MEC3484 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY
3 Credit Hours
Student Level:
This course is open to high school and postsecondary level students.
Catalog Description:
MEC 3484  Industrial Electricity (3 hrs.)
The student will learn and apply the fundamentals of industrial electricity such as motor phasing, conductor sizing, single & threephase power, conduit bending, and the use of ladder diagrams and test equipment to meet acceptable codes and industry standards.
Course Classification:
Lecture/Lab
Prerequisites:
None
Controlling Purpose:
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding fundamentals of electricity.
Learner Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a proficiency in basic electrical concepts.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: ELECTRICITY PRINCIPLES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully identify basic principles of electricity.
 List and describe common forms of electricity.
 Describe the fundamental properties of matter and atomic structure.
 Describe the properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors.
 Identify chemical elements that have special interest to the electrical field.
 Identify applications where the electrical properties of compounds are important.
 Describe common methods of electricity generation.
UNIT 2: BASIC QUANTITIES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully identify basic units and their source.
 Describe the fundamental properties of energy.
 List and describe common types of voltage.
 Calculate common types of AC voltage values.
 List and describe common types of current, current flow, power and circuits.
 Calculate power factor.
 Explain the function of resistance, conductors, and insulators in an electrical circuit.
 Describe the properties of heat and heat measurement.
 Describe the fundamental properties of light.
UNIT 3: OHM’S LAW AND THE POWER FORMULA
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to correctly use basic mathematic properties.
 Calculate voltage, current, and resistance using Ohm’s law.
 Explain the voltage/current relationship and the current/resistance relationship according to Ohm’s law.
 Understand the power formula and its role in calculating power, voltage, and current as well as power/current relationship.
 Describe common applications of the power formula.
UNIT 4: NUMBERING SYSTEMS AND CODES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to accurately translate between numeric codes.
 Describe the function and operation of the decimal and binary numbering systems.
 Convert a binary number to a decimal number.
 Describe the function and operation of the binary coded decimal (BCD) system.
 Convert a BCD number to a decimal number.
 Describe the function and operation of color.
UNIT 5: TAKING STANDARD MEASUREMENTS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully identify common measurement techniques and applications.
 Identify common measurement principles.
 Describe common procedure for taking voltage, current, resistance, temperature and speed measurement.
 List and describe common types of scopes and their operation.
 Describe common applications of scopes.
 Describe the operation and common applications of digital logic probes.
UNIT 6: SYMBOLS AND PRINT READING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully interpret and understand electrical schematics.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Power Sources.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Disconnects.
 Describe the characteristics and function of OCPDs.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Contacts.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Control Switches.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Relays.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Timers.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Contactors.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Motor starters.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Solenoids.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Resistors.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Thermistors.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Capacitors.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Diodes.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Switching Devices.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Digital Logic Gates.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Transformer and Coils.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Motors.
 Describe the characteristics and function of Lights, Alarms, Meters, and Wiring.
 Describe the function of symbols in process control and instrumentation drawings.
 Define and Describe the use of symbols on plans and drawings.
UNIT 7: CIRCUITS AND MOTORS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully apply basic techniques to complex circuits.
 Describe a series/parallel connection and a series and parallel circuit.
 Calculate capacitance and inductance in any kind of circuit.
 Describe the function of batteries and solar cells in any kind of circuit.
 Calculate resistance, voltage, current, and power in any kind of circuit.
 Describe the relationship between torque, horsepower, and motor speed.
 List and describe common types of DC motors.
 Describe differences, and common types of single phase and three phase motors.
Projects Required:
As assigned.
Textbook:
Contact Bookstore for current textbook.
Attendance Policy:
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Grading Policy:
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionallyestablished equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of outofclass student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely facetoface format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.
