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Electro-Mechanical Certificate

Last updated 5/14/2014

Certificate Code 5781

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Lee Blackmon, 309-796-5276, blackmonl@bhc.edu
First Stop Center, 309-796-5100


Graduates of the Engineering Technology Electro-Mechanical Certificate program will be equipped to operate in the new technological environment and will have a valuable skill that employers need to remain competitive in the global market.

Electro-Mechanical Certificate
Certificate Code 5781
Course of Study Outline – Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
ENGT 103 — Fundamentals of DC Circuits (2)
ENGT 163 — Fundamentals of AC Power (3)
MATH 123 — Technical Algebra/Trigonometry (4)

Second Semester
ENGT 168 — Logic Systems I (3)
ENGT 210 — Mechatronics I (3)
ENGT 215 — Experimental Testing Systems (3)

Minimum total hours required for a certificate (18)

Courses for this program include: »

ENGT 103 Fundamentals of DC Circuits
2 cr. hrs.;
1 lecture hour; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 123 recommended.
This course is an introductory course in direct current (DC) circuit concepts. Topics include atomic theory, series, parallel and combination circuits, Ohm’s law, capacitance and inductance.

ENGT 163 Fundamentals of AC Power
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: MATH 123 and ENGT 103.
An intermediate circuit analysis course involving alternating current (AC) electrical concepts. Topics include AC voltage, phase and frequency considerations; transformers, residential and commercial power distribution; three-phase power and loads; power control components and frequency drives.

ENGT 168 Logic Systems I
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: MATH 123 and ENGT 103.
An introductory course on integrated and programmed logic components and related systems. Topics include number systems, conversions, Boolean algebra, K-maps, gates and inverters, counters and registers, memory and data acquisition circuits. Multisim software is used to assist the design and analysis of logic circuits.

ENGT 210 Mechatronics I
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: MATH 123 and ENGT 103.
This course is an introduction to the components and concepts of industrial instrumentation, closed-loop control, engineering mechanisms and measurement of physical variables using conventional and contemporary technologies. Coursework is consistent with preparation for the ISA Certified Control System Technician (CCST) examination. Project and task-oriented lab experiments utilize LabVIEW and Wonderware software.

ENGT 215 Experimental Testing Systems
3 cr. hrs.;
2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: MATH 123 and ENGT 163.
This course is an investigation into the principles and procedures of experimental testing for function and reliability. Fixture design considerations, sensor specifications, data acquisition hardware integration, measurement system calibration and statistical data analysis topics are included.

MATH 123 Technical Algebra/Trigonometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 103 “C” or better or technical math assessment.
Trigonometric functions, vectors, complex numbers, radical equations, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, and related use of graphing calculator.


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Electro-Mechanical Certificate