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Industrial Electricity

46.0302

(Associate of Applied Science Degree) 

The Industrial Electricity program prepares individuals to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrically-energized systems such as electric power wiring and industrial process control systems. The electrical field is one of the fastest growing craft occupations and offers relatively high earnings. Students who graduate from the program at Linn State Technical College can expect to have the knowledge necessary to pass various maintenance and journeyman electrical licensing examinations, which are required for employment in many localities.

The Industrial Electricity Associate of Applied Science degree includes three emphasis areas in Construction, Electronic Controls, and Programmable Logic Controllers. An Electromechanical One-Year Certificate is also offered. These three program emphasis areas and the certificate allow students the flexibility to choose the electrical field that best suits their individual career goals.

The program provides extensive hands-on practical training in small classes taught by instructors who have worked in the electrical field. Courses in electricity, electronics, blueprint reading, science, and general studies develop the competencies of both construction and maintenance electricians. Students receive introductory training in programmable logic controllers (PLCs), which is the field’s fastest growing and most in-demand skill. Students who select the PLC emphasis area will receive extensive PLC training and are among the industry’s most sought-after graduates. Solar and wind technology are introduced as emerging sources of available power to students in the Construction and PLC emphasis areas. All students receive CPR training. Safety and electrical code requirements are stressed in all classes. The department elicits input from industrial advisors and adapts the program continually to meet hiring requirements in the ever-changing electrical field.

The curriculum provides the hands-on skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment. Employment opportunities may be found in schools; hospitals; manufacturing; federal and state government; military-support; building complexes; and residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

The Industrial Electricity program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Program Mission
The mission of the Industrial Electricity program is to enhance technical and economic development by providing to growing industries in Missouri and beyond: quality technicians, technical training, consultation, research in the industrial electricity area, and advanced specialized technical education in both conventional and emerging technologies that maximizes the potential of each student for meaningful employment and progress in their chosen field.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are to:

  • Assure that students develop the manual and critical thinking skills required to design, install, and repair electronic and electromechanical systems, in commercial and industrial settings.
  • Teach and model attitudes, ethics, and communication skills, that enhance students’ ability to secure and maintain increasingly meaningful employment in their chosen fields.
  • Assure students’ increasing awareness of potential hazards and of safety practices required to prevent injuries and material damage.


Program Assessments

  • National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

 CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours 

IEL

113

Basic Motor Controls

2

IEL

208

Integrated Mechanical Systems

3

IEL

211

Transformers

2

IEL

217

Advanced Motor Controls

3

IEL

221

Frequency Drives

3

IEL

260

Motors and Generators

2

IEL

280

Industrial Electricity Capstone

2

    SUB-TOTAL

17

       
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

General Education Requirements

19

Must Include  

 

PHY

101/102

College Physics

4

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

19

     
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Construction Emphasis

 

IEL

102

Safety and Accident Prevention

2

IEL

117

Circuitry Fundamentals w/Lab

4

IEL

122

Power Regulation

2

IEL

128

National Electrical Code (NEC)

3

IEL

150

Blueprint Reading and Project Development

3

IEL

201

Industrial Wiring I

4

IEL

230

Industrial Electricity Internship I

4

OR    

IEL

251

Industrial Wiring II

 

WLT

128

Basic Welding

3

EMS

120

Trigonometry for Industrial Electricity

3

OR

 

 

 

MAT

121

Trigonometry

 

COM

211

Technical Writing

3

OR

 

 

 

COM

201

Occupational Communication

 

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

31

OR

 

 

 

Electronic Controls Emphasis

 

EET 125 Digital Electronics w/Lab
4

EET

126 DC/AC Circuit Analysis
6

EET

127 DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab
2

EET

130 Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits
6

EET

131 Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits Lab
2

EET

140 Microcomputer Hardware, Operation and Repair
4

IEL

255 Basic Programmable Logic Controllers
4

IEL

275 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers
4
COM 211 Technical Writing
3
OR    

COM

201 Occupational Communication

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

35

 

Programmable Logic Controllers Emphasis 

 

IEL

102

Safety and Accident Prevention

2

IEL

117

Circuitry Fundamentals w/Lab

4

IEL

122

Power Regulation

2

IEL

128

National Electrical Code (NEC)

3

IEL

150

Blueprint Reading and Project Development

3

IEL

201

Industrial Wiring I

4

IEL

255

Basic Programmable Logic Controllers

4

IEL

275

Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

4

EMS

120

Trigonometry for Industrial Electricity

3

OR

 

 

 

MAT

121

Trigonometry

 

COM

211

Technical Writing

3

OR

 

 

 

COM

201

Occupational Communication

 

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

32

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

 

COM 125

Job Search Strategies

1

    SUB-TOTAL

1

   

PROGRAM TOTAL

68-72



Electromechanical

46.0302
(One-Year Certificate) 

CORE CURRICULUM

Credit Hours

IEL

102

Safety and Accident Prevention

2

IEL

113

Basic Motor Controls

2

IEL

117

Circuitry Fundamentals w/Lab

4

IEL

128

National Electrical Code (NEC)

3

IEL 150 Blueprint Reading and Project Development
3

IEL

217

Advanced Motor Controls

3

IEL

201

Industrial Wiring I

4

OR

 

 

 

IEL

255

Basic Programmable Logic Controllers

 

IEL

208

Integrated Mechanical Systems

3

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

24

 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Must Include:  Three credit hours from Area 1. Oral & Written Communication

3

AND

 

 

 

Three credit hours from Area 5. Technical Literacy

3

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

6

     
PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

WLT

128

Basic Welding

3

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

3

 

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

 

COM

125

Job Search Strategies

1

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

1

     
    PROGRAM TOTAL

34

 

IEL  102  Safety and Accident Prevention.  This course teaches the hazards associated with industrial electricity, electric power generation, safety rules and safe work practices, OSHA rules and regulations associated with this industry, and the reporting procedures and the penalties that pertain to these regulations.  2 credit hours.

IEL  113  Basic Motor Controls.  This course introduces key concepts in electro-magnetic theory.  These concepts are then developed and applied to the use of various devices commonly used in the electrical field such as coils, relays, solenoids, contactors, motor starters and their applications.  Schematics are drawn and trainers are wired using the above components.  Applications of AC/DC motors, switchgear control motors and switch-motors are discussed.  Corequisite:  IEL 117 or EET 126 and EET 127.  2 credit hours.

IEL  117  Circuitry Fundamentals with Lab.  This course introduces and develops the concepts necessary for understanding the use of electrical components and circuitry.  The first half of the semester is devoted to DC, the second to AC.  4 credit hours.

IEL  122  Power Regulation.  This course provides an overview of power regulation as it relates to the generation of electricty by coal, nuclear, and hydroelectric power.  Additionally, alternative energy applications will be studied.  Also included are discussions and hands-on experience with electrical metering and recording equipment, basic wiring knowledge, fire alarm systems, and electrical troubleshooting.  2 credit hours.

IEL  128  National Electrical Code.  This course provides an overview of the National Electrical Code.  It includes instruction in the use and application of the various tables and appendixes included in the code.  3 credit hours.

IEL  150  Blueprint Reading and Project Development.  This course is designed to develop students’ ability to draw and interpret electrical blueprints.  The fundamentals of electrical wiring schematics and diagrams are covered.  This course will also cover sizing, ordering, load centers, switch gears, and other electrical equipment.  Students will use their designed electrical blueprints to develop job estimates.  Prerequisite:  IEL 113 and IEL 117.  3 credit hours.

IEL  201  Industrial Wiring I.  This course covers the knowledge and skills necessary in industrial wiring.  Topics include load calculations, wire sizing, transformer connections and conduit sizing and bending of rigid conduit.  Prerequisite:  IEL 113.  4 credit hours.

IEL  208  Integrated Mechanical Systems.  This course includes the calculation and design of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems and their interfaces.  Students will also design a conveyor system that includes roller diameter, gear drive ratio and horsepower.  3 credit hours.

IEL  211  Transformers.  This course develops the concepts introduced in IEL 113 and IEL 117 as related to the theory and operation of transformers.  Prerequisite:  IEL 113.  2 credit hours.

IEL  217  Advanced Motor Controls.  This course builds on the schematic and ladder logic concepts previously learned using control relay and hard-wired devices and applies them to the manufacturing processes.  Students are acquainted with programmable logic basics towards the end of the class and continue to build on them, which will better prepare them for additional PLC training.  Prerequisite:  IEL 113.  3 credit hours.

IEL  221  Frequency Drives.  This course explains and applies frequency drive systems such as soft starts, DC and AC drives, braking and regeneration.  Prerequisite:  IEL 217.  3 credit hours.

IEL  230  Industrial Electricity Internship I.  This internship is comprised of 320 hours of paid work experience as a construction or manufacturing electrician and must include a variety of tasks typical to that field.  The student will be required to work eight hours per day for eight weeks or the equivalent.  A training agreement between the employer, the student and the college is required.  The student will submit a weekly summary of tasks performed.  4 credit hours.

IEL  251  Industrial Wiring II.  This course is a continuation of course IEL 201 (Industrial Wiring I).  Students perform jobs around the campus that will be seen in real life situations.  Students will be required to fill out work orders to account for time and materials.  Prerequisite:  IEL 201.  4 credit hours.

IEL  255  Basic Programmable Logic Controllers.  This course requires students to design and apply programmable controls systems to industrial processes.  Allen Bradley-Rockwell 1000, 500, and 5000 software program systems are used.  Prerequisite:  IEL 217.  4 credit hours.

IEL  260  Motors and Generators.  This course develops the concepts introduced in IEL 113 and IEL 117 as related to the theory and operation of motors and generators.  Prerequisite:  IEL 113.  2 credit hours.

IEL  272  Topics in Electrical System Design.  This course is an independent study course designed to develop and enhance the special interests of advanced students.  Projects and topics will be individualized and will include research, application of theory and design of electrical and electro-mechanical systems.  Subject matter and credit granted for this course must be prearranged with the instructor and approved by the Department Chairperson.  Credit granted for this course ranges between 3 and 6 credit hours.  Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.  3-6 credit hours.

IEL  275  Advanced Programmable Controllers.  This advanced course requires students to design and apply programmable control systems of increased complexity.  Process and motion control applications are included.  Allen Bradley, Gould/Modicon and other systems are used and programmed.  Prerequisite:
IEL 255.  4 credit hours.

IEL  280  Industrial Electricity Capstone.  Students will incorporate and integrate into a capstone project the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in the program.  2 credit hours.

IEL  299  Special Topics in Industrial Electricity.  Special Topics in Industrial Electricity (IEL) may include instruction on topics not covered in other IEL courses.  Topics covered in other IEL courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.






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