List of Courses

ELT 101 Electrical Power Distribution and Overhead Construction (3 credits)

This course primarily deals with concepts and skills that are necessary for the construction and maintenance of overhead electric power distribution systems. Topics include: safety, performing construction from an overhead position on the distribution poles, use of ropes and rigging equipment, and operation and installation of transformers. The course is taught at the National Grid Training Laboratory in Liverpool. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ELT 120 Ethics in Engineering and Technology (3 credits)

This course is an investigation into fundamental ethical issues relating to the fields of engineering and technology. It will focus on organizing principles and ethical theory to frame problems that are typically encountered in the engineering industry. Topics to be discussed include: professional responsibility and accountability; honesty and integrity in the workplace; intellectual property; conflicts of interest; environmental issues; risk, safety and product reliability; legal liability; and diversity in the workplace. Contemporary case studies will be examined and debated in the context of such traditional philosophical schools of thought as Utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. Prerequisite: ENG 103 or permission of instructor.

ELT 141 Circuits I (4 credits)

Course topics include the introduction and use of DC and AC voltage sources, along with resistors, capacitors and inductors in series, parallel and series/parallel circuits. Circuits are analyzed using Ohm's Law, Watt's law, Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws. The course concludes with the application of these basic concepts to high-pass, low-pass, band-pass and band-reject filters. Laboratory exercises emphasize the construction, analysis, measurement and trouble shooting of basic RLC circuits using state of the art laboratory equipment. Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, transformers, the use of algebra, complex numbers, engineering notation and the use of scientific calculators are also covered. Lecture hours and lab hours are required for this course. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or equivalent.

ELT 142 Circuits II (4 credits)

This is an advanced course in DC and AC circuit theory. Topics addressed in this course review and expand on the concepts from Circuits I (ELT 141). New topics include Thevenin's, Norton's and superposition theorems, mesh and nodal analysis, magnetism, and fundamental power concepts. Laboratory exercises emphasize circuit construction, analysis and measurement using advanced laboratory equipment. Lecture hours and laboratory hours are required for this course. Prerequisite: Completion of ELT 141 with a grade of C or better.

ELT 161 Electronics I (4 credits)

Introduction to semiconductor theory, devices, and circuits. Devices include: rectifier, zener, light emitting, special diodes, and BJT transistors. Circuits include: power supplies, wave forming, switching, amplifiers, and regulators. Integrated circuits include: voltage regulators and operational amplifiers. Prerequisites: ELT 141 and MAT 143, or equivalent.

ELT 201 Power Technology (4 credits)

This course is an overview of the electric power system from generation to transmission, distribution, and delivery of electric power. Topics include: methods of generating electricity such as hydro, thermal coal, thermal nuclear, solar and gas turbine; transmission system voltages and construction; Wye and Delta distribution systems; transformers, single phase and three phase banks for common delivery voltages; electric service construction and building wiring methods; and electric safety. The course is taught at the National Grid Training Laboratory in Liverpool. Prerequisite: ELT 101; prerequisite/co-requisite: MAT 088 or permission of instructor.

ELT 215 Programmable Logic Controllers (4 credits)

This course will introduce students to the basic principles that govern the function and operation of the programmable logic controller (PLC). It focuses on the common input and output devices that are typical in sequential and process control applications. Topics include: PLC applications, logic concepts and ladder diagrams, CPU, memories, input/output devices, safety issues, maintenance techniques, I/O and memory addressing, ladder logic programming language, design of relay operated process, and proper installation methods. Three lecture hours and a three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CMT 171 and ELT 141, or permission of instructor.

ELT 221 Home Technology Integration (4 credits)

This course explores devices, communication systems and protocols (Home Area Network) used at the consumer's home or small business with emphasis on energy management. It includes the use of home alternative energy sources, smart meters and connection to the grid. The course includes planning, implementation and management of HTI systems. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: ELT 141 and CMT 171.

ELT 222 Introduction to Alternative Residential Energy Systems (4 credits)

Students practice the analysis and application of physical level services and methodologies as applied to residential alternative energy sources. Topics include power requirement estimation, solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel cell technologies as well as geothermal heating and cooling. Cost analysis and the time required to "break-even" are also included. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: ELT 161.

ELT 261 Electronic Circuits II (4 credits)

This course covers circuits with active devices and electronic amplifier circuit concepts including voltage and current sources, gain, attenuation, I/O impedances, frequency response, multistage effects, and decibel math. Devices studied are BJT and FET transistors, LEDs and opto-isolators, thyristors, integrated op-amps, instrumentation amplifiers, 555-timers, and selected ICs. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: Completion of ELT 161 with a grade of C or better.

ELT 265 Communication Systems (4 credits)

Radio communications circuits and systems, including: tuned amplifiers, mixers, carrier signal modulation, transmission, and demodulation, transmission lines and antennas. Emphasis is on circuits and concepts common to many types of systems. Circuits of super heterodyne receiver systems are investigated in the laboratory. Three class hours and a three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: ELT 142; co-requisite: ELT 261.

ELT 285 Power Systems I (4 credits)

This course is a review of AC circuit concepts including Kirchhoff's Laws, vector algebra, phasor diagrams, magnetism, and transformer operation. It also covers poly-phase systems including three phase generation, wye and delta connections, as well as AC and DC rotating machinery. Three class hours and a three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Completion of ELT 141 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.

ELT 289 Cooperative Education (3 credits)

Topics are selected to respond to the particular needs of students and the special preparation needed for career opportunities as they exist at the time of the course offering. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives related to work experience and the student's field of study, is developed by the student, the faculty cooperative education coordinator, and (when possible) the supervisor the cooperative education student will report to. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work in the student's field of study, maintenance of a log (usually daily) of hours worked and duties performed, and a work-related final project. Prerequisite: Combined approval by the course instructor (or Department Chair) and Career Services.