ELC – Electricity

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

ELC-111 Intro to Electricity (2 2 0 3)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to non-electrical/electronics majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment. (FA). National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician.

ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity (3 6 0 5)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits. RCC prerequisites: Take ELC-111 or ELC-126. (SP).
Student Learning Outcomes
·1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials, and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
·2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electrical circuits.
·3. Construct and analyze series, parallel and combinations circuits using appropriate components.
·4. Use appropriate laws and formulas to perform circuit calculations.
·5. Interpret electrical schematics.
·6. Describe the characteristics of various power sources.
National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician

ELC-113 Residential Wiring (2 6 0 4)

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations. (FA).
Student Learning Outcomes
·1. Identify and demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
·2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to residential electrical circuits.
·3. Draw, plan and interpret electrical plans and symbols used in residential applications
·4. Identify, size, and install wiring and electrical distribution equipment and devices associated with residential electrical installations in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
·5. Recognize and demonstrate appropriate use of tools and materials that are used in residential wiring.
National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician

ELC-115 Industrial Wiring (2 6 0 4)

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is placed on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment. RCC prerequisite: Take ELC-111 or ELC-126. (SP).
Student Learning Outcomes
·1. Identify and demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
·2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to industrial electrical circuits.
·3. Draw, plan, and interpret electrical plans and symbols used in industrial applications.
·4. Identify, size, and install wiring and electrical distribution equipment and devices associated with industrial electrical installations in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
·5. Recognize and demonstrate appropriate use of tools and materials that are used in industrial wiring.
National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician

ELC-116 Telecom Cabling (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces the theory and practical application of both copper and fiber cabling for telecom systems. Topics include transmission theory, noise, standards, cable types and systems, connectors, physical layer components, installation, and ground/shielding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to choose the correct cable, install, test, and troubleshoot cabling for telecom. (FA). National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician.

ELC-117 Motors and Controls (2 6 0 4)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits. (SP).
Student Learning Outcomes
·1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
·2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to control circuits.
·3. Interpret and use ladder and wiring diagrams, symbols, and schematics.
·4. Demonstrate and describe the use of relays, contactors, motor starters and pilot devices in electrical control circuits.
·5. Describe principles and operations related to electrical control circuits.
·6. Describe the concepts of rotating electrical machinery.
National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician

ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics (1 2 0 2)

This course covers the interpretation of electrical diagrams, schematics, and drawings common to electrical applications. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and schematics. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics. (FA). National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician.

ELC-128 Intro to PLC (2 3 0 3)

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs. RCC prerequisite: Take ELC-125. (SP).
Competencies
Student Learning Outcomes

·1. Identify and demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
·2. List and describe the hardware components used in PLC systems.
·3. Utilize numbering systems as applied to PLCs.
·4. Demonstrate and describe the use of various PLC instruction sets.
·5. Create various simple PLC programs using the appropriate instruction set.
·6. Apply appropriate troubleshooting methods to PLCs.
National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician

ELC-131 Circuit Analysis I (3 3 0 4)

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the operation of components used in DC/AC circuits.
2. Apply math formulas and circuit theorems in the analyses of DC/AC Circuits.
3. Locate and select DC/AC devices using component specifications based on circuit requirements.
4. Construct series, parallel and combination circuits.
5. Select and demonstrate the use of appropriate test equipment to analyze circuit operation.
6. Using appropriate troubleshooting techniques evaluate circuit performance applying suitable repair methods.
7. Identify and demonstrate safe workplace practices.

ELC-213 Instrumentation (3 2 0 4)

This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. Emphasis is placed on electric, electronic, and other instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation. (FA). National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician.

ELC-215 Electrical Maintenance (2 3 0 3)

This course introduces the theory of maintenance and the skills necessary to maintain electrical equipment found in industrial and commercial facilities. Topics include maintenance theory, predictive and preventive maintenance, electrical equipment operation and maintenance, and maintenance documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to perform maintenance on electrical equipment in industrial and commercial facilities. (SP). National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician.

ELC-228 PLC Applications (2 6 0 4)

This course covers programming and applications of programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques, networking, specialty I/O modules, and system troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to specify, implement, and maintain complex PLC controlled systems. RCC prerequisite: Take ELC-128. (SU). National ID (CIP) 46.0302 Electrician.