Outcome-based 20/FA Course Syllabus
Course Rubric-Number-Section:AACT-1371-5001
Credit:3
Contact Hours:
  • 2 hrs - Unknown Hour Type (z)
  • 4 hrs - Lab
CIP Code:15.0406
Course Title:Electronics Fund in Automation
Course Description:An entry level course in electronics to include Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, AC circuits, capacitance, inductance, and circuit analysis techniques.
Prerequisites:None
Co-requisites:None
Course Meets:
Online
Instructor: Troy Powledge
Office Phone Number: 9039233343
Email Address: troy.powledge@tstc.edu
Office Fax Number:
Building & Office Room Number: South 404
Office Hours: Google Hangouts, TSTC Email, and Moodle Forum
 
Approved by: Juan AlferezDate: 2020-08-17
Course Outcomes
CO1: Analyze electronic circuits using applicable mathematical formulas;
CO2: Identify various sources of electricity;
CO3: Construct circuits using electronic components;
CO4: Assemble electronic circuit;
CO5: Troubleshoot electronic circuit using metering devices
 
Added Outcomes
CO6: Identify and describe electronic principles of devices used in Automation to control motion.
CO7: Identify and describe electronic principles of devices used in Automation to control position
CO8: Identify and define proper electrical safety procedures.
CO9: Describe proper use of personal protective equipment(PPE)
CO10: Describe and perform Lockout/Tagout procedures.
CO11: List types of fire extiguishers and their use
CO12: Desribe cautions of working in confined spaces and under overhead powerlines.
CO13: Describe Transformer operation
CO14: List types of transformers
CO15: Demonstrate ability to select and troubleshoot transformers

TSTC Grading Policy

(Grades for courses must be C or better)

Grade Percent Description Grade Points
A 90-100 Excellent/Superior Performance Level 4
B 80-89 Above Required Performance Level 3
C 70-79 Minimum Required Performance Level 2
D 60-69 Below Required Performance Level 1
F Below 60 Failure to meet Performance Requirements 0
IP -- In Progress  
W -- Withdrawal 0
CR -- Credit 0
AUD -- Audit of Course 0
See College Catalog for complete descriptions.

Competencies Rating Scale

Rating Scale Key      
6 90+ Proficient Student consistently performs the task accurately to industry standards without supervision.
5 80-89 Proficient Student performs the task to industry standards with no supervision.
4 70-79 Proficient Student performs the task to industry standards with little supervision. This is the minimum performance rating for STAR skill completion.
3 60-69 Exposed/Not Proficient Student has been introduced to the task and can perform some of the tasks to industry standards.
2 50-59 Exposed/Not Proficient Student has been introduced to the task, but cannot perform the task to industry standards.
1 0-49   Student was absent or did not complete assignment.

Campus Standard Policies

The Student Handbook contains valuable information on campus policies and procedures.

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
  • Plagiarism
  • Student Grievances and Complaints

Access and Learning Accommodations

(formerly Disability Services)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Texas State Technical College is committed to ensuring educational access to its students and promotes full participation in it’s programs, services, and course requirements.

Qualified students with disabilities are encouraged to access these services by contacting the Access and Learning Accommodations office to discuss their needs for accommodations.

Students reserve the right to request services at any time during the semester, however, instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from the Access and Learning Accommodations office has been provided.

For information, please contact the Access and Learning Accommodations office in a timely manner.

Statewide contact information: 
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Phone #: 254.867.3842

Tutoring Statement

The Supplemental Instruction & Tutoring Program at TSTC offers free tutoring and academic support services to help you achieve your academic and career goals. You can access the Tutoring Schedule, as well as MyTSTC Video Tutor Library, by visiting: https://portal.tstc.edu/student/Student_Learning/Pages/Tutoring.aspx (shortened link: goo.gl/Z9vJvY ).

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The Learning Resource Center provides online and in person library resources and services.  Go to tstc.libguides.com to find help with your assignments, projects, and papers.  Clicking the Student tab will allow you to find resources, homework help, tutorials, and real time chat to answer your questions.

 

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  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart.
  • Pay attention to entrance-and exit-only doors.
  • Follow directional signs.
  • Follow any safety directions posted.

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Resources
Textbooks & Publications:
ItemTitleAuthorPublisherEditionISBN
1Electrical Motor Controls for Integrated SystemsGary J. Rockis, Glen A. MazurAmerican Technical Publishers (ATP)Fifth Edition978-0-8269-1226-8
Tools, Materials:
ItemResource Quantity
1Pens & Pencils1
2Note Book1
3Laptop/Computer and Internet Access1
4Calculator TI-30 prefered1
5Multimeter, (must be from bookstore or approved by instructor)1
6Precision Screw Driver Set See instructor before purchase1 set
7Screw Driver Straight Blade (3/16-inch) See instructor before purchase1
8Screw Driver Straight Blade (1/8 inch) See instructor before purchase1
9Phillips Screw Driver #1 See instructor before purchase1
10Phillips Screw Driver #2 See instructor before purchase1
11Wire Stripper1
12Safety Glasses (to meet ANSI standard Z87.1-1989) (1 pair)1
13Alligator Clip Jumper Leads (availible from bookstore)1 set
14Bread Board (Proto Board)1

 

Grade Scheme
Category Description Category Value   
Online Content Participation 20%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Online Content Participation 1:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 2:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 3:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 4:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 5:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 6:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 7:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 8:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 9:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 10:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 11:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 12:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 13:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 14:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 15:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 16:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 17:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 18:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Online Content Participation 19:Weekly Online Content Participation 1.05%
Category Description Category Value   
Homework 15%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Homework 1-1:Answer Checkpoint 1-1 questions 1-15 on page 17 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 1-2:Answer Checkpoint 1-2 questions 1-6 on page 25 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 1-3:Answer Checkpoint 1-5 questions 1-6 on page 32 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 1-4:Answer Checkpoint 1-5 questions 1-6 on page 36 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 11-2:Answer Checkpoint 11-2 questions 1-6 on page 231 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 11-3:Answer Checkpoint 11-3 questions 1-2 on page 233 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 11-4:Answer Checkpoint 11-4 questions 1-2 on page 235 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 3-1:Answer Checkpoint 3-1 questions 1-4 on page 62 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 3-2:Answer Checkpoint 3-2 questions 1-7 on page 80 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 3-3:Answer Checkpoint 3-3 questions 1-7 on page 85 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 4-1:Answer Checkpoint 4-1 questions 1-4 on page 91 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 4-2:Answer Checkpoint 4-2 questions 1-2 on page 95 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 4-3:Answer Checkpoint 4-3 questions 1-3 on page 103 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 4-4:Answer Checkpoint 4-4 questions 1-2 on page 108 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 4-5:Answer Checkpoint 4-5 questions 1-2 on page 110 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Homework 4-6:Answer Checkpoint 4-6 questions 1-2 on page 111 and upload in Moodle0.94%
Category Description Category Value   
Quizzes 15%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Quiz 1:Quiz Chapter 1 Sections 1-1 - 1-23.75%
Quiz 2:Quiz Chapter 1 Sections 1-3 - 1-43.75%
Quiz 2 Chapter 4:Unit 2 Chapter 4 Sections 4-1 - 4-63.75%
Quiz 3 Unit 4:Quiz 3 Unit 4 Chapter 11 section 11-1 - 11-43.75%
Category Description Category Value   
Labs 20%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Lab:Introduction to lab and lab equipment, lab rules and policies.2.50%
Lab 1:Introduction to breadboarding2.50%
Lab 2:Breadboardind series circuits and parallel circuits.2.50%
Lab 3:Breadboarding Combination circuits.2.50%
Lab 4:Demostrate the ability to perform a proper Lockout/Tagout procedure as directed by instructor.2.50%
Lab 5:Demostrate skills learned by properly setting up a multimeter to make various measurements as led by instructor2.50%
Lab 6:Introduction to Ocilloscope, Fuction Generator, Inductors in series and Parallel, Capacitors in series and parallel, RL and RC circuits2.50%
Lab 7:Transformer conections, resistance, and voltage measurements.2.50%
Category Description Category Value   
Mid-Term Exam 15%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Mid-Term Exam:Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1 & 415.00%
Category Description Category Value   
Final Exam 15%   
Assessment Label: Assessment Description Assessment Value
Final Exam:End of course Final Exam.15.00%
Total Assessment Percent          100.00%
Total Category Percent 100.00%
A = 100-90 B = 89-80 C = 79-70 D = 69-60 F = 59-0


Description of Graded Elements of the Course
Assessment Label Assessment Description/Course outcomes met Assessment Value
in Percent
% of Final Grade
Homework 1-1Answer Checkpoint 1-1 questions 1-15 on page 17 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
0.940.94%
LabIntroduction to lab and lab equipment, lab rules and policies.
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO5, CO4
2.502.50%
Homework 1-2Answer Checkpoint 1-2 questions 1-6 on page 25 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
0.940.94%
Lab 1Introduction to breadboarding
Course outcomes met: CO4, CO5, CO3
2.502.50%
Quiz 1Quiz Chapter 1 Sections 1-1 - 1-2
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO6, CO7
3.753.75%
Homework 1-3Answer Checkpoint 1-5 questions 1-6 on page 32 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
0.940.94%
Lab 2Breadboardind series circuits and parallel circuits.
Course outcomes met: CO5, CO4, CO3
2.502.50%
Homework 1-4Answer Checkpoint 1-5 questions 1-6 on page 36 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
0.940.94%
Lab 3Breadboarding Combination circuits.
Course outcomes met: CO3, CO4, CO5
2.502.50%
Quiz 2Quiz Chapter 1 Sections 1-3 - 1-4
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO6, CO2, CO1
3.753.75%
Homework 4-1Answer Checkpoint 4-1 questions 1-4 on page 91 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO8, CO11, CO9, CO10, CO12
0.940.94%
Homework 4-2Answer Checkpoint 4-2 questions 1-2 on page 95 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO9, CO11, CO8, CO2, CO12
0.940.94%
Lab 4Demostrate the ability to perform a proper Lockout/Tagout procedure as directed by instructor.
Course outcomes met: CO10
2.502.50%
Homework 4-3Answer Checkpoint 4-3 questions 1-3 on page 103 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO12, CO2, CO8, CO11, CO9, CO10
0.940.94%
Homework 4-4Answer Checkpoint 4-4 questions 1-2 on page 108 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO10, CO9, CO11, CO8, CO12, CO2
0.940.94%
Homework 4-5Answer Checkpoint 4-5 questions 1-2 on page 110 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO12, CO9, CO10, CO8, CO11
0.940.94%
Homework 4-6Answer Checkpoint 4-6 questions 1-2 on page 111 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO11, CO8, CO10, CO9, CO12, CO2
0.940.94%
Quiz 2 Chapter 4Unit 2 Chapter 4 Sections 4-1 - 4-6
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO6, CO7
3.753.75%
Mid-Term ExamMid-Term Exam Chapters 1 & 4
Course outcomes met: CO7, CO1, CO2, CO6
15.0015.00%
Homework 3-1Answer Checkpoint 3-1 questions 1-4 on page 62 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
0.940.94%
Homework 3-2Answer Checkpoint 3-2 questions 1-7 on page 80 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO1
0.940.94%
Lab 5Demostrate skills learned by properly setting up a multimeter to make various measurements as led by instructor
Course outcomes met: CO10
2.502.50%
Homework 3-3Answer Checkpoint 3-3 questions 1-7 on page 85 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2
0.940.94%
Lab 6Introduction to Ocilloscope, Fuction Generator, Inductors in series and Parallel, Capacitors in series and parallel, RL and RC circuits
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO3, CO15, CO4, CO5, CO13, CO14
2.502.50%
Homework 11-2Answer Checkpoint 11-2 questions 1-6 on page 231 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO2
0.940.94%
Lab 7Transformer conections, resistance, and voltage measurements.
Course outcomes met: CO14, CO13, CO1, CO3, CO5, CO6, CO7, CO15, CO4
2.502.50%
Homework 11-3Answer Checkpoint 11-3 questions 1-2 on page 233 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO2, CO15, CO14, CO13, CO7, CO6
0.940.94%
Homework 11-4Answer Checkpoint 11-4 questions 1-2 on page 235 and upload in Moodle
Course outcomes met: CO6, CO7, CO13, CO14, CO15, CO2
0.940.94%
Quiz 3 Unit 4Quiz 3 Unit 4 Chapter 11 section 11-1 - 11-4
Course outcomes met: CO4, CO3, CO15, CO13, CO14
3.753.75%
Final ExamEnd of course Final Exam.
Course outcomes met: CO1, CO2, CO6, CO7
15.0015.00%
  100.0080.00%

 

Course Schedule
Unit/
Week
Unit Description/Objectives Assessment Label:Description Due Date
1Unit 1:
Chapter 1 Electrical Quantities and Basic Circuits.
Section 1-1, Electrical Theory
 
  • Overview of course expectations and outcomes. Cover online and Face to face aspect of class and Covid-19 rules. Review and acknowledge syllabus.
  • State the three fundamental parts of an atom and identify their states of charge.
  • Defline and describe conductiors, insulators, and semiconductors.
  • State the operating function of a diode in a circuit.
  • State the two forms energy and give examples of each.
  • Define voltage and state its unit of measure and common abbreviation.
  • Define current and state its unit of measure and common abbreviation.
  • Define resistance and state its unit of measure and common abbreviation.
  • Determine an unknown voltage, current, and resistance with Ohm's law
Homework 1-1: Answer Checkpoint 1-1 questions 1-15 on page 17 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab: Introduction to lab and lab equipment, lab rules and policies.TBA
Online Content Participation 1: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
2Unit 1:
Chapter 1 Section 1-2, Circuits
Electrical Quantities and Basic Circuits
 
  • Calculate resistance at any point in a series or parallel circuit.
  • Calculate voltages at any point in a series or parallel circuit.
  • Calculate current at any point in a series or parallel circuit.
Homework 1-2: Answer Checkpoint 1-2 questions 1-6 on page 25 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab 1: Introduction to breadboardingTBA
Quiz 1: Quiz
Chapter 1
Sections 1-1 - 1-2
TBA
Online Content Participation 2: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
3Unit 1:
Chapter 1 Section 1-3, Magnetism
Electrical Quantities and Basic Circuits
 
  • Define the molecular theory of magnetism and electromagnetism.
  • Define inductance and how it affects an AC circuit.
  • Define capacitance and how it affects an AC circuit.
Homework 1-3: Answer Checkpoint 1-5 questions 1-6 on page 32 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab 2: Breadboardind series circuits and parallel circuits.TBA
Online Content Participation 3: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
4Unit 1:
Chapter 1 Section 1-4, Power
Electrical Quantities and Basic Circuits
 
  • Define true power and state its unit of measure and common abbreviation.
  • Define an unknown power, voltage, and current with the power formula.
  • Calculate power at any point in a series or parallel circuit.
  • Define reactive power and state its unit of measure and common abbreviation.
  • Define apparent power and state its unit of measure and common abbreviation.
  • Define power factor and explain its relationship to efficiency.
Homework 1-4: Answer Checkpoint 1-5 questions 1-6 on page 36 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab 3: Breadboarding Combination circuits.TBA
Quiz 2: Quiz
Chapter 1
Sections 1-3 - 1-4
TBA
Online Content Participation 4: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
5Unit 2
Chapter 4 Electrical Safety
Section 4-1 Electrical Safety
 
  • State four factors that determine the severity of an electrical shock.
  • Explain the three approach boundries as identified by NFPA 70 E.
  • State three ways to help prevent static electric discharge(ESD) from damaging equipment.
  • Identify the meanings of the different colorsused with safety labels.
  • List the basic electric motor safety rules.
Homework 4-1: Answer Checkpoint 4-1 questions 1-4 on page 91 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 5: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
6Unit 2
Chapter 4 Electrical Safety
Section 4-2 Lockout/Tagout
 
  • State where and when a lockout/tagout device should be used.
  • Describe the different types of lockout devices
  • State the purpose of appling NFPA 70E standards.
Homework 4-2: Answer Checkpoint 4-2 questions 1-2 on page 95 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab 4: Demostrate the ability to perform a proper Lockout/Tagout procedure as directed by instructor.TBA
Online Content Participation 6: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
7Unit 2
Chapter 4 Electrical Safety
Section 4-3 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
 
  • Describe the types of personal protective equipment.
  • Define arc flash and arc blast and how to minimize their effects.
  • List the different types of head, eye, and ear protection.
  • State the different parts of hand protection used to prevent an electric shock and the purpose of each part.
  • List the different parts of foot, back, and knee protection.
  • State the purpose of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the Article that covers the requirments for motors.
  • State the purpose of grounding.
  • Explain how a ground fault circuit interupter (GFCI) protects individuals.
Homework 4-3: Answer Checkpoint 4-3 questions 1-3 on page 103 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 7: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
8Unit 2
Chapter 4 Electrical Safety
Section 4-4 Fire Safety
 
  • State the different class of fires, specifically the electrical fire classification.
  • State possible materials that create a hazerdous location and how hazerdous locations are identified.
Homework 4-4: Answer Checkpoint 4-4 questions 1-2 on page 108 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 8: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
9Unit 2
Chapter 4 Electrical Safety
Section 4-5 Confined Spaces
 
  • Define confined space and state several ways to help prevent an accident in a confined space.
Homework 4-5: Answer Checkpoint 4-5 questions 1-2 on page 110 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 9: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
10Unit 2
Chapter 4 Electrical Safety
Section 4-6 Overhead Power Line Safety
 
  • Explain the importance of safety when working on overhead powerlines.
Homework 4-6: Answer Checkpoint 4-6 questions 1-2 on page 111 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 10: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
11Quiz
Unit 2 Chapter 4
Sections 4-1 - 4-6
  
Quiz 2 Chapter 4: Unit 2 Chapter 4
Sections 4-1 - 4-6
TBA
Online Content Participation 11: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
12Mid-Term Exam
 
  • Review and assesment of learned skills.
Mid-Term Exam: Mid-Term Exam Chapters 1 & 4TBA
Online Content Participation 12: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
13Unit 3
Chapter 3 Test Instruments
Section 3-1 Safety
 
  • Understand the stated rules for proper and safe usage of of hand and power tools.
Homework 3-1: Answer Checkpoint 3-1 questions 1-4 on page 62 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 13: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
14Unit 3
Chapter 3 Test Instruments
Section 3-2 General Use Test Instruments.
 
  • Explain how to troubleshoot fuses using a continuity tester.
  • Explain how to properly use a receptical tester to test a receptical.
  • Explain how to properly use a voltage tester to test for voltage tester to test for voltage in a circuit.
  • Explain how a measurement is displayed on an analog multimeter using linear and nonlinear scales.
  • Explain how measurments are displayed on a digital multimeter (DMM).
  • Describe bar graph and wraparound bar graph as displayed as displayed on a digital multimeter.
  • Describe what each CAT rating means on a test instrument.
  • Describe the procedure required to set a multimeter to take a resistance reading.
  • Explain how to set a mutimeter to test a diode.
  • Describe the procedure for required to to set a multimeter to take a DC voltage reading
  • Describe the procedure for required to to set a multimeter to take a AC voltage reading.
  • Understand how to properly and safely test fuses in an energized disconnect switch.
  • Understand how to properly and safely test to ensure that a disconnect switch is properly grounded.
  • Describe the procedure required to set a multimeter to take a in-line current reading.
  • Describe the procedure required to use a clamp-on ammeter to take a current measurement.
Homework 3-2: Answer Checkpoint 3-2 questions 1-7 on page 80 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab 5: Demostrate skills learned by properly setting up a multimeter to make various measurements as led by instructorTBA
Online Content Participation 14: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
15Unit 3
Chapter 3 Test Instruments
Section 3-3 Specialty Test Instuments
 
  • Explain how an oscilloscope is used.
  • Explain how a digital logic probe is used.
  • Explain how a megaohmmeter is used.
  • Define ground resistance tester
  • Define infrared temperature meter and noncontact temperature probe.
  • Define how a phase sequence indicator is used.
  • Define how a phase sequence indicator is used.
  • Define how an optical time domain reflectometer is used.
Homework 3-3: Answer Checkpoint 3-3 questions 1-7 on page 85 and upload in MoodleTBA
Lab 6: Introduction to Ocilloscope, Fuction Generator, Inductors in series and Parallel, Capacitors in series and parallel, RL and RC circuitsTBA
Online Content Participation 15: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
16Unit 4
Chapter 11 Transformers
Section 11-1 Transformers
 
  • Define transformer and describe the primary and secondary windings.
  • Explain turns ratio.
  • Explain how resistance, eddy currents, and hysteresis in the in the iron core of a transformer produce heat loss in the transformer.
Homework 11-2: Answer Checkpoint 11-2 questions 1-6 on page 231 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 16: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
17Unit 4
Chapter 11 Transformers
Section 11-2 Transformer Connections
 
  • Explain how residential electrical service uses single phase transformer connections.
  • Explain how a tranformer secondary tap is used.
  • Explain how to obtain a controlled voltage of 120 VAC from a line voltage of 240 VAC
  • Explain how to obtain a controlled voltage of 120 VAC from a line voltage 480 VAC
Lab 7: Transformer conections, resistance, and voltage measurements.TBA
Online Content Participation 17: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
18Unit 4
Chapter 11 Transformers
Section 11-3 Transformer Selection
 
  • Explain how to select a transformer.
Homework 11-3: Answer Checkpoint 11-3 questions 1-2 on page 233 and upload in MoodleTBA
Online Content Participation 18: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
19Unit 4
Chapter 11 Transformers
Section 11-4 Transformer Troubleshooting
 
  • Describe how to troubleshoot a transformer by taking resistance and voltage measurements.
  • Explain how to troubleshoot control transformers.
Homework 11-4: Answer Checkpoint 11-4 questions 1-2 on page 235 and upload in MoodleTBA
Quiz 3 Unit 4: Quiz 3
Unit 4 Chapter 11
section 11-1 - 11-4
TBA
Online Content Participation 19: Weekly Online Content Participation TBA
20Final Exam
 
  • Final assessment of learned skills
Final Exam: End of course Final Exam.TBA

FOR YOUR SAFETY, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:

  • Wear a face covering at all times.
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet apart.
  • Pay attention to entrance-and exit-only doors.
  • Follow directional signs.
  • Follow any safety directions posted.

Should you, or someone with whom you have had close contact, have shown any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and let us know as soon as possible by filling out this simple form We will contact you to provide you with further guidance on when you may return to campus.

 Campus Standard Policies

The Student Handbook contains valuable information on campus policies and procedures.

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy
  • Plagiarism

 Disability Services

Any student who, because of a disability, may require special accommodations in order to meet the course requirements, should contact the Disability Services office, as soon possible, to make necessary arrangements.  Please note that instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodation to a student until appropriate verification from the Disability Services office has been provided.

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Testing and Support Services 
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Disabilities Services 
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Williamson County 
Chemese Armstrong 
Enrollment Services Rm. B113C 
512-759-5907

Tutoring Statement

The Supplemental Instruction & Tutoring Program at TSTC offers free tutoring and academic support services to help you achieve your academic and career goals.  You can access the Tutoring Schedule, as well as MyTSTC Video Tutor Library, by visiting: https://portal.tstc.edu/student/Student_Learning/Pages/Tutoring.aspx 
(shortened link: goo.gl/Z9vJvY ). 
For more information, please contact Norma A. Salazar@ 956-364-4557.

Learning Resource Center

The purpose of the TSTC Learning Resource Center is to serve the TSTC Community and support academic, advanced, specialized and emerging programs, contributing to the educational and economic development of the State of Texas. You can access the Learning Resource Center page at  https://portal.tstc.edu/employee/Departments/operations/Pages/Learning%20Resource%20Center.aspx

Texas State Technical College challenges students to be learners who assume responsibility for being a part of a community of scholars. Student presence and participation in the classroom is an important component of this challenge.

Furthermore, as part of its mission, TSTC offers an education that prepares students for professional employment. Each student is encouraged to develop a professional work ethic that reflects responsibility, initiative, and teamwork.

Students are expected to attend all classes. Students who are absent from class miss opportunities to contribute to the learning environment of the classroom and are developing patterns that will not be tolerated in the professional workplace.

In light of the above, the student is responsible for all assigned course work and cannot be absolved of this responsibility.  When enrolled in a particular course, the student is obligated to do all of the work assigned. Punctual and regular attendance is vital to the discharge of this obligation and absences, excused or not, do not alter this responsibility.  

Student Conduct 

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to dress in the appropriate attire for the class being presented. 

Each student is expected to act responsibly and take the consequences for his/her action or inaction as appropriate.

An atmosphere of respect will be expected of all within the classroom. 

Any open displays of prejudice, harassment, etc. will not be tolerated. 

Any student who disrupts the classroom will be asked to leave and will receive a zero on all work due that day and will be counted as absent for the day. 

A second disruption by that student will be grounds for the student to be administratively dropped from the class and other disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. 

There will be no smoking, dipping, chewing tobacco or use of profane language in the classroom.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phone usage is prohibited in the classroom and during lab sessions. All cell phones will be put away and/or shut off during class. If a need or a situation arises such as an emergency the student will be required to leave the room to use the phone.

Participation Policy (Attendance)
A student upon their 6th absence will be issued a course grade of "F". When attendance roll is called at the beginning of class and you do not answer you will be considered absent.

Make-up Work

You are responsible for arranging to make-up missed work with proper documentation.

If you miss any Quizzes or Daily Labs it will be counted as a "0"! 

Quizzes- No make-up for missed quizzes. 

Tests - No make-tests for missed tests. 

Lab Sessions

Supplies - Every time you come to lab you must bring (but not limited to) the required supplies, required tools, test equipment, lab book, textbook and/or handouts. Points will be deducted for failing to bring these supplies.

You will be expected to complete any and all labs during the allotted time frame.

Conduct - No food, no drink, no tobacco products, no horseplay. 

Breaks - Breaks are allowed at your choosing on a limited basis. Be sure you will have time to complete the lab. 

Cheating / Plagiarism Policy  

TSTC expects all students to engage in scholastic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach. Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity. Any student found guilty of scholastic dishonesty is subject to disciplinary action. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on academic work (such as copying, bribing, or buying/selling tests), plagiarism (claiming another’s work as one’s own without acknowledgement INCLUDING Internet data), and collusion (unauthorized collaboration). See College Catalogue for additional information.

The instructor holds the right to change and/or alter this class as needed through the semester at their discretion.

Other

All students in this course will comply with all general safety rules, which apply to the type of activity in progress in each class.  Violation of course safety rules can result in grade penalties and/or other appropriate disciplinary action.

 

If you are a student with a disability and would like to request special accommodations, please notify the Support Services Office, Annette Ellis, Room 150 in Admissions and Administration building.  Requests should be made before the 12th class day to receive special accommodations for the present semester. Proper documentation of your disability will be required.  

 

HB 1508 Policy

For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency