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Students learn direct current (DC) theory and the fundamentals of series and parallel DC circuits. An introduction to the concept of electricity and its behavior with respect to conductors and resistance devices. Note: Must earn a grade of “C” or higher in order to enroll in subsequent courses.
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.
The study of alternating current (AC) circuits begins with the generation of a sine wave and review of trigonometric functions and continues through resonance and filter circuits. In-depth look at inductors and capacitors and how they affect an AC and DC circuit differently. Introduction to the components of electronics, both passive and active. Subjects studied include power supplies, solid state components, frequency, resistance, capacitance, modulation, wave theory, testing devices and electronic systems as they are used in the control of a wind turbine. Prerequisite: WTT 105. Must earn a grade of C or higher in order to enroll in subsequent courses.
Fundamentals of motor controls, including start stop stations, time delay circuits, sequence starting, synchronized starting, auto starting via pressure switch, etc. are taught. Students will use the knowledge they obtain to efficiently negotiate the different control devices as well as implement the information received from schematic reading. Prerequisite: Must earn a grade of C or higher in order to enroll in subsequent courses. Prerequisite: WTT 105.
Through extensive hands-on, this introductory course provides a solid foundation of how PC’s and networks function. Students will identify the aspects of networking computer systems and peripherals. They will install, configure and troubleshoot hardware and software components to facilitate network operation.
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.
Specific OSHA, APPA and NESC rules that apply to operating and maintaining wind turbines. Must earn a grade of C or higher.