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 093 or 096
or instructor's signature.
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 signature.
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 signature.
Covers the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC). Through classroom
lecture and discussion, develops comprehension of the NEC sections and relevant industrial
electronics and electricity applications.
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. Prerequisites:
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.
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.
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.
Introduces the many networks for online communications, including Serial, ControlNet,
DeviceNet, Profibus and Ethernet networks. Also use network technology to multicast
input devices, share data between controllers and control remote I/O. Prerequisite:
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.
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.
Designed to provide students with additional on-the-job practical field experience
related to electrical and electronic industries. One credit is earned for each five
hours of work experience per week. Variable credit. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.