Industrial Electrical Technology Diploma Diploma

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Industrial Electrical Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.

Program graduates receive an Industrial Electrical Technology Diploma. The standard curriculum for the Industrial Electrical Technology Diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester. The program generally takes three (3) to four (4) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 46 credit hours.


  • Submit a completed application;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $5,800
  • Books/Supplies: $1,749
Curriculum Outline (46 hours)
General Core (11 hours) 11
COLL 1040

(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.

EMPL 1000

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

ENGL 1010

(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

MATH 1012

(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

Occupational Courses (35 hours) 35
ELTR 1020

(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisite: None)Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers. A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.

ELTR 1060

(Prerequisites: None) Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics include: electrical symbols, component identification, print reading and scales and measurement.

ELTR 1080

(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, Principles of Grounding and Bonding, commercial services, three-phase power systems, and Electric Motor fundamentals.

ELTR 1090

(Prerequisites: None) (Co-Requisites: None) This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include conduit installation and system design concepts. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of electrical conduit and connectors.

ELTR 1180

(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) Introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, and circuits. Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage switching circuits, and operation, application and ladder diagrams. Topics include: ladder and wire diagrams, switching circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls and devices, and application and operation of controllers and controls, and variable speed controls. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.

ELTR 1220

(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include: PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, PLC installation and set up, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures.

ELTR 1270

(Prerequisites: None) Provides instruction in industrial applications of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: rigid/IMC conduit installation, EMT conduit installation, busways installation, cable tray/wireway installation, and equipment installation (600 volts or less).

IDFC 1007

(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial, commercial, and home electrically operated equipment. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

IDFC 1011

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisite: None) Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.  A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.

XXX xxxElective (5 hours) 5
Approved Electives: ELTR courses, AIRC courses, WELD courses, ELCR courses, and AMCA 2110

Industrial Electrical and Maintenance Technician Instructor
Vidalia - Blding A, Office 429/430 & Swainsboro - Blding 6, Office 6102/6103

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