2020-2021 Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

ELT 111 - DC Electrical Systems

Description: Utilize the principles of direct current (DC) electricity and electronic test equipment to analyze, troubleshoot and repair DC electrical circuits.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2

Course Content:
1. Characteristics of direct-current electricity
2. Laws of direct current circuits
3. Electrical measuring instruments and safety
4. DC power sources
5. Series, parallel and series-parallel circuits
6. Magnetism and electromagnetism
7. Electrical soldering skills
Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify the basic principles of direct current electricity: voltage, current, resistance and power. (1)
2. Analyze DC circuits utilizing Ohm's/Watt's Laws to solve for resistance, current, voltage and power. (2)
3. Use safe electrical practices for electronic test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance. (3)
4. Describe the operation and maintenance of DC power sources. (4)
5. Troubleshoot series, parallel, and series-parallel DC circuits. (5)
6. Describe magnetism and electromagnetism including the principles of generating direct current and DC motor operation. (6)
7. Utilize soldering skills to install and remove electrical components including safe practices for ESD (electro-static discharge) sensitive parts. (7)