WVC Aerospace Electronics
Aerospace Electronics Program Course Descriptions
Please see the program guide for a full list of required courses.
ELEC 115 5 credits
An introduction to applied electricity in the industrial trades, this course discusses basic alternating (AC) and direct (DC) current, transformers, motors, relays, reactance, electrical power generation and power distribution systems. Prerequisites: MATH 096 or MATH 093 or instructor's signature.
ELEC 125 5 credits
Wiring Diagrams and Schematics
In-depth study of ladder and pictorial wiring diagrams and schematics as applied to various industrial applications specifically in electronics, manufacturing, industrial food processing, refrigeration and industrial equipment manufacturers' circuits.
ELEC 135 3 credits
Basic introductory course for understanding control theory and principles of automatic controls used for residential, commercial and industrial equipment. Includes application, service and installation procedures for electrical, electronic and mechanical control systems. Prerequisites: ELEC 125 or instructor's signature.
ELEC 225 5 credits
Review of industrial electricity to include discussion on generation, power distribution, wiring, electrical code, transformers, solid-state motor starters, AC and DC motors, power-factor correction, speed controllers and schematics. Prerequisite: ELEC 115.
Industrial Electricity and Controls
ENGR 102 4 credits
Engineering Graphics and Design
This introductory course in graphical drawing and blueprint interpretation includes orthographic projections, pictorials, lettering, scales, basic dimensioning, blueprint reading plus interpretation of documents related to blueprints such as construction contract documents, specifications and addendum, emphasizing commercial and industrial building construction. Laboratory time includes practice with basic drafting techniques.
Industrial Electronics Courses
ELTRO 101 5 credits
Fundamental theory, multi-meter usage, Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits, voltage and current laws, series/parallel combination circuits, DC motors, generators, semi-conductors, and instrumentation. A lab section provides hands-on exercises to reinforce principles and applications to test and troubleshoot circuits. Prerequisites: MATH 096 or MATH 093 or instructor's permission.
ELTRO 121 5 credits
A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form the basic digital electronic system. Includes digital number systems, gates, inverters, Boolean algebra, flip-flops, registers, timers and counters. Hands-on lab exercises include building logic gate circuits and working with 7400 series digital components. Prerequisites: ELTRO 101 or instructor's permission.
ELTRO 132 5 credits
Intro to Computerized Controls and PLCs
Introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Includes practical lab work on industrial PLC controls. Basic ladder logic programming skills and installation methods will be introduced. Experiment with a PLC controller/simulator and mechanically controlled systems with physical inputs and outputs to reinforce concepts. Prerequisites: ELTRO 121 or instructor's permission.
ELTRO 210 5 credits
Programming Software for PLCs
Course focuses on development, design and implementation of advanced programming ladder logic software and subroutines to perform industrial control processes and applications. Data organization, file management, relay instructions, comparisons, sequencers and PID control will be introduced and applied through hands-on exercises. Prerequisite: ELTRO 132.
ELTRO 220 3 credits
Control Devices and Motor Drives
The theory of operation, calibration and troubleshooting of common control valves, actuators and motor drives, including electronic variable frequency drives (VFDs) and variable speed drives (VSDs). Prerequisite: ELTRO 210.
ELTRO 221 5 credits
Graphic Interface Programs for PLCs
Covers elements of drag-and-drop, relaxed editor, programming and using graphics for touch-screen technology, and how to program symbolically for reusable ladder development. Includes use of software to create human machine interface (HMI/MMI) technologies, object-oriented animated graphics, and enhanced trending, alarming, derived tag creation and event detection. Prerequisite: ELTRO 210
ELTRO 223 3 credits
Programming Software for Tag-Based PLCs
Focuses on the development, design and implementation of advanced programming ladder logic using tag-based data organization. Class focuses on the useful "tag-naming" of PLC outputs, inputs and their use in PLC logic. Tag-naming enables students to construct PLC programs that are readable and understandable by tradespersons across industry. Prerequisites: ELTRO 132.
ELTRO 231 5 credits
Troubleshooting Electronic PLC Control Systems
Learn procedures for isolating and safely correcting problems in an industrial electricity/electronics system. Includes editing, uploading, downloading, saving and restoring PLC programs, and interpreting basic ladder logic instructions. Hands-on practice uses actual electronic controls and PLC system workstations. Prerequisites: ELTRO 210.
ELTRO 240 5 credits
Introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, fluids, pumps, sensors, control devices, control valves, hydraulic cylinders, and receiver controllers. Includes system energy requirements, hydraulic and pneumatic logic, and the requirements and examples for interfacing into electronic Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) automation controllers.
Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Industrial Technology Courses
INDT 100 3 credits
Introduction to Aerospace Electronics
Introduction to careers in aerospace and related industries. Hands-on practice in basic electrical/electronic laboratory procedures including measurement, meters, use and maintenance of other tools and equipment. Emphasizes personal safety and maintaining a safe workplace.
INDT 164 5 credits
An overview of the proper maintenance associated with industrial and commercial equipment. Both mechanical and electrical hands-on skills will be included. Students will study bearing and bearing failures, vibration analysis, thermal imaging, specific plant safety hazards and the monetary benefits of a well executed maintenance strategy.
INDT 250 2 credits
Aerospace Electronics Capstone
Culmination of year-long certificate program including final project. Includes review for industry certification testing, guidance for compilation of simple portfolio for job-seeking purposes, and other job-seeking activities.
Occupational Education Courses
OCED 100 1 credit
Essentials for Job Success
A survey of practical skills in how to survive, thrive and be a success on the job. Topics include responsible work habits employers value, how to get along with co-workers and supervisors, critical thinking and problem solving in the workplace, knowing yourself, setting goals and getting ahead.
OCED 130 4 credits
This course informs students of hazards and related safety procedures in industrial facilities such as mills, smelters, power generation plants and packing facilities. First aid and CPR certifications will be given to successful students. Proper fire extinguishing techniques, MSDS, Lock-out Tag-out procedures, chemical safety, PPE and accident reporting are embedded.
WELD 128 3 credits
Theory, application and practice of arc and oxyacetylene welding and cutting.