I. General Information
1. Course Title:
DC Power
2. Course Prefix & Number:
CMAE 1550
3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:
Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
4. Course Description:
This course covers the basic principals in DC electrical circuits including series, parallel and complex circuit analysis, OHM’s law, electrical meters, conductor, insulators, resistors, batteries and magnetism. The course material covered will enable students to calculate circuit parameters, build electrical circuits, use testing equipment to measure and troubleshoot circuit and electrical components.
5. Placement Tests Required:
6. Prerequisite Courses:
CMAE 1550  DC Power
All Credit(s) from the following...
Course Code  Course Title  Credits 
CMAE 1502  Technical Math  3 
9. Corequisite Courses:
CMAE 1550  DC Power
There are no corequisites for this course.
II. Transfer and Articulation
1. Course Equivalency  similar course from other regional institutions:
Name of Institution

Course Number and Title

Credits

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

Northland Community & Technical College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

St. Paul College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

Northwest Technical College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

III. Course Purpose
1. ProgramApplicable Courses – This course is required for the following program(s):
Name of Program(s)

Program Type

Automation Technologies Certificate

Certificate

IV. Learning Outcomes
1. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide Outcomes/Competencies 
Students will be able to: 
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations 
Use correct electrical measuring/testing equipment 
2. Course Specific Outcomes  Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:
Expected Outcome

MnTC Goal Area

Demonstrate electrical safety procedures


Demonstrate use of electrical testing equipment


Calculate series circuit parameters


Calculate parallel circuit parameters


Define Ohm’s law in both series and parallel circuits


Define current flow in electrical circuits


Define the magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction


Identify voltage sources and describe their proper applications


V. Topical Outline
Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.
1. Lecture Sessions
Demonstrate basic electrical safety practices while using electrical test equipment

Describe basic current flow
Calculate Ohm’s Law in series circuits

Calculate parallel circuits

Define current flow in series circuits

Define current flow in parallel circuits

Construct and measure series circuits

Construct and measure parallel circuits

Use voltage meter

Use different voltage sources

2. Laboratory/Studio Sessions
Build series circuit

Build parallel circuits

Measure circuits using electrical testing equipment

I. General Information
1. Course Title:
DC Power
2. Course Prefix & Number:
CMAE 1550
3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:
Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
4. Course Description:
This course covers the basic principals in DC electrical circuits including series, parallel and complex circuit analysis, OHM’s law, electrical meters, conductor, insulators, resistors, batteries and magnetism. The course material covered will enable students to calculate circuit parameters, build electrical circuits, use testing equipment to measure and troubleshoot circuit and electrical components.
5. Placement Tests Required:
6. Prerequisite Courses:
CMAE 1550  DC Power
All Credit(s) from the following...
Course Code  Course Title  Credits 
CMAE 1502  Technical Math  3 
9. Corequisite Courses:
CMAE 1550  DC Power
There are no corequisites for this course.
II. Transfer and Articulation
1. Course Equivalency  similar course from other regional institutions:
Name of Institution

Course Number and Title

Credits

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

Northland Community & Technical College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

St. Paul College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

Northwest Technical College

CMAE 1550 DC Power

3

III. Course Purpose
1. ProgramApplicable Courses – This course is required for the following program(s):
Name of Program(s)

Program Type

Automation Technologies Certificate

Certificate

IV. Learning Outcomes
1. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide Outcomes/Competencies 
Students will be able to: 
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations 
Use correct electrical measuring/testing equipment 
2. Course Specific Outcomes  Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:
Expected Outcome

MnTC Goal Area

Demonstrate electrical safety procedures


Demonstrate use of electrical testing equipment


Calculate series circuit parameters


Calculate parallel circuit parameters


Define Ohm’s law in both series and parallel circuits


Define current flow in electrical circuits


Define the magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction


Identify voltage sources and describe their proper applications


V. Topical Outline
Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.
1. Lecture Sessions
Demonstrate basic electrical safety practices while using electrical test equipment

Describe basic current flow
Calculate Ohm’s Law in series circuits

Calculate parallel circuits

Define current flow in series circuits

Define current flow in parallel circuits

Construct and measure series circuits

Construct and measure parallel circuits

Use voltage meter

Use different voltage sources

2. Laboratory/Studio Sessions
Build series circuit

Build parallel circuits

Measure circuits using electrical testing equipment

VI. Textbook and Supplemental Reading Materials
Textbooks

Author(s)

Title(s)

Publisher(s)

Edition/Date(s)

R.L. Meade

Foundations of Electronics

Thompson

5th

Supplemental Materials

Author(s)

Title(s)

Publisher(s)

Edition/Date(s)

R.L.Meade

Foundations of Electronics Lab Manual

Thompson

5th
