The Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in electrical technology. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program consists of 60 hours of coursework and commonly takes four semesters to complete when taken during the day. Studies range from safety and tools to planning, estimating and wiring.
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Electrical Technology Course Descriptions
Basic theory and practice of electrical circuits. Includes calculations as applied to alternating and direct current.
An introduction to basic direct current (DC) theory including electron theory and direct current applications.
Safety rules and regulations. Includes the selection, inspection, use, and maintenance of common tools for electricians.
An introductory study of the National Electric Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring design, protection, methods, and materials; equipment for general use; and basic calculations.
Maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and repair of circuits of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.
Direct current (DC) motors, single-phase and polyphase alternating current (AC) motors, generators, and alternators. Emphasis on construction, characteristics, efficiencies, starting, and speed control.
Specific mathematical calculations required by business, industry, and health occupations.
Introduces alternating current (AC). Includes AC voltage, frequency, mechanical and electrical degrees, waveforms, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
Wiring methods for single family and multi-family dwellings. Includes load calculations, service entrance sizing, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.
Wiring methods used for industrial installations. Included motor circuits, raceway and bus way installations, proper grounding techniques, and associated safety procedures.
In-depth coverage of the National Electrical Code (NEC) for those employed in fields requiring knowledge of the Code. Emphasis on wiring protection and methods, special conditions, and advanced calculations.
Planning and estimating for residential, commercial, or industrial wiring systems. Includes a variety of electrical techniques.