ITC Electricity Fundamentals
Credits Required for Graduation: 6.00
This certificate covers the fundamental concepts of electricity and electrical circuits. Electrical quantities such as Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Power are investigated and measured. Generation and characteristics of both AC and DC power are discussed along with coverage of standard circuit configurations such as series and parallel. Components such as switches, fuses, resistors, inductors, capacitors, relays, and transformers are introduced. DC, single-phase, and 3-phase AC values are measured in lab activities utilizing various standard measurement instruments while emphasis is placed on troubleshooting circuit malfunctions. Reactive properties of series and parallel RC, RL and RLC circuits are discussed with emphasis on operation with minimal calculations. Topics include reactance, phase angle and fundamental AC power concepts such as power triangle, power factor and True RMS measurements. The required math topics are taught right along with the electrical concepts to provide an application-based experience where the math is directly related to the field of study.