Course Catalog : Subject Area




Electrical Technology Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
ELE 127 Residential Wiring Methods
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies wiring methods and standards used for residential dwellings. Provides practical experience in design, layout, construction, and testing of residential wiring systems by use of scaled mock-ups. Lecture 1 hour + lab 3 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ELE 131 National Electrical Code I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides study of the purposes and interpretations of the National Electric Code as well as familiarization and implementation of various charts, code rulings and wiring methods including state and local regulations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ELE 132 National Electrical Code II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides study of the purposes and interpretations of the National Electric Code . as well as familiarization and implementation of various charts, code rulings and wiring methods including state and local regulations. Lecture 3 hours per week
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): ELE 150. Teaches the fundamentals of electricity, terminology, symbols, and diagrams. Includes the principles essential to the understanding of general practices, safety, and practical aspects of residential and non-residential wiring and electrical installation including fundamentals of motors and controls. May require preparation of a report as an out-of-class activity. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ELE 138 National Electrical Code Review I
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers purpose and interpretation of the National Electrical Code, as well as various charts, code rulings, and wiring methods. Lecture 2 hours per week.
ELE 150 A.C. and D.C. Circuit Fundamentals
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 and competency in Math Essentials units 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or equivalent. Provides an intensive study of the fundamentals of direct and alternating current, resistance, magnetism, inductance, and capacitance, with emphasis on practical applications. Focuses on electrical/machines applications. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ELE 173 Commercial Wiring Methods
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers electrical wiring methods and standards used for commercial buildings and provides a comprehensive study of the national electrical code that deals with commercial wiring installations including state and local regulations. Includes building wiring as well as the wiring of electrical equipment and appliances in a commercial environment. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ELE 176 Introduction to Alternative Energy Including Hybrid Systems
(3 credits) Introduces Alternative Energy with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines technology, the theory of PV technology, PV applications, solar energy terminology, system components, site analysis, PV system integration and PV system connections and small wind turbine technology site analysis. Lecture 3 hours plus laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
ELE 178 Wind Turbine Technology
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 104 or ELE 150. Introduces many facets of the wind industry. Introduces the history and development of the wind systems as well as the future of the wind industry as the desire for alternative energy grows. Presents the terminology used in the application of wind systems. Identifies the various types of wind energy turbines and other topics as appropriate. Includes safety training. Lecture 3 hours plus laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
ELE 215 Electromechanical Systems
(3 credits) Co-requisite(s): ELE 238. Studies electromechanical systems and components; electrical, electronic, mechanical, and optical measuring and control devices. Includes electro-mechanisms used as "building-blocks" for various electromechanical systems, synchros, resolvers, servo-motors, generators, and digital/analog convertors. Analyzes various electromechanical systems, printers, typewriters, tape punches, readers, and numerical controls. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ELE 225 Electrical Control Systems
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent and (ELE 150 or ETR 104 or equivalent). Studies components, equipment, and circuits that are used to control the operation of electrical machines. Explains the physical and operating characteristics of various electromagnetic, static, and programmable control devices. Investigates control schemes used to accomplish specific control objectives. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ELE 238 Control Circuits
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ELE 225 or ETR 114. Deals with the principles and applications of electrical controllers which serve as an introduction to automation, devices for differentiation, integration and proportioning. Includes hardware and circuitry for AC and DC control devices as well as contactors, starters, speed controllers, time delays, limit switches, and pilot devices. Demonstrates applications in the control of industrial equipment motors, servo units, and motor driven actuators. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ELE 239 Programmable Controllers
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 104 or ELE 150. Deals with installation, programming, interfacing, and concepts of troubleshooting programmable controllers. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ELE 240 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ELE 239. Advances further study of Programmable Logic Controllers that was initiated in ELE 239. Students will learn to use more advanced program instructions, including data manipulation, sequences and program control, and advanced PLC features, including timers, counters. Covers connectivity and use of a variety of real world I/O devices. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 = total 5 hours per week.