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# CLCT 1700 - Fundamentals of Controls

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

Elementary control systems for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Theory and construction of schematic and pictorial wiring diagrams. Study of electrical system components.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will describe common electrical terms, symbols and Ohm’s Law.

Objectives:

1. The voltage of electrical circuits will be calculated using Ohm’s Law.
2. The amps of electrical circuits will be calculated using Ohm’s Law.
3. The ohms of electrical circuits will be calculated using Ohm’s Law.
4. Magnetism will be defined and explained using electrical circuits.
5. Watts will be calculated and used in Ohm’s Law.
6. Direct current will be defined and discussed.
7. Alternating current will be defined and discussed.
8. Electricity will be defined and discussed.
9. Electronic components will be analyzed using Ohm’s Law.
10. Parallel circuits will be drawn using industry standard symbols.
11. Series circuits will be drawn using industry standard symbols.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will use formulas to solve problems with electrical circuits.

Objectives:

1. Using Ohm’s Law, various electrical problems will be solved on series circuits.
2. Using Ohm’s Law, various electrical problems will be solved on parallel circuits.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will identify, explain operation, and troubleshoot problems of various motors in the HVACR field.

Objectives:

1. A shaded pole motor will be described, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.
2. A split phase motor will be described, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.
3. A capacitor start motor will be described, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.
4. A capacitor start, capacitor run motor will be described, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.
5. A capacitor run motor will be described, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.
6. A three phase motor will be described, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.
7. An ECM motor will be descirbed, operation explained, and troubleshooting problems identified.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will use a  volt-ohm meter and ammeter to identify electrical characteristics on various heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

Objectives:

1. A volt meter will be used to check voltage on circuits.
2. An Ohm meter will be used to check ohms and continuity on circuits.
3. An ammeter will be used to check current in various circuits.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will use wiring diagrams to explain the sequence of operation on basic equipment.

Objectives:

1. The sequence of operation will be explored using residential schematic wiring diagrams.
2. The sequence of operation will be explored using commercial schematic wiring diagrams.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will apply troubleshooting techniques to basic HVACR units.

Objectives:

1. Using residential units.
2. Using commercial units.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

1. Electricity Safety
2. Basic Electricity
3. Electric Circuits
4. Electric Meters
5. Components for Electric Motors
8. MID-TERM
9. Components, Symbols, and Circuitry of A/C Wiring Diagrams
10. Alternating Current, Power Distribution and Voltage Systems
11. Alternating Current, Power Distribution and Voltage Systems
12. Installation of Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration Systems
13. Installation of Heating, Cooling, and Refrigeration Systems
14. Basic Electric Motors
15. Basic Electric Motors
16. FINAL EXAM

Primary Faculty
Marlow, Douglas
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald

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

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