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Program Overview

This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Program Contacts:

Ray Hoots

Lead Instructor - Electrical

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 4
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3

Spring Semester

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ELC-114 Commercial Wiring 4
ELC-118 National Electrical Code 2
ELC-121 Electrical Estimating 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MNT-110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 2

Summer Semester

ELC-115 Industrial Wiring 4
OR
WBL-211 Work-Based Learning IV 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4
ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2

Fall Semester

ELC-128 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller 3
ELC-220 Photovoltaic System Technology 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
HYD-110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 2

Spring Semester

ELC-228 Programmable Logic Controllers 4
ELC-230 Wind and Hydro Power Systems 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
SST-120 Energy Use Analysis 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 71 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 4
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3

Spring Semester

ELC-114 Commercial Wiring 4
ELC-118 National Electrical Code 2
ELC-121 Electrical Estimating 2
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MNT-110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 2
SST-120 Energy Use Analysis 3

Summer Semester

ELC-115 Industrial Wiring 4
OR
WBL-211 Work-Based Learning IV 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4
ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 40 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 4
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2

Spring Semester

ELC-114 Commercial Wiring 4
ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Design and analyze systems in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings that meet all codes and regulations as defined by OSHA standards.
  • Apply principles of mathematics and applied science to perform the laws encountered with electrical technology.
  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams and blueprints.
  • Recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical abilities.
  • Diagnose and correct electrical and electronic problems effectively using various testing instruments.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and with members of multiple teams from a variety of backgrounds.

Program Costs

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,249.00 $10,929.50
Books and Supplies $1,276.25 $1,276.25
Total Cost $4,525.25 $12,205.75
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,379.25 $4,643.25
Books and Supplies $477.25 $477.25
Total Cost $1,856.50 $5,120.50

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