Electrical Systems Assistant (ESA1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Electrical Systems Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit provides students with the occupational knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment as an electrician. Topics include mathematical applications, safety procedures, and direct and alternating current fundamentals.

Students may enter the program in any semester term. The program may be completed in one (1) semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 14 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: $1,349
  • Books/Supplies: $360
Curriculum Outline (14 hours)
Occupational Courses (14 hours) 14
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.

IDFC 1007

(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisite: None) 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.

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 $25 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.

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.


Electrical Construction Technology Instructor
Swainsboro - Blding 6, Office 6102/6103 & Vidalia - Blding A, Office 429/430

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