Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology program prepares individuals to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical systems. These systems include residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, motors controls, and electrical distribution panels. In addition, the program offers extensive hands-on training in electrical troubleshooting and developing problem-solving skills in industrial electrical procedures, programmable logic controllers, and process control.

  • College Credit Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • A.A.S. Degree

ELT 1113 RESIDENTIAL WIRING – This course includes the advanced skills related to the wiring of single and multifamily buildings. Includes instruction and practice in service-entrance installation, National Electrical Code ® requirements, and specialized circuits. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1123 COMMERCIAL WIRING – This course provides instruction and practice in the installation of commercial electrical services including the types of conduit and other raceways, National Electrical Code ® requirements, and three-phase distribution networks. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1133 APPLICATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE – The course is designed to place emphasis on developing the student’s ability to locate, interpret and properly apply information in the National Electrical Code in real-world applications. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1144 AC AND DC CIRCUITS FOR ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY – Principles and theories associated with AC and DC circuits used in the electrical trades. Includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulas, and the use of test equipment to analyze AC and DC circuits. (4 sch. 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

ELT 1193 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY – This course is designed to introduce fundamental skills associated with all electrical courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, equipment, and an introduction to simple AC and DC circuits will be included. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1213 ELECTRICAL POWER – This course provides information on electrical motors and their installation. Instruction and practice in using the different types of electrical motors, transformers, and alternators. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1253 BRANCH CIRCUIT AND SERVICE ENTRANCE CALCULATIONS—The course is designed to teach students the calculations of circuit sizes for all branch circuits and service entrances in all electrical installation. Proper use of the National Electrical Code ® will be required. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1263 ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS AND SCHEMATICS – This course introduces architectural, industrial, mechanical, and electrical symbols needed to read blueprints, schematic diagrams. Prints and drawings associated with electrical wiring will be studied. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1283 COST ESTIMATION FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION – This course gives students the knowledge and ability to estimate the cost of an electrical installation using specifications for various structures. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 1413 MOTOR CONTROLS – This course includes the installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to diagram, wire, and troubleshoot the different circuits and mechanical control devices. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 2114 EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND REPAIR—This course includes maintenance and troubleshooting techniques, use of technical manuals and test equipment, and inspection/evaluation/repair of equipment. (4 sch. 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

ELT 2424 SOLID STATE MOTOR CONTROL—This course provides knowledge of the principles and operation of solid state motor control, and variable frequency drives. The design, installation, and maintenance of different solid state devices for motor control will be introduced. (4 sch. 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

ELT 2613 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS—This course provides instruction in the use of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in modern industrial settings. The operating principles, installation and basic programming of PLCs will be covered. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ELT 291(1-4) SPECIAL PROJECTS I—This course provides practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other electrical or electrical-related technical courses. The instructor works closely with the student to ensure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. (1–3 sch: 2–6-hr lab)

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