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.
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.
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.
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.
This course introduces principles and techniques used to analyze and design wireless communication systems. Topics include electromagnetic waves, antennas, propagation and digital modulation. Mobile and cellular systems are emphasized; other selected applications such as wireless local area network (WiFi), broadband wireless (WiMAX) and Bluetooth (wireless PAN) are also covered. Students use computer software to simulate, analyze and solve problems.
This course covers sensors, transducers, signal conditioning devices and computer-based instrumentation. Input/output (I/O) characteristics of sensors for pressure, distance, light, airflow, temperature, Hall effect and humidity are evaluated using data acquisition equipment and virtual instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on industrial applications, troubleshooting and determining I/O requirements to interface actuators such as AC, DC, stepper and servo motors to programmable logic controllers (PLCs).