General Core Curriculum (8 hours)
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
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.
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today*s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
Occupational Curriculum (32 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
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.
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.
This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, and commercial load calculations.
This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include transformer connections, an introduction to low voltage systems, conduit design and installation practices, and system design concepts.
Introduces the fundamental theories and applications of single-phase motors. Topics include: motor theory/operating principles, motor terminology, motor identification, NEMA standards, motor efficiencies, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting/failure analysis, and NEC requirements.
Introduces types of electric motor control, reduced voltage starting, and applications. Emphasis will be placed on motor types, controller types, and applications. Includes information on wye and delta motor connections; part wind, autotransformer; adjustable frequency drives and other applications; and oscilloscopes and their operation. Topics include: types of reduced voltage starting, reduced voltage motor connections, and adjustable frequency drive.
Introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, and circuits. Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage switching circuits, and operation, application and ladder diagrams. Topics include: ladder and wire diagrams, switching circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls and devices, and application and operation of controllers and controls.
And completion of one of the following specializations: (0 hours)
Electrical Construction and Maintenance Specialization (12 - 14 hours)
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.
and choose minimum of 4 credits from the following: (4 - 6 hours)
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to engage in a lab project or an off-site internship for the purpose of refining the skills necessary for gainful employment. The student is expected to have completed all program requirements to this point, and to be able to demonstrate efficiency in all skills mastered.
Presents the theory and practical applications for grounding and bonding systems. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: branch circuit grounding, equipment grounding/bonding, service grounding/bonding, and earth connections.
Introduces work hazards present during the construction of manufacturing homes or construction sites. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of electrical tools and equipment and maintenance of these tools on the work site. Topics include hazards of electricity, safe use of electrical tools and equipment, and the repair of electrical cords, plugs, lights, and switches.
Provides practice in calculating conduit size. Emphasis is placed on use of the requirements of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: National Electrical Code, conduits types/trade sizes, and percent of fill.
The purpose of this course is for instruction in the installation of cabling systems. Emphasis will be on the types of cabling technologies that address voice, video, and data communications and the applicable codes.
Introduces diagnostic techniques related to electrical malfunctions. Special attention is given to use of safety precautions during troubleshootoing. Topics include: problem diagnosis, advanced schematics, and sequential troubleshooting procedures.
OR (0 hours)
Industrial Electrical Technology Specialization (12 hours)
Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on pic programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include: PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, PLC installation and set up, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures.
Introduces diagnostic techniques related to electrical malfunctions. Special attention is given to use of safety precautions during troubleshooting. Topics include: problem diagnosis, advanced schematics, and sequential troubleshooting procedures.
Provides instruction in the theory and operation of specific types of transformers. Emphasis will be placed on National Electrical Code requirements related to the use of transformers. Topics include: transformer theory, types of transformers, National Electrical Code requirements, and safety precautions.
Provides instruction in industrial applications of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: rigid conduit installation, systems design concepts, equipment installation (600 volts or less) and safety precautions.