PLCs. High-speed devices, analog programming, designing complete working systems, startup and troubleshooting techniques, and special projects are emphasized. On completion, students must demonstrate the ability to develop programs, load programs into PLCs, and troubleshoot the system if necessary.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELT 232

ELT 241 : National Electric Code

This course introduces the 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.

Credits

3

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.

Credits

3

ELT 286 : CO-OP

This course constitutes a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to electrical technology.  In this course the employer 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.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Instructor Approval