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    Apr 19, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog
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ELC 117 Motors and Controls (4 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 6
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and control circuits.

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate safe practices and procedures with tools, materials and industry accepted test equipment covered in the course.
2. Demonstrate appropriate use of test equipment, evaluate circuit performance and apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to control circuits.
3. Interpret and use ladder and wiring diagrams, symbols, and schematics.
4. Demonstrate and describe the use of relays, contactors, motor starters and pilot devices in electrical control circuits.
5. Describe principles and operations related to electrical control circuits.
6. Describe the concepts of rotating electrical machinery.

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