ETEC2541 Electrical Motors and Control Systems

Course Description

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to install, and maintain a variety of motor controllers, relays and other relay logic, continuing into AC & DC motors and motor controllers used in industry. This course emphasizes mastering line diagrams and control panel wiring.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mechanical construction of control panels.
  • Maintain industry-wiring standards.
  • Interpret AC & DC motor specifications.
  • Connect solid state DC drives to DC motors.
  • Draw and interpret electrical motor control diagrams to use in troubleshooting.
  • Successfully wire and connect reversing DC motor starters.
  • Connect and test overload protection and monitoring devices.
  • Perform routine maintenance of AC & DC motors.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other