Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Electric

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Transmission and Distribution   (ELE-231)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Review of electric power transmission and distribution systems currently used by electric utility companies from the generating plant to the customer's service.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the main elements of electrical power transmission.
  • Describe the main elements of electrical power distribution.
  • Discuss advantages and problems of the current methods used for power transmission and distribution.
  • Given an electrical transmission and distribution system, determine potential problems.
  • Identify future trends to be used by electric utility companies.
  • Provide evidence of experience with power transmission and distribution.

 
Automatic Control   (CTR-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Basic principles of automatic control using time domain & transform methods. Single & multifeedback loops & block diagrams, mechanical, electric, hydraulic & pneumatic systems. Time domain, root-locus & frequency response techniques, system stability criteria, types of control, improving performance & design. 
DC/AC Machines I   (ELE-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to DC and AC machinery. Theory and operating characteristics of DC generators and DC motors.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the fundamental operation of electric circuits and magnetic circuits.
  • Differentiate between the operation of DC generators and DC motors.
  • Identify and review the AC machines that you have studied and/or used.
  • Describe your working experience with transformers.
  • Explain how you use the computer to help solve problems with DC and/or AC machines in your field of expertise.

 
Photovoltaic Installation   (ELE-341)   3.00 s.h.  
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Portions of the National Electric Code dealing with the installation of solar energy devices. Code compliant wiring of modules, inverters, and charge controllers. 
Energy Utility Industry   (EUT-201)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course provides an overview of the energy utility industry and occupational opportunities, including but not limited to history of providing reliable service, regulatory influences, electric/gas energy flow & basic terminology, typical conditions for employment, and career opportunities. 
Regulatory Policy and Procedures   (EUT-401)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Regulatory Policy and Procedures provides learners with an understanding of regulatory policies and procedures in the electric and natural gas energy utilities. Electric utility operations consist of producers and delivery organizations responsible for transmission and distribution to customers. Natural gas operations include well drilling, transportation pipelines, storage, and local distribution organizations. Course topic areas will include types of utilities, natural utility monopolies versus deregulation, decisions involving socioeconomic responsibilities and profitability, and the impact of current trends on utilities.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare operating characteristics of regulated public utilities with non-regulated industries in the areas of utility types, natural monopoly, and socioeconomic impact.
  • Analyze the regulatory responsibilities of energy utilities in service availability, quality, and impact on operating policies.
  • Differentiate between justifications for profits based on natural monopoly in accordance with federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Identify the impact of current regulatory trendsincluding deregulation, cogeneration, and the independent power marketon the operating polices of utilities.
  • Through a report, analyze the operation of a particular utility using research, interviews, and other means of investigation.

 
HVAC Controls   (MAI-262)   3.00 s.h.  
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An introduction to the fundamentals of measurement and control of electric, electronic and fluid control systems. Topics to include control of residential, commercial and industrial air conditioning and heating systems, zone control, special control systems and supervisory control systems. 
Power System Analysis   (ELE-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Senior-level course in electric power systems. Load flow problems, economic dispatch strategy, symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis, and the transient stability problem in the power area with computer simulations.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss load flow problems in power systems.
  • Identify strategies for power flow to loads.
  • Discuss symmetrical and unsymmetrical analysis of faults in power systems.
  • Provide evidence of analysis and operation of electrical power systems.
  • Provide evidence of using computer simulations in electrical power analysis.
  • Discuss problems associated to transient stability.
  • Identify solutions used in power systems for transient stability.

 
Heavy Metal/Rock Music   (MUS-216)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Heavy Metal/Rock studied in its musical, historical, and cultural contexts; analysis of the evolution of Heavy Metal/Rock styles.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss the most influential composers and/or performers of Heavy Metal/Rock music since its inception.
  • Identify and discuss the crucial role of the electric guitar in the history of heavy metal and rock music.
  • Present an argument discussing what you believe to be the 5 most influential songs in heavy metal and rock music.
  • Discuss and identify important groups and what is meant by the British Invasion
  • Discuss the changes and developments to heavy metal and rock music in the various decades from the 1950s to the current day.
  • Discuss and identify three of the most important sub-genres of Rock and Roll that have grown since its inception.
  • Discuss and analyze a live performance of a well-known heavy metal or rock song by a previously mentioned group (selected from first outcome).

 
Physics II   (PHY-112)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Emphasizes the comprehension of topics such as electricity, magnetism, current electricity, electromagnetism, light, optics, atomic theory, and nuclear theory will be covered. The emphasis is on comprehension of concepts. However, because mathematics is at the very heart of physics, problem solving will play a role in the course. Students will need a scientific calculator; a graphing calculator is not required. Programmable calculators are not permitted in exams.(3.00 s.h.)

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain electrostatics and electric current.
  • Describe magnetism and electromagnetic induction.
  • Solve problems involving electrical force, current, voltage, and resistance.
  • Describe the properties of light.
  • Explain the causes of refraction and reflection.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some concepts of the special theory of relativity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some concepts of the general theory of Relativity
  • Solve problems involving temperature heat, expansion, and internal energy.
  • Discuss the atom, the atomic nucleus and radioactivity

 
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