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.
MET 150 Introduction to Engineering (3 credits)
An introduction to the engineering discipline/profession. Topics covered will include the following: an introduction to the various types of engineering majors and professions, engineering design and analysis methods, elementary engineering statistics and data analysis, computer literacy, working in a team setting, oral and written communications, use of practical engineering tools, and engineering ethics. Coverage of computer literacy may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), graphical applications software (CAD or solid modeling), scientific programming, and mathematical or laboratory software applications.
MET 151 Machine Tools (3 credits)
A study of basic theory and laboratory experiences for lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, bench work, and shaping operations. Study of cutting speeds, surfact finishes as well as machine cababilities is included. Two class hours and a three hour laboratory.
MET 152 Machine Tools (3 credits)
A continuation of MET 151. Additional theory and laboratory experiences include: milling, attachments, broaching, machine tooling, tapers, heat treating, metal finishes, and inspection. Also basic programming and operations of numerical control equipment. The basic applications of jigs and fixtures. Two class hours and laboratory. Prerequisite: MET 151 or permission of instructor.
MET 153 Introduction to Modern Manufacturing (3 credits)
This course compares traditional manufacturing to modern manufacturing. Elements of Kaizen, Delivery, Accelerated Lead Time Reduction, and Work Place Organization, along with their applications are studied. Pull Systems, Cellular Manufacturing, Statistical Process Control, and Value Stream Mapping are also investigated. Each is studied as to how they relate to one another and the total process of modern manufacturing.
MET 161 Engineering Drawing I (3 credits)
This course is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to interpret and construct engineering drawings. Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, orthographic projection systems, dimensioning, geometric dimensioning, and tolerancing, while laboratory sessions give the students practice in drawing creation. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week.
MET 171 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
This course covers the principles and procedures of various manufacturing processes used in modern industries. Material selection and machine tools required for the processes are emphasized. Two class hours and a three-hour lab per week.
MET 251 Appl Strength/Materials (4 credits)
This course is a study of basic stress-strain analysis as applied to mechanical members. Topics include stress-strain relationships, co-planar force systems, stress in trusses, deformation, shear, torsion, bending moments, centroids, moments of inertia, and deflection of beams. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: MAT 120 or higher, or permission of instructor.
MET 252 Physical Metallurgy (3 credits)
Provides a sound foundation of learning in the area of properties and microstructures of the important ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Also provides a firm foundation relative to the understanding of internal metallic structures of metals. The contents of the course include: metallic structures, the unit cell, atomic radius, planer density, effects of stress and temperature on simple metal structures, ferrous alloys (steel, superalloys, cast iron, ductile iron, malleable iron), phase diagrams, aluminum alloys, heat treatment of metals. Two class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: MAT 119 or higher or permission of instructor.
MET 254 Numerical Control Programming (3 credits)
Designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to program NC and CNC controlled machine tools. Lectures address such topics as drawing interpretation, program formats, input media, sub-routines, canned cycles, and tooling, while the laboratory sessions give the students practice in programming learned techniques. Two class hours and three laboratory hours. Prerequisite: MET 261 or permission of instructor; co-requisite: MET 151.
MET 261 Introduction to CAD (3 credits)
An introductory course in CAD (Computer-Aided-Drafting) utilizing state-of-the-art software. Topics to include the manipulation of the basic drawing commands to construct computer-detailed, multi-view drawings with printer/plotter hard copy output. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MET 161 or permission of instructor.
MET 270 Solid Modeling (4 credits)
A course designed to acquaint students with parametric computer-aided design software. Utilizing state-of-the-art software, students will be introduced to the manipulation of basic commands necessary to construct three-dimensional models, including datum plane creation, extrusions, cuts, sweeps, and blends. Four credit hours. Prerequisite: MET 261 or permission of instructor.
MET 275 Engineering Computations (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of Engineering Computations while utilizing contemporary spreadsheet and MATLAB software. Topics include computational theory, number representation (scalars, arrays, and matrices), and programming constructs such as algorithm development and flow-charting. Root finding, matrix methods, simultaneous equations, numerical integration, and optimization will also be discussed. Prerequisite: MAT 120 or higher, or permission of instructor.
MET 291 Cooperative Education (3 credits)
Designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's field of study. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives related to the work experience and the student's field of study, is developed by the student and the faculty co-op coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work in the student's field of study, maintenance of a work journal to record hours worked and duties performed, and a final paper. This will allow the student to earn three credit hours. The student's performance will be evaluated by the faculty co-op coordinator on the basis of meeting the objectives in the learning contract and satisfactory evaluations by the employer.
NET 101 Power Plant Fundamentals I for Nuclear Energy Technicians (3 credits)
This course will cover the core topics needed by electrical, mechanical, chemical, and Instrumentation and Controls technicians working in the nuclear power industry (in accordance with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators ACAD 08-006). The student will learn basic atomic and nuclear physics, properties of reactor plant materials, radiation protection and detection, and reactor plant protection. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher.
NET 102 Power Plant Fundamentals II for Nuclear Energy Technicians (4 credits)
This course builds upon the knowledge acquired in NET 101. In accordance with ACAD 08-006, the student will learn principles and concepts necessary to work safely and effectively in the nuclear energy industry. Topics include: basic reactor operations, heat transfer, steam, and fluid flow. Prerequisite: NET 101; co-requisite: MAT 120.
NET 111 Mechanical Principles and Concepts (1 credits)
This course will cover the fundamentals of mechanical principles and concepts needed by electrical, mechanical, and Instrumentation and Controls technicians to meet their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements, and to fulfill the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006 so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful nuclear power plant workers. Mechanical principles and concepts covered include SI/English Units, Lubrication Principles, Viscosity Principles, Simple Machines, Temperature Scales, Physical Effects on Process Fluids, and Measuring of Process Fluid Parameters. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher.
NET 112 Chemistry for Nuclear Technicians (3 credits)
This course will cover the fundamentals of chemistry needed by electrical, mechanical, and Instrumentation and Controls technicians to meet their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements, and to fulfill the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006 so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful nuclear power plant workers. A study of acids and bases, conductivity, mixtures, solutions, compounds, Periodic Table, pH, properties of gases, and states of matter are discussed. In addition, basic water chemistry control fundamentals, ion exchange theory, principles of water treatment, and applied reactor system water chemistry are covered. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or higher.
NET 201 Power Plant Fundamentals III for Nuclear Energy Technicians (4 credits)
This course will cover the discipline-specific topics needed by maintenance personnel to meet the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006. Topics include system and administrative controls related to maintenance activities, reduction and analysis of radiologic exposure during system maintenance, and industrial safety measures. Prerequisite: NET 102.
NET 202 Power Plant Fundamentals IV for Nuclear Energy Technicians (4 credits)
This course builds on the knowledge and skills learned in NET 101, 102, and 201. Students will learn about the use and construction of systems required to work safely and effectively in the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006. Course topics include various plant systems relating to the nuclear power industry. Prerequisite: NET 201.
NET 240 Process Control and Communications (4 credits)
This course will cover the discipline-specific topics needed by maintenance personnel to meet their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree requirements and fulfill the needs of the nuclear power industry in accordance with ACAD 08-006 so that all graduates have the same basic knowledge necessary to be successful nuclear power plant workers. Topics covered are specific to the instrumentation and control. Prerequisite: NET 201.