College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Electrical Construction and Instrumentation - AOS and AAS

The Field

The electrical field is of considerable importance in today's 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 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 Electrical Code.          

There are a number of associate degree and certificate options for students, such as the A.A.S. in Electrical Construction and Instrumentation, which includes 21 credits of mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses in addition to the technical courses. There is also an A.O.S. degree that has the same technical courses as the A.A.S. but substitutes restricted elective courses for the mathematics, science, and liberal arts courses. The A.O.S. degree is also offered jointly with the IBEW JATC for journeyman electricians in an online format. For more information on the latter, see the SUNY Delhi website at www.delhi.edu.

There are two other A.O.S. degrees which combine one year of Electrical Construction and Maintenance with a year of either Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning or Plumbing, Heating, and Pipefitting. There is also an advisement track for a one-year certificate in Electrical Construction and Maintenance.

The A.O.S. and A.A.S.programs in Electrical Construction and Instrumentation are detailed below.

Curriculum

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

 A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.


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 ___

Mathematics1

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 Elective2

3

 

Total                                             

16

Students must have a 2.3 grade point average to continue in the second year.

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                            

Cr. Hrs.

 BUSI 120

 Business Communications 

 EICR 210

Electrical Theory III

3

 EICR 220

Control System Design

3

 EICR 230

Electrical Laboratory III

4

 EICR 240

Electrical Control Diagrams 

 3 

 

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

 PEDH 220

First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 

 2 

 ____ ___

Restricted Elective by advisement 2

3

 

Total

15

Degree Requirement: 63 credit hours

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

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

 ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 3

 MATH 128

College Algebra 1

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 1

3

 

Total                                                

 16 

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                           

Cr. Hrs.

COMM 100

Public Speaking 

3

EICR 210

Electrical Theory III

3

EICR 220

Control System Design

3

EICR 230

Electrical Laboratory III

4

EICR 240

Electrical Control Diagrams 

 3 

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective 2 

 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

 PHYS 150 

General Physics I  

4

 ____ ___

Social Science Elective 2

3

 

Total                                               

 17 

Degree Requirement:  71 credit hours

Notes

1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and Math 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for the A.A.S. degree. Students with higher-level mathematics backgrounds may choose to substitute courses in the Calculus sequence. MATH 102 Mathematics for Applied Technology is the minimum exit-level requirement for the A.O.S. degree.

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

3 English is by placement according to competency.

Technical Standards:   In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

Geometry and Algebra II /Trigonometry and a college-preparatory science are strongly recommended.

Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.30 to enter the third semester of this program.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Electrical Construction and Instrumentation A.A.S. and A.O.S programs 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 (PLCs).
  20. Understand AC motors and alternators, both single- and three-phase.

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