Electrical Basics – Concentration

Completion of this program provides a solid electrical foundation for the person seeking electrical or industrial maintenance mechanic training.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 16
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 15

CORE REQUIREMENTS (16 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
ELT 120 Circuit Analysis I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

Students examine the fundamental concepts of DC circuits including electricity and magnetism, resistance, capacitance, inductance, series and parallel circuits, power and basic electrical measurements.

ELT 126 Circuit Analysis II 4 ELT 120

A study of alternating electrical current is presented. Topics include AC measurements, resistance, inductance and capacitance in AC circuits.

ELT 150 Residential Wiring 2

Topics covered in this course include blueprint reading, NEC code, branch circuit design, service entrance and switch control. Students are required to practice wiring and design skills with hands-on experiences.

ELT 152 Industrial Wiring 2 ELT 150

Topics covered in this course include, substation and high voltage metering, feed duct, panel boards, motors and controllers, signal systems, ventilation and others. Students will be given opportunities to practice skills in the electrical wiring laboratory.

ELT 260 Basic Programmable Controllers 4 ELT 126

Basic programmable controllers is a course for apprentices and skilled trades trainees looking at the history, characteristics, application and limitation of PCs. Numeration systems, binary-coded decimals, ASCII, gray code and Boolean logic studied. Additional study includes input/output devices, processing and programming functions, program development, documentation, start-up and troubleshooting.