Semester Catalog - Electrical Technology
The Electrical Technology program prepares students for a variety of choices in the electrical field. From the designing of construction projects in residential, commercial, and industrial areas to the completion of these projects, students experience all phases of an electrical project. A ten-hour OSHA course provides students with an understanding of job site safety. Students are awarded hours by the Board of Electricians towards the requirement of education that is needed for licensure as a Journeyman Electrician.
Experienced personnel in the trades, as well as state regulators, such as the Board of Electricians and the Division of Apprentice Training, assures that the program is aggressive and ever-changing, with new methods and technology. In addition, our material is constantly updated to conform to the National Electrical Code, which changes every three years. Graduates of our program have many entry level career options in the electrical industry including a direct pathway toward obtaining a Journeyman Electrician license, electrical contractor, and electrical support positions such as estimator, product sales representative, and designer.
The curriculum is structured to provide educational hours in both the classroom and laboratory setting. Students are offered a broad range of courses in the electrical field. Some of these courses include: DC and AC Circuit Theory, electrical design and layout, electrical machinery, photovoltaics and renewable energy, and low voltage systems and controls. Laboratory projects accompany most classes.
The Electrical Department has three laboratories, which are equipped to provide students ample and meaningful hands-on experience in the electrical field. The three labs provide students with the opportunity to learn the basics of wiring, as well as the proper methods of application to the many theoretical principles of motors, transformers, and renewable energies.