The Electrical Technology Program provides students the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and experience in residential and commercial wiring phases of the electrical industry.
Training is in basic electricity, blueprint reading, motors, motor controls, programmable logic controls and the National Electrical Code. Students experience hands-on work, including actual residential and commercial wiring installation.
Options available to students include an Associate of Applied Science Degree and Diploma.
What's New in Electrical
Auction house up for bid starting Friday
Bidding will begin at 8 a.m. Friday on the 2016 North Platte Community College Foundation Auction House. The winning bid will be announced at 2 p.m. (CDT) on April 29.
The NPCC Foundation, which is in charge of the auction, will put proceeds from the sale of the house toward scholarships for students in the college's Building Construction, Electrical Technology and Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) programs.
Progress at NPCC leads to expansion
North Platte Community College has had many homes over the years. Growth in its program offerings, technology and number of employees as well as in the demand for particular courses has led NPCC to spread out its operations across two campuses.
Today, health occupations, business and academic transfer-related classes are housed on the South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Road, while heavy technical programs are on the North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive.
By the end of the fifth week, students are required to furnish a complete hand tool set that meets minimum requirements established by the department. Tools purchases are individual transactions directly with vendors and the property of the students to be used daily on program projects. Students are required to have OSHA-approved safety glasses.
Successful completion of the one-year electrical program may enable students to obtain one year of credit toward a journeyman’s license. State and local requirements may vary.
- Understand the hazards of working with electrical circuits and equipment and the procedures to follow to prevent injury.
- Perform basic installation of electrical equipment and materials.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to effective job performance.
- Use effective communication skills appropriate to the electrical trades.
- Apply the theory of electrical technology to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning to compute and theorize electrical circuits.
- Interpret the basic NEC sections as applied to Residential and Commercial occupancies.
Employment opportunities include electrical contractors, maintenance, railroad industry, electrical inspectors, electrical wholesaling, and manufacturing.