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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 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 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 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 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 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 (9)

This course will begin a study of electrical motors and systems used to control their operation. The course will cover the fundamentals of single and three phase motors along with their operational characteristics. The course will also focus on the language of control, ladder diagram, logical operational sequences, connection control sequences, diagramming, and troubleshooting. 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 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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