CMAE1550 DC Power

This course covers the basic principals in DC electric circuits including series, parallel and complex circuit analysis, Ohm's Law, meters, conductors, insulators, resistors, batteries, and magnetism. The use and understanding of test equipment for circuit analysis is stressed.




Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

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 goals will be addressed in the courseDemonstrate basic safety procedures designed to protect the learners, components, and equipment
Describe basic concepts of electricity
Define Ohm's law and use it to solve for resistance, current, and voltage
Describe various types of resistive materials and how resistors are used in electrical circuits
Analyze series and parallel current paths and the laws that govern them
Identify and solve problems associated with both, series and parallel circuits
Construct and verify operation of DC circuits
Accurately read analog and digital multi-meters and install them properly in circuits so they may be used for circuit analysis
Define the principles of magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction
Identify voltage sources and describe their proper application

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

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details