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Electro-Mechanical Course Descriptions

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

ELMT1200L Fluid Power Systems 4 Credits
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic power system safety, operation, basic circuit connections, and 3, 4, and 5-way cylinder circuit function. Hydraulic power system topics include basic hydraulic circuits, pumps, principles of pressure and flow, speed control, pressure control, sequence and reducing valves. Pneumatic power system coverage includes single acting cylinders, motor circuits, leverage, volume, pressure and flow, air flow resistance, flow control, and flow measurement.

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 covers the concepts of rotating electrical machinery beginning with magnetism and induction, conductor thrust and torque, and then progresses to motor basics such as nameplates, mechanical design, troubleshooting and protection. Each major classification of electric motor design and operation is studied in detail in the classroom and proven in the laboratory environment. (Prerequisite: ETEC1240L or LELC1240)

MANF1500L CNC Machines I 4 Credits
Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Milling machines and their programming. First covered in this course is the basic operation of CNC machines with topics such as safety, simulation, tooling with tool selection, and machine zeroing. Hands-on training via simulation will expose the student to absolute and incremental positioning, circular interpolation, program interpolation, and cycle pausing. CNC Machine safety will be stressed throughout this course. (Prerequisites: MANF1200L or LMAN1200, and MANF1400L or LMAN1400).

ELMT2100L Mechanical Drive Systems 4 Credits
In this course, students will learn the concepts of mechanical power transmission through the many types of mechanical drive systems in modern machinery. Mechanical power system safety is focused on throughout this course. Topics include machine and electric motor mounting, motor shaft and keyway features, measuring speed, torque, power, and efficiency, mechanical shaft bearing, coupling, and alignment, as well as v-belt, chain, spur gear, and multiple shaft drives. (Prerequisite: ETEC1300L or LELC1300)

MANF2300L CAD/CAM 3 Credits
This course covers Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). The course includes demonstrations as well as hands-on of CAD/CAM software and hardware. An emphasis is placed on geometry creation and editing functions, process planning, proper cutter selection, speed and feed selection, and tool path generation along with post processing to CNC machines. Students need a basic knowledge in drafting/design, machine processes and procedures, and computer operating systems (MS Windows).

MANF2100L CNC Machines II 4 Credits
In this course students will expand on knowledge gained from CNC Machines I as well as be introduced to Computer Aided Manufacturing. (CAM) CNC Machine Topics will include machine speeds and feeds, feed rate, and cycle time optimization. Students will also learn alternative drilling cycles, subprograms, cutter compensation, and scaling/mirroring. CNC Machine safety will be stressed throughout this course. Students will also be introduced to CAT/CAM with topics to include part geometry, CAM-Mill processes, contouring, cycle time estimation, tool selection, material selection, cutter compensation, parameter pages, contour applications, roughing, finishing, and tool paths. (Prerequisites: MANF1500L or LMAN1500)

ETEC2350L Programmable Logic Controllers
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) (Updated 6/2011)

ELMT2700L Electro-Mechanical Capstone 3 Credits
This course provides the vehicle for students to demonstrate overall competency in advanced manufacturing and in the specific operations in which they have chosen to concentrate Under the supervision of a faculty advisor, working individually or as part of a team, the students will select and successfully carry out a major project which pertains directly to electro-mechanical technologies. (Prerequisites: MANF2100L or LMAN2100, and MANF2300L or LMAN2300, and ELMT2100L or LELM2100, and ETEC1280L or LELC1280, and ETEC1300L or LELC1300)

ELMT2800L Electro-Mechanical Internship 3 Credits
This course provides the opportunity for the student to utilize learned course competencies in a real-life setting. A supplemental laboratory experience on an extensive array of equipment and processes may be provided. Resume, cover letter, weekly journal, and employer evaluation are required. Student needs to work a minimum of 300 hours in a manufacturing job related environment. Cumulative GPA 2.0 minimum required. (Prerequisites: ETEC1280L or LELC1280, and ETEC1300L or LELC1300, and MANF1500L or LMAN1500)

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