1 Master Course Outline PPO 103 Plant Design and Operations Course Description: An introductory study of power generation, transmission and distribution and electricity. The environmental impacts of hydro, gas and fossil fuel power generation, the transmission grid and distribution of power to the meter will be discussed. The course is intended for the “nonengineering” student who has a desire to learn how electricity is generated and distributed to the customer. It will consist of lecture, multimedia presentations, video, and hands-on projects. 5 lecture hours.Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective for the AA degree. Credits: 5 Prerequisites: Grade of “B-” or better in PPO 102 or instructor permission. Recommended Preparation: None Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in PPO 130 Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion students should be able to: Explain the overall concept of a power grid Explain the concept and advantages of overhead construction Explain the concept and advantages of underground construction Calculate the mathematical relationship between primary and secondary feeds Explain DC transmission concepts Explain what types of switches are used in electrical circuits Explain conductors and insulators Calculate how electric devices are connected in series. Calculate how electrical components are connected in parallel Explain service factors and maintenance Explain the different ways to produce electricity Explain the theory and operation of a transformer Course Resources/Textbooks/Website: No book required. Handouts will be given in electronic format which you will need to print. Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will be dealt with severely. 2 Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment for educational achievement. W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work. Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals from all courses.