At a Glance:

Floyd:  Scott Carter
Scott Carter, Program Director & Instructor of Industrial Electrical Controls
Office: C103a
Phone: 706-295-6180
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies

Whitfield Murray:  Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards, Electronics Instructor
Office: B619
Phone: 706-272-2974
Campus: Whitfield Murray Campus
Department: Industrial Technologies

Electrical Technician (ET51)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Whitfield Murray Campus
  • Floyd County Campus

Program Overview

The Electrical Technician Technical Certificate of Credit provides training in basic electrical wiring skills enabling students to gain entry level employment in the construction and maintenance industry. Topics include basic electrical principles and practices, blueprint interpretation, industrial safety procedures, and residential wiring operations.

Entrance Date:  Fall Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (21 hours)
Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers.
Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics include: electrical symbols, component identification, print reading and scales and measurement.
Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: residential circuits, print reading, National Electrical Code, and wiring materials.
Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with National Electrical Code. Topics include: hand and power tools, branch circuits/feeders, residential single family load calculations, residential multifamily service calculations and installations, and equipment installations.
Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial, commercial, and home electrically operated equipment. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and cariopulmonary resuscitation.
Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical pinciples and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.