Electricity and Electronics Course Offerings

This lists provides you with the most up-to-date listing of the courses offered, course descriptions and prerequisites. If you have specific questions about any of these classes, please contact the department for further information. Be sure to check the online student centerfor up-to-date information on class availability.

EL 101 - Basic Electrical Skills

In EL 101 students acquire foundational knowledge used by an Electrician, Electrical Maintenance worker, or Mechatronic Technician. Topics include basic electricity, electrical math, National Electrical Code, use of hand tools, electrical materials, wiring techniques and safety. This course is also delivered in Modules. You must complete each of the modules listed below, in order to receive full credit for the EL 101 course. EL 101A (Basic Electrical Skills Module A) -An introduction to the basic knowledge required by a field electrician including safety rules, applicable electrical codes, trade math, and electrical theory. This is part one of a two part course, offered as OE/OE at Holland MTEC. EL 101B (Basic Electrical Skills Module B) - An introduction to the common materials used by electricians or electrical maintenance personnel for the installation of electrical systems as well as the various types of electrical installations, blueprint reading, and circuits. This is part two of a two part course, offered as OE/OE at Holland MTEC.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 101A - Basic Electrical Skills Module A

An introduction to the basic knowledge required by a field electrician including safety rules, applicable electrical codes, trade math, and electrical theory. This is part one of a two part course, offered as OE/OE at Holland MTEC.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 101B - Basic Electrical Skills Module B

An introduction to the common materials used by electricians or electrical maintenance personnel for the installation of electrical systems as well as the various types of electrical installations, blueprint reading, and circuits. This is part two of a two part course, offered as OE/OE at Holland MTEC.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 106 - Technical Electricity

This is a basic course in technical electricity. It includes fundamentals of direct and alternating current circuits, use of Ohm\'s law, Kirchoff\'s law and network theorems, theory and operation of resistors, inductors and capacitors in series and parallel circuits and use of testing equipment.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 107 - Technical Electronics

This course is an introduction to the technical concepts of electronic components, circuits and theory; principles of current and voltage control devices; basic circuits for power supplies, amplifiers, and use of basic test instruments.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 132 - Electronics Mathematics

This course emphasizes the contextualization and applications of mathematics specific to electrical and electronic fields of study. Examples and exercises explicitly involve applications in these areas for engineering and scientific notation, algebraic expressions, fractions, linear and quadratic equations, exponents, logarithms, and trigonometric functions.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 144 - Basic Electricity and Electronics

This course provides an introduction to electricity and electronics. It includes electric and electronic components, circuits, and devices. Basic applications show the use of these components and devices. This course is also delivered in Modules. You must complete each of the modules listed below in order to receive credit for the course. EL 144A (Basic Electricity and Electronics Module A) - Basic introduction in electricity, terms and function of direct current circuits and power sources. This is part one of a three part course. This course is only offered as an OE/OE course at the Holland Thompson MTEC. EL 144B (Basic Electricity and Electronics Module B) - A continuation of Basic Electricity and Electronics Module 144A. Includes magnetism and magnetic devices, as well as AC circuit considerations. This course is offered as an OE/OE only at the Holland Thompson MTEC. EL 144C (Basic Electricity and Electronics Module C) - This is part three of a continuation of Basic Electricity Electronics EL 144A and EL 144B. This course covers basic semi-conductor theory and their applications. This is anOE/OE course and is only offered at the Holland Thompson MTEC.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 144A - Basic Electricity and Electronics Module A

Basic introduction in electricity, terms and function of direct current circuits and power sources. This is part one of a three part course. This course is only offered as an OE/OE course at the Holland Thompson MTEC.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 144B - Basic Electricity and Electronics Module B

A continuation of Basic Electricity and Electronics Module 144A. Includes magnetism and magnetic devices, as well as AC circuit considerations. This course is offered as an OE/OE only at the Holland Thompson MTEC.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 144C - Basic Electricity and Electronics Module C

This is part three of a continuation of Basic Electricity Electronics EL 144A and EL 144B. This course covers basic semi-conductor theory and their applications. This is an OE/OE course and is only offered at the Holland Thompson MTEC.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 150 - Electrical Schematics, Electrical Standards and Codes

Schematic print reading and comprehending Electrical Standards and Codes are essential for working safely on and understanding electrical systems. This course reviews the different types of electrical prints, concentrating on Electrical Schematics (Ladder Diagrams). Also reviewed is the NFPA 79-Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, the NFPA 70-National Electrical Code (NEC), and the NFPA 70E-Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. In addition, other nationally recognized electrical safety standards as required by OSHA are covered. Completion of this course combined with EL 144, EL 162, 163 allows students to sit for the Associate of Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Certification Test - Industrial Electricity 1.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 160 - Electronic Fabrication

In this course students acquire basic knowledge and the hands on skills used in the electrical and electronic industry. This includes electrical safety, workplace safety, using tools, wiring circuits, programming micro controllers, soldering, residential wiring, sensors, pushbutton, relays, and the fabrication of an electronic system.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 161 - Introduction to Digital Logic

This course is a study of the binary number system, codes, Boolean algebra, minimization techniques, logic gates, code converters, flip-flops, counters, shift registers, and binary arithmetic techniques.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 162 - Control Systems

This course is an introduction to industrial control systems, including principles of control, diagrams, input sensors, output devices, and programmable controller theory. Emphasis is placed on basic theory and the application of programmable logic controllers. Completion of this course combined with EL 144, EL 150, 163 allows students to sit for the Associate of Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Certification Test - Industrial Electricity 1.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 163 - Electrical Troubleshooting

In this course, students learn the basic technique of troubleshooting electric and electronic circuits, including measurement techniques, analysis of faults and repair procedures.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 164 - Programmable Logic Controllers

Students learn and apply the basic concepts of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in this course to gain an understanding of hardware components, programming techniques, installation, and maintenance of complete systems. Some hands-on programming of PLCs is utilized. Students who complete this course and EL 166 are eligible to take the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Level 1 Programmic Logic Controller 1 Certification exam.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 166 - Advanced PLC Systems

This course is a continuation of EL 164. Students learn and apply advanced concepts of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), memory organization, block moves, documentation, math instructions, analog I/O, and program development. Students who complete this course and EL 164 are eligible to take the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) Mechatronics Level 1 Programmatic Logic Controller 1 Certification exam.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 201 - Industrial Electricity

This course is about the application of electricity in industry. Topics include; principles and application of single and three phase transformers; DC generators and motors; AC generators and single phase and three phase AC motors; motor installations and nameplate data, and AC drives. This course is offered in both lecture/lab and module open entry/open exit (OE/OE) formats. Students must successfully complete all three (3) modules, in sequence, to achieve full course credit. EL 201A covers theory and applications or AC, Impedance, Phases, and single phase transformers. This is part one of a three part course. It is an OE/OE course that is only offered at the Holland Thompson MTEC. OE/OE is a non-traditional individualized instruction course format. EL 201B is part two of a three-part course. This course covers single and three phase transformers, auto-transformers, DC Motors and Generators. It is a OE/OE course that meets at the Holland Thompson MTEC. OE/OE is a non-traditional individualized instruction course format. EL 201C is the last of the three part course. This course covers AC motors, AC drives and special motors. It is an OE/OE course which is held at the Holland Thompson MTEC. OE/OE is a non-traditional individualized instruction course format.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 201A - Industrial Electricity Module A

EL 201A covers theory and applications or AC, Impedance, Phases, and single phase transformers. This is part one of a three part course. It is an OE/OE course that is only offered at the Holland Thompson MTEC. OE/OE is a non-traditional individualized instruction course format.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 201B - Industrial Electricity Module B

EL 201B is part two of a three-part course. This course covers single and three phase transformers, auto-transformers, DC Motors and Generators. It is a OE/OE course that meets at the Holland Thompson MTEC. OE/OE is a non-traditional individualized instruction course format.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 201C - Industrial Electricity Module C

EL 201C is the last of the three part course. This course covers AC motors, AC drives and special motors. It is an OE/OE course which is held at the Holland Thompson MTEC. OE/OE is a non-traditional individualized instruction course format.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 203 - Applied Measurements

This course is a study of instruments and their application in the measurement of electrical and physical properties. It includes ammeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, bridge circuits, and the oscilloscope, as well as measurement of current, voltage, resistance, impedance, power, frequencies, capacity, inductance, strain, light, heat and sound.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 204 - Industrial Electronics

This course is the capstone course (Final course) for the Electronics Engineering Technology, A.A.A.S. program. It allows students to apply electronics to industrial controls, including control circuits, PLC\'s, VFD Drives, PID loops, and different types of control systems. A final project is required.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 205 - Advanced Electronics

This course is a study of semiconductors and their application to modern circuits; semiconductor physics, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, operational amplifiers, switching power supplies, and design applications are emphasized.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 260 - National Electrical Code (NEC)

This course is a study of the application and interpretation of the National Electrical Code (NEC). This course covers the current Michigan edition of the NEC and prepares students for the State of Michigan Journeyman\'s or Master\'s Electrician licensing exam.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 262 - Digital Logic Circuits (Advanced)

This course explores digital gates, flip-flops, counters, registers, multiplexers, and analog-to-digital converters. Application of digital circuits is emphasized.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 263 - Microprocessor Applications

This course explores microcomputer architecture, software, and applications. This course uses assembly language and machine code for programming, and covers how microcontrollers work on the "inside" and how interfaces can be connected.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 272 - Servicing Electronic Systems for Biomedical Equipment

This course emphasizes the servicing of biomedical equipment. Electronic circuits and systems related to clinical medical equipment are studied. Students utilize sensor substitution, test equipment, transducers, and computers to find faults or errors in medical equipment. Codes and standards concerning calibration and testing of biomedical equipment are also reviewed.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

EL 275 - Mechatronics-Automated Systems

This course allows students to integrate their knowledge of the principles of controls, electrical and electronic technology, and electro-mechanical systems to design the controls for a machine. Students apply operation, process, sequencing, and programming skills to individual automation production machines and to complete automation production systems.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)