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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ELEC 1300 - Electric Theory-Electrical Equipment & Introduction to Machine Circuits

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly ATEE 1300)

After a brief introduction to the fundamentals of electricity, this course covers wire size, insulation, connections, and wiring methods. Topics also include switches, relays, motor starters, and other control components. ELEC 1300 also introduces machine tool control circuits, maintenance procedures, and safe working practices.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the type and usage of wire tables.


  1. Identify the type of insulation and conductor a wire is composed of.
  2. Properly use the wire tables to select a conductor.
  3. Identify wires used for motors.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify components in a ladder logic circuit.


  1. Identify and describe the operation of a grounded and an ungrounded circuit.
  2. Identify JIC symbols on an electrical schematic.
  3. Using NEC, properly select components for circuits.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the various types of conduits.


  1. Identify the various types of conduits.
  2. Properly use the conduit tables to select a conduit.
  3. Calculate conduit fill.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Fundamentals of Electricity
  2. Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, Series Circuits, Parallel Circuits
  3. Conductors, Allowable Ampacities
  4. Conduits and Fittings
  5. Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  6. AC, DC Single Phase Three Phase Power System
  7. Transformers
  8. Three Phase Systems
  9. Machining Controlling Devices
  10. Fuses, Circuit Breakers, Disconnects
  11. Motor Across the Line Starters
  12. Elementary Diagrams and Circuits

Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty
Seger, Jennifer
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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