This course provides the student with an introduction to various electrical systems and devices used in a manufacturing/commercial facilities environment. Students will learn how to identify the function of electrical components, to include relays, sensors, switching/other devices and circuits. Instruction will include the theory and use of electrical instruments, to install and make repairs as well as identify, troubleshoot isolate and remedy problems. Emphasis will be placed on electric motors and motor controls. Topics of instruction will cover installation of electrical conduit, wiring, motors and other devices.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Define the terminology associated with common/basic electrical systems and devices.
Describe the operational characteristics and applications of various sensing devices.
Identify and describe the function of basic control circuits/components.
Contrast electrical starting and braking methods.
Compare wound rotor, synchronous and consequent pole motors.
Conduct job planning routines for various electrical component and system installations/repairs/replacements.
Determine sizes and install electrical conduit, boxes, wiring, etc. with regard for engineered work plans and appropriate standards.
Install motor controls and motors.
Discuss and troubleshoot sensing devices and circuits, to include ground faults.
Determine a methodology for troubleshooting various distribution and control circuits. Troubleshoot variable frequency AC motor drives.
(ENG 050, REA 050) or ENG 099 or REA 075, MAT 040/040, ortest scores, IST 105, TCC 111, TEL 101