The Electrical Technology Program is designed to prepare you with the technical knowledge and experience to gain entry level employment with commercial and /or residential electricity-related companies. You will graduate the 11-month program as a licensed Apprentice Electrician and have skills and knowledge of the National Electrical Code to work with basic electricity, commercial and residential wiring, motors and motor controls, blue print reading, programmable logic controls (PLC’s) and fiber optics.
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 for prevention of 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.
Successful graduates of the program may find entry level employment as Residential and/or Commercial Electricians, Engineering Technicians, Communications Equipment Technicians, Computer Support Specialists, Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Repairers, Industrial Electronics Repairers, Electricians, Industiral Machinery Mechanics, Line Installers and Repairs.
Selected evening classes from building construction, electrical technology, electronics, and welding.
ELTR 1005 Safety is a prerequisite for all Electrical Technology classes, except night classes.