2018-2019 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

ELT 102 Applied Electricity

(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, NextGen Accuplacer (Arithmetic): 260, ACT: 18, or COMPASS (Pre-Algebra): 50, or successful completion of MATH 094 is REQUIRED.