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Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

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About the Associate of Applied Science - Electrical & Instrumentation Technology

The Electrical & Instrumentation Technology degree is designed to prepare students for positions in the installation, repair and maintenance of commercial electrical and electronic equipment.

Note: Freeport McMoRan, Inc. and Asarco sponsor mining programs designed to prepare students for direct employment in the mining industry. There are special admission requirements for these programs. Call (928) 776-2002 for details.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Electrical and Instrumentation Technology Degree program, the learner will be able to:

 

  1. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot direct and alternating current circuits. (ELT 111, ELT 112)
  2. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot digital circuits. (ELT 183)
  3. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot solid state circuits. (ELT 126)
  4. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot microprocessor and programmable controller-based circuits. (ELT 161)
  5. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot process control instrumentation circuits. (EL 171)
  6. Design, fabricate and install safe electrical conduits and raceways. (ELT 115)
  7. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot communication circuits. (ELT 221)
  8. Build, test, analyze and troubleshoot motors and motor control circuits. (ELT 272)
  9. Troubleshoot pre-bugged equipment including symptom recognition, fault isolation and repair (ELT 258)

 

 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition or Applied Communication - Select Option a or b:
          a.  Writing (6 credits)
Choose two courses from approved list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/comm. component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA233 Business Communications   3
COM100 Intro Human Communication   3
COM131 Fund Speech Communication   3
COM134 Interpersonal Communication   3
COM135 Workplace Communication Skills   3
COM271 Small Group Communication   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100 Technical Mathematics   3
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142 College Mathematics   3
MAT152 College Algebra   3
MAT156 Math/Elementary Teachers I   3
MAT157 Math/Elementary Teachers II   3
MAT167 Elementary Statistics   3
MAT172 Finite Mathematics   3
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187 Precalculus   5
MAT212 Survey of Calculus   3
MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   5
MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II   5
MAT241 Calculus III   4
MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & the Admin of Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217 Intro Argumentation and Debate   3
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Acad Reading Critical Thinking   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Society and Technology   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
    B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
       1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)
 
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Physical & Biological Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the physical & biological science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AGS103 Plant Biology   4
BIO100 Biology Concepts   4
BIO103 Plant Biology   4
BIO105 Environmental Biology   4
BIO107 Introduction to Biotechnology   4
BIO108 Concepts in Plant Biology   4
BIO109 Natural History Southwest   4
BIO156 Human Biology Allied Health   4
BIO160 Intro Human Anat & Physiology   4
BIO181 General Biology I   4
BIO182 General Biology II   4
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4
BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II   4
BIO205 Microbiology   4
CHM121 Environmental Chemistry   4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry   4
CHM138 Chemistry for Allied Health   5
CHM151 General Chemistry I   5
CHM152 General Chemistry II   5
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I   4
CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab   1
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry II   4
CHM236L Gen Organic Chemistry II Lab   1
ENV105 Environmental Biology   4
ENV110 Environmental Geology   4
ENV121 Environmental Chemistry   4
GEO103 Intro Physical Geography   4
GEO212 Intro to Meteorology   4
GLG100 Concepts in Basic Geology   2
GLG101 Intro to Geology I   4
GLG102 Intro to Geology II   4
GLG110 Environmental Geology   4
GLG116 Geology Verde Valley   2
GLG117 Implications Plate Tectonics   2
GLG118 Evolution of Basin and Range   2
GLG119 Geology of Grand Canyon   2
GLG120 Geology of Northern Arizona   2
GLG121 Volcanoes/Earthquakes N AZ   2
GLG122 Geology of Death Valley   2
GLG123 Geology of Bryce and Zion   2
GLG124 Geology of the Prescott Region   2
PHY100 Intro to Astronomy   4
PHY111 General Physics I   4
PHY112 General Physics II   4
PHY140 The Physical World   4
PHY150 Physics Scientists/Engineer I   5
PHY151 Physics Scientists/Engineer II   4
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one course from either list
 
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Growth and Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152 Personal Health & Wellness   3
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Growth and Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
OR
 
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  General Requirements - 21 credits
AGS101 Microcomputers in Agriculture

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AGS 101. Microcomputers in Agriculture (3) (Fall). Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for documentation, accounting and presentations in the agriculture industry. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary computer use in the agriculture industry
2. Computer hardware
3. Using Microsoft Word in an agricultural setting
4. Using Excel in an agricultural setting
5. Using PowerPoint in an agricultural setting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use and understand email.
2. Use and understand Windows 98.
3. Manage Files.
4. Use Internet Explorer.
5. Use the Internet.
6. Create a document.
7. Use and understand Microsoft Word.
8. Edit a document.
9. Format a document.
10. Create a report.
11. Use and understand Desktop Publishing.
12. Create outlines.
13. Create tables.
14. Create a table of contents.
15. Merge documents.
16. Create equations.
17. Use and understand Microsoft Excel.
18. Create worksheets.
19. Format worksheets.
20. Create charts.
21. Manage information.
22. Use and understand Microsoft Power Point.
23. Create a presentation.
24. Create and import graphics in slides.
25. Use and understand Microsoft Access.
26. Create a database.
27. Maintain a database.
28. Query a database.
29. Use and understand integration.
30. Integrate documents.
31. Use and understand web page design.
32. Create a web page.
33. Load web page onto Internet.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Compilation of portfolio in 1" notebook with cover sheet.

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OR CSA126 Microsoft Office

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 126. Microsoft Office (3). Introductory concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Windows concepts and skills
2. Microsoft Word for Windows
3. Microsoft Excel for Windows
4. Microsoft Access for Windows
5. Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
6. Integration of Microsoft Office applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use file management and other basic Windows skills. (1)
2. Produce and edit word processing documents. (2)
3. Produce and edit spreadsheets and charts. (3)
4. Create a database, enter and manipulate data, create queries and reports. (4)
5. Produce and edit presentation graphics documents. (5)
6. Produce a document that integrates the use of two or more Office applications. (6)

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ELT111 DC Electrical Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 111. DC Electrical Systems (3) (Fall). Utilize the principles of direct current (DC) electricity and electronic test equipment to analyze, troubleshoot and repair DC electrical circuits. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Characteristics of direct-current electricity
2. Laws of direct current circuits
3. Electrical measuring instruments and safety
4. DC power sources
5. Series, parallel and series-parallel circuits
6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
7. Electrical soldering skills

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the basic principles of direct current electricity: voltage, current, resistance and power. (1)
2. Define Ohm's and Watt's Laws and use them to solve for resistance, current, voltage and power in DC circuits. (2)
3. Use test equipment and electrical safe practices to measure voltage, current and resistance. (3)
4. Identify different types of DC power sources and describe their operation and maintenance. (4)
5. Analyze and troubleshoot series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits. (5)
6. Define magnetism and electromagnetism and its uses including the principles of generating direct current and DC motor operation. (6)
7. Describe and utilize soldering skills to install and remove electrical components including safe practices for ESD (electro-static discharge) sensitive parts. (7)

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ELT112 AC Electrical Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 112. AC Electrical Systems (3) (Fall). Utilize the principles of alternating current (AC) electricity and electronic test equipment to analyze, troubleshoot and repair AC electrical circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 111 (may be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Characteristics and laws of alternating-current
2. Transformer theory and operation
3. AC test equipment and safety
4. Capacitive and inductive circuits
5. Series and parallel RLC and resonant circuits
6. Single and polyphase motors

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the principles of alternating current: voltage, current, frequency, phase angle and power. (1)
2. Describe transformer action and operation including turns ratio, phase and power. (2)
3. Use test equipment and electrical safe practices to measure voltage, frequency and phase angle in AC circuits. (2)
4. Utilize and analyze capacitors and inductors in AC circuits. (4)
5. Analyze and troubleshoot series, parallel and series-parallel RLC and resonant circuits. (5)
6. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot single and polyphase AC motors. (6)

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ELT115 Conduits and Raceways

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 115. Conduits and Raceways (1) (Spring). Layout, bending and assembly of conduit systems. .5 lecture. One lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Conduit and raceway function
2. Conduit systems layout and assembly

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. List various types and materials of conduit. (1)
2. Explain the applications of the various types of conduit. (1)
3. Take precise measurements. (2)
4. Design safe, attractive conduit runs. (2)
5. Make clean precise cuts in the conduit. (2)
6. Make precise bends. (2)
7. Use connectors, hangers, and boxes according to relevant codes. (2)

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ELT126 Solid State Devices

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 126. Solid State Devices (3) (Spring). Characteristics and operation of solid state devices including diodes, thyristors, bipolar and field effect transistors. Includes power supplies, diode circuits, transistor biasing and operation, triacs, and silicon-controlled rectifiers. Prerequisite: ELT 111 and ELT 112. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Semiconductor theory and operation
2. Diode power supplies and circuits
3. Bipolar transistor biasing, operation, amplifiers and circuits
4. Field effect transistor biasing, operation, amplifiers and circuits.
5. Thyristor biasing, operation and circuits

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain semiconductor doping and discuss forward and reverse biasing of doped semiconductors. (1)
2. Describe diode construction, biasing and operation. (2)
3. Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot diode power supplies and specialty diode circuits. (2)
4. Identify, analyze and troubleshoot bipolar transistor circuits. (3)
5. Identify, analyze and troubleshoot field effect transistor circuits. (4)
6. Identify, analyze and troubleshoot thyristor circuits. (5)

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ELT161 Microprocessors & Prog Control

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 161. Mircroprocessors & Programmable Controllers (3) (Spring). Microprocessor, microcontroller, and programmable logic controller (PLC) architecture and programming. Topics include memory, instruction sets, addressing modes, interfacing, ladder logic, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: ELT 183. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Architecture, instruction sets and interfacing of microprocessors and microcontrollers
2. Programming in assembly language
3. PLC architecture and memory organization
4. PLC instruction set and programming
5. Relay and ladder logic testing and troubleshooting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and describe the architecture, and explain the basic operation, of microprocessors and microcontrollers. (1)
2. Explain the assembly language instructions of selected microprocessors and microcontrollers. (2)
3. Build, analyze and troubleshoot microprocessor and microcontroller circuits. (2)
4. Identify and explain the function of each block within PLC architecture and describe memory of a PLC. (3)
5. Describe the PLC instruction set addressing modes and write and debug programs for a PLC. (4)
6. Identify, explain and draw ladder logic symbols and diagrams and utilize these to troubleshoot a PLC system. (5)

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ELT183 Digital Circuits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 183. Digital Circuits (3) (Fall). Introduction to logic circuits used in computers and other digital equipment. Includes number systems, logic gates, combinatorial logic, simplification techniques, encoders, decoders, flip-flops, counters, registers, memory, and digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Number systems, operations and codes
2. Logic gates and combinatorial logic
3. Boolean algebra and logic simplification techniques
4. Flip-flops and related devices
5. Counters and registers
6. Memory and storage
7. Digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify, and convert numbers between, the various digital number systems including binary, octal and hexadecimal. (1)
2. Identify and convert digital codes such as ASCII, gray code, and floating point numbers. (1)
3. Identify and describe the operation of basic logic gates and combine them to form combinatorial logic circuits. (2)
4. Analyze and troubleshoot logic gates and combinatorial logic circuits. (2)
5. Simplify complex logic circuits using Booelan algebra and other techniques such as sum-of-products and Karnaugh mapping. (3)
6. Identify, describe the operation of, analyze and troubleshoot various flip-flop circuits. (4)
7. Identify, describe the operation of, analyze and troubleshoot digital counters and registers. (5)
8. Identify, describe, analyze and troubleshoot digital memory and storage techniques including data selectors, encoders and decoders. (6)
9. Identify, describe, analyze and troubleshoot digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. (7)

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MET160 Basic Machine Hydr& Pneumatics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 160. Basic Machine Hydraulics and Pneumatics (2). Operational theory and testing techniques related to hydraulic and pneumatic components and circuits on mobile diesel equipment. Includes fluid power principles and investigates the functional characteristic of hydraulic pumps, flow valves, pressure valves, directional valves, motors, cylinders and accumulators. Emphasis on the student's ability to test, service, and repair diesel equipment hydraulic systems and system components. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety procedures and processes
2. Machine specific hydraulic components (valves, pumps, and cylinders)
3. Machine specific hydraulic circuits/systems and their functional characteristics
4. Machine specific hydraulic/pneumatic components (pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, accumulators) and their functional characteristics.
5. Machine specific maintenance
6. Service and repair information to perform needed maintenance, service, testing, and repairs
7. Hydraulic/pneumatic graphic symbols

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Assembly, operation, and testing (pressure and or flow) various machine hydraulic/pneumatic circuits that includes pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, and accumulators.Identify shop environment and hazards. (1)
2. Utilize emergency procedures and policy. (1)
3. Implement physical well-being and practice by following safety guidelines. (1)
4. Utilize material safety data sheets and chemicals in the shop environment. (1)
5. Remove and reinstall hydraulic and pneumatic components. (2)
6. Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble hydraulic/pneumatic cylinder, pump, flow valve, pressure valve, directional valve. (2)
7. Diagram the operational features and functions of machine specific hydraulic/pneumatic circuits. (3)
8. Describe how (collectively) hydraulic/pneumatic pumps, valves, motors, accumulators, cylinders, and the fluid function to operation the machine's hydraulic system. (4)
9. Determine which hydraulic/pneumatic components are utilized in various mobile equipment. (4)
10. Analyze oil sample information to determine condition of various hydraulic circuits. (5)
11. Obtain oil sample from hydraulic system. (5)
12. Perform maintenance procedures to ensure hydraulic/pneumatic systems operate as designed. (5)
13. Find and apply service and repair information. (6)
14. Identify "on equipment" hydraulic and pneumatic component types using graphic symbol. (7)

15. Describe operational features of hydraulic/pneumatic components and circuits using hydraulic/pneumatic graphic symbols and diagrams. (7)
16. Install various hydraulic/pneumatic components on diesel equipment, bleed or adjust system as needed. (8)
17. Perform hydraulic/pneumatic pressure and or flow testing procedures as outlined in the equipment manual. (8)

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III.  Concentrations - Select A, B, or C:
  A.  Electrical & Instrumentation Technology Concentration - 20 credits 
ELT171 Process Control Instrumentatn

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 171. Process Control Instrumentation (3) (Fall). Instrumentation associated with industrial process control, including measurements of pressure, force, weight, motion, flow, level, and temperature; analytical measurement and procedures for safety, calibration and testing. Prerequisite: ELT 126. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Process control
2. Foundations of measurement
3. Instrumentation to perform measurements of pressure, force, weight, motion, flow, level, and temperature
4, Analytical measurement to maximize system efficiency
5. Calibration and testing procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the fundamental operation of a process control loop including ON/OFF and PID control. (1)
2. Describe how sensors are used to make field measurements and how these interface with a controller. (2)
3. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot sensors and their transmitters including: temperature, flow, level, force, motion, weight and pressure. (3)
4. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot instrumentation sensors and their transmitters to include: pH, salinity and conductivity. (4)
5. Calibrate, tune and troubleshoot a process control loop. (5)

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ELT221 Communication Systems/Circuits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 221. Communication Systems and Circuits (3) (Fall). Introduction to the theory and principles of modern electronic communication systems. Topics include: amplitude modulation (AM) transmission and reception, frequency modulation (FM) transmission and reception, single sideband (SSB) communication techniques and digital communication. Prerequisite: ELT 126 and ELT 161. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Communication systems
2. Signal analysis
3. Amplitude modulation (AM) transmitters and receivers
4. Single sideband (SSB) systems
5. Frequency modulation (FM) transmitters and receivers
6. Transmission lines, antennas and wave propagation
7. Data communications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe a basic communication system. (1)
2. Describe the methods used to analyze communications signals including time, frequency and spectrum analysis. (2)
3. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot AM circuits and systems. (3)
4. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot SSB circuits and systems. (4)
5. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot FM circuits and systems. (5)
6. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot transmission lines and antenna systems. (6)

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ELT258 Electronic Troubleshooting

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 258. Electronic Troubleshooting (2) (Spring). Problem solving techniques and methodology using foundational concepts of DC, AC, solid state devices and digital circuits. Emphasis on troubleshooting utilizing analog and digital test equipment to identify faults in a variety of non-functional circuits and equipment. Prequisite: ELT 126 and ELT 183. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Troubleshooting methodology
2. Power supplies
3. Specialty diode circuits
4. Bipolar and field effect transistor circuits
5. Bipolar and field effect transistor amplifier circuits
6. Thyristor circuits
7. Digital logic circuits
8. Control circuits

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe and utilize the six-step troubleshooting method. (1)
2. Troubleshoot diode power supply circuits including half-wave, full-wave, and bridge rectifiers with and without filtering and regulation. (2)
3. Troubleshoot specialty diode circuits including limiters, clampers and wave-shaping circuits. (3)
4. Troubleshoot bipolar and field effect transistor circuits with a concentration on biasing and Q point. (4)
5. Troubleshoot bipolar and field effect transistor amplifier circuits including class A, AB,B, and C. (5)
6. Troubleshoot thyristor circuits including variable speed motor controls. (6)
7. Troubleshoot digital logic circuits including logic gates, flip-flops, registers, counters, decoders, encoders and digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. (7)
8. Troubleshoot control circuits including process and motor contol. (8)

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ELT272 Motors and Motor Controls

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 272. Motors and Motor Controls. Credit Hours: (3) (Spring). Characteristics, performance and control of rotating electrical machinery, transformers and associated equipment. Prerequisite: ELT 111 and ELT 112. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Motor control electronics
2. Motor control drawings and schematics
3. Motor transformers and distribution
4. Motor control devices
5. DC motors
6. AC motors
7. Relays, contactors and motor starters
8. Adjustable speed drives

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot motor control electronics including: diodes, transistors, opto-isolators, and thyristors. (1)
2. Describe, interpret and analyze motor diagrams and schematics including: symbols, single line and block diagrams, and motor terminal connections and nameplate terminology. (2)
3. Describe, interpret and analyze power distribution systems and transformer connections. (3)
4. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot motor control devices to include switches, sensors and actuators. (4)
5. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot DC motors. (5)
6. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot AC motors including single and polyphase. (6)
7. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot relays, magnetic contactors, and motor starters. (7)
8. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot adjustable speed drives. (8)

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  Select at least 9 credits from the following courses:  
CNT100 Intro to Computer Networking

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNT 100. Introduction to Computer Networking Technology (3). Introduction to technologies, terminology, and skills used in the world of computer networking. Preparation for the Network+ Certification exam. Three lecture. One lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Computer network fundamentals
2. Network hardware essentials
3. Network topologies and technologies
4. Network media
5. Network protocols
6. Network models and standards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify computer and network components and describe network communication. (1)
2. Describe the function of common network hardware. (2)
3. Compare and contrast characteristics of the major network topologies and technologies. (3)
4. Describe network media characteristics and install network cabling. (4)
5. Configure and describe the operation of network protocols. (5)
6. Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models of networking. (6)

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CNT110 A+ Comp Tech Certification

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNT 110. A+ Computer Technician Certification (4). Install, configure, support, and troubleshoot personal computers. Emphasis on PC hardware, and installation, operation, and upgrade procedures. Focus on practical networking in a PC environment along with server hardware maintenance and troubleshooting. Preparation for the Comp TIA A+ Certification exam. This course, with CNT 120, prepares the learner for the Comp/TIA Server+ Certification Exam. Preparedness Recommendations: Experience using a computer keyboard and accessing the Internet with a web browser. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Information Technology (IT) basics
2. How Computers Work
3. Assembling a Computer
4. Troubleshooting PC Hardware
5. Preventive Maintenance
6. Operating System Fundamentals
7. Troubleshooting Software and Operating Systems
8. Multimedia Capabilities
9. Printers and Printing
10. Hardware Fundamentals for Servers
11. Networking Fundamentals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Discuss the fundamentals of information technology (IT) and identify major IT components in a PC environment.
2. Install, configure, and upgrade PC hardware components, PC peripherals, and PC firmware.
3. Diagnose and troubleshoot a variety of PC hardware and peripheral component problems.
4. Identify and avoid potential safety hazards while working with PCs.
5. Identify PC components related to the PC motherboard, processors, and memory modules.
6. Implement preventive maintenance procedures.
7. Utilize common PC operating systems and discuss their operation.
8. Diagnose and troubleshoot PC software and operating systems problems.
9. Work with multimedia components in a PC environment.
10. Describe the printing process and identify printer components for a variety of printing technologies.
11. Implement care and maintenance procedures for printers.
12. Compare and contrast server hardware requirements versus PC hardware requirements.
13. Describe redundant disk configurations.
14. Configure and upgrade major server components.
15. Describe basic networking concepts including topologies, protocols, and network components.
16. Install and configure network cards and identify network media types.
17. Identify the causes of common network problems.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Cisco Academy on-line chapter exams and final exam. Cisco Academy skills final exam.

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CNT115 Network+: Networking Tech Cert

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CNT 115. Network+: Networking Technologies Certification (4). A broad range of networking technologies is examined. Topics include network media, topologies, protocols, operating systems, network management, and security. Preparation for the Network+ Certification exam. Prerequisite: CNT 100. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. OSI Model
2. IP addressing and subnetting
3. Advanced network hardware concepts
4. Networking operating system fundamentals
5. Server management and administration
6. Network security
7. Small business networking
8. Wide area networks
9. Troubleshooting and support

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the networking process according to the OSI Model. (1)
2. Develop an IP addressing scheme with subnetting. (2)
3. Configure and compare network infrastructure hardware. (3)
4. Install and configure a network operating system. (4)
5. Manage a network server. (5)
6. Employ network security features. (6)
7. Configure a small business network. (7)
8. Describe the major wide area network technologies. (8)
9. Troubleshoot and support a local area network. (9)

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CSA170 PC Architecture

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 170. PC Architecture (3) (Spring). Introduction to hardware components of a microcomputer. Emphasis on equipment comparisons, hardware requirements, and operating systems. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Microcomputer bus design
2. A history of CPU development
3. Input-output ports
4. Memory
5. Operating systems
6. Hard disk capacity requirements
7. Special multimedia hardware requirements
8. Networking requirements of the PC
9. Requirements studies
10. Cost effectiveness analysis

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the different types of bus design.
2. Identify the types of memory chips.
3. Describe the organization and structure of the operating system.
4. Describe the minimum hardware requirements for an operating system.
5. Select an optimal multimedia system.
6. Evaluate the hardware requirements for networking a PC.
7. Perform a requirements study and select a cost effective computer system.

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ELT130 Introduction to Robotics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 130. Introduction to Robotics (3). Fundamental concepts of robotics including how robots move, sense, and perceive the world around them. Hands-on operation and programming of robots. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Robotic terms and definitions
2. Robotic design
3. Robot programming
4. Work cell design

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the interdisciplinary field and concepts comprising robotics, including sensing and movement. (1)
2. Identify and describe the parts of a robot including number of axes. (1,2)
3. Utilize a computer language to program a robot. (3)
4. Describe widely used robotic programming structures in a variety of settings such as assignment, looping, conditional statements, and the use of variables. (3)
5. Create a robotic based work cell capable of performing a simple repetitive task. (4)
6. Identify and evaluate patterns of logic and reasoning, including faulty patterns. (4)

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ELT141 Electrical Apparatus

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 141. Electrical Apparatus (4) (Spring). Overview of transformers and their operation including single and three-phase theory. Focus is on construction and hook-up of single-phase, three-phase, open Y and Delta transformer connections. Covers capacitor banks, including application and installation. Prerequisite: ELT 101 (May be taken concurrently) or ELT 112 (May be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Fundamentals of transformer operation and protection
2. Single phase transformer operation and connections
3. Three-phase transformer operation and connections
4. Open Y- and Delta connections
5. Surge arrestor operation and installation
6. Capacitor bank operation and installation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the parts, theory of operation, and function of transformers. (1)
2. Explain the differences between conventional and self- protected transformers and describe the appropriate uses of each. (1)
3. Draw the connections and utilize the procedures and techniques used to install single-phase transformers. (2)
4. Draw the connections and utilize the procedures and techniques used to install three-phase transformers. (3)
5. Draw the connections and utilize the procedures and techniques used to install open Y- and Delta transformers. (4)
6. Describe surge arresters and explain their operation, application, and use in the utility industry. (5)
7. Describe capacitor banks and explain their operation, application and installation on power lines. (6)

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ELT296 Internship: Electrical Tech  1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 296. Internship: Electrical Technician (3) (Fall). Supervised field experience with businesses, corporations, government agencies, schools and community organizations to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the workplace. Individualized internship placements to develop personal and professional skills, including professional ethics, leadership, and civic responsibility. Prerequisite: Student must have a GPA of 2.0; have completed specific degree requirements as required by the program; and have completed the internship application process. [Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Organizational overview of assigned placement
2. Integration of job description and organization's requirements
3. Elements of documentation of experience
4. Planning and time management
5. Professional, legal, and ethical issues
6. Communication, critical thinking, and problem solving
7. Specialized equipment, tools, and software required in the placement

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Exhibit appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics.
2. Apply discipline specific knowledge and skills in the professional workplace.
3. Define and utilize technical terms in written and oral communications.
4. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness, and effective writing
5. Interpret written and oral instructions.
6. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities.
7. Maintain documentation required to comply with government employer or nonprofit agency regulations.
8. Use specialized equipment, software, and tools as required.
9. Analyze and interpret data for specified reports.
10. Identify opportunities for improvement in process and documentation related to the workplace.
11. Articulate job description and position in assigned organization.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Record of Student Internship workplace hours.
2. Individual Education Plan (IEP) as approved by supervision faculty.
3. A daily journal, or work log of tasks, including dates, descriptive comments, problems and solutions.
4. A reflective paper or project as specified by the supervision faculty.
5. A minimum of two evaluations by the workplace employer or supervisor.
6. Student's self-evaluation of experience.

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PHY140 The Physical World

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PHY 140. The Physical World (4). Concepts and methods of physics. A survey of physics emphasizing applications of physics to modern life. Prerequisite: MAT 092 or MAT 100 or a grade of "C" or above in high school algebra. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Describing motion
2. Force and motion
3. Work, power, energy, momentum
4. Temperature and heat, change of state
5. Waves, light
6. Radioactivity, nuclear energy

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Evaluate motion in terms of displacement, velocity and acceleration. (1) (PBS 1,2)
2. Determine the effect of force on a mass and its acceleration. (2) (PBS 1-3)
3. Use conservation laws in problem solving. (3) (PBS 2,3)
4. Compute kinetic and potential energy changes. (3) (PBS 2)
5. Show a relationship between energy, work and power. (3)
6. Calculate energy changes in change of state. (4) (PBS 2)
7. Describe wave phenomena of reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference. (5)
8. Measure nuclear radiation and estimate shielding effects. (6) (PBS 1-3)
9. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate physical and natural phenomena. (1-6) (PBS 2,3)
10. Identify the unifying themes of the scientific field of study. (1-6) (PBS 1)
11. Interpret the numerical and/or graphical presentation of scientific data. (1-6) (PBS 2,3)
12. Use the tools and equipment necessary for basic scientific analysis and research. (1-6) (2,3)
13. Record the results of investigation through writing. (1-6) (PBS 1-3)

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WLD113 Basic Welding II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 113. Basic Welding II (2). Basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) safety and equipment
2. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
3. Machine adjustments and operation
4. Selection of electrodes for SMAW and GMAW

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use SMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (2)
3. Operate SMAW and GMAW to industry requirements. (1-4)

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  B.  Mining Concentration - 28 credits
ELT171 Process Control Instrumentatn

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 171. Process Control Instrumentation (3) (Fall). Instrumentation associated with industrial process control, including measurements of pressure, force, weight, motion, flow, level, and temperature; analytical measurement and procedures for safety, calibration and testing. Prerequisite: ELT 126. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Process control
2. Foundations of measurement
3. Instrumentation to perform measurements of pressure, force, weight, motion, flow, level, and temperature
4, Analytical measurement to maximize system efficiency
5. Calibration and testing procedures

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the fundamental operation of a process control loop including ON/OFF and PID control. (1)
2. Describe how sensors are used to make field measurements and how these interface with a controller. (2)
3. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot sensors and their transmitters including: temperature, flow, level, force, motion, weight and pressure. (3)
4. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot instrumentation sensors and their transmitters to include: pH, salinity and conductivity. (4)
5. Calibrate, tune and troubleshoot a process control loop. (5)

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ELT221 Communication Systems/Circuits

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 221. Communication Systems and Circuits (3) (Fall). Introduction to the theory and principles of modern electronic communication systems. Topics include: amplitude modulation (AM) transmission and reception, frequency modulation (FM) transmission and reception, single sideband (SSB) communication techniques and digital communication. Prerequisite: ELT 126 and ELT 161. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Communication systems
2. Signal analysis
3. Amplitude modulation (AM) transmitters and receivers
4. Single sideband (SSB) systems
5. Frequency modulation (FM) transmitters and receivers
6. Transmission lines, antennas and wave propagation
7. Data communications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe a basic communication system. (1)
2. Describe the methods used to analyze communications signals including time, frequency and spectrum analysis. (2)
3. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot AM circuits and systems. (3)
4. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot SSB circuits and systems. (4)
5. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot FM circuits and systems. (5)
6. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot transmission lines and antenna systems. (6)

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ELT258 Electronic Troubleshooting

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 258. Electronic Troubleshooting (2) (Spring). Problem solving techniques and methodology using foundational concepts of DC, AC, solid state devices and digital circuits. Emphasis on troubleshooting utilizing analog and digital test equipment to identify faults in a variety of non-functional circuits and equipment. Prequisite: ELT 126 and ELT 183. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Troubleshooting methodology
2. Power supplies
3. Specialty diode circuits
4. Bipolar and field effect transistor circuits
5. Bipolar and field effect transistor amplifier circuits
6. Thyristor circuits
7. Digital logic circuits
8. Control circuits

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe and utilize the six-step troubleshooting method. (1)
2. Troubleshoot diode power supply circuits including half-wave, full-wave, and bridge rectifiers with and without filtering and regulation. (2)
3. Troubleshoot specialty diode circuits including limiters, clampers and wave-shaping circuits. (3)
4. Troubleshoot bipolar and field effect transistor circuits with a concentration on biasing and Q point. (4)
5. Troubleshoot bipolar and field effect transistor amplifier circuits including class A, AB,B, and C. (5)
6. Troubleshoot thyristor circuits including variable speed motor controls. (6)
7. Troubleshoot digital logic circuits including logic gates, flip-flops, registers, counters, decoders, encoders and digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. (7)
8. Troubleshoot control circuits including process and motor contol. (8)

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ELT272 Motors and Motor Controls

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 272. Motors and Motor Controls. Credit Hours: (3) (Spring). Characteristics, performance and control of rotating electrical machinery, transformers and associated equipment. Prerequisite: ELT 111 and ELT 112. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Motor control electronics
2. Motor control drawings and schematics
3. Motor transformers and distribution
4. Motor control devices
5. DC motors
6. AC motors
7. Relays, contactors and motor starters
8. Adjustable speed drives

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot motor control electronics including: diodes, transistors, opto-isolators, and thyristors. (1)
2. Describe, interpret and analyze motor diagrams and schematics including: symbols, single line and block diagrams, and motor terminal connections and nameplate terminology. (2)
3. Describe, interpret and analyze power distribution systems and transformer connections. (3)
4. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot motor control devices to include switches, sensors and actuators. (4)
5. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot DC motors. (5)
6. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot AC motors including single and polyphase. (6)
7. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot relays, magnetic contactors, and motor starters. (7)
8. Describe, analyze and troubleshoot adjustable speed drives. (8)

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ELT295 Apprentice: Electrical Inst  2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 295. Apprenticeship: Electrical Instrumentation (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND ELT295 Apprentice: Electrical Inst

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 295. Apprenticeship: Electrical Instrumentation (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND ELT295 Apprentice: Electrical Inst

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 295. Apprenticeship: Electrical Instrumentation (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND ELT295 Apprentice: Electrical Inst

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 295. Apprenticeship: Electrical Instrumentation (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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MET116 Rigging

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 116. Rigging (1) (Spring). Basic rigging techniques, hitch configurations, safe loading practices, load inspection, and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved hand signals. Use of slings and common rigging hardware. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Slings and rigging hardware
2. Inspection techniques
3. Hitches configurations
4. Load handling safety
5. ANSI hand signals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Select and inspect synthetic, alloy, chain, and wire rope slings for a given task. (1)
2. Determine the proper hitch to be used for a given operation including vertical, choker, and basket. (2)
3. Identify the characteristics of sound and unsound rigging including slings, shackles, eyebolts, lifting clamps, and rigging hooks. (2)
4. Identify correct load handling configurations. (2,3)
5. Describe pre-lift safety checks. (4)
6. Identify capacity ratings. (3,4)
7. Simulate level load lifting. (1-4)
8. Describe loading and disconnecting safety precautions. (4)
9. Interpret ANSI hand signals. (5)
10. Perform ANSI hand signals. (5)

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MET150 Surface Mine Safety Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 150. Surface Mine Safety Training (1) (Fall). U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration requirements for new miner training for individuals, contractors, and mine employees. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Health and safety in mine settings
2. Rules governing mine site work
3. Hazards related to mine activities
4. Health issues on mine sites
5. Fire dangers
6. Safe equipment operation
7. Mine traffic dangers
8. First aide and CPR
9. Mine high wall dangers

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Blasting hazards and proceduresList mandatory health and safety standards. (1)
2. Explain the role and purpose of MSHA. (1)
3. Interpret the rights and obligations of miners. (2)
4. Use locking out and tagging procedures. (2,3)
5. Explain confined space entry procedures. (2,3)
6. Explain safety issues around conveyors and bins. (1,2,6)
7. Describe personal safety when using equipment. (1-4,6)
8. Describe use of various types of fire extinguishers. (5)
9. Explain safe worker habits. (1,8-9)
10. Explain drug and alcohol regulations on mine sites. (1)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. 25 question pre and post test passing with minimum 70%.

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WLD113 Basic Welding II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 113. Basic Welding II (2). Basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) safety and equipment
2. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
3. Machine adjustments and operation
4. Selection of electrodes for SMAW and GMAW

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use SMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (2)
3. Operate SMAW and GMAW to industry requirements. (1-4)

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  C.  Lineworker Concentration - 26 credits
CPD104 Career & Personal Development

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CPD 104. Career and Personal Development (3). Career/life planning through self-awareness and understanding. Focus is on dealing with change, decision making, goal setting and understanding lifestyles as well as evaluating interests, skills and values. Emphasis on the development of a comprehensive career search process including current occupational information, specific tools for researching the job market and acquiring employment. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Defining terms
2. Adult development
3. Personal and career beliefs and values
4. Choices: change and decision-making skills
5. Personal inventory assessment
6. Occupational information
7. Job search methods

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the process of career and life planning. (1)
2. Define and evaluate choices and resources for dealing with change. (4)
3. Identify specific personal skills and relate these skills to occupations. (5)
4. Identify and translate interests and abilities to occupations. (5)
5. Identify personal values and value conflicts as related to career decision-making. (3)
6. Identify obstacles to decision-making and resources for overcoming these obstacles. (4)
7. Identify systems for occupational grouping and use various sources of occupational information. (6)
8. Establish long range goals for personal and career development. (4)
9. Identify stages of adult development and describe their influence on lifestyle. (2)
10. Define and assess individual beliefs and motivations about work. (3, 5)
11. Identify environmental factors and trends which influence career and/or job choices. (6)
12. Identify and utilize a variety of effective job search methods and interviewing skills. (7)
13. Design and compose appropriate resumes. (7)

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ELT141 Electrical Apparatus

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 141. Electrical Apparatus (4) (Spring). Overview of transformers and their operation including single and three-phase theory. Focus is on construction and hook-up of single-phase, three-phase, open Y and Delta transformer connections. Covers capacitor banks, including application and installation. Prerequisite: ELT 101 (May be taken concurrently) or ELT 112 (May be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Fundamentals of transformer operation and protection
2. Single phase transformer operation and connections
3. Three-phase transformer operation and connections
4. Open Y- and Delta connections
5. Surge arrestor operation and installation
6. Capacitor bank operation and installation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the parts, theory of operation, and function of transformers. (1)
2. Explain the differences between conventional and self- protected transformers and describe the appropriate uses of each. (1)
3. Draw the connections and utilize the procedures and techniques used to install single-phase transformers. (2)
4. Draw the connections and utilize the procedures and techniques used to install three-phase transformers. (3)
5. Draw the connections and utilize the procedures and techniques used to install open Y- and Delta transformers. (4)
6. Describe surge arresters and explain their operation, application, and use in the utility industry. (5)
7. Describe capacitor banks and explain their operation, application and installation on power lines. (6)

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ELT201 Introduction to Linework I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 201. Introduction to Linework I (2) (Fall). Overview of the linework industry including its history, technological developments and current practices. Examination of industry equipment and tools. Focus is on safety practices and procedures used in utility linework industry. Prerequisite: ELT 101 (May be taken concurrently) or ELT 112 (May be taken concurrently). One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History of linework
2. Technological developments and current practices of linework
3. Pole climbing equipment and tools
4. Pole climbing techniques and safety practices
5. Grounding equipment and tools
6. Cover-up techniques and safety practices

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the history of the linework industry. (1)
2. Identify technological developments and define current linework practices. (2)
3. Identify and describe the equipment and tools used in pole climbing. (3)
4. Describe and utilize safety techniques used in pole climbing. (4)
4. Identify and describe the equipment and tools used in testing and grounding. (5)
6. Describe and use the techniques used in cover-up. (6)

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ELT202 Field Training I (Lineworker)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 202. Field Training I (Lineworker) (6) (Fall). Basics of climbing and working on utility poles. Focus is on apparatus and equipment, using ropes and rigging equipment, installations of single and double cross arms, pole framing and setting, use of hand line and building single-phase lines. Prerequisite: ELT 201 (May be taken concurrently). Two lecture. Eight lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Climbing equipment and tools
2. Climbing safety and techniques
3. Ropes and rigging
4. Pole framing and setting
5. Building single phase lines

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and use equipment and tools to climb utility poles. (1)
2. Utilize safe, industry-standard pole climbing techniques.(2)
3. Identify the types of rope used in the utility industry and describe their characteristics and appropriate use. (3)
4. Identify and tie knots used in the utilty industry and describe the appropriate use of each type. (3)
5. Employ effective team working skills. (4)
6. Use the skills necessary to frame single and double cross arms. (4)
7. Use tools and techniques to build single- phase lines. (5)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Standardized pole climbing assessment.

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ELT211 Introduction to Linework II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 211. Introduction to Linework II (2) (Spring). Advanced study of the linework industry with an emphasis on hot sticking and lockout/tagout procedures using industry-standard safety practices.Prerequisite: ELT 201. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Hot sticking equipment and tools
2. Hot sticking techniques and safety practices
3. Lockout /tagout equipment and tools
4. Lockout /tagout techniques and safety practices

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and describe the equipment and tools used in hot sticking. (1)
2. Describe and employ techniques used in hot sticking. (2)
3. Identify the tools and equipment used in, and explain the importance of, lockout/tagout procedures. (3)
4. Describe procedures used in communications for lockout /tagout procedures . (4)
5. Use industry-standard techniques for lockout/tagout. (4)

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ELT212 Field Training II (Lineworker)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ELT 212. Field Training II (Lineworker) (6) (Spring). Installation of electrical lines including transformers, reclosers and capacitor banks. Topics include rubber gloving, hot sticking techniques, and working on underground lines. Practice in the safe set up and operation of equipment used in the linework industry with a focus on the development of entry-level skills as drivers and operators. Includes Commerical Driver's License (CDL) standards as well as procedures and practice in pole-top and bucket truck rescues. Prerequisite: ELT 202. Two lecture. Eight lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Equipment used in the utilty industry
2. Live-line work practices
3. Three-phase electrical line construction and installation
4. Pole-top rescues
5. Bucket truck rescues
6. Underground line construction and installation
7. CDL standards

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the equipment used in the utility industry and utilize safe operating techniques for each. (1)
2. Identify and describe maintenance practices for keeping equipment in safe operating condition. (1)
3. Construct and install three-phase electrical line systems. (3)
4. Describe and use the procedures necessary for the maintenance of three-phase systems. (3)
5. Describe and use the procedures for rubber-gloving and hot-sticking power lines. (2, 3)
6. Describe and use the procedures for a safe pole-top rescue. (4)
7. Describe and use the procedures for a safe bucket-truck rescue. (5)
8. Construct and install underground power lines. (6)
9. Operate commercial equipment according to CDL standards. (5, 7)

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PPT120 Energy Industry Fundamentals

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
PPT 120. Energy Industry Fundamentals (3). Commercially used fuels and power sources and their conversion to useable energy, with a focus on generated electrical power and its transmission and distribution to the point of use. Includes exploration of the energy industry, safe and healthy work environments, natural gas transmission and distribution, and career/entry requirements. Preparation for the Energy Industry Fundamentals (EIF) Certification exam. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Energy industry
2. Safe and healthy work environment
3. Electric power generation
4. Electric power transmission
5. Electric power distribution
6. Natural gas transmission and distribution
7. Energy related careers and entry requirements
8. Energy topics, hot topics, regulatory topics and emerging technologies

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the basic and emerging principles and concepts that impact the energy industry. (1)
2. Apply compliance with procedures necessary to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. (2)
3. Describe electric power generation. (3)
4. Describe electric power transmission. (4)
5. Explain electric power distribution. (5)
6. Explain natural gas transmission and distribution. (6)
7. Identify and describe energy related careers and entry requirements. (7)
8. Discuss and analyze energy and regulatory topics. (8)

3
1 - ELT 296 Internship: may be taken for 3 to 9 credit hours.
2 - ELT 295 Apprenticeship: Freeport McMoRan or Asarco must be taken for a total of 12 credit hours.

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