This 8 credit-hour certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of electrical installation and service, and other related facilities or industrial electronics maintenance areas. The curriculum is tailored to provide entry-level career training in the least amount of time. Emphasis is placed on equipment operation, application, installation and servicing. Courses specific to instruction include: basic electricity and electronics, residential or commercial electrical wiring and codes, and basic automation systems. Topics within these courses involve: practical electrical concepts and measurements, electrical wiring, and an introduction to programmable logic controllers.
Students completing this program may find employment as electrical technicians, electrician apprentices, electricians, and facilities or plant maintenance technicians.
Students may also continue their education by pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree. Students considering this option are encouraged to meet with the Program Coordinator and an academic advisor prior to beginning the program, and also when planning their schedule each semester.
|ELT 110||Introductory Electronics||4|
Description: Introduces fundamentals of electricity and magnetism. Covers basic electrical laws and principles. Presents electrical quantities, units, symbols and notation. Examines foundational electronic materials and components. Presents elementary DC (direct current) and AC (alternating current) network analysis, key semiconductor devices, and simple analog and digital circuits. Also covers electrical safety considerations, laboratory instrumentation and test and measurement techniques.
|ELT 140||Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers||2|
Description: Examines the procedures and mechanisms by which programmable logic controller functions are used. Programming in ladder logic and controller code focuses on the direct application of a variety of input and output devices. Hardware, programming, peripherals and accessories are emphasized.
|ELT 142||Residential Wiring or|
Description: Introduces students to wiring topics as they relate to the residential electrical service. A safety review followed by terminology, principles, and test and measurement equipment use associated with residential alternating current (AC) power are examined. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, operation, installation and maintenance of low voltage control systems and single-phase AC power equipment and systems. Select portions of the National Electric Code are studied.
|ELT 143||Commercial Wiring||2|
Description: Introduces students to advanced wiring topics as they relate to the commercial electrical service. A safety review followed by terminology, principles, and test and measurement equipment use associated with commercial alternating current (AC) power are examined. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, operation, installation and maintenance of low voltage control systems and single and three-phase AC power equipment and systems. Select portions of the National Electric Code are studied.