Electrical Construction Technology Diploma Diploma
The Electrical Construction Technology Diploma program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance, installation, and repair of electrical systems in the residential and commercial industries. A combination of theory and practical application is emphasized to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills. Program graduates receive a diploma in Electrical Construction Technology.
The standard curriculum for the Electrical Construction Technology Diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester. The program generally takes three (3) 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.
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $5,800
- Books/Supplies: $1,749
|General Core (11 hours)||11|
|COLL 1040College Foundations (Institutional Credit Only)
(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 1000Interpersonal Relations/Professional Development
(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 1010Fundamentals of English I
(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 1012Foundations of Mathematics
(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 1020Electrical Systems Basics I
(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 1060Electrical Prints, Schematics, & Symbols
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) 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 1080Commercial Wiring I
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, commercial load calculations, three-phase power systems, and fundamentals of AC motor control.
|ELTR 1090Commercial Wiring II
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-Requisites: None) This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: transformer connections, an introduction to low voltage systems, conduit design and installation practices, and system design concepts. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of electrical conduit and connectors.
|ELTR 1180Electrical Controls
(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. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
|ELTR 1205Residential Wiring I
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: residential circuits, print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials determining the required number and location of lighting/receptacles and small appliance circuits, wiring methods (size and type conductors, box fill calculations and voltage drop), switch control of luminaries, receptacle installation including bonding, GFCI and AFCI circuits, special purposes outlets - ranges, cook tops, ovens, dryers, water heaters, sump pumps, and sizing OCPDs (circuit breakers and fuses). A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
|ELTR 1210Residential Wiring II
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Topics include: residential single family service calculations, residential two family service calculations, load balancing, sub panels and feeders, residential single family service installation, residential two family service installation, concepts of TV and CATV installation, swimming pool installation, and remote control of lighting and intercom installation. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
|IDFC 1007Industrial Safety Procedures
(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 1011Direct Current I
(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 (3 hours)||3|
|XXX xxxElective (4 hours)||4|
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