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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