Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ELEC 1110 D.C. Electricity Theory and Lab
Description
ELEC 1110 This course covers investigation of direct current and its behavior in series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits; measuring devices and components; and electromagnetism. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1110

3
ELEC 1120 A.C. Electricity Theory and Lab
Description
ELEC 1120 This course covers investigation of alternating current and its behavior in resistive and reactive series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits; use of test instrumentation; electromagnetic induction; and resonation. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1120

3
ELEC 1130 National Electrical Code I
Description
ELEC 1130 This course covers the requirements of the National Electrical Code.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1130

3
ELEC 1137 Construction Site Safety
Description
ELEC 1137 Safety in the workplace is everyone's responsibility. This course covers basic employee safety training for hazards commonly encountered on a construction site or an industrial workplace. Employees can greatly reduce the chance of injury to themselves or co-workers by carefully following the safety rules and safe work practices.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 12/10/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1137

1
ELEC 1138 Computer Applications for Electricians
Description
ELEC 1138 This course covers the basics of using Personal Computers (PC's) and the Microsoft Office Professional suite of programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create documents, spreadsheets and persentations. Students will also be introduced to the Internet, electrical industry applications and e-mail.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 12/10/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1138

2
ELEC 1140 Blueprint Reading for Technicians
Description
ELEC 1140 This course investigates blueprint reading for electricians. This course consist of basic sketching and drawing techniques, applications of plans, scales and scaling applications, symbology, and print reading. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1140

3
ELEC 1210 Analog and Digital Electronics Theory
Description
ELEC 1210 This course covers the theory of semiconductors, power supplies, amplifiers, digital circuits, microprocessor applications, sensors, and signal coupling materials/devices. Prerequisites: ELEC1110, ELEC1120, MATS1205.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1210

2
ELEC 1220 Analog and Digital Electronics Lab
Description
ELEC 1220 This course covers connecting, testing, and analyzing semiconductors, power supplies, amplifiers, digital circuits, microprocessor applications, sensors, and signal coupling materials/devices. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1220

4
ELEC 1230 Construction Skills and Introduction to Wiring Theory
Description
ELEC 1230 This course covers material and design of residential wiring, wiring methods, selection of proper fastening devices, sizing of wire and boxes, branch circuit requirements, and use of blueprints. Prerequisites: ELEC1110, ELEC1120, MATS1205.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1230

3
ELEC 1240 Construction Skills and Introduction to Wiring Lab
Description
ELEC 1240 This course covers lab experiences in material and design of residential wiring, wiring methods, selection of proper fastening devices, sizing of wire and boxes, branch circuit requirements, and use of blueprints. Prerequisites: ELEC1110, ELEC1120, ELEC1130.

Credits: 6

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC1240

6
ELEC 2110 Electrical Apparatus Theory
Description
ELEC 2110 This course will consist of technical instruction and assessment of knowledge related to the installation and operation of electrical apparatus. Students will receive instruction on basic and complex control circuits, single-phase and three-phase motors and transformers, across-the-line motor controllers, reduced voltage starters, variable frequency drives, and power distribution and transfer apparatus. In addition, students will study the National Electrical Code requirements governing the installation of electrical equipment and apparatus. The majority of the technical information will be used to support a parallel lab course.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2110

3
ELEC 2120 Electrical Appartus Lab
Description
ELEC 2120 This course will consist of clearly directed lab exercises with the expectation of exact results, performance evaluations and related assignments. Students will have an opportunity to connect, troubleshoot, and operate both basic and complex control circuits, connect and operate single-phase and three-phase motors, across-the-line motor controllers, reduced-voltage starters, and variable frequency drives. In addition, students will connect and operate single-phase and three-phase transformers, autotransformers, and other electrical equipment and apparatus. The supporting technical information will be provided through a parallel theory course.

Credits: 6

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2120

6
ELEC 2131 Programmable Logic Controllers Theory
Description
ELEC 2131 Course work includes the technical information supporting a parallel lab course. Students will learn Allen-Bradley RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000 programming software to write, edit, download, and operate control programs for Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100, SLC-500, and CompactLogix PLC hardware. Students will learn Allen-Bradley Panelbulder32 programming software to create applications for the Panelview 300 and 600 operator interface terminals. In addition, will students study basic instrumentation and networking strategies associated with automation technologies.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2131

2
ELEC 2141 Programmable Logic Controllers Lab
Description
ELEC 2141 This course work will consist of clearly directed lab exercises with the expectation of exact results, performance evaluations and related assignments. Students will use Allen-Bradley RSLinx, RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000 programming software to write, edit, download, and operate control programs for Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1000, MicroLogix 1100, SLC-500, and CompactLogix PLC hardware. Students will use Allen-Bradley Panelbulder32 programming software to create applications for the Panelview 300 and 600 operator interface terminals. In addition, students will study basic instrumentation and networking strategies associated with automation technologies. The supporting technical information will be provided through a parallel theory course.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2141

4
ELEC 2210 National Electric Code II
Description
ELEC 2210 This course covers continued requirements of the National Electrical Code. Prerequisites: ELEC1130.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2210

3
ELEC 2220 Electrical/Electronic Controls and Systems Theory
Description
ELEC 2220 This course covers analysis and troubleshooting of logic controllers, AC and DC electronic drives, energy management systems, heating and cooling systems, fire alarm and security systems, and integrated voice/video/data and infrared systems. Prerequisites: ELEC2130, ELEC2140.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/09/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2220

2
ELEC 2230 Electrical/Electronics Controls and Systems Lab
Description
ELEC 2230 This course covers analysis and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers, AC and DC electronic drives, energy management systems, heating and cooling systems, fire alarm and security systems, and integrated voice/video/data and infrared systems. Prerequisites: ELEC2130, ELEC2140.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2230

4
ELEC 2241 Industrial and Maintenance Wiring Theory and Lab
Description
ELEC 2241 This course covers the use of materials and design of industrial wiring, industrial tools and equipment, service equipment, and maintenance technology. Prerequisites: ELEC1230 and ELEC1240.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2241

3
ELEC 2251 Commercial Wiring Theory and Lab
Description
ELEC 2251 This course covers the use of materials and design of commercial wiring, commercial tools and equipment, service equipment, and maintenance technology. Prerequisites: ELEC1230 and ELEC1240.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2251

3
ELEC 2260 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditiioning Wiring Theory and Lab
Description
ELEC 2260 This course covers the use of materials and design of matrials and equipment for heating, ventilating, and air conditioining residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Prerequisite: ELEC1230 and ELEC1240.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/25/2008 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ELEC2260

3
Total Core Credits: 63

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
MATS 1205 Math for Electricians
Description
MATS 1205 A course for students enrolling in the Electrical Construction program. After a brief review of fractions, decimals, percents, and proportions, students will apply significant figures and engineering notation in applying Ohm's law, basic formulas of series and parallel circuits, the theorem of superposition, and Norton's and Thevenin's theorems. Students will further solve simultaneous equations and apply Kirchhoff's laws to series, parallel, and complex circuits. Trigonometry, vectors, and AC wave analysis are also introduced. NOTE TO ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS: This course does NOT fulfill the union requirement of a year of high school algebra. Students looking to fulfill this requirement should enroll in MATS0305.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: MATS1205

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 6
General Education Elective(s) (MnTC Goal 3 or Goal 4 )*** 3
Total General Education Credits: 18
Total Program Credits: 81
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.
*** Select General Education electives from MnTC goal area.