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Electrical Wiring   (ELE-141)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fundamentals of electrical wiring explored and developed. Consideration given to wiring needs and requirements as applied to residential structures. The basic skills of electricity are designed to simulate the electrical construction environment. Execution of projects using electrical tools and materials. Fabrication/analysis of experiments from simple parallel and series circuits to complex servo-circuits.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the fundamentals of electrical wiring.
  • Describe safety considerations in electrical wiring.
  • Provide evidence of experience of electrical wiring in construction.
  • Identify critical tools for electrical wiring in construction.
  • Identify simple series and parallel circuits.
  • Use basic analysis to determine voltage and currents in series and parallel circuits.

 
Electrical Print Reading: Control Portfolio   (ELE-143)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course provides a thorough coverage of control devices, symbols, and control diagrams of typical electrical machinery. Manual, automatic and remote control circuits are analyzed from a drawing, interpreting, analyzing and troubleshooting standpoint.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the typical elements found in diagrams of electrical machinery.
  • Describe the basic functions of the typical elements found in electrical machinery diagrams.
  • Given an electrical machine diagram, identify the type of control (manual, remote, etc.)
  • Provide evidence of the use of diagrams of electrical machinery.
  • Describe the main function of a circuit given its electrical machinery diagram.

 
Electrical Inspector, ICS I   (COD-121)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the principles, practices, and techniques of electrical system design, and of electrical inspection applied to industrial and large commercial structures under the uniform Construction Code. 
Electrical Construction Estimating   (ELE-251)   3.00 s.h.  
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The student will study the costs conditioned by the contract documents for the electrical construction portion of commercial building projects and the techniques used by contractors to estimate these costs. The course will focus on the costs associated with commercial and residential electrical systems. 
Electrical Print Reading   (ELE-142)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course is an introduction to electrical symbols, diagrams and schematics. The differences between pictorial, wiring, and schematic diagrams are discussed and shown. The student will develop proficiency in sketching/drawing components along with the various types of diagrams.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the input, logic, and output devices, and the state in which symbols are drawn on electrical schematics.
  • Describe the symbols for manual and process actuated input devices and how they are represented on electrical schematics.
  • Define the function of logic and output elements of a control circuit and describe the symbols for various logic and output devices.
  • Discuss your experience in interpreting the relationships among the input, logic and output components of an electric schematic.
  • Discuss your experience in building electrical diagrams as well as identifying components, cables, and conduits.
  • Provide evidence of identifying loads, equipment, and isolation breakers on single-line diagrams.
  • Providence evidence of identifying components, equipment, wires and cables on wiring diagrams. Include evidence of relating wiring diagrams to installed hardware.
  • Describe your experience of using wiring diagrams for maintenance and troubleshooting problems.

 
Electrical Inspector, HHS   (COD-122)   3.00 s.h.  
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Advanced electrical systems design with an emphasis on the procedures and methods for checking design, materials and installation practices for the complex systems characterizing high rise/hazardous buildings. 
Marine Electrical Systems   (MRN-242)   3.00 s.h.  
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Focuses on operation, service, repair of marine electrical systems, and installation of AC and DC wiring, DC power supplies, AC power plants, shore power systems, and electromechanical devices. 
Electrical Diagrams   (EUT-216)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course will cover electrical diagrams, including single line diagrams, schematic diagrams and logic diagrams. This course will focus on the system operator's perspective and the role diagram comprehension plays in an operator's job performance. 
Aircraft Electrical Systems   (AVM-330)   4.00 s.h.  
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Transition front principles of electricity and magnetism to design theory, operation, maintenance and overhaul of aircraft electrical systems and units, power generation (AC and DC), voltage control, power control, circuit breakers, starter systems, lighting systems, troubleshooting and testing. 
CAD Electrical Drafting   (GRA-222)   3.00 s.h.  
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br>Course Description
The student will concentrate on industrial wiring, ladder diagrams, panel wiring, power distribution lighting plans and the creation of electrical parts and figures on the CAD system.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • List the major features of the modern CAD systems that go beyond the capabilities of traditional CAD applications.
  • Explain how CAD systems can shorten the development time, reduce costs and, above all, increase the overall product quality and reliability to levels not previously possible for a company.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the difference between ladder diagrams and point-to-point wiring diagrams.
  • Elaborate on the types of design or developmental work you did for lighting on CAD systems, such as:
    • Lighting Load Estimations
    • Determining feeders for Lighting Panel
    • Light Fixture Layout Designing
    • Calculating the lux levels
    • Worst-case egress lighting estimation
    • Lighting distribution panel and emergency panel designing
    • Switchgear sizing
    • Determining the size of transformer for lighting distribution system.
  • Discuss the types of design or developmental work you did for power distribution on CAD system, such as:
    • Calculating the total power requirements, power factor correction requirements, power load determination as per your standards
    • Determining the main transformer requirements, size of generator, HV equipment, metering and protective switchgear requirements, cable trays, trenches their optimum path, cable and wire sizing, one line diagram for distribution system
    • Switchgear sizing
    • Designing the life safety requirements
    • Determining earth protection requirements
  • Synopsize how you use your electrical drafting expertise in CAD to successfully complete a project on your job(s).  
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