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CCOG for EPG 102 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
EPG 102
Course Title:
AC/DC Theory
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Course Description

Introduces principles of electricity as they relate to direct and alternating current. Includes magnetism, voltage, current, resistance, and watts. Explores the formulas and laws related to these principles. Prerequisites/concurrent: EPG 101.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Explain the concepts of direct and alternating current and their similarities and differences. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing core electrical laws and formulas.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of magnetism and explain its crucial role in power generation.
  • Identify symbols related to electrical components.
  • Construct and interpret sinusoidal wave diagrams.
  • Connect, read, and accurately configure an oscilloscope. 

Course Activities and Design

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning.  This course will be taught using industry electric power generation equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  •   Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing
  •   Hands-on practical testing
  •   Daily lab assignments and term projects
  •   Attendance
  •   Work ethic

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

learn electrical theory

learn about Michael Faraday

learn magnetism as it relates to current induction

learn about the right hand rule

learn the terms voltage, current, resistance, and watts

learn about conductors, semi-conductors, and insulators

learn about diodes, capacitors, resisters, potentiometers, transistors, SCR's, and varistors

learn about conductor sizing and resistance values

learn about parallel and series circuits

learn direct current principles

learn ohms law

learn watts law

learn alternating current

learn about phasor diagrams

learn about sinusoidal wave diagrams

learn how to use an oscilloscope

learn the terms inductance, capacitance, impedance, and power factor

learn the effects of resistance on a circuit

learn the meaning of being in phase

learn the effects of inductance on a circuit

learn the meaning of lagging current

learn the effects of capacitance on a circuit

learn about the meaning of leading current

learn about power factor correction

learn the terms KW, KVA, and KVAR

learn how to calculate the above mentioned values using electrical formulas