2 Semester Program
Coordinator and Instructor: Weimer
Also see Business Technology for the Associate of Applied Science degree.
The following courses are required for a certificate:ELTY 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr ELTY 131 Electrical Theory I 4 cr ELTY 132 Electrical Theory II 5 cr ELTY 133 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTY 134 Applied Mathematics II 5 cr ELTY 135 Electrical Laboratory I 4 cr ELTY 136 Electrical Laboratory II 5 cr ELTY 137 Electrical Code I 3 cr ELTY 138 Electrical Code II 3 cr ELTY 139 Print Reading 2 cr ELTY 140 Motor Control Theory 2 cr TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing 2 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr TOTAL: 57 crSafety Instruction: Electrical and occupational safety will be presented as part of the laboratory instruction. Safe and proper methods of using tools, meters, and equipment in the lab will be presented. Safety instruction as it pertains to the electrical occupation will be presented. Safety films, lectures and demonstrations will be used. Safety instruction will be presented throughout the course.
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a course is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up their deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for ELTY 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
Based on your keyboarding skills, you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
ELTY 100 Technical General Education (variable) 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
ELTY 131 Electrical Theory I 4 credits. Electron theory, sources of electromotive force, what is electric current, effect of electricity, magnetism electromagnetism, putting electricity and magnetism to work, the electric circuit, resistance, resistors, Ohm's Law, power, D-C parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits, Kirchhoff's law.
ELTY 132 Electrical Theory II 5 credits. Alternating current, A-C characteristics, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance and the capacitor, capacitive A-C circuits, RL circuits, RC circuits, and RLC circuits, D-C generators, A-C generators, D-C motors, D-C starters, D-C motor controllers, A-C motors, types of A-C motors, motor control. PREREQ: ELTY 131.
ELTY 133 Applied Mathematics I 4 credits. Course studies electrical measurement, fractions, decimals, electrical formulas, positive and negative numbers, exponents, powers of ten, formula addition and subtraction, square roots, combining terms, solving algebraic equations, percentages, and ratio/proportions.
ELTY 134 Applied Mathematics II 5 credits. Course studies trigonometry, graphing, instantaneous values, vectors and phasors, Pythagorean theorem, delta and wye connections, and power factor. PREREQ: ELTY 133.
ELTY 135 Electrical Laboratory I 4 credits. Shop safety; hand tools; house, commercial, and industrial wiring; voltage sources and measurements.
ELTY 136 Electrical Laboratory II 5 credits. Meters, transformers, electric motor controls, manual motor starters, three-phase systems, magnetic line voltage starters, multi-speed controllers, and motor devices. PREREQ: ELTY 135.
ELTY 137 Electrical Code I 3 credits. Introduction; definitions; requirements for electrical installation in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
ELTY 138 Electrical Code II 3 credits. Continuation study of National Electrical Code. PREREQ: ELTY 137.
ELTY 139 Print Reading 2 credits. Introduction to basic print reading, materials and specifications, and reading prints for residential and commercial structures.
ELTY 140 Motor Control Theory 2 credits. Introduces basic motor control. Includes two-wire and three-wire control using various pilot devices and motor magnetic controllers. Introduces control relays, time relays, solenoid values, latching relays, and motor control centers. Course of study includes using the computer to draw motor control circuits. PREREQ: ELTY 131 and 135.
ELTY 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
TGE 151 Applied Technical Writing I 2 credits. Course provides instruction in informal technical report writing and business correspondence. Includes grammar/punctuation review, introduction to word processing and technical terminology/vocabulary building. Meets general education requirement for A.A.S. degree.
TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction in resumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 162 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. Completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
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