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, troubleshooting methodology, and applications in various technical fields. Completion of this course (total of 4 credits), satisfies 10 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements and also 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 Offered: Summer and 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. Completion of this course (total of 3 credits), satisfies 3.5 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A.

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. Completion of all six area (total 3 credits), satisfies 3 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: 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 140 - Industrial Robotics I Units: 3

An introductory course in Industrial Robotic Systems designed to teach basic robotic system operation and programming using Fanuc Industrial Robots. Upon fulfilling all the course requirements, students receive a FANUC certificate of course completion.

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

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ELM 110 and ELM 134, 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.