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Electrical Systems Technology Institute Starts in October at Surry Community College


Surry Community College will be starting the Electrical Systems Technology Institute in October and classes will run into June 2020.

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

The classes will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and diagrams and schematics. The institute consists of three courses (Parts 1, 2, & 3) that can be completed separately with three separate tuition charges of $183 or as one complete course called “Electrical Systems Technology” for one tuition charge of $183. All classes will be held in Room K-100, Surry Community College, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson.

Electrical Diagrams/Schematics & DC/AC (Part 1) will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 14, 2019 through Jan. 15, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC/AC electricity and the interpretation of electrical diagrams, schematics, and drawings common to electrical applications. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment, reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and schematics, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, verify, analyze simple DC/AC circuits, read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics. No prerequisites are required. The textbook costs an additional$250.

Electrical Residential Wiring & NEC (Part 2) Pre-Requisite: Part 1 will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 22, 2020, through March 30, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m. This course introduces the care/usage of tools and materials used in residential electrical installations and the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Topics include NEC, electrical safety, and electrical print reading; planning, layout; and installation of electrical distribution equipment; lighting; overcurrent protection; conductors; branch circuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be able to install conduits, wiring, and electrical distribution equipment associated with residential electrical installations.

Electrical Industrial Wiring & Motors/Controls (Part 3) Pre-Requisite: Part 2 will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 1, 2020, through June 15, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m. This course covers layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in industrial facilities and introduces the fundamental concepts of motors and motor controls. Emphasis is placed on industrial wiring methods, materials ladder diagrams, pilot devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to install industrial systems and equipment.

For more information, or to register, call (336) 386-3398.

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