ARET1175 Industrial Electricity and Electronics I

This course is designed for all students in the Manufacturing & Engineering Technology courses of study. Through the use of modern training systems students will gain an understanding of how electrical principles apply to automated production machines, packaging machinery, and robots. Students will demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge of electrical principles to increase sustainability and energy efficiency in a manufacturing environment. Through extensive hands-on use of digital meters and electrical tools students will be given the opportunity to perform wiring and setup operations and to troubleshoot electrical circuits. This course is part of a sequence of courses leading to Packaging Machinery Manufacture's Institute (PMMI) Industrial Electricity Certification.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Differentiate between DC and AC circuits
Verify proper operation of circuit protection devices
Determine the efficiency of electrical system components
Illustrate the distribution of power safely and effectively
Characterize the conversion process between different energy forms
Employ common electrical measurement units, equations, tools, and calculations
Demonstrate proper electrical safety standards
Practice proper grounding of critical circuits and devices in energy systems
Explain the importance of power management
Describe Ohm's law
Describe Kirchhoff's law
Differentiate between series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits
Analyze electrical schematics
Illustrate proper electrical trouble-shooting techniques
Apply electricity and electrical circuits to automation equipment
Describe the operation of five types of electrical output devices
Employ power and circuit protection in series and parallel circuits
Apply electromagnetism, inductance, and capacitance in automation circuits

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details