College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
Electrical Construction & Instrumentation

The Field

The electrical field is of considerable importance to our technological environment. With the increased demand for environmentally sound mechanical and electrical systems, the continuous growth in new technology, and the fact that industrial processes are rapidly becoming almost totally controlled and operated electrically, a wide demand for competent electricians has been created.

The field of automatically controlled electrical and electronic systems has created a vast demand for skilled industrial electricians/mechanics, technicians, and service technicians. The field varies from the thermostatically controlled electric heater to vast industrial processes which are totally automated.

Delhi graduates can select employment with electrical contractors, manufacturers, utilities, service industries, commercial businesses, governmental agencies, and repair shops, or may become self-employed.

The Instructional Program

The Electrical Construction and Instrumentation program uses the National Electrical Code as the basis for all instruction. The program focuses on electrical maintenance, layout, and installation, stressing residential wiring during the first semester and commercial wiring during the second semester. Students develop skills in the electrical trade using a “hands-on” educational approach to learning. Additionally, they learn the safe and proper use, care, and handling of various electrical tools, equipment, machines, and materials. They learn to apply electrical skills to residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Students further learn to coordinate electrical installations with other trades and are familiar with blueprints, specifications, and code requirements. Related topics covered include electrical layout, blueprint reading, mathematics, and electrical theory.

The second year of the program  continues with AC/DC theory, AC/DC motors, AC motor frequency devices, controllers and programmable logic controllers, solid state theory, electronic control devices, electro-mechanical devices, and other components appropriate to the installation, maintenance, and servicing of automatic process systems, heating systems, and refrigeration and air conditioning control systems. The use and care of recording, metering, and testing devices are an integral part of the instruction, which is done according to the standards of the National Electric Code.          

There are a number of associate’s degree and certificate options for incoming students. There is an A.A.S. degree which includes 21 credits of mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses in addition to the technical courses. There is an A.O.S. degree that has the same technical courses as the A.A.S. but uses technical elective courses instead of the mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses. There are two other A.O.S. degrees which combine one year of Electrical Construction and Maintenance with another year of either Refrigeration and Air Conditioning or Plumbing, Heating, and Pipefitting. (These programs can be taken in either order). There is also a one-year certificate in Electrical Construction and Maintenance. Each of the options are shown below.

Electrical Construction and Instrumentation

A.A.S.  Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1642

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 110

Electrical Theory I

3

ECMT 120

Electrical System Design I

3

ECMT 130

Electrical Laboratory I

4

ECMT 140

National Electric Code I

3

MATH 128

College Algebra*

3

ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 

Total

19

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 142

National Electric Code II

3

ECMT 150

Electrical Theory II

3

ECMT 160

Electrical System Design II

3

ECMT 170

Electrical Laboratory II

 4

MATH 138

Trigonometry*

3

 

Total

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

EICR 210

Electrical Theory III

3

EICR 220

Control System Design

3

EICR 230

Electrical Laboratory III

4

EICR 240

Electrical Control Diagrams

3

COMM100

Public Speaking

3

____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total

19

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

EICR 250

Electrical Theory IV

3

EICR 260

Programmable Logic Controllers

3

EICR 270

Electrical Laboratory IV

4

____ ___

Social Science Elective

3

PHYS 150

General Physics I

4

 

Total

17

Degree Requirement:  71 credit hours

Admission Requirements:  Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. Successful completion of high school Mathematics Course A and B and a science is highly recommended.

*Note: Minimum mathematics exit-level requirement for the A.A.S. degree is College Algebra and Trigonometry. Entering students with higher mathematics background may choose to substitute courses in the Calculus sequence.

Electrical Construction and Instrumentation

A.O.S.  Degree

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1151

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 110

Electrical Theory I

3

ECMT 120

Electrical System Design I

3

ECMT 130

Electrical Laboratory I

4

ECMT 140

National Electric Code I

3

MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 142

National Electric Code II

3

ECMT 150

Electrical Theory II

3

ECMT 160

Electrical System Design II

3

ECMT 170

Electrical Laboratory II

4

____ ___

Restricted Elective 2

3

 

Total

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

BUSI 120

Business Communications

3

EICR 210

Electrical Theory III

 3

EICR 240

Electrical Control Diagrams

3

EICR 220

Control System Design

3

EICR 230

Electrical Laboratory III

4

 

Total

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

EICR 250

Electrical Theory IV

3

EICR 260

Programmable Logic Controllers

3

EICR 270

Electrical Laboratory IV

4

____ ___

Technical Elective

3

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. Successful completion of high school Mathematics Course A is highly recommended.

Notes:

1Minimum exit-level requirement for the A.O.S. Degree is MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology.

2Students must choose an elective based on career goals and advisor recommendation. A variety of business,   technical, and social science electives are available.

3Reading comprehension and the ability to perform mathematical calculations are essential skills that students need to succeed in this program.

Electrical Construction and Refrigeration

A.O.S.  Degree (This program can be taken in either order.)
SUNY Curriculum Code:  1153

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 110

Electrical Theory I

3

ECMT 120

Electrical System Design I

3

ECMT 130

Electrical Laboratory I

4

ECMT 140

National Electric Code I

3

MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 142

National Electric Code II

3

ECMT 150

Electrical Theory II

3

ECMT 160

Electrical System Design II

3

ECMT 170

Electrical Laboratory II

4

____ ___

Restricted Elective 2

3

 

Total

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

RFAC 110

Fundamentals of Refrigeration

3

RFAC 120

Fundamentals of Refrigeration Laboratory

4

RFAC 130

HVAC Electrical

3

MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

WELD 100

Fundamentals of Welding

2

 

Total

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

RFAC 140

Commercial Refrigeration Principles

3

RFAC 150

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

3

RFAC 160

Air Conditioning Principles

3

RFAC 170

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System Operation Laboratory

4

____ ___

Elective (by advisement)

3

 

Total

16

Degree Requirement: 65 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. Successful completion of high school Mathematics Course A is recommended.

Notes:

1Math by placement. Minimum exit-level requirement for the A.O.S. degree is MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology.

2Students must choose an elective based on career goals and advisor recommendation. A variety of business,   technical, and social science electives are available.

3Reading comprehension and the ability to perform mathematical calculations are essential skills that students need to succeed in this program.

Electrical Construction and Plumbing

A.O.S.  Degree (This program can be taken in either order.)

SUNY Curriculum Code:  1152

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 110

Electrical Theory I

3

ECMT 120

Electrical System Design I

3

ECMT 130

Electrical Laboratory I

4

ECMT 140

National Electric Code I

3

MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 142

National Electric Code II

3

ECMT 150

Electrical Theory II

3

ECMT 160

Electrical System Design II

3

ECMT 170

Electrical Laboratory II

4

____ ___

Restricted Elective 2

3

 

Total

16

Third Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

PEDH 220

First Aid

2

PHPF 110

Plumbing Codes

2

PHPF 120

Plumbing Theory

3

PHPF 130

Plumbing/Drainage Laboratory

5

PHPF 140

Plumbing Blueprint Drafting

2

____ ___

Restricted Elective

3

 

Total

17

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

PHPF 150

Heating Theory

3

PHPF 160

Heating Laboratory

3

PHPF 170

System Controllers

2

PHPF 180

System Controllers Laboratory

2

PHPF 190

Building Energy Requirements

1

 

Total

14

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have earned a high school or equivalency diploma. Successful completion of high school Mathematics Course A is highly recommended.

Notes:

1Math by placement. Minimum exit-level requirement for the A.O.S. degree is MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology.

2Students must choose an elective based on career goals and advisor recommendation. A variety of business, technical, and social science electives are available.

3Reading comprehension and the ability to perform mathematical calculations are essential skills that students need to succeed in this program.

Electrical Construction and Maintenance

One-Year Certificate
SUNY Curriculum Code:  0955

Successful completion of the Certificate will allow a student to transfer all courses to an A.O.S. option should he/she decide to continue.

First Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 110

Electrical Theory I

3

ECMT 120

Electrical System Design I

3

ECMT 130

Electrical Laboratory I

4

ECMT 140

National Electric Code I

3

MATH ___

Mathematics 1

3

 

Total

16

Second Semester

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

ECMT 142

National Electric Code II

3

ECMT 150

Electrical Theory II

3

ECMT 160

Electrical System Design II

3

ECMT 170

Electrical Laboratory II

4

____ ___

Restricted Elective 2

3

 

Total

16

Certificate Requirement: 32 credit hours

Notes:

1Math by placement. Minimum exit-level requirement for the certificate is MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology.

2Students must choose an elective based on career goals and advisor recommendation. A variety of business, technical, and social science electives are available.

3Reading comprehension and the ability to perform mathematical calculations are essential skills that students need to succeed in this program.

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Electrical Construction and Instrumentation A.A.S. or A.O.S. program should be able to:

  1. Understand and discuss electrical theory and its practical application to electrical circuits and equipment, including the topics of electron theory, Ohm’s Law, types of electrical circuits, and concepts in direct current circuits and electromagnetism. 
  2. Design, plan, install, and maintain residential electrical equipment in accordance with the standards required by the National Electrical Code. 
  3. Comprehend and interpret the National Electrical Code regulations to ensure code compliance and demonstrate the skills required to perform the necessary calculations. 
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics and applications of alternating current theory from the point of production throughout its distribution and use in single- and three-phase systems. 
  5. Understand and apply the theory of electrical heating systems, low-voltage control systems, residential and commercial services, and motor control systems. 
  6. Demonstrate the ability to plan, install, and maintain residential and commercial electrical systems.
  7. Wire direct current motors and generators. 
  8. Wire direct current motor controllers and starters.
  9. Diagnose residential and commercial heating control systems.
  10. Diagnose residential and commercial cooling (air conditioning).
  11. Calculate voltage sources, both single-phase and three-phase, including alternators, generators, and batteries.
  12. Observe National Electric Code compliance, including calculating wire sizes, sizing starters, fuses, and overloads.
  13. Understand magnetism and magnetic properties.
  14. Calculate electrical circuit configurations, including series, parallel, and series-parallel.
  15. Calculate RLC circuits (resistance, inductance, capacitance).
  16. Design and draw wiring and schematic diagrams.
  17. Write sequences of operation for control systems.
  18. Calculate power transmission systems (transformers).
  19. Use programmable logic controllers (PLC’s).
  20. Understand AC motors and alternators, both single- and three-phase.

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