Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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ELCT 111 - ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS I 3(5)
This course provides a detailed study of dc electrical circuits and related bilateral components. This course also contains a laboratory section that emphasizes the practical aspects of circuit construction and electrical measurement devices. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) (IN1, IN5)

Prerequisite: Concurrent: MTHM 033

ELCT 112 - ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS II 4(6)
The course is a continuation of Electrical Circuits I, with the emphasis on analog ac electrical networks. The ac circuit analysis techniques that are studied include: Superposition and Thevenin's & Norton equivalent circuits. The concepts of RC, RL, and RLC reactive circuits; resonance, passive filters, transformers and three-phase power systems are also covered. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 111 and MTHM 121 or concurrently

ELCT 115 - FABRICATION PROCESS FOR ELECTRONICS 2(4)
This course is designed to introduce electronic technicians to the skills and techniques used in the design process, fabrication and packaging of electronic equipment. Topics covered include: safety procedures, simple hand tool usage, parts recognition, printed circuit board layout and fabrication, types of wiring and connectors, soldering and de-soldering of components and documentation used in the electronic industry. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

ELCT 121 - DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 4(6)
The course serves as an introduction to basic digital electronic concepts. Topics included are number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, flip flops, counters, registers, memories, and an introduction to microprocessors. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 111 and MTHM 121 or concurrently

ELCT 191 - INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICTIY 3(5)
An introduction to Direct Current and Alternate Current electrical circuits as used within an industrial setting, focusing on the installation, maintenance, and industrial application of electrical equipment and controls.

ELCT 211 - ELECTRICAL POWER AND DEVICES 4(6)
This course is an introduction to electrical power and motor control devices, applications and related circuitry. Topics include AC and DC motors with industrial control applications as well as the installation and programming of variable frequency drives. The laboratory includes hands-on construction and trouble shooting of practical motor control circuits. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ELCT 111

ELCT 221 - MICROCONTROLLERS 4(6)
Topics in this course include microprocessor/microcontroller architecture, instruction sets, software development, interrupt handling, interfacing techniques and hardware used in control applications designed with microprocessor/microcontrollers. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 121

ELCT 222 - ADVANCE MICROCONTROLLER APPLICATION 4(6)
Topics in this course include a short review of microcontroller architecture and instruction sets. Software development using C, a high level language is applied to interrupt handling, interfacing techniques and driver development for hardware used in microcomputer applications. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 221

ELCT 223 - ELECTRICAL BLUEPRINT READING 2(2)
This course is an introduction to the skills required to read and understand electrical blueprints and schematic diagrams. The reading of blueprints is emphasized rather than the drawing of blueprints.

ELCT 224 - INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS 4(6)
This course is an introduction to the theory, devices, circuits, and systems used to monitor, measure, and control industrial processes. Topics include the performance characteristics and application of DC motors, three phase motors and transformers, auxiliary motor devices, and power factor. Specification and characteristics of power switching devices including, rectifiers, transistors, thyristors, opto-isolators, regulated power supplies and applicable safety standards. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 211

ELCT 227 - NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE 2(2)
This course covers a major subset of the knowledge and skills required for a technician working in the field of electrical power distribution, including the National Electrical Code with an emphasis on commercial and industrial applications.

Prerequisite: ELCT 111

ELCT 228 - SWITCHGEAR, TRANSFORMERS & CONTROLS 3(5)
This course covers a major subset of the knowledge and skills required for a technician working in the field of electrical power distribution, including: theory and operation of low and high voltage circuit breakers and switch gear; transformers; transformer connection methods; ladder logic; wiring diagrams, and input and output control devices. The laboratory includes hands-on construction and trouble shooting of practical industrial control circuits. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 112

ELCT 229 - TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICAL POWER 3(5)
This course covers a major subset of the knowledge and skills required for a technician working in the field of electrical power distribution, including: theory, operation, and analysis of power transmission systems, power distribution systems, and the components used in these systems. The laboratory includes field trips to appropriate electrical installations, as well as problem solving sessions. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 112

ELCT 233 - ELECTRONIC DEVICES I 4(6)
This course is an introduction to the theory, operation, and practical applications of solid state devices. Topics include diodes, bipolar junction transistors, amplifiers, field effect transistors, frequency response, thyristors, operational amplifiers, oscillators, and voltage regulators. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ELCT 111 Concurrent: MTHM 121

ELCT 234 - ELECTRONIC DEVICES II 4(6)
This course is a continuation of ELCT 233 Electronic Devices I. Topics include diodes, bipolar junction transistors, amplifiers, field effect transistors, frequency response, thyristors, operational amplifiers, oscillators, and voltage regulators. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ELCT 233

ELCT 241 - COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS 4(6)
The course presents the basic principles, circuits, and building blocks used in electronic communication systems. Topics include: noise, AM & FM modulation, radio receivers, transmitters, wave propagation, transmission lines, antennas, microwave concepts, and satellite communications. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: ELCT 231 or ELCT 233

ELCT 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - ELCT 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisites: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC, have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement, have minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; & have divisional approval

ELCT 288 - WORK-BASED LEARNING II - ELCT 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work-Based Learning I with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

Prerequisite: ELCT 287

ELCT 289 - WORK-BASED LEARNING III - ELCT 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work-Based Learning II with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisite: ELCT 288

Prerequisite: ELCT 288

ELCT 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES/ELECTRONICS 1(1)
An in-depth study in the area of electronics engineering technology presented by discussions and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisites: Second-year standing and divisional approval.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing and divisional approval