MLL 3601 ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
MLL 3601 - Electromechanical Technology (3 hrs.)
At the completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate maintenance and troubleshooting procedures on various types of electrical motors and electromechanical systems.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding fundamentals of electromechanical devices with strong emphasis on motors.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a proficiency in basic electromechanical devices with strong emphasis on motors.
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: 60 HERTZ AND THREE-PHASE POWER
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully understand AC power.
- Identify the main parts of a generator.
- Describe the generation of three-phase power.
- Describe the distribution of residential power.
- Design and interpret ladder diagrams.
- Diagram various three-phase transformers and a four-wire system.
- Describe typical manufacturing distribution systems.
- Outline the advantages of three-phase power.
UNIT 2: ELECTRIC MOTORS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully understand basic electric motor designs.
- Identify the parts of an electric motor.
- Explain the basic operation of a DC motor.
- Explain the basic operation of a squirrel-cage motor.
- Explain the operation of a shaded-pole motor.
- Identify the problems associated with motors.
- Develop a motor maintenance schedule.
- Design and interpret a block diagram of a typical DC power supply.
UNIT 3: MOTOR CONTROLS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully apply gate logic to motor control.
- Explain the logic functions AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, and memory.
- Outline the types of motor controllers.
- Explain the difference between open-loop and closed-loop control circuits.
- List the general rules for troubleshooting motor circuits.
- Explain the process for troubleshooting a motor circuit.
UNIT 4: AC ALTERNATORS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will be able to successfully understand operating principles of AC power generation.
- Describe the construction of an alternator.
- Describe the differences between a revolving-field alternator and a revolving-rotor alternator.
- Describe how the output voltage and frequency are controlled in an alternator.
- List and explain the steps in producing AC power from an alternator.
- Explain how to parallel two or more alternators and list the parameters that need to be matched.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
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 institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class 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 face-to-face 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.