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EART-Elec Automat and Robotic Tech
EART 1050
DC Electrical Math
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
MAT 1010 or Departmental Approval

Utilizes algebraic formulas and methods to solve electrical problems related to DC electrical systems. Calculates voltage, current, resistance, power, and efficiency for DC circuits. Teaches circuit analysis techniques such as superposition, source transformations, Thevenin's theorem, mesh and nodal analysis. Introduces wire sizing and resistance calculations pertaining to the National Electrical Code. Software fee of $20 applies.

EART 1060
AC Electrical Math
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1050

Utilizes algebraic formulas and methods to solve electrical problems related to AC electrical systems. Calculates voltage, current, resistance, reactance, impedance, power, VARs, volt-amperes and efficiency for single phase and three phase AC systems. Applies trigonometry, complex numbers, and phasors to circuit analysis techniques. Analyzes sine waves, transformers, transformer connections and power factor for single phase and three phase electrical systems. Teaches three phase balanced systems.

EART 1130
Applied Electrical Theory
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
EART 1180
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 1050 and EART 1060

Reviews basic DC and AC theory involving voltage, current, resistance, reactance, batteries, magnetism, power and the use of digital meters. Introduces relay logic, logic gates, electrical wiring, safety, and troubleshooting techniques. Studies resistors, inductors, and capacitors. Includes basic Digital Fundamentals of numbering systems and Boolean algebra. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 1180
Applied Electrical Lab
4:0:12
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
EART 1130
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 1050, EART 1060

Emphasizes lab experiences in basic DC/AC theory such as voltage, current, resistance, batteries, magnetism, wire sizing, splicing, soldering, conduit bending, and troubleshooting. Applies Ohm's Law to practical DC and AC circuits. Provides hands on training in capacitors, inductors, resistors, and RLC circuits. Includes safety procedures, basic electrical tools, and electrical schematics and symbols. Introduces industrial and commercial, wiring techniques. Applies relays, ladder diagrams, logic gates, and switches to low voltage controls and electrical systems. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies. Course lab fee of $25 for materials applies.

EART 1250
Industrial Electrical Code
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1050, EART 1060, or departmental approval

Covers pertinent topics within the National Electrical Code related to commercial and industrial environments. Teaches code related to, electrical plans, specifications, wiring and installation methods, feeder load calculations, motor installation, motor controllers, panelboards, hazardous locations, protective devices, and grounding for commercial, and industrial applications. Software fee of $18 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 1260
Logic
2:1:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1130, EART 1050, and EART 1180; or departmental approval

For students who desire a basic understanding of Digital Logic systems. Covers the basic logic levels, the 1's and 2's complement. Studies binary, decimal, octal, and hexadecimal numbers. Includes problems using Boolean Algebra, and DeMorgan's theorems. Teaches how to minimize combinational gates and troubleshoot logic circuits. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and lab work emphasizing hands-on lab experiments using logic gate circuits. Software fee of $18 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 1280
Electric Motor Control
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1050, EART 1060, EART 1130, and EART 1180; or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 1250, EART 1285

Covers installation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, and theory on DC/AC motors, generators, and associated industrial control circuitry. Introduces ladder logic, controls, sensors, motor starters, overloads, and electronic devices used to control and protect DC/AC Machines. Describes three phase systems, transformers, and delta-wye connections. Introduces AC variable speed drives. Supports hands-on labs and projects in EART 1285. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 1285
Electric Motor Control Lab
4:0:12
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1050, EART 1060, EART 1130, EART 1180
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 1280, EART 1250

Covers the proper use of tools and test equipment needed to maintain motors and their controllers. Emphasizes the use of schematics, line diagrams, ladder logic, and wiring diagrams. Covers DC/AC, single phase, and three phase motors. Integrates logic design, motor protection, and wiring of motor control centers. Includes the workings of single phase and three phase transformers including delta and wye configurations. Course Lab fee of $14 for supplies/materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies. Software fee of $20 applies.

EART 2110
Industrial Electronics I
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1280, and EART 1285; or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2115, EART 2250, EART 2255

Introduces semiconductor theory. Covers the concepts of PN junctions, transistors, voltage amplifiers, operational amplifiers, diodes, power electronics, and other special semiconductor and industrial electronics. Includes lecture and demonstrations. Course lab fee of $29 for materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2115
Industrial Electronics I Lab
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1280, EART 1285, or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2250, EART 2255

Introduces semiconductor theory. Covers the concepts of PN junctions, transistors, operational amplifiers, voltage amplifiers, diodes, and other special semiconductor and industrial electronic components. Includes practical hands-on labs. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2150
Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2115, EART 2250, EART 2255 or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2160, EART 2165, EART 2270, EART 2275

Covers the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems used in industrial applications. Studies pumps, motors, directional and flow control valves, cylinders, transmission, and fluids. Emphasizes maintenance, safety, and environmental problems. Examines troubleshooting techniques and blueprint/print reading. Course Lab fee of $15 for supplies/materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 computers applies.

EART 2155
Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2250, EART 2255, EART 2110, EART 2115
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2160, EART 2165, EART 2270, EART 2275

Covers the fundamentals of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems used in industrial applications. Studies pumps, motors, directional and flow control valves, cylinders, transmission, and fluids. Emphasizes maintenance, safety, and environmental problems. Examines troubleshooting techniques and blueprint/print reading. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2160
Industrial Electronics II
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2115, EART 2250, EART 2255 or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2165, EART 2270, EART 2275, EART 2280, EART 2285

Explains the theory and operation of industrial solid state thyristor devices, power circuits, integrated circuits, and DC/AC electronic motor controls. Covers basic electronic components found in variable speed drives. Introduces stepper and servo motor theory. Includes lecture and demonstration. Course Lab fee of $11 for materials applies. Lab access fee of $45 computers applies.

EART 2165
Industrial Electronics II Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2115, EART 2250, EART 2255, or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2160, EART 2270, EART 2275, EART 2280, EART 2285

Teaches the theory and operation of industrial solid state thyristor devices, power circuits, integrated circuits, and DC/AC electronic motor controls. Emphasizes practical application of electronics found in variable speed drives. Implements stepper and servo motors. Includes hands-on labs. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2250
Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLCs
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1280, EART 1285 or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2115, EART 2255

Covers the theory, programming, and industrial control system applications of small and medium sized programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Studies basic maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and programming instructions / techniques for industrial PLCs. Concentrates on interfacing analog and digital I/O to the PLC. Covers human machine interface (HMI) configuration, programming and PLC integration. Includes lecture, demonstration, print reading, and industry examples. Course lab fee of $90 for equipment applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies.

EART 2255
Industrial Programmable Logic Controllers--PLCs Lab
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1280, EART 1285
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2250, EART 2110, EART 2115

Covers the theory, programming, and industrial control system applications of small and medium-sized programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Studies basic maintenance, programming, and troubleshooting techniques for industrial PLCs. Teaches human-machine interface (HMI) configuration, programming, and PLC integration. Includes PLC communications via serial and industrial Ethernet. Includes hands-on labs and projects. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2260
Advanced Logic
3:2:3
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
EART 1260 or departmental approval
Corequisite(s):
EART 2160

Covers theory and industrial applications of Comparators, Decoders, Encoders, Multiplexers, Demultiplexers, Latches (SR and D), Flip Flops (SR, D, and JK), One-shots, Timers, Counters, and Shift Registers. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and lab projects with hands-on experience. Emphasizes implementation and troubleshooting of logic circuits. Completers should be able to work in industry in related work at entry level positions with safety and environmental awareness. Course Lab fee of $15 for materials applies.

EART 2270
Industrial Programmable Automation Controllers--PACs
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2250, EART 2255, EART 2110, EART 2115, or Departmental Approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2275, EART 2160, EART 2165

Introduces the theory and application of advanced industrial programmable automation controller (PAC) instructions, user-defined data types, add-on instructions, and advanced programming techniques. Studies PAC programming languages including ladder logic and function block pertaining to industrial control applications. Covers theory related to PAC integration of devices to variable speed drives, analog / digital sensors, and encoders. Includes advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming concepts and introduces basic concepts of programmable safety relays. Includes lecture and demonstration. Course lab fee of $90 for equipment applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2275
Industrial Programmable Automation Controllers--PACs Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2250, EART 2255, EART 2110, EART 2115, or Departmental Approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2270, EART 2160, EART 2165

Covers the implementation and application of advanced industrial programmable automation controller (PAC) instructions, user-defined data types, add-on instructions, and advanced programming techniques. Develops PAC programs using ladder logic and function blocks to control systems and machines. Covers PAC integration of devices to variable speed drives, sensors, and encoders. Implements advanced human-machine interface (HMI) programming. Integrates programmable safety relays into class projects. Includes hands-on labs and projects. Software fee of $20 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 2280
Process Control Instrumentation
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2115, EART 2250, EART 2255; or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2285

Covers basic theory on measuring process variables such as temperature, pressure, level, and flow. Discusses open loop and closed loop control including PID loops. Introduces instrumentation maintenance, installation, and device specifications. Discusses basic calibrations, safety instruments and standards, classified areas, and intrinsically safe systems. Presents competency in process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID). Covers HART and modbus communications in industrial instrumentation.

EART 2285
Process Control Instrumentation Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2110, EART 2115, EART 2250, EART 2255; or departmental approval
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
EART 2280

Implements process control instrumentation on class projects. Integrates open loop and closed loop control including PID loops with industrial instrumentation and a PLC. Explores basic calibrations, safety instruments and standards, classified areas, and intrinsically safe systems. Implements process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) on industrial systems. Integrates HART and modbus communications into applicable industrial projects. Covers programming and troubleshooting of industrial instruments in a hands-on environment. Computer Lab fee of $90 applies. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.

EART 281R
Cooperative Work Experience
1 to 8:1 to 8:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Approval of Department Chair

Provides paid on-the-job work experience that relates to Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology (EART) in the student's major. Work experience, the related class, and enrollment are coordinated by the EART Cooperative Coordinator. Completers must individually set and complete goals/learning objectives based on the job description from their work assignment. May be graded credit/no credit.

EART 285R
Cooperative Correlated Class
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Approval of Department Chair

Designed to identify on-the-job problems and to remedy those problems through in-class discussion and study. Focuses on preparing for, participating in, and utilizing the experiences available from working in a cooperative education/internship program.

EART 291R
Special Topics in Industrial Systems
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
EART 2250, EART 2255, EART 2110, EART 2115

Explores special topics in the electrical, power, and automation fields. Topic being offered depends on demand and industry needs. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation. Lab access fee of $45 for computers applies.