Electrical Systems Technology Building Instrumentation & Control Certificate

Electrical Systems Technology
Program Code: C35130L4

Electrical Systems Technology Building Instrumentation & Control Certificate

The Building Instrumentation and Control Certificate program teaches the student the concepts and skills needed to program, install, calibrate, and service systems that acquire and record industrial and environmental data. It also is intended to prepare students to install and maintain automated energy and environmental control systems.

Specific Requirements

Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better: ELC

Courses in this program

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This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity and test equipment to nonelectrical/electronic majors. Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, resistance, current, impedance); components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors); power; and operation of test equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and analyze simple DC and AC circuits using electrical test equipment.

This course introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, surge protection, selection/installation of controllers, and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to install PLCs and create simple programs.

This course introduces the principles of analyzing energy use, energy auditing tools and techniques, conservation techniques, and calculating energy savings. Topics include building system control theory, calibrating digital controls, energy loss calculations, and applicable conservation techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of energy use, audits, and controls in the analysis of energy consumption

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This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation used in the industry. Emphasis is placed on electric, electronic, and pneumatic instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to design, install, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation.

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This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Total Credit Hours Required:
17

Curriculum is based on the 2020-21 catalog.

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