ELPT 2323

Western Texas College

  1. Course Description
    1. Transformer types, construction, connections, protection, grounding, and associated safety procedures.
  2. Basic Program Requirements
    1. Safety glasses
    2. Work boots
    3. Leather work gloves
    4. Long sleeve shirt
    5. Notebook and pen
    6. Proof of personal health/accident insurance is required.
    7. Possible background check
    8. Random drug testing will be performed on all Electrical Lineman Technology students.
  3. Course Objectives
    1. Describe how transformers operate and the operating characteristics of various types; compute transformer sizes for various applications; summarize National Electric Code (NEC) regulations governing the installation of transformers; explain the types and purposes of grounding transformers; and demonstrate proper safety procedures.
  4. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand and apply transformer operation, sizing, installation grounding and safety procedures.
  5. Outcome Assessment Methods
    1. Lab projects, written examinations, scenarios, rubric and group discussions,
  6. Grading
    1. Standard grading system is as follows:
      • A   90-100                       Superior Achievement
      • B  80-89                          Excellent Achievement
      • C   70-79                         Average Achievement
      • D   60-69                         Passing Achievement
      • F    Below 60                   Failing
    2. There will be several exams spaced throughout the semester.  The exam questions may include any combination of the following:
      • True/False
      • Multiple choice
      • Fill in the blank
      • Short answer
  7. Student Attendance
    1. Class roll will be taken since regular and punctual attendance is expected for all designated class meeting time
    2. The attendance policy established by the College and set out in the current catalog will be applied in determining student attendance.  This includes the reporting of three hours of unexcused absences to the Counseling Center by the instructor, and an administrative drop for repeated attendance policy violations.
    3. Students are encouraged to coordinate anticipated absences with the instructor and/or to advise the Counseling Center of any anticipated longer-term absences from class
    4. Please keep in mind that this course contains a significant number of graded assignments
    5. Excessive absences will result in the failure to complete one or more of these activities and therefore result in the loss of credit as described above.
    6. PLEASE NOTE: 
      • Every three unexcused absences will result in the loss (drop) of a letter grade, regardless of a student’s course average.
      • Tardies will be treated the same, with five tardies being equivalent to a loss (drop) in a letter grade.
  8. Conduct and Academic Dishonesty
    1. This course will be taught in a college classroom environment.  Students will come to class prepared to participate in the learning process and that part of this preparation will include the demonstration of mature and purposeful behavior.  Therefore, activities such as sleeping in class, interruptive talking with fellow students (including cell phones), rudeness to fellow students, overt tobacco use or other types of inappropriate behavior (including cheating and plagiarism) will not be tolerated, and may be dealt with by instructor-initiated student withdrawal from class.  College policy prohibits the consumption of drinks and snacks in the classroom. 
  9. Additional Requirements
    1. Complete all course work with at least a score of 85, and pass 50% of the scheduled tests.
    2. Complete each level with a passing evaluation.
  10. Required Books (Please note that these books will be used in several different classes.)
    1. Book:  Transformation for lineworkers- Alexander Publishing
    2. Book:   Distribution Transformer Handbook – Alexander Publishing
    3. Book:   Basic Electrical Power Distribution – A. Pansi
    4. CD:      Basic Transformer Knowledge – Alexander Publishing
  11. Course Schedule

Course Content

Topic:  Power Outages
Lab 1: Introduction to Outside Lab

Topic:  Voltage Complaints on Distribution Systems
Lab 2:   Outside lab

Topic:  Safety Grounds
Lab 3:    Outside lab

Topic:  Backfeed
Lab 4:  Outside lab

Topic:  Induced Voltage
Lab 5:    Outside lab

Topic:  Induced Voltage
Lab 6:    Outside lab

Topic:  Mid-Course Review Intensive
Lab 7:    Outside lab
Mid-Course Review Intensive

Topic:  Causes of Outages
Lab 8:    Outside lab

Topic:  Outage Troubleshooting
Lab #10    Outside lab

Topic:  Grounding Procedures
Lab #11    Outside lab

Topic:   Analyzing Voltage Complaints
Lab #12    Outside lab

Topic:  Review of Outage Troubleshooting
Lab #13    Outside lab

Topic:  Safety Review
Lab #14    Outside lab

Topic:  Course Review Intensive
Lab 15: Lab Review Intensive


Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Class/Lab Assignments




Final Exam






Last Modified: August 24, 2016