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Program Overview

This curriculum is designed to provide training for people 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.

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.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Darryl Evans

Lead Instructor - Electrical

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree, 37 credit hours from Electrical Track Certificate (C35130A) and Electrical Track Diploma (D35130A) must be included in A35130.

ELC-220 Photovoltaic System Technology 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
PTE-114 Pathway to Employment - Engineering Tech 3
ELC-128 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
HYD-110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 2
ELC-228 Programmable Logic Controllers 4
ELC-230 Wind and Hydro Power Systems 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
Social Science Elective 3

Humanities Elective - Select one course from the following: HUM 110 or PHI 240.

Social/Behavioral Science Elective - Select one course from the following: ECO 151, ECO 251, PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 210.

Total credits needed to graduate: 33 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma, 17 hours from Electrical Track Certificate (35130A) must be included in D35130A.

MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 3
ELC-118 National Electrical Code 2
ELC-121 Electrical Estimating 2
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
MNT-110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 2
ELC-115 Industrial Wiring 4
ELC-117 Motors and Controls 4

Total credits needed to graduate: 20 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity 5
ELC-113 Residential Wiring 4
ELC-125 Diagrams and Schematics 2
ELC-114 Commercial Wiring 4
ISC-112 Industrial Safety 2

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C35130XA). CCP students should complete this certificate over two semesters.

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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