Applied Technology

Electrical Construction Technology
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

Base theories of electricity, household and industrial electrical maintenance and the use of hand and power tools. Practical training on various types of electrical services and repair and installation work are included. Training will also include electric motors, transformers, large motor controllers, commercial and industrial power systems, multi-dwellings, multi-meter services, and national electric code. Upon completion of the program, possible employment positions include electrician's helpers, lineperson's helpers and electrical parts counterperson, or for the more experienced, opportunities as an industrial maintenance or construction electrician, self-employment in residential or commercial wiring or sales representative for an electrical manufacturer or distributor.

This program provides the student the opportunity:

  • to understand the basic design and planning of electrical distribution systems.
  • to acquire the skills to enable successful employment in the electrical industry.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to wire three phase WYE and DELTA commercial and industrial distribution systems.
  • apply the appropriate basic national electric code section to the electrical installation.
  • demonstrate the use of mathematical formulas and theory to compute the appropriate electrical circuit parameters.
  • demonstrate the ability to install, wire and troubleshoot electrical fixtures, transformers, motors and service panel boards.
  • prepare for successful completion of Journeyman and State electrical exams through mastery of the national electrical code.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the hazards associated with electrical circuits and equipment by developing a procedure for prevention of injury.

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
CEL-101 - D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals, 4 credits
CEL-103 - Basic Construction Wiring, 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
GET-109 - Blueprint Reading & Estimating, 3 credits
MAT-103 - Applied Mathematics for Industry, 3 credits
CEL-112 - Advanced Electrical Construction, 4 credits
CEL-116 - National Electrical Code I, 3 credits
ENG-261 - Technical Communications, 3 credits
PHY-103 - Physics for the Trade Industry, 3 credits
Elective - Social Science Elective, 3 credits
CEL-119 - National Electrical Code II, 3 credits
CEL-120 - Electric Motors, 3 credits
CEL-121 - Electric Motor Control I, 4 credits
CEL-130 - Power Systems, 3 credits
GET-203 - Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers, 3 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
or EMS-207 - Cardio-Pulmoniary Resuscitation (CPR), 1 credits
CEL-122 - Electric Motor Controls II, 4 credits
CEL-123 - National Electrical Code III, 2 credits
CEL-132 - Transformers, 3 credits
Elective - Humanities Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - History Elective, 3 credits
PLH-105 - Controls for Heating Systems, 4 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 66

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