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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.
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.
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.
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on the following: email, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and Internet-based applications. This is a 4-module course intended to cover the Microsoft Office suite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An overview of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards focusing on hazard recognition and injury and illness prevention. Upon successful completion the student will receive OSHA 10 certification.