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Electrical Technology (ELCT)


ELCT 100 Introduction to Electricity

Credits: 3

Term: (F based on sufficient demand)

This is an introductory course in electrical fundamentals, including both direct current and alternating current. Series and parallel circuits will be introduced. There is also an introduction to the National Electric code. Students will learn the use of multi meters and how to test amperage, voltage, and resistance in various circuits. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

ELCT 102 Electrical Fundamentals II

Credits: 4

Term: (S based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: ELCT 110

This course will introduce the student to alternating current and its effect on reactive and resistive components. The electrical properties and their effects on the circuit will be examined. Basic trigonometric skills will be utilized to perform calculations for analyzing various electrical circuits. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

ELCT 110 Basic Electricity I

Credits: 5

Term: (F based on sufficient demand)

The first three chapters of the National Electric Code (NEC) are covered in some depth. In addition, Kirchhoff's and Ohm's laws, and induction and capacitance are covered. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

ELCT 111 Electric Meters and Motors

Credits: 3

Term: (S based on sufficient demand)

This course involves lecture and practical hands-on learning using ammeters, voltmeters, watt meters, and multi-meters in testing and troubleshooting electric motors, components and wiring systems. The course contains a study of single and three phase AC motors, their construction features and operating characteristics. The lecture and laboratory class emphasizes electric motor terminology, identification of motor types, enclosures, mounts, motor selection, connections, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting. Students are also introduced to motor loads, protection, controls, and devices used to connect motors to their loads such as pulleys, V-belts, gear boxes and couplings. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

ELCT 120 Basic Industrial Controls

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

This course covers an introduction to Basic Industrial Control methods. The topics covered in this course provide a foundation for further study in the industrial control branch of knowledge.

ELCT 130 Elec Motors and Generators

Credits: 3

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: ETEC 101

This course covers an introduction to the terminology and basic principles of DC and AC motors and generators. Students will study single phase and three phase motors and generators and operational controls. Common AC and DC power generation equipment and testing techniques will also be covered.

ELCT 137 Electrical Drafting

Credits: 2

Term: (F based on sufficient demand)

The value of good blueprints and how they are applied to the job will be studied. Reading and understanding symbols and the wiring system will be emphasized. This course covers the practical applications associated with the wiring diagrams on a blueprint. The course will be taught through a course-sharing arrangement with FVCC.

ELCT 250 Programmable Electronic Contro

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: ETEC 101

This course covers an introduction to a variety of programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The applications, operations, and programming of PLCs will be covered with an emphasis on programming. Computers and manual methods will be used to program PLCs.