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Electrical Technology

ELE 101 Electrical and General Safety (1)

This course will present basic safety information for establishing a safe electrical working environment. The course will cover electrical and general safety practices needed during coursework and at construction sites. The course will provide hands-on instruction in the use and care of power tools, hand tools, special electrical trade tools, ladders, and other equipment.

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ELE 102 Safety (OSHA 10) (1)

This course will:  explain job/site safety and precautions for job/site hazards; determine the uses of personal protective equipment (PPE); identify the safety equipment and procedures related to safe work practices and environment; identify fire prevention and protection techniques; explore Hazardous Communications (HazCom) including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDA).

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ELE 110 Direct Current Fundamentals (1)

This course will focus on basic direct current theory. The course will cover electron theory and Ohm’s law and how they apply to direct current circuits. The course will also introduce series circuits and their equations, parallel circuits and their equations, and combination circuits and their equations.

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ELE 111 Alternating Current Fundamentals (2)

This course will examine the effects an alternating current has on circuits. The course will also cover the functions and properties of capacitors, inductors, resistors, and other circuit components.

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ELE 112 AC/DC Circuits I (4)

The focus of this course is to give the student a ground level understanding of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) theory. The student will be introduced to electron theory and Ohms’ law and see how these apply to direct current circuits. As the students progress, they will be introduced to series circuits and their equations, parallel circuits and their equations, and combination circuits and their equations.

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ELE 115 Print Reading (2)

Students learn to read specification manuals and prints as applied to the residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

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ELE 121 Residential Construction Wiring and Maintenance (6)

This course is an introduction to the field of residential wiring. The course will cover basic blueprint reading and construction of cable layouts as well applying code standards. The course will provide hands-on experience in the lab and on site.

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ELE 122 Residential Wiring I (4)

An introductory course on residential wiring methods that includes practical applications and hands-on experience in implementing National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements.

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ELE 131 Commercial Construction Wiring and Design (6)

This course provides an introduction to the high intensity lighting systems used in commercial and industrial locations. The course will examine types of structures, location, types of equipment, and requirements of the National Electrical Code.  Emphasis will be on how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot each system. The course will cover the application of lighting systems appropriate to the construction site, as well as wiring methods such as conduit, cable trays, surface metal raceways, rigid non-metallic conduits, and others, depending on the commercial application.

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ELE 132 Commercial Wiring I (4)

An introductory course on commercial wiring methods that includes practical applications and hands-on experience in implementing code requirements.  This course of instruction will introduce the student to an environment much different than that of residential construction. In commercial applications students have to look at types of structures, location, types of equipment, and requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). The course introduces students to the high intensity lighting systems used in commercial and industrial locations. Students learn how to install, maintain, and troubleshoot each system. Students will also receive instruction on application of different lighting systems to suit the application encountered. The course also provides instruction about wiring methods such as conduit, cable trays, surface metal raceways, rigid non-metallic conduits, and a host of other wiring methods used to meet certain locations in commercial applications.

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ELE 141 Journeyman Exam Preparation NEC I (1)

This purpose of this course is to introduce the Block and Associates exam. The course focuses on the makeup of the tests, the best use of time, highlighting text in the code book, and many other helpful testing ideas. The course will also provide sample exams and explain how to identify weaknesses and areas needing improvement.

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ELE 142 National Electrical Code I (4)

An introductory course on the use and interpretation of the current National Electric Code (NEC).  This course of instruction is taught throughout the whole program but generally will be intensified during the latter part of the school term. The main focus is to introduce the student to the Block and Associates exam. The course focuses on what makes up the tests, best use of time, highlighting important text in the codebook, and many other helpful testing ideas. The student will spend time taking sample exams and identifying weaknesses and improvements needed.

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ELE 151 Industrial Construction Wiring and Design (6)

This course will examine requirements and designs used for the industrial wiring environment. The course will focus on the study of transformers — single and three phases are begun — as well as connection of these systems and voltages found.  The course will also provide an introduction to the requirements for plant automation.

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ELE 161 Electrical Motor Operation and Control (6)

In this course of instruction the student will begin a study of electric motor operation and systems used to control their operation. Fundamentals of single and three phase motors along with their operational characteristics are covered. Students learn the language of control, ladder diagram, and the logical sequence in which things must happen in order for a machine or process to operate. Students connect-up numerous types of control sequences in the shop, along with diagramming and troubleshooting of this type of equipment. All voltages and systems presented are those found in most industrial locations. The code ruling is used during this course.

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ELE 172 Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers (1)

This course provides an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and their industrial and commercial applications. The course will cover the fundamentals of operation, installation, and programming. This course is for students who have completed all the motor control requirements.

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ELE 181 Journeyman Exam Prep/NEC II (1)

Prerequisite: ELE 141

This course continues preparation for the Block and Associates exam. The course focuses on the makeup of the tests, the best use of time, highlighting text in the code book, and many other helpful testing ideas. The course will also provide sample exams and explain how to identify weaknesses and areas needing improvement.

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ELE 182 National Electrical Code II (4)

Prerequisite: ELE 142

A continuation of the National Electrical Code I course on the use and interpretation of the current National Electrical Code (NEC).  Its purpose is to prepare students for the Block and Associates exam. The course focuses on what makes up the tests, best use of time, highlighting important text in the codebook, and many other helpful testing ideas. Students will spend time taking sample exams and identifying weaknesses and improvements needed. Prerequisite: ELE 142 Journey Exam Prep I.

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ELE 195 Occupational Work Experience

Occupational Work Experiences are available to students who have completed at least 85% of their required course hours. This is an optional course for students wanting practical experience at local businesses or other approved sites.

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