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ELC-201 Process Measurement

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab


Students will be introduced to basic process measurement and instrument calibration. Topics covered include terminology, sources of error, standards, operation and calibration of typical instruments used in the measurement of: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic [pH] and electro-mechanical processes. Students will learn the physics of each process variable and the theory behind related measuring devices then apply and calibrate selected instruments to the measurement of those process variables, in the lab.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.

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ELC-205 Process Control Devices

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab


Students will learn about the typical elements found in modern industrial control systems and then apply these elements to open and closed loop control of processes, including: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic and electro-mechanical systems. They will also learn the characteristics of typical process variables and trouble-shooting techniques for multiple types of open and closed loop systems.


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ELC-206 Process Control SystemsPLA

55 hours lecture 55 hours lab


This course builds upon "Process Control Devices" (ELC 205). Students will learn about basic control systems in pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic and mechanical processes.. They will also learn about system elements, including: pumps, valves, indicators, switches, recorders, transmitters, signal conditioners, drives and PID control of typical loops utilizing these elements. Regional industrial processes studied will include: Pulp and Paper, Steam Generation, Water Treatment, Mining, Food Processing and Hydro-electric Power Generation.


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ELC-215 Programmable Logic Controllers I

35 hours lecture, 55 hours lab


Students will be introduced to the basic principles of operation and programming of PLCs. You will apply a PLC to: relay replacement, analog and digital interfacing PLC operation will include: CPU, memory, I/O, branch and latching instructions, timers, counters, sequencers, registers and data files. They will use both computer based PLC simulation and real PLCs for programming practice.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.

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ELC-216 Programmable Logic Controllers


Students will apply the programming knowledge gained in PLC I (ELC 215) to typical industrial operations. They will interface process instruments using Allen-Bradley SLC 5/03 PLCs, equipment from multiple manufactures to measure and control both on-off and analog PID systems. PLC control techniques will be applied to: pressure, flow, level, temperature, analytic and electro-mechanical systems. This course is 30 % lecture and 70 % lab. Included is introduction to the concepts involved with project definition, tasks and management of a project.


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ELC-220 Autocad for Technicians

Lecture/Computer lab


Students will also learn the basics of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical; the most widely used computer aided drafting program in industry. They will be able to use CAD to prepare schematic layouts, circuit and instrument diagrams, bill of material, and to import/export graphics files. This course is 90% CAD lab, 42 hours of immersion in AutoCAD and 19 hours developing CAD drawings as a component of other courses within the program.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None, High School Drafting recommended and familiarity with MS Windows applications and computers is strongly recommended.

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ELC-230 Industrial Power Electronics

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab


Students will gain practical experience in working with power control devices (Thyristor, Mosfets) and control circuits, including: rectifiers, inverters, choppers, CSI, VSI, and PWM drives. Students will "construct" modular AC and DC Motor drives, using power Thyristor and Mosfets, then test, operate and troubleshoot the control circuits. Variable speed motor control will be examined with and without feedback. Concept, analysis, and applications of commercial industrial drives will be introduced.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Admission to the Industrial Automation Program, or instructor permission.

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ELC-235 Electrical Power Circuits and Machines

55 hours lecture, 55 hours lab


This course studies single, two, and three phase power systems, circuit elements, AC & DC motors and generators, transformers, and controls. The course includes working with voltages and currents commonly used in Industry and not studied in the common core program. Emphasis is placed on three phase machines and electro-mechanical motor controls. This course is hands-on and includes instruction on personal protective equipment, care and control around live circuits and equipment, and workplace safety. Appropriate use of protective equipment and safety awareness is necessary to continue in the program.


Prerequisite(s):

  • This course studies single, two, and three phase power systems, circuit elements, AC & DC motors and generators, transformers, and controls. The course includes working with voltages and currents commonly used in Industry and not studied in the common core program. Emphasis is placed on three phase machines and electro-mechanical motor controls. This course is hands-on and includes instruction on personal protective equipment, care and control around live circuits and equipment, and workplace safety. Appropriate use of protective equipment and safety awareness is necessary to continue in the program.

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ELC-240 Industrial Control of Chemical Processes

Lecture/lab


The Industrial Electronics Technician must have a good basic understanding of the processes, upon which he or she will be working. It is often necessary to communicate with engineers, operators, and chemists, as well as perform tasks safely. Many industrial processes including Water Treatment, Mining, Pulp and Paper and Combustion Emission systems, involve complex electronic controls and complex chemical reactions such as soda lime water treatment, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, sodium sulphite, sulphuric and other acids/bases. Students will review basic chemical reactions and learn an overview of chemical processes found in regional industries. This course is 60% lecture and 40% lab.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Electronics Technician Core training or equivalent

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ELC-250 Fluid Power Controls

15 hours lecture, 45 hours lab


Students will examine typical electronic controls used to position pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders found in many mechanical processes. The basics of cylinder and valve operation will be covered. Topics will include actuators, servo valves, for both pressure and position, and an Electro-pneumatic Automation Station.


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ELC-260 Data Acquisition And Control Systems

18 hours lecture, 42 hours lab


Students will gain practical experience in working with multiple Human Machine Interface (HMI/MMI) computer software programs used in industry today. Topics of study will include, PC hardware interfacing, PC communications, data acquisition and display, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control System (DCS) and data highways.


Prerequisite(s):

  • ELC 215 and ELC 220

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ELC-270 Control System Project

90 hours lab


This project allows students to apply and consolidate the skills and knowledge previously learned in the Process Control, PLC, Data Acquisition and CAD courses through the design, construction and demonstration of a typical industrial control system. Students will consult with a local industry representative to select and define the scope of the project. They will design and build the system then test and evaluate it based on previously established criteria.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Completion of all other courses in the Industrial Automation Program

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