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General review of electronic mathematics. Algebra and trigonometry functions are used to solve formulas relating to the AC circuit theory. Logarithms are used to analyze decibel gains and losses relating to amplifier theory. The use of an electronic calculator and the solution of electronic problems are introduced.
Introduction to the components of electronics, both passive and active are covered. Students study the fundamentals of power supplied circuitry, solid state components, resistance, capacitance, inductance, resonance, AC theory, timing circuits and testing. Critical thinking skills and troubleshooting are also studied.
Hands-on instruction covering soldering, hand tools, safety, component identification, color codes, Ohm’s law and reading schematic diagrams will be covered. Knowledge in the proper operation of electronic test equipment will be stressed. An introduction to microprocessor circuits and programming are also studied. This lab will supplement the student of Theory and DC/AC classes.
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.
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.
This course begins with the exploration, history and basics of the telephone industry. Students will study fundamentals of telecommunications and the convergence to Internet protocol (IP), establish a knowledge base of Voice over IP (VoIP), the components, standards, jargon and buzzwords.
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.
This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, MSI and LSI circuits, AC/DC converters and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.
An introduction to program script languages using P-Basic and Python. The use of the Microcontroller and the Raspberry Pi will give the student the basic concept of the understanding of variables, strings, lists, and other data structures. The goal is for the student to design a home automation system using the Raspberry Pi.
Semiconductors and integrated circuit devices are discussed. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting of more complex electronic circuits, push pull amplifiers, discrete components, operational amplifiers and basic digital circuits. An introduction to programming micro-controllers and various types of sensors is also introduced. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first semester SCADA classes or equivalent.
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electromagnetic control systems for both AC and DC. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors and other control devices.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first year EC and SD classes.
This course introduces students to programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) using the Allen-Bradley SLC500 and RSLogix 500 programming software. Elementary ladder logic and discrete I/O instructions, counters, timers, program development techniques and troubleshooting are covered. Prerequisite: successful completion of Intro to Industrial Motor Controls (SD120) class.
Focuses on the principles and applications of industrial wiring. Topics include electrical safety practices; basic National Electrical Code as it relates to industrial wiring; circuit design; transformers; switch gear; and generation principles. Students will also read, understand and create electrical schematics using AutoCAD electrical edition.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
The advanced study of any particular topic that may
interest the student. Time will be
spent on SCADA topics of the student’s choice, research into a particular area,
small projects and class presentations.
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.
This course provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. It emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes as they relate to the SCADA industry. Prerequisites: SD 225 and SD 229.
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.