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FACM 1033 - Electric Motors and Electric Controls

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course deals with electrical fundamentals including types of electric motors, capacitors, AC terminology, transformers, wire sizing, codes and motors. The students will practice proper use of analog and digital meters and wiring diagrams to diagnose and repair electric motors and control circuits. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): FACM 1030  or consent of instructor.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. AC Terminology
  2. Capacitors
  3. Line voltage controls
  4. Low voltage controls
  5. Motor controls
  6. Presure switches
  7. Safety
  8. Thermosats, digital and mechanical with heat anticipators
  9. Transformers
  10. Types of electric motors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain magnetism and the part it plays in the operation of electric motors.
  2. identify types of electric motors and their proper uses.
  3. identify the common, start, and run terminals of a single-phase motor.
  4. operate, install, and reverse the rotation of electric motors.
  5. diagnose motor problems.
  6. explain the purpose of capacitors.
  7. correctly diagnose the condition of any capacitor.
  8. explain the operation of motor starting components.
  9. identify the difference between current and potential relays.
  10. explain torque and the purpose of different types of single-phase motors.
  11. demonstrate safety procedures.
  12. describe the safety controls for a gas furnace.
  13. draw a control circuit for a gas furnace.
  14. explain heating and cooling anticipators.
  15. explain the basic function of line and low voltage thermostats in control systems.
  16. identify unsafe practices.

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