CETT-1305-01 - AC Circuits
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
CETT-1305-01 - AC Circuits
|Instructor||Peeler, Bobby Wilson|
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|Course Description||A study of the fundamentals of alternating current, including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers and resonance.|
|Course Prerequisites||CETT-1303 DC Theory|
|Required Textbooks||DC/AC Fundamentals, Floyd and Buchla; ISBN: 978-0-13-293393-3|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.
|Course Grading Scale||90-100=A 80-89=B 70-79=C 60-69=D Below 60=D|
|Determination of Final Grade||
There will be approximately six tests including a comprehensive final exam with no makeup quiz,test or lab. The final exam grade will be substituted for a missed test. The next test that is not taken is a zero. Labs will be assigned daily, written and performance, with no makeup labs. Early departure from lab without completing all assignments is an incomplete lab for no credit. Two labs will be excused. After two, the lab grade will be reduced by three points per day for incomplete labs. The lab grade, homework average and quiz average will each be a test grade. The homework grade is reduced by five points per day when turned in late. The average of all tests is the course grade.
Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior. Cell phones and other communication devices must be in backpacks on the floor, under desks.
|Final Exam Date||May 9, 2016 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: January 20 Chapter 7 - Magnetism,Syllabus review,pre-test
Week 2: January 25/27 Chapter 7 - Electromagnetism and Induction
Week 3: February 1/3 Chapter 7 - DC Motors and Generators
Week 4: February 8/10 Chapter 8 - Alternating Current and Voltage
Week 5: February 15/17 Chapter 8 - Alternators (AC Generators)
Week 6: February 22/24 Chapter 8 - Motors and Generators
Week 7: Feb 29 & Mar 2 Chapter 9 - Capacitors
Week 8: March 7/9 Chapter 9 - Series Capacitors
Week : March 14 - 18 Spring Break
Week 9: March 21/23 Chapter 9 - Parallel Capacitors
Week 10:March 28/30 Chapter 11-Inductors
Week 11:April 4/6 Chapter 11 - Inductor Applications
Week 12:April 11/13, Chapter 11 - Series Inductors
Week 13:April 18/20, Chapter 11 - Parallel Inductors
Week 14:April 25/27, Chapter 14 - Transformers/Mutual Inductance
Week 15:May 2/4 Chapter 14 - Transformer Power Supplies
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Test Schedule: Approximately 6 Tests including the Comprehensive Final
Week 3: Test 1, Wednesday February 10 - Chapter 7
Week 6: Test 2, Monday, February 24 - Chapter 8
Week 9: Test 3, Wednesday, March 23 - Chapter 9
Week 12: Test 4, Wednesday, April 20 - Chapter 11
Week 15: Test 5, Wednesday, May 4 - Chapter 14 & post-test
Week 17: Final Exam, Monday, May 5 - 8:00
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Identifies control panel indicators, calibration tools, electrical parts, and how they work.
2. Analyzes temperature and flow results to determine proper operating parameters of specific process computerized and electronic equipment.
3. Analyzes level and gas measurements to determine proper operating parameters of specific process and electrical equipment.
4. Demonstrates standard safety procedures as required in industry.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. List the basic safety rules when working around electricity.(PSLO-4)Measured by test.
2. Demonstrate the use of electronic test equipment. (PSLO-4) Students must demonstrate the equipment with a performance test in Lab
3. Identify and explain the use of electronic components. (PSLO-1)Students connect components in lab for demonstration of their use.
4. Use troubleshooting techniques to analyze and correct electronics circuits. (PSLO-3) Students must demonstrate circuits for proper operation.
5. Demonstrate the proper techniques of calibrating test equuipment. (PSLO-1) Students demonstrate it while performing lab experiments.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|