This course involves the study of effective process control theory. A systems approach is used in an effort to understand each instrument's function within the system. The course will also examine how pneumatics, hydraulics, Servo motors, and system automation are used in industry today for the manufacturing of products. This course also involves the Practice of “hands on” effective process control theory. A systems approach is used in an effort to understand each instrument's function within the system.
This three credit hour theory is designed to teach foundational concepts of motors and motor control. Safe work practices and code compliment procedures will be reinforced. The student will be introduced to the basic circuits, devices and components used in their control; advanced circuits of alternating, sequencing, latching, and time delay operations of motor control will be presented. The three credit hour lab will progressively lead the student to a basic understanding of individual control devices.
This course is designed to present the origin and evolution of programmable logic controllers. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of Relay ladder Logic (RRL) programming methods and the analysis of circuit operations as well as various applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) used in modern industrial applications. Students will receive the necessary hands on experience in lab to be able to design, program, construct, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance of all components of a PLC controlled process.
The course will discuss the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind power generation, installation and maintenance practices. The course content will include the components used in stand- alone systems, grid interconnect systems, and grid connected systems with battery back-up. Areas of focus will be: safe work practices and PPE, site evaluation, system sizing, zoning restrictions, funding resources, and installation practices in accordance with National Electrical Code, Building Code and NABCEP training objectives and requirements.
This course will provide instruction in the applied mathematics, circuit analysis, design, installation, distribution methods, protection, and trouble of single phase and three phase electrical power systems.
A student may contract for one to nine credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
Applied Basic Cable Splicing Principles II is the fourth course in a five-course sequence focusing on the skills needed to work in the underground cable area of electric utility industry. The equipment and materials used in this course provide the most realistic hands-on training available to prepare the student for a career as a cable splicer in the electric utility industry.
This course is designed to teach the work methods used during the safe installation and maintenance of primary conductors in a distribution system. This course requires extensive work with conductors energized at 4 kV and 12 kV.
A presentation of various special systems relating to the fire alarms, HVAC control systems, emergency systems, and lighting systems used by the industrial and commercial sectors. Laboratory projects of special systems such as fire alarms and basic electrical control systems for heating and air conditioning , along with lighting control systems, emergency power systems, and special wiring needs of hazardous locations will be performed by the student during the course.