Electrical and Mechanical Technology (ELM)

ELM 110 - Electrical/Electronic Circuits Units: 4

This course covers basic AC/DC circuit principles and practices. Students will explore areas of electrical and electronic circuits including: circuit theory, components, circuit construction and analysis, soldering techniques, proper test equipment usage, and applications in various technical fields. This course satisfies 30 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: SUMR/FALL

ELM 110M - Electrical/Electronic Circuits Units: 0.5

This course covers basic AC/DC circuit principles and practices. Students will explore areas of electrical and electronic circuits including: circuit theory, components, circuit construction and analysis, soldering techniques, proper test equipment usage, and applications in various technical fields. The student must complete all content for the following eight areas in order to meet degree or certificate requirements. 1. Electrical Safety and Theory (.5 Credits) 2. Devices and Symbols/ Digital Multi Meters (DMM) (.5 Credits) 3. Ohm's Law (.5 Credits) 4. Series Circuits (.5 Credits) 5. Parallel Circuits (.5 Credits) 6. Combination Circuits (.5 Credits) 7. Alternating Current Theory (.5 Credits) 8. Inductance and Capacitance (.5 Credits) Completion of all eight areas (total of 4 credits), satisfies 30 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ELM 127 - Introduction to AC Controls Units: 3

An introduction to hard-wired industrial control. Emphasis is on the control of electrical motors through relay logic. Topics include circuit design using industrial control diagrams, circuit construction with industrial control panels and devices, troubleshooting methodology and practice.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENRG 110 or ELM 110 or instructor approval.

ELM 127M - Introduction to AC Controls Units: 0.5

An introduction to hard-wired industrial control. Emphasis is on the control of electrical motors through relay logic. Topics include circuit design using industrial control diagrams, circuit construction with industrial control panels and devices, troubleshooting methodology and practice. The student must complete all content for the following six areas in order to meet degree or certificate requirements. 1. Schematic and symbol interpretation (.5 Credits) 2. AC power generation (.5 Credits) 3. AC power utilization and control (.5 Credits) 4. Resistance, capacitance, inductance and reactance in AC power construction (.5 Credits) 5. Wiring techniques in construction and utilization AC power (.5 Credits) 6. Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of AC power systems (.5 Credits)

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENRG 110 or ELM 110 or instructor approval.

ELM 129 - Electric Motors and Drives Units: 3

This course covers the construction and operating principles of single and poly phase motors; motor control using relay and timing circuits; and variable speed drives applications. Additional emphasis is placed on maintenance and troubleshooting of electric motors.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ELM 127 or instructor approval.

ELM 129M - Electric Motors and Drives Units: 0.5

This course covers the construction and operating principles of single and poly phase motors; motor control using relay and timing circuits; and variable speed drives applications. Additional emphasis is placed on maintenance and troubleshooting of electric motors. The student must complete all content for the following six areas in order to meet degree or certificate requirements. 1. Polyphase motor design and application (.5 Credits) 2. Motor control design and application (.5 Credits) 3. Ladder logic design and interpretation (.5 Credits) 4. Timing, relay logic, and counter logic applications (.5 Credits) 5. Industrial safety and use of motor control systems (.5 Credits) 6. Troubleshooting, repair and preventative/predictive maintenance (.5 Credits)

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ELM 127 or instructor approval.

ELM 134 - Programmable Logic Controllers I Units: 3

An introduction to, and hands-on experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's). Emphasis is on understanding the basic operation and fundamental use of PLC's in industry as a relay-replacer. The student will build several PLC based control circuits and program the PLC's using PC based software. This course satisfies 20 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: Any one of the following courses: ENRG 110, ELM 110, or ELM 127; or instructor approval.

ELM 134M - Programmable Logic Controllers I Units: 0.5

An introduction to, and hands-on experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's). Emphasis is on understanding the basic operation and fundamental use of PLC's in industry as a relay-replacer. The student will build several PLC based control circuits and program the PLC's using PC based software. The student must complete all content for the following six areas in order to meet degree or certificate requirements. 1. Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) (.5 Credits) 2. Number Systems and Logic (.5 Credits) 3. Programming and Application (.5 Credits) 4. Input/Output Devices and Modules (.5 Credits) 5. Maintenance and Troubleshooting (.5 Credits) 6. System Expansion and Data Networks (.5 Credits) Completion of all six areas (total of 3 credits), satisfies 20 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: Any one of the following courses: ENRG 110, ELM 110, or ELM 127; or instructor approval.

ELM 233 - Introduction to Instrumentation Units: 3

An introduction to the fundamentals of instrumentation and process control. Concepts and measurement of physical variables and brief descriptions of individual processes and combination of processes used in industry. Theory of operation and application of associated process instruments covered.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENRG 110 or ELM 110 or instructor approval.

ELM 233M - Introduction to Instrumentation Units: 0.5

An introduction to the fundamentals of instrumentation and process control. Concepts and measurement of physical variables and brief descriptions of individual processes and combination of processes used in industry. Theory of operation and application of associated process instruments covered. The student must complete all content for the following six areas in order to meet degree or certificate requirements. 1. Introduction to Process Control (.5 Credits) 2. Measurement Instrumentation (.5 Credits) 3. Pressure Measurement (.5 Credits) 4. Force, Weight, and Motion (.5 Credits) 5. Calibration Quality Control (.5 Credits) 6. Flow Measurement (.5 Credits)

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ENRG 110 or ELM 110 or instructor approval.