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College Catalog: Course Listings: Electrical Technology

ELE 116 – Electrical Construction Estimating
Studies methods and techniques used to develop an estimate for electrical construction wiring and equipment installation. Ore or Co-requisite: ELE 127 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

ELE 121 – Electrical Circuits I
Studies passive and active components with applications. Includes DC and AC analysis of networks and circuits as applied to fundamental electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 122 – Electrical Circuits II
Studies passive and active components with applications. Includes DC and AC analysis of networks and circuits as applied to fundamental electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 133 – Practical Electricity I
Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 134 – Practical Electricity II
Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety and the practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation, including fundamentals of motors and controls. Pre/Corequisite MTH 02 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 135 – National Electrical Code – Residential
Studies purposes and interpretations of the national electrical code that deals with single and multi-family dwellings, including state and local regulations.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ELE 150 – A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals
Provides an intensive study of the fundamentals of direct and alternating current, resistance, magnetism, inductance and capacitance, with emphasis on practical applications. Focuses on electrical/machines applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ELE 160 – Power Controls
Introduces basic electrical and other controls used in home and industry. Includes application of panels, fuse boxes, breakers, and transformers, experiments to develop testing and troubleshooting techniques.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 177 – Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Teaches techniques for conduct site surveys, installing system components, installing inverters and performing system sizing and system maintenance. Introduces different battery configurations, and charge controllers. Introduces safety, system design and layout, National Electric Code, Component Selection, wiring and installation techniques.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

ELE 193 – Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits

ELE 216 – Industrial Electricity
Studies rotating devices, single phase and polyphase distribution, magnetic devices, circuits and systems for industrial applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
3 credits at PDCCC

ELE 239 – Programmable Controllers
Examines installation, programming, interfacing, and concepts of troubleshooting programmable controllers.
Lecture 1 – 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 – 4 hours per week. 2 – 3 Credits
2-3 credits

ELE 293 – Studies in
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to access the course’s viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits