Electrical Systems Technology

This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Electrical Systems Technology (A35130)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree – Electrical Systems Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

Completion of the high school diploma or equivalent is required. Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details.

Contact Information

The Electrical Systems Technology program is in the Construction Technologies Division. For more information, call 704.330.4452 or 704.330.4408.
 

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
Literature-Based Research
Professional Research & Reporting
Select one of the following:3.0
Introduction to Communication
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking
Select one of the following:3.0
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy
Mathematical Models
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Algebra/Trigonometry II
Survey of Mathematics
Quantitative Literacy
Statistical Methods I
Statistical Analysis
College Algebra
Precalculus Algebra
Precalculus Trigonometry
Precalculus
Applied Calculus
Brief Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Select one of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Survey of American Art
Non-Western Art History
Dance Appreciation
Dance History I
Dance History II
Theatre Appreciation
Literature of the Theatre
Oral Interpretation
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Western World Literature I
Western World Literature II
Myth in Human Culture
Introduction to Film
Humanities I
Humanities II
Philosophical Issues
Western Philosophy I
Western Philosophy II
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Eastern Religions
Western Religions
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
Religion in America
Select one of the following:3.0
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative Cultures
Survey of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Regional Geography
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
Introduction to Political Science
American Government
Comparative Government
International Relations
General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of the Family
Social Problems
Social Diversity
Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 117Motors and Controls4.0
ELC 128Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller3.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 119NEC Calculations2.0
ELC 121Electrical Estimating2.0
ELC 125Diagrams and Schematics2.0
ELC 229Applications Project2.0
ELC 233Energy Management3.0
DFT 151CAD I3.0
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy2.0
or CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
Technical Electives:
Select 3.0 credits from the following:3.0
Basic Construction Skills
World of Work
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Introduction to Electricity
Introduction to Electric Utility Industry
Renewable Energy Technologies
Software for Technicians
HVACR Electricity
HVACR Electronics
HVAC Controls
Commercial HVAC Controls
CAD II
CAD III
Introduction to Refrigeration
Refrigeration Systems
Major Tracks
Complete one of two tracks (See below)13.0
Total Credits72
Solar Track
ELC 130Advanced Motors and Controls3.0
ELC 220Photovoltaic System Technology3.0
ELC 221Advanced Photovoltaic System Designs3.0
ELC 228Programmable Logic Controllers Applications4.0
Total Credits13
Design Track
ELC 115Industrial Wiring4.0
ELC 215Electrical Maintenance3.0
ELC 234Electrical System Design3.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits13

Electrical Systems Technology Diploma (D35130)

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, the National Electric Code and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical systems field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice, assisting in the layout, installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

Diploma Awarded

A diploma in Electrical Systems Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

Completion of the high school diploma or equivalent is required as the foundation of a career in this area. Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details.

Contact Information

The Electrical Systems Technology program is in the Construction Technologies Division. For more information, call 704.330.4452 or 704.330.4408. 
 

General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Mathematical Models
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Algebra/Trigonometry II
Survey of Mathematics
Statistical Analysis
College Algebra
Precalculus Algebra
Precalculus Trigonometry
Precalculus
Applied Calculus
Brief Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 117Motors and Controls4.0
ELC 128Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller3.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 119NEC Calculations2.0
ELC 121Electrical Estimating2.0
ELC 125Diagrams and Schematics2.0
ELC 229Applications Project2.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy2.0
or CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
Select one of the following:3.0
Basic Construction Skills
Introduction to Electric Utility Industry
World of Work
Work-Based Learning I
Work-Based Learning II
Total Credits44

Electrical Systems Technology Certificates (C35130)

The certificates listed below can be earned in the Electrical Systems Technology (A35130) program.

Admissions

Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required as the foundation of a career in this area. Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details.

Contact Information

The Electrical Systems Technology program is in the Construction Technologies Division. For more information, call 704.330.4452 or 704.330.4408.

Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Commercial (C35130-C1)

Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 119NEC Calculations2.0
ELC 115Industrial Wiring4.0
Total Credits17

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Control Wiring (C35130-C2)

Major Requirements
ELC 117Motors and Controls4.0
ELC 128Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller3.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 125Diagrams and Schematics2.0
ELC 111Introduction to Electricity3.0
ELC 228Programmable Logic Controllers Applications4.0
Total Credits18

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Residential (C35130-C3)

Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 119NEC Calculations2.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits16

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Industrial (C35130-C4)

Major Requirements
ELC 117Motors and Controls4.0
ELC 128Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller3.0
ELC 115Industrial Wiring4.0
ELC 215Electrical Maintenance3.0
Total Credits14

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Installation and Maintenance Construction Wiring (C35130-C6)

Major Requirements
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 115Industrial Wiring4.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits15

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Installation and Maintenance (C35130-C7)

Major Requirements
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 215Electrical Maintenance3.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits14

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Electrical Installation and Maintenance (C35130-C8)

Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits16

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Fast Track Residential (C35130-C9)

Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 229Applications Project2.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits16

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Applied Electrical Technology Residential and Commercial (C35130-10)

Major Requirements
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 111Introduction to Electricity3.0
WBL 110World of Work1.0
Total Credits12

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Applied Electrical Technology Electrical Design (C35130-11)

Major Requirements
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 119NEC Calculations2.0
ELC 113Residential Wiring4.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 234Electrical System Design3.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
Total Credits18

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Applied Electrical Technology AHR Controls (C35130-12)

Major Requirements
ELC 125Diagrams and Schematics2.0
ELC 128Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller3.0
AHR 111HVACR Electricity3.0
AHR 125HVACR Electronics3.0
AHR 130HVAC Controls3.0
AHR 215Commercial HVAC Controls2.0
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy2.0
or CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
Total Credits18

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in App. Electrical Technology Electrical Physical Design I (C35130-13)

Major Requirements
MAT 115Mathematical Models3.0
ELC 114Commercial Wiring4.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
DFT 151CAD I3.0
CIS 111Basic PC Literacy2.0
Total Credits14

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Applied Electrical Technology Physical Design II (C35130-14)

Major Requirements
ELC 119NEC Calculations2.0
ELC 115Industrial Wiring4.0
ELC 121Electrical Estimating2.0
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
DFT 152CAD II3.0
Total Credits14

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Applied Electrical Technology Physical Design III (C35130-15)

Major Requirements
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
ELC 234Electrical System Design3.0
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
DFT 153CAD III3.0
Total Credits14

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Facilities Maintenance (C35130-16)

Major Requirements
AHR 110Introduction to Refrigeration5.0
AHR 115Refrigeration Systems2.0
BPR 130Print Reading-Construction3.0
ELC 115Industrial Wiring4.0
ELC 117Motors and Controls4.0
Total Credits18

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Electrical Systems Technology Certificate Specialization in Intro to Energy Production (C35130-17)

Major Requirements
ELC 112DC/AC Electricity5.0
ELC 118National Electrical Code2.0
ELC 220Photovoltaic System Technology3.0
ALT 120Renewable Energy Technologies3.0
EUS 110Introduction to Electric Utility Industry4.0
Total Credits17

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Courses

ELC 111. Introduction to Electricity. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to non-electrical/electronics majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment.

ELC 112. DC/AC Electricity. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment; and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits.

ELC 113. Residential Wiring. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

ELC 114. Commercial Wiring. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course provides instruction in the application of electrical tools, materials, and test equipment associated with commercial electrical installations. Topics include the NEC; safety; electrical blueprints; planning, layout, and installation of equipment and conduits; and wiring devices such as panels and overcurrent devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly install equipment and conduit associated with commercial electrical installations.

ELC 115. Industrial Wiring. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is placed on industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment.

ELC 116. Telecom Cabling. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the theory and practical application of both copper and fiber cabling for telecom systems. Topics include transmission theory, noise, standards, cable types and systems, connectors, physical layer components, installation, and ground/shielding techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to choose the correct cable, install, test, and troubleshoot cabling for telecom.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 110

ELC 117. Motors and Controls. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

ELC 118. National Electrical Code. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the use of the current National Electrical Code. Topics include the NEC history, wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use the NEC.

ELC 119. NEC Calculations. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers branch circuit, feeder, and service calculations. Emphasis is placed on sections of the National Electrical Code related to calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate code sections to size wire, conduit, and overcurrent devices for branch circuits, feeders, and service.

ELC 121. Electrical Estimating. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the principles involved in estimating electrical projects. Topics include take-offs of materials and equipment, labor, overhead, and profit. Upon completion, students should be able to estimate simple electrical projects.

ELC 125. Diagrams and Schematics. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the interpretation of electrical diagrams, schematics, and drawings common to electrical applications. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and schematics. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics.

ELC 126. Electrical Computations. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the fundamental applications of mathematics which are used by an electrical/electronics technician. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, simple electrical formulas, and usage of a scientific calculator. Upon completion, students should be able to solve simple electrical mathematical problems.

ELC 127. Software for Technicians. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces computer software which can be used to solve electrical/electronics problems. Topics include electrical/electronics calculations and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize a personal computer for electrical/electronics- related applications.

ELC 128. Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to understand basic PLC systems and create simple programs.

ELC 130. Advanced Motors and Controls. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers motors concepts, construction and characteristics and provides a foundation in motor controls. Topics include motor control ladder logic, starters, timers, overload protection, braking, reduced voltage starting, SCR control, AC/DC drives, system and component level troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to specify, connect, control, troubleshoot, and maintain motors and motor control systems.

Prerequisites: Take One: ELC 111, ELC 112, or ELC 138

ELC 131. Circuit Analysis I. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and analyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

ELC 133. Circuit Analysis II. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers additional concepts of DC/AC electricity, the use of test equipment, and measurement techniques. Topics include the application of network theorems such as delta/wye transformations, Superposition Theorem, and other advanced circuit analysis principles. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze DC/AC circuits used advanced circuit analysis theorems, circuit simulators, and test equipment.

ELC 135. Electrical Machines. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers magnetic circuits, transformers, DC/AC machines, and the three-phase circuit fundamentals including power factor. Topics include magnetic terms and calculations, transformer calculations based on primary or secondary equivalent circuits, and regulation and efficiency calculations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations for DC/AC machine circuits.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 139 or ELC 131

ELC 136. Electrical Machines II. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers DC/AC machine fundamentals including applications and control. Topics include control devices and induction single and polyphase AC motors, DC motors, stepper, and special purpose motors. Upon completion, students should be able to perform regulation and efficiency calculations and apply motor theory to practical control applications.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 135

ELC 138. DC Circuit Analysis. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces DC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include DC principles, circuit analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret circuit schematics; design, construct, and analyze DC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

ELC 139. AC Circuit Analysis. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces AC electricity with an emphasis on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test equipment. Topics include AC voltages, circuit analysis laws and theorems, reactive components and circuits, transformers, test equipment operation, circuit simulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret AC circuit schematics; analyze and troubleshoot AC circuits; and properly use test equipment.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 138

ELC 213. Instrumentation. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in industry. Emphasis is placed on electric, electronic, and other instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 131 or ELC 138

ELC 215. Electrical Maintenance. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the theory of maintenance and the skills necessary to maintain electrical equipment found in industrial and commercial facilities. Topics include maintenance theory, predictive and preventive maintenance, electrical equipment operation and maintenance, and maintenance documentation. Upon completion, students should be able to perform maintenance on electrical equipment in industrial and commercial facilities.

ELC 220. Photovoltaic System Technology. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the concepts, tools, techniques, and materials needed to understand systems that convert solar energy into electricity with photovoltaic (pv) technologies. Topics include site analysis for system integration, building codes, and advances in photovoltaic technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of photovoltaic technology and current applications.

ELC 221. Advanced Photovoltaic System Designs. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces specific elements in photovoltaic (pv) systems technologies including efficiency, modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries, and system installation. Topics include National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical specifications, photovoltaic system components, array design and power integration requirements that combine to form a unified structure. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of various photovoltaic designs and proper installation of NEC compliant solar electric power systems.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 220

ELC 225. Data Communication/Mfg. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides the fundamentals of data communications in a manufacturing environment. Emphasis is placed on the principles and techniques required to implement data transfer between automated systems and plant information systems using current technology and devices. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, design, and implement data communication systems within the manufacturing environment.

ELC 228. Programmable Logic Controllers Applications. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course covers programming and applications of programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques, networking, specialty I/O modules, and system troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to specify, implement, and maintain complex PLC controlled systems.

ELC 229. Applications Project. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an individual and/or integrated team approach to a practical project as approved by the instructor. Topics include project selection and planning, implementation and testing, and a final presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement an applications-oriented project.

ELC 230. Wind and Hydro Power Systems. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces concepts, designs, tools, techniques, and material requirements for systems that convert wind and water into usable energy. Topics include the analysis, measurement, and estimation of potential energy of wind and water systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the technologies associated with converting wind and water into a viable energy source.

ELC 231. Electric Power Systems. 4.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the basic principles of electric power systems, including transmission lines, generator and transformer characteristics, and fault detection and correction. Emphasis is placed on line diagrams and per unit calculations for circuit performance analysis in regards to voltage regulation, power factor, and protection devices. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze simple distribution subsystems, calculate fault current, and compare different types and sizes of circuit protection devices.

Prerequisites: Take ELC 135

ELC 233. Energy Management. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course covers energy management principles and techniques typical of those found in industry and commercial facilities, including load control and peak demand reduction systems. Topics include load and peak demand calculations, load shedding, load balance and power factor, priority scheduling, remote sensing and control, and supplementary/alternative energy sources. Upon completion, students should be able to determine energy management parameters, calculate demand and energy use, propose energy management procedures, and implement alternative energy sources.

Corequisites: ELC 139

ELC 234. Electrical System Design. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of electrical design for commercial and industrial facilities. Topics include services, high and low power distribution, switchboards, panelboards, motor control centers, switchgear, overcurrent protection, and grounding. Upon completion, students should be able to design services, feeders, and branch circuits for typical commercial/industrial applications in accordance with the National Electrical Code.

ELC 1124. Electrical. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is reserved for a freshmen-level course from an institution of the UNC System, contracted to be provided for a community college. The college should enter the course prefix/number, title, distribution of hours, prerequisites, corequisites, and course description as it appears in the UNC institution catalog. Upon successful completion, students should have earned 3 hours of credit equivalent to the course offered at the UNC institution. Built for Quarter classes history load.