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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for APR 201 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
APR 201
Course Title:
Electrical Motor Controls
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Provides knowledge and skills needed to design, install, maintain, service and troubleshoot electric motors. Focuses on the operation and installation of control systems, specifically motor starters and controllers. Covers electromagnetic controls, AC motors, and transformers. Includes lab activities using electrical test equipment to analyze electric motor control malfunctions. This course is also offered as ELT 201; a student who enrolls in this course a second time under either designator will be subject to the course repeat policy. Prerequisites: FMT 111 or APR 104 or department permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students will be able to better understand electromagnetic controls, motors, and transformers.  The student should be able to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot such systems.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Design, analyze, install, and repair alternating current motors, motor starters, and control circuits.
  2. Use industry appropriate terminology to explain or discuss motor operations with industry professionals.
  3. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations. *

*required by statewide Apprenticeship degree

Course Activities and Design

A lecture-laboratory course in which the student may come from a wide variety of occupations.  The emphasis of the course activities will depend on the needs of the students.  Laboratory activities will utilize electrical test equipment to analyze electric motor control malfunctions. Students are required to supply their own meter.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's grading policy will be referenced on the class syllabus..

A Pass - No/Pass grading option is not available for any APR (Apprenticeship) course.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Design, analyze, install, and repair alternating current motors, motor starters, and control circuits.
  2. Use industry terminology to explain or discuss motor operations with industry professionals.
  3. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations. *
    *required by statewide Apprenticeship degree