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ELTN 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Electrical Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and repair of circuits of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Cooperative Education - Electrician
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. Lab required. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ELTN 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Cooperative Education - Electrician
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. Lab required. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ELTN 1470 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction I
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course sets the basics for the study of electricity as used in the electrical construction industry. The structure of matter, the electron theory, and magnetism lead into the study of the sources and effects of electricity. Electrical Math is the foundation for the calculation and study of the various laws of electrical circuits as these laws are applied to the performance of pressure, flow and resistance in series and parallel circuits used in the electrical construction industry. This course also covers an orientation of apprenticeship in the electrical construction industry, including safety, OSHA regulations and requirements for the electrical construction industry. Basic electrician's tools and electrical materials, wire (including types, sizes, and insulations) and various wiring methods are also covered. An introduction to the NEC as to terminology, definitions, and applications is covered followed by the uses and limitations of the NEC wiring methods. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction II
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Electrical sources, such as batteries and generators are studied in this course. Starting with the principles of generation and progressing through direct current generators, alternating current generators, and into the basics of direct current motors. There is also included a simple introduction to alternating current circuits and systems in the course. This course also covers an orientation as to the Apprenticeship Committee's operations and the sponsoring organizations. On-the-job safety is covered. The basics of blueprints and progressing into residential blueprints and the NEC concerning residential installations are covered. An exposure is given to grounding, fuses, overcurrent protection, and lighting for a deeper study later. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1472 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction III
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course will cover alternating current circuits, terminology, characteristics and components. AC circuits components will include inductance, inductive reactance, capacitance, capacitive reactance, impedance, and power factor. Also including AC circuit calculations. Various types of sketching and drawing are covered in this lesson before going on to the study of small commercial blueprints and installations. Special construction situations are covered in motor drives, rigging, fastening devices, safety, electrical shock, and safety for electrical shock. The electrical testing part of the course will cover rectifiers, DC meters, and AC meters. Information on parliamentary procedures and conducting a meeting are also covered. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1473 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction IV
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course picks up where course ELPT 1472 ended with power factor and starts on power factor problems and corrections. Series parallel LCR circuit calculations and uses are covered. Also, lighting types, uses, principles of operation, and applications of the NEC to lighting installations is studied. This course also teaches electrical construction precision conduit bending as installed in an electrical installation. An introduction to motor controls, refrigeration, and air conditioning is presented in preparation for future motor controls. The Assembly of the NEC is a study of the way the NEC is put together, how to make NEC interpretations with job situations and applications. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1474 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction V
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: The apprentice will receive from this course an understanding of the transformers as installed by the construction electricians. The theory of operation, types, polarity, construction, uses, and various transformer connections will be covered. Electrical distribution systems are also covered. This course also consists of the apprentice using a complete set of blueprints of a multi-storied building along with the specifications for the particular installation. Electrical controls, including fire alarms and motor controls will be covered. Motor controls start from the basic equipment and circuits and progress into the more complicated and specialized control circuits. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1475 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction VI
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course covers the motors an electrical construction electrician will install. Some of the topics are: principles of operation, various types of single and three phase motors, along with the NEC for motors. An informational lesson of construction economics is included. The NEC hazardous locations are a part of this course. This course follows up course ELPT 1474 as it covers motor control wiring, diagrams, schematic diagram reading, control circuit development, analysis, and trouble shooting, with specialized applications of control circuits. Also wiring and piping layouts for control circuits are covered. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1476 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction VII
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course begins the study of electronics including the electron theory of vacuum tubes, rectifiers, power supplies, and amplifiers. Semiconductors, transistors, and transistor circuits are also covered. This course is a continuing study of the blueprints and specifications started in course ELPT 1474 with special consideration given to the study of the electrical installation. The metric system is covered. Electrical constructions installations of instrumentation equipment is covered. Instrumentation covers the recognition, applications, and characteristics of temperature, pressure, and flow controls and equipment. On-the-job relationships and leadership are presented along with OSHA safety in preparation for the apprentice to take over as a journeyman. Nuclear energy and nuclear energy safety are studied also. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1477 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction VIII
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course takes up where course ELPT 1476 ended. Static control elements, logic circuits and their application in the electrical construction industry are studied. NEC calculations involving raceway fills, box sizes with various conductors, code tables, and transformer loads are part of the course. This course consists of an in-depth study of the NEC. It will include recent changes in the NEC, electrical material limitations, electrical installation support requirements, exceptions to the Code, and special applications and situations. This course prepares the student for the journeyman examination as required by most cities. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1478 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction IX
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course will stress high voltage cables including testing, safety, insulation and fault location. Also included will be the study of basic air conditioning systems operation, wiring, and trouble shooting. In addition, the National Electrical Code will be studied including calculations for electrical branch circuits, and motors. It will also include the study of transformers relative to their operation, diagrams, calculations, and connections. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


ELTN 1479 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC

Electrical Construction X
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course is devoted to programmable controllers. Topics include the basic hardware, processors, numbering systems, ladder diagrams, relays, timers, programming, and troubleshooting. The course will also cover fire alarm systems. Diagrams, wiring connections, operation, and troubleshooting of each type of system will be included. (3 Lec. 3 Lab.)


Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.


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