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Award: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 75 AAS
|ECM||101||ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS||4 credits|
|AC/DC electricity and its characteristics. A study of the basic components used in various electrical systems.|
|ECM||121||ELECTRICAL DRAWING||4 credits|
|Electrical blueprints. Current flow through circuits are studied using wiring diagrams and cable overlays. Work is conducted on wiring projects in student labs and project houses.|
|ECM||151||BASIC ELECTRICAL LAB||5 credits|
|Hands-on study of AC/DC electricity behavior. Study of the NEC pertaining to general and residential wiring. Perform residential wiring tasks, including wiring of lab projects and complete wiring of project homes.|
|OSHA||101||OSHA 10 TRAINING - CONSTRUCTION||1 credit|
An overview of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards focusing on hazard recognition and injury and illness prevention. The 10-hour construction program is intended to provide entry-level construction workers with awareness of hazards in and around the construction work site. Emphasis is placed on recognition and prevention and helps create a culture of safety. Upon successful completion the student will receive OSHA 10 certification.
|SSS||100||STUDENT SUCCESS||1 credit|
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the Registrar for verification.
|MATH ELECTIVE||3 credits|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 21
|ECM||103||DESIGNING ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS||3 credits|
|Basic wiring systems used in commercial and industrial fields as well as related code construction regulations. Calculation of motor branch circuits, feeder circuits and protective devices required by the NEC. Motor overload protection and wiring methods are discussed. Equipment design and the use of electrical equipment are explored. Prerequisites: ECM 101, ECM 151.|
|ECM||122||RESIDENTIAL BLUEPRINT AND CODE||3 credits|
|Home electrical systems using state and national wiring codes and regulations. Circuit-by-circuit review of unique electrical items and wiring methods installed in a home. Prerequisite: ECM 121.|
|ECM||149||BASIC CONDUIT BENDING||2 credits|
|Formulas used in conduit bending. Application of the formulas is used with electrical metallic tubing (EMT) hand benders. Then the different types of conduit bends are installed on practice surfaces.|
|ECM||157||WIRING LAB||4 credits|
|Continuation of ECM 151. Basic wiring practices and methods used in residential settings are introduced. Install 100 and 200 amp breaker panels. Students work with a variety of cable wiring methods. Also studied are different electrical heating and basic control systems for motors. Safe electrical practices in the electrical industry are taught. Prerequisites: ECM 101, ECM 121, ECM 151.|
|CIS||105||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS||3 credits|
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, and Internet-based technology. The student will gain hands-on experience with the Microsoft Office Suite--Outlook, Word, Excel Access, and PowerPoint; Skype for Business; and cloud-based technologies such as GoogleDrive/OneDrive.
|BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 18
|ECM||211||POWER DISTRIBUTION||1.5 credits|
High voltage systems, transformers and their connections. The relationship between the primary and secondary sides of transformers are studied along with equipment selection and utilization. Generation, transportation and grounding of single-phase and three-phase power.
|ECM||231||ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS||2 credits|
|Electronic circuits and the operation of electronic components. Diodes, SCRs, triacs, JFETs, MOSFETs, UJTs and industrial electronic devices are studied. Electronic controls are introduced.|
|ECM||251||COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WIRING LAB||4 credits|
|Continuation of ECM 149. Practical wiring applications of commercial and industrial are presented. All types of conduit bending are taught including hydraulic bending. An advanced level of industrial conduit bending is demonstrated.|
|ECM||252||INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS||3 credits|
|Study of mechanical and electromagnetic starters, timers, switches and other control devices. Start/stop controls for motors and other industrial equipment. Learn control logic systems with ladder and wiring diagrams. Study connections and troubleshoot various circuits. Corequisite: ECM 255.|
|ECM||255||CONTROL LAB I||1.5 credits|
Hands-on use of apparatus studied in ECM 252 and ECM 202. Projects range from basic circuitry to advanced circuits utilizing motor starters, pilot devices and timing devices. Corequisite: ECM 252.
|ECM||259||PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLS||3 credits|
|Programmable logic control systems for the control of electrical components and equipment. Projects using solid state devices in commercial and industrial applications are completed.|
|COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Course needed if taking third-year SCADA option for 21 Credits in Third Semester:
|EC||138||CCNA I: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING||3 credits|
|Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.|
Total Semester Credits: 18
|ECM||202||MOTOR THEORY AND MAINTENANCE||2 credits|
|A practical hands-on course using ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters and multimeters in testing and troubleshooting electric motors, components and wiring systems. A study of single and three-phase AC motors, their construction features and operating characteristics. This lecture/lab class emphasizes electric motor terminology, identification of motor types, enclosures, mounts, motor selection, connections, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting.|
|ECM||221||COMMERCIAL BLUEPRINT READING||2.5 credits|
Continuation of ECM 122. Commercial and industrial installations are presented along with code-related regulations. Commercial service and feeder calculations. Commercial print reading and estimating.
|ECM||235||STRUCTURED CABLING||4 credits|
Identification of transmission mediums (UTP, STP, COAX, FIBER, etc.). Voice, data and video systems are reviewed. ANSI/EIA/TIA standards; proper terminating, splicing and testing of Category 5e and 6 copper cables; as well as terminating and splicing of fiber optic cables are covered.
|ECM||244||VFD/MOTOR DRIVES||1 credit|
|Operation of the solid state components found in electric motor drives. Students will learn the different types of electric motor drives, drive operating principles, and advantages to different types of motor drives to make the best selection. The course covers procedures for installation, basic and advanced programming, and start-up procedures for electric drives and motors. Students will learn to establish troubleshooting procedures to ensure minimal downtime.|
|ECM||253||ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS||2.5 credits|
Continuation of ECM 252. Applications of control devices are reviewed. Photoelectric controls, PLC logic modules, sequential motor starting, troubleshooting, reduced-voltage startup, acceleration and deceleration methods are studied. Prerequisites: ECM 252, ECM 255. Corequisite: ECM 257.
|ECM||257||ADVANCED CONTROL LAB II||2 credits|
|Continuation of ECM 255. Higher level experiments and practical applications of advanced industrial control circuitry are presented utilizing lab experiments and control equipment studied in ECM 253. Student tasks include designing, constructing, wiring and troubleshooting of the mechanical and/or PLC operated projects. Corequisite: ECM 253.|
|ECM||261||ADV. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLS||3.5 credits|
Continuation of ECM 259. More capabilities and applications of solid state control systems are integrated with text and lab projects. Logic networks solving typical industrial control problems are developed and programmed into a variety of controllers. Prerequisite: ECM 259.
|CPR||100||FIRST AID, CPR & AED||0.5 credit|
This course will teach students to recognize an emergency, the appropriate action to take when facing an emergency situation and how to sustain life until professional help arrives. Topics covered include basic life support and AED use; heart attacks and chest pains; serious injuries; poisoning and allergic reactions; rescuing and moving victims and more. Students will also learn techniques for preventing disease transmission. This class is offered for credit as a Pass/No Pass course.
Course needed if taking third-year SCADA option for 21 Credits in Fourth Semester:
|EC||142||INDUSTRIAL POWER ELECTRONICS||3 credits|
This course will introduce JFET’s and MOSFET transistor operation and circuit configurations. Students will gain practical experience working with power control devices (thyristors) and control circuits, including rectifiers, inverters and PWM.
Total Semester Credits: 18
OPTIONAL THIRD-YEAR SCADA AAS
Fifth Semester (Fall)
|EC||210||INTRODUCTION TO VoIP||3 credits|
Explain the fundamentals necessary to understand VoIP, understand gateways and their capabilities, describe how phone calls are made on VoIP networks. Understand components, standards and architectures. Identify and explain key components, jargon, buzzwords, plus the main standards and protocols. Compare and contrast the many flavors of VoIP, implementation and architecture choices. Understand packetized voice, how it happens. Learn about codecs and compression, know the factors affecting sound quality. Examine carrier’s IP network technologies and the important topic of using MPLS to implement Differentiated Services for Quality of Service (QoS). Discover Session Initiated Protocol, what it is, how it works, how it fits in with soft-switches, call managers and trace the establishment of a IP phone call step by step. Prerequisite: EC 100, EC 105 or EC 110.
|SD||225||INTRO TO SCADA SOFTWARE||4 credits|
|Covers the basics of using a graphical software package to create a user-friendly control screen. Interfacing the HMI to Allen Bradley and Horner PLCs will be performed through OPC server software. The graphical software being used in the SCADA lab is Cscape and WonderWare.|
|SD||229||NETWORKING CONCEPTS I||3 credits|
A complete overview of the rapidly evolving field of wireless networks. Device level bus structures, industrial network protocols, data cabling and local area networks found in today’s industrial communication networks will be examined. Students will design and construct a telemetry system using a variety of communications media such as 900Mhz, 2.4 Ghz, and 5 Ghz wireless technologies; serial communications including RS232, RS485, DH+, DH 485, Ethernet over CAT5; and DeviceNet, Data Highway, Hart, DNP3, and ASI. Students will learn to select the appropriate technologies and standards for a given application and ensure that the best practice is followed in designing, installing and commissioning the data links for fault-free operation.
|SD||230||INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC||3 credits|
|This course introduces Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) using Microsoft Visual Basic in the Microsoft Windows environment. Students design, code and run integrated Visual Basic applications utilizing the multiple-document interfaces, object-linking and embedding and dynamic-link library features of Microsoft Windows.|
|SD||259||ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS||3 credits|
Continuation of SD 159.
Total Semester Credits: 16
Sixth Semester (Spring)
|SD||205||PROCESS CONTROLS||3 credits|
|Emphasis is placed on the study of the concepts and language of controls to guide the technician on how to analyze and design control systems. Terminology, concepts, principles, procedures and computations used in the controls field are studied, including all phases of sensors and outputs.|
|SD||239||ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING||3 credits|
Methods for labeling, identifying, documenting and testing during installation of a telecommunications infrastructure will be studied. Also covered: selection of cable, splicing, termination and testing. Prerequisite: SD 229.
|SD||270||SCADA TESTING & CONTROL LAB||7 credits|
|Breakthroughs in communications and microprocessor technologies have made it possible for industry to automate control systems and aid in the collection of management data. Using PLCs, students will learn what components are used and how these systems work. Laboratory work will provide the student with the experiences in the identification, selection and programming of equipment needed to make a fully operational SCADA system. Prerequisite: successful completion of all SCADA courses previously required up to this point.|
Total Semester Credits: 13