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Industrial Electronics Maintenance Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2012


Catalog Number Course Title Credits
First Term    
31-660-311 Introduction to Electricity (1st 8 weeks) 1
32-660-301 Electronic Calculations 1 (1st 8 weeks) 1
31-660-312 DC Circuits (1st 8 weeks) 1
32-660-302 Electronic Calculations 2 1
31-660-313 Introduction to Alternating Current 1
31-660-314 AC Circuits 1
31-660-351 DC Generators and Motors 1
10-103-101 Computer Literacy- Microsoft Windows 1
  Total 8
Second Term
31-660-321 Industrial Electronic Devices 1 1
31-660-322 Industrial Electronic Devices 2 1
31-660-341 Introduction to Power Systems and Circuit Protection 1
31-660-352 AC motors 1
31-660-353 DC Motor Controls 1
31-660-361 Industrial Control Devices 1
31-660-371 Industrial Maintenance Practices
  Total 7


Industrial Electronics Maintenance Courses

10-103-101-00 Computer Literacy Microsoft Windows
A beginning level course for individuals who have little or no computer experience. The student will learn how to perform basic computer operations that will include creating, saving, and managing files and folders in a Windows environment, as well as gain knowledge of web browser basics. Lecture. 1 credit.

31-660-311-00 Introduction to Electricity
A basic introduction to electricity. Brief electrical theory, the quantities of voltage, current, resistance, and power will be discussed. Ohm's Law, series circuits, and multimeter usage are covered. Operation of the electronics open-lab and an introduction to electrical safety will also be included. Corequisite: 32-660-301. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-312-00 DC Circuits
Concentrates on the DC characteristics of circuits and electrical components. Coverage will include parallel and series-parallel circuits, batteries, electromagnetism, inductors/coils, and capacitors. Corequisite: 31-660-311. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-313-00 Introduction to Alternating Current
Covers the generation of alternating current and voltage. Properties of an AC waveform such as period, frequency, peak, RMS, average and peak-to-peak are included. Three-phase voltage will also be introduced. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope/scopemeter are performed to verify theory. Prerequisite: 31-660-312 Corequisite: 32-660-302. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-314-00 AC Circuits
Covers the AC characteristics of inductors, transformers, and capacitors. Reactive properties and series and parallel RC, RL and RLC circuits are discussed with emphasis on operation with minimal calculations. Topics include reactance, phase angle, and fundamental AC power concepts such as power triangle and power factor. Corequisite: 31-660-313. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-321-00 Industrial Electronic Devices 1
Provides an introduction to semiconductor principles and operation. Diode types, characteristics, and operation are presented. Methods for testing and troubleshooting are investigated. Diode applications are presented with emphasis on rectification and DC power supplies. Zener diodes and packaged linear regulators are studied and applied. Prerequisite: 31-660-314. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-322-00 Industrial Electronic Devices 2
The transistor is applied as a switch and basic biasing is presented. Basic power field effect transistor function is introduced. Power control components are studied including the SCR, Triac, solid-state relays and insulted-gate bipolar transistors. Pulse width modulation is introduced, along with application to DC motor speed control. Testing and troubleshooting are also included. Prerequisite: 31-660-321. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-341-00 Intro Power Systems and Circuit Protect
The operation and make-up of single- and three-phase power distribution systems found in commercial and industrial installations are investigated. Common three phase wye and delta systems are emphasized. Methods of circuit protection using fuses and circuit breakers are introduced. Instruments are applied for testing and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: 31-660-314. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-351-00 DC Generators and Motors
Basic DC generator and motor concepts, emphasizing practical characteristics and construction are presented. Machine ratings, operating characteristics, measurement, and testing are utilized to support the theory. Emphasis is placed on shunt and permanent magnet motors. Motor maintenance is introduced. Corequisite: 31-660-314. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-352-00 AC Motors
Basic single- and three-phase motor concepts, emphasizing practical characteristics and construction, are presented. Machine ratings, operating characteristics, measurement, and testing are utilized to support the theory. Emphasis is placed on three-phase motors and their application. Basic three-phase starting and control systems are introduced, along with ladder logic. Prerequisite: 31-660-351. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-353-00 AC Motor Controls
Methods of controlling AC motors beyond simple on/off control are explored. These included reduced voltage starting methods, electronic soft starting and speed control using adjustable frequency drives. Basic theory, set-up and troubleshooting are supported through hands-on activities with actual industrial equipment. Prerequisite: 31-660-361. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-361-00 Industrial Control Devices
Control elements found in industrial systems are investigated. These include switching elements, optical and proximity sensors, control relays, and timers. The function and application of these devices are studied, with emphasis on troubleshooting, testing, and use of control diagrams. Prerequisite: 31-660-352. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

31-660-371-00 Industrial Maintenance Practices
Common practices in industrial maintenance will be explored, including practices for industrial wiring systems, lighting, motors, controls, and mechanical components. Safe working practices are also included in this course. Prerequisite: 31-660-353. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

32-660-301-00 Electronic Calculations 1
The first in a series of three courses designed to prepare students for basic electronics coursework. Starts with a review of basic math operations and covers the topics of fractions, decimal conversions, exponents, signed numbers, metric notation, square roots, evaluation of three variable expressions, graphing, unit conversions, efficiency, and percent error. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.

32-660-302-00 Electronic Calculations 2
The second in a series of three courses. Continues to increase the student's ability to solve algebraic expressions relating to electronics. Additional topics include sine wave analysis, introduction to right angle trigonometry, and the evaluation of trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: 32-660-301. Lecture/Lab. 1 credit.