• Program: Automation Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Course: Industrial Electricity and Electronics I
  • Course #: ARET1175
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed for all students in the Manufacturing & Engineering Technology courses of study. Through the use of modern training systems students will gain an understanding of how electrical principles apply to automated production machines, packaging machinery, and robots. Students will demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge of electrical principles to increase sustainability and energy efficiency in a manufacturing environment. Through extensive hands-on use of digital meters and electrical tools students will be given the opportunity to perform wiring and setup operations and to troubleshoot electrical circuits. This course is part of a sequence of courses leading to Packaging Machinery Manufacture's Institute (PMMI) Industrial Electricity Certification.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Differentiate between DC and AC circuits
Verify proper operation of circuit protection devices
Determine the efficiency of electrical system components
Illustrate the distribution of power safely and effectively
Characterize the conversion process between different energy forms
Employ common electrical measurement units, equations, tools, and calculations
Demonstrate proper electrical safety standards
Practice proper grounding of critical circuits and devices in energy systems
Explain the importance of power management
Describe Ohm's law
Describe Kirchhoff's law
Differentiate between series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits
Analyze electrical schematics
Illustrate proper electrical trouble-shooting techniques
Apply electricity and electrical circuits to automation equipment
Describe the operation of five types of electrical output devices
Employ power and circuit protection in series and parallel circuits
Apply electromagnetism, inductance, and capacitance in automation circuits

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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