Program Learning Outcomes
Basic introductory course for understanding control theory and principles of automatic controls used for residential, commercial and industrial equipment. Includes application, service and installation procedures for electrical, electronic and mechanical control systems.
Design and analysis of DC and AC circuits using basic laws such as Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws. Introduction to circuit analysis methods such as the node method, mesh current method, superposition, and the Thevenin methods. Applications of phasor representations to circuits with R, L, and C components. Analysis of AC steady-state circuits and determination of average power. Measurement of circuit variables using tools such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and signal generators.
This course covers sensors, transducers, signal conditioning devices and computer-based instrumentation. Input/output (I/O) characteristics of sensors for pressure, distance, light, airflow, temperature, Hall effect and humidity are evaluated using data acquisition equipment and virtual instrumentation. Emphasis is placed on industrial applications, troubleshooting and determining I/O requirements to interface actuators such as AC, DC, stepper and servo motors to programmable logic controllers (PLCs).