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EPEC GOLD

EPEC Gold is the final level with advanced topics of providing quality power, relays, controllers, drives, and energy management. Once you finish the three modules you will complete the capstone project and final exam that will bring together everything you learned since your first Bronze module. EPEC Bronze and Silver are prerequisites for the Gold level.

If you or your team members are ready to begin EPEC, complete the registration form. After each student submits a registration form you can purchase EPEC from the eStore.

REGISTER FOR EPEC GOLD

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Recommended Student: Associates of all levels.

Prerequisites: EPEC Bronze, EPEC Silver.

Project Types: Gold consists of four modules, a final exam and a capstone project.

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EPEC GOLD: INTRODUCTION

MODULE 1: DELIVERING QUALITY POWER

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Explain how equality, loss of power, or power surges impact power distribution at industrial facilities; Use mathematical equations to determine load types; Realize the importance of control concepts, switches, starters, and sensors and what they mean to an industrial application; Envision large motor control centers and your role as an electrical distributor; Identify transformers and substations in power distribution systems and why it is important to understand these concepts when working on a large project.

MODULE 2: CONTROLLERS RELAYS & DRIVES

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Explain the difference between NPN and PNP materials and how they are used in diodes, transistors, and thyristors; Discuss why it is more efficient and economical to generate and transmit AC power rather than DC power; Define the meaning of three-phase rectification; Locate the different parts and components on a printed circuit board; Discuss how semiconductors can act much like a mechanical switch yet offer many other options; List the advantages of solid-state relays and the four designs for control applications; Confidently select the correct solid-state relays for each application; Gain a thorough understanding of the uses of PLCs; Identify the differences between discrete versus analog inputs and outputs.

MODULE 3: ENERGY MANAGEMENT

 
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Discuss the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its impact on the electrical industry; Plan for total energy management and help your clients choose the best solutions; Recognize the need for careful utility planning; Realize the benefits of a heat-of-light system; See how utility companies face huge capital requirements due to zonal comfort conditioning benefits in demand-side management; Identify how fans can conserve energy and save money; Choose products to enhance energy-efficient motors; Comprehend and suggest the different light controls available for your customers; Appreciate the link between electrical energy savings and HVAC controls; Discuss how motor controls with adjustable control drives enhance energy savings; Become familiar with the more advanced remote, multifunction, and computer-based EMCS devices.

FINAL EXAM

 
Students must score a 75% or higher to demonstrate a solid understanding of the concepts taught throughout the program and move on to the Capstone project.

CAPSTONE: DEPARTMENT STORE & AMUSEMENT PARK

 
This final assignment brings your learning to a focal point, as you apply your ability to use specs and drawings to select and recommend products for a department store and amusement park.

CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATE AND DIGITAL BADGE

 

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