DC POWER

  • Program: 360 Programs-Center for Mfg & Applied Eng
  • Course: DC Power
  • Course #: CMAE1550
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers the basic principals in DC electric circuits including series, parallel and complex circuit analysis, Ohm's Law, meters, conductors, insulators, resistors, batteries, and magnetism. The use and understanding of test equipment for circuit analysis is stressed.

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 courseDemonstrate basic safety procedures designed to protect the learners, components, and equipment
Describe basic concepts of electricity
Define Ohm's law and use it to solve for resistance, current, and voltage
Describe various types of resistive materials and how resistors are used in electrical circuits
Analyze series and parallel current paths and the laws that govern them
Identify and solve problems associated with both, series and parallel circuits
Construct and verify operation of DC circuits
Accurately read analog and digital multi-meters and install them properly in circuits so they may be used for circuit analysis
Define the principles of magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction
Identify voltage sources and describe their proper application

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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