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Electrical - Course Descriptions

ETEC1230L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Commercial) (6 Credits)

This course covers commercial building wiring, blueprint reading, branch circuit installations, and service entrance installations based on the National Electrical Code. The following topics will be covered: interpretation of plans, branch circuit installations, feeder installations and calculations, service entrance calculations and installations, and low-voltage installations. (Prerequisite: ETEC1220L or LELC1220 or permission of instructor)

ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory (5 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce concepts of electricity involving the behavior of both direct and alternating current circuits.

ETEC1260L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading (3 Credits)

This course covers electrical theory, circuit analysis, techniques used in residential wiring, and reading electrical blueprints. The following topics will be covered: electrical safety, tools of the trade, blueprint reading, branch circuit calculations, load calculations, wiring devices, GFCI and AFCI, lighting circuits, types of luminaire, installation of ranges and dryers, hot water tanks, and residential services.

ETEC1270L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab (2 Credits)

This course covers the lab portion of electrical circuit analysis techniques used in residential wiring and reading electrical blueprints. The following topics will be covered: safety in the lab, proper use of tools, soldering and splicing techniques, single pole switching, duplex receptacle wiring, 3-way switching, 4-way switching, GFCI and AFCI wiring, BX, AC, and MC installations, low voltage switching, range and dryer wiring, and hot water tank wiring, and residential services (main panel) and (subpanels).

ETEC1280L Fundamentals of Electrical Controls (4 Credits)

Industrial motor control fundamentals are covered, as well as the basic theory of magnetic controls, control components, pilot devices, control circuit diagrams and troubleshooting. (Prerequisite: ETEC1240L or LELC1240 or permission of instructor)

ETEC1300L Rotating Machinery (4 Credits)

This course begins with magnetism and electromagnetic theory followed by the principles of operation of series, shunt and compound direct current generators and motors, manual motor starters and applications of bearings used in rotating machinery. (Prerequisite: ETEC1240L or LELC1240) (Updated for 9/2011)

ETEC1410L NEC-Residential (2 Credit)

A study of NEC requirements as it applies to residential applications.

ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit (2 Credit)

A study of NEC requirements as it applies to Multi-Family Units.

ETEC1430L NEC-Commercial/Industrial Applications (2 Credit)

A study of NEC requirements as it applies to commercial and industrial applications.

ETEC2050L Industrial Electronics (3 Credits)

This course provides the student with a solid grounding in the operation of solid state control devices including; but not limited to, diodes, rectifiers, silicon controlled rectifiers, phototransistors and LED’s. (Prerequisite: ETEC1240L or LELC1240)

ETEC2100L Introduction to Electrical Estimating and Design (3 Credits)

This course uses computer-aided programs. The following topics will be covered: introduction to estimating concepts, computer aided electrical estimating, and developing an estimate using an electrical blueprint.

ETEC2150L Photovoltaics (3 Credits) (9/2011)

This course introduces the principles of photovoltaics; including the basics of safety, the electrical basics of solar PV systems, and how modules are designed and combined with other system components. Participants will learn how to decide upon the size, electrical and mechanical design of a PV system, as well as how to analyze and troubleshoot problems. The lab portion of the course will include hands-on installation of PV systems on mock roofs and ground mounts. This PV Entry Level course will not earn students an installer-in-training credential, but will serve as an important first step in preparing individuals to become highly skilled, qualified and experienced trades people in the PV industry. At the conclusion of the course, students will be eligible to take the examination for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge. Students should have a basic understanding of electricity fundamentals before enrolling in this course. Credit will not be given for more than one of the following courses: ETEC2150L or LELC2150; ESTC1500L or LEST1500. (Prerequisite: ETEC 1240L or LELC1240)

ETEC2240L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Industrial) (4 Credits)

Industrial building wiring, blueprint reading, transformer connections,“high-voltage” installations, motor circuit theory and lighting designs are covered, as well as interpretations of plans, transformer connections, “high-voltage” installations, motor circuit theory, and lighting designs and applications. (Prerequisites: ETEC1230L or LELC1230, and ETEC1260L or LELC1260 or permission of instructor) (9/2011)

ETEC2280L AC Rotating Machinery (4 Credits)

Covered in this course are the design and operational characteristics of single- and three-phase alternators, principles of operation for, and loading characteristics of, single- and poly-phase AC motors. (Prerequisites: ETEC1240L or LELC1240, and ETEC1300L or LELC1300, and ETEC2400L or  LELC2400)

ETEC2300L Electrical Motor Controls (3 Credits)

The course covers control fundamentals incorporating control relays, contractors and motor starters, as well as an introduction to solid state motor controls. (Prerequisite: ETEC1240L or LELC1240 or permission of instructor)

ETEC2340L Construction Site Safety (3 Credits) (9/2011)

This course provides students with training in OSHA regulations for safety and health in the construction industry, as well as safe working practices for electricians servicing electrically live installations mandated by NFPA 70E.

ETEC2350L Programmable Controllers (3 Credits)

This course covers industrial programmable controllers and program writing including; but not limited to, basic relay logic programming, program control instructions, sequence instructions, data manipulation, math instructions, program editing and troubleshooting. (Prerequisites:ETEC1280L or  LELC1280, and MATH1310L or LMAT1310 or permission of instructor)

ETEC2400L Stationary Machinery (4 Credits)

A review of magnetism and electromagnetism and the design and operational characteristics of single-phase, three-phase and specialty transformer connections are covered in this course. (Prerequisites: ETEC1240L or LELC1240, and ETEC1300L or LELC1300)

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