KVCC Catalog


ELT 100 Basic Electricity
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 This is an entry-level course for students with little or no previous electrical training. This course covers what electricity is, AC and DC current, how electricity is generated, magnetism and electromagnetism, Ohm?s Law, how motors and relays work and how basic electronic devices operate. This course is for students requiring only ELT 100 in their program of study or students desiring an electrical technology elective. PREREQUISITE: Writing and Reading -- minimum benchmarks will be enforced; Math -- SAT: 23.5, ALEKS: 14, Accuplacer (Arithmetic): 80, ACT: 18, or COMPASS (Pre-Algebra): 50, or successful completion of MATH 094 is REQUIRED.

ELT 102 Applied Electricity
4-3-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 6 This is a lecture/laboratory course in basic electrical theory and practice for the beginning electrician/technician. This course addresses: basic concepts and definitions of electricity and what it is, voltage, current and power, electrical safety, passive circuit components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors), analysis of simple resistive DC circuits, series and parallel combinations of components, Ohm?s law, Kirchhoff?s voltage and current laws, reactance and impedance concepts, and analysis of simple AC circuits. Laboratory experience is utilized to reinforce these concepts. PREREQUISITE: Writing and Reading -- minimum benchmarks will be enforced; Math -- SAT: 23.5, ALEKS: 14, Accuplacer (Arithmetic): 80, ACT: 18, or COMPASS (Pre-Algebra): 50, or successful completion of MATH 094 is REQUIRED.

ELT 103 Industrial Electronics
4-3-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 6 This course discusses the theory and operation of solid state devices used in electrical circuits including transistors, rectifiers, FETs, and the use of the oscilloscope. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ELT 102 is REQUIRED.

ELT 110 Residential Wiring and Code
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course combines wiring theory and actual lab experience. Students will wire various switching circuits, GFCI's, panels, fuse boxes, lamps, and low voltage wiring. Upon completion of this course, the student should have the knowledge and ability to wire a residence according to the National Electrical Code. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 115 Commercial Wiring and Code
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 3 This is a lecture course covering the basic components used in commercial and industrial wiring systems. Topics include wire and conduit sizing, grounding, voltage drop, over-current protection, hazardous wiring, fuses and circuit breakers, raceway systems, short-circuit calculations, panel boards, and blueprint reading. The latest National Electrical Code is used throughout the course. Recommended prerequisite: ELT 110. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 120 Electrical Machines
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 3 This is a basic course in transformers, generators, and both AC and DC motors. It covers the operating principles and characteristics of these machines and the proper installation and maintenance procedures required by each. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ELT 102 is REQUIRED.

ELT 215 Installing Commercial Wiring
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This is a lecture/laboratory course for students with knowledge of basic components of a wiring distribution system. Topics of study include installing a variety of raceway systems, use of power tools, wire pulling, terminations, buss duct, and basic knowledge of the National Electrical Code. New and innovative techniques will also be addressed. Recommended prerequisite: ELT 115. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 218 Introduction to AC Drives
2-2-0 (Lecture/Discussion) Contact Hours: 2 This course provides a basic introduction to the fundamentals, operations, and components of AC variable speed drives. Installation and troubleshooting will be emphasized as well as application considerations to provide the student with a working knowledge of AC drives. Safety and the current National Electrical Code compliance will be stressed. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ELT 120 is REQUIRED.

ELT 220 Motor Control
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This is a lecture/laboratory course covering the use of switches, relays, motor starters, and other components to affect the control of motors. Students will wire 2-wire, 3-wire, reversing, and sequential motor control circuits plus others and learn to read/draw ladder diagrams for complex control circuits. Recommended prerequisite: ELT 100 or ELT 102. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 222 Programmable Control
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This is a lecture/laboratory course designed for the student with a thorough knowledge of mechanical motor starters, motor theory, and wiring practices. Students design circuits and program actual controllers. Programming development and documentation software is used by students to broaden their ability to deal with PLC?s. Recommended prerequisite: ELT 220. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 224 Machine Panel Design/Fabrica'n
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This is a lecture/laboratory course for students who have a background in motor control devices and circuits. The student will design a complex machine control circuit, make a master drawing, and create a material list using manufacturer?s parts. The student will also fabricate and wire the complete system. Recommended prerequisite: ELT 220. Corequisite: ELT 222. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 228 Adv Program Control & Data Acq
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This is a lecture/laboratory course introducing the student to the products, processes, and programming utilized to implement advanced PLC control and data acquisition systems. Students will use programming software and PLC hardware to develop programs and systems for advanced PLC applications. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and interfacing/configuration techniques employing remote terminal units, programmable controllers, operator interfaces, and other commercially available hardware will also be addressed. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ELT 222 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ELT 238 Voice/Data/Video Systems
3-1-4 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course covers fundamental principles, standards, and applications necessary to understand, install, and support various communication media in a network environment. To accomplish this, the course gives students the theoretical information along with extensive hands-on experience in a simulated work environment. Theory and hands-on experience is provided in three areas to fully prepare students to succeed: three technologies (twisted pair, coax, fiber), three industries (voice/telco, data, video), and three types of installation (industrial, commercial, residential). Recommended prerequisite: ELT 100, ELT 102, or ELT 110. Corequisite: MATH 106. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ELT 278 Electrical Tech Internship
1-0-0 to 9-0-0 (Variable) Contact Hours: 1 to 9 Internship is a supervised on-the-job learning experience designed to provide students the opportunity to apply electrical competencies in a work environment. Prerequisite: With some exceptions, students must have completed 75% of the coursework in the pursued degree/certificate program and have a grade point of 2.5 in the program and 2.0 overall. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced. Comment: This course can be used as an elective in the program. See Internships under Permission Codes for more information.