2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: ELPT 1215 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Electrical Calculations I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to mathematical applications utilized to solve problems in the electrical field. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, simple equations, ratio and proportion, unit conversions, and applied geometry. (1 Lec, 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1221 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Basic Electrical Theory

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1411. The student may register for either ELPT 1311 or ELPT 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Electricity I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to basic direct current (DC) theory including electron theory and direct current applications. Lab required. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1320 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Electricity II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces alternating current (AC). Includes AC voltage, frequency, mechanical and electrical degrees, waveforms, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Safety rules and regulations. Includes the selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of common tools for electricians. This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1221. The student may register for either ELPT 1321 or ELPT 1221 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: National Electrical Code I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1329 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Residential Wiring

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Wiring methods for single family and multi-family dwellings. Includes load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Motor Control

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Operating principles of solid-state and conventional controls along with their practical applications. Includes braking, jogging, plugging, safety interlocks, wiring, and schematic diagram interpretations This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1441. The student may register for either ELPT 1327 or ELPT 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Commercial Wiring

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Commercial wiring methods. Includes overcurrent protection, raceway panel board installation, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Electrical Machines

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Direct current (DC) motors, single-phase and polyphase alternating current (AC) motors, generators, and alternators. Emphasis on construction, characteristics, efficiencies, starting, and speed control. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1357 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Industrial Wiring

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Wiring methods used for industrial installations. Includes motor circuits, raceway and bus way installations, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Electrical Blueprint Reading

This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Blueprint reading covering the theory of projection, architectural and engineering symbols, relationship of views, and measuring with as they relate to the electrical construction industry. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: ELPT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Special Topics in Electrical and Power Transmission Installer, General

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Basic Electrical Theory

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current. This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1311. The student may register for either ELPT 1311 or ELPT 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year on any campus of Dallas College.

Course Title: Motor Control

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Operating principles of solid-state and conventional controls along with their practical applications. Includes braking, jogging, plugging, safety interlocks, wiring, and schematic diagram interpretations. This course is cross-listed as ELPT 1341. The student may register for either ELPT 1327 or ELPT 1441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 2325 (3 Credit Hours) New course added June 12, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: National Electrical Code II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring protection and methods, special conditions, and advanced calculations. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 2419 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Programmable Logic Controllers I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers, principles of operation, and numbering systems as applied to electrical controls. Students will identify and describe digital logic circuits and explain numbering systems; explain the operation of programmable logic controllers; convert ladder diagrams into programs; incorporate timers and counters utilizing programmable logic controllers; and execute and evaluate programs. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Electrical Planning and Estimating

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Planning and estimating for residential, commercial, and industrial wiring systems. Includes a variety of electrical techniques. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


Course Number: ELPT 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): NLC

Course Title: Electrical Systems Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Electrical design of commercial and/or industrial projects including building layout, types of equipment, placement, sizing of electrical equipment, and all electrical calculations according to the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.