ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

This program presents theory, laboratory and workshop experiences which relate to the generation and transmission of electricity and the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. Specialized classroom and practical instruction is related to the maintenance of a variety of industrial machinery which is driven by motors or which is controlled by electrical or electronic devices. Instruction emphasizes practical applications of mathematics, the science of circuit diagrams and blueprint reading, sketching, and other subjects essential to preparation for employment in the electrical occupations. The program is centered towards the industrial and commercial field of construction and maintenance. Some of the occupations for which this program prepares students are industrial wireman, commercial wireman, industrial maintenance electrician, programmable controller specialist, electrical estimator, and motor control specialist.

Awards Offered: Associate in Applied Science Certificate Career Outlook: Employment of electricians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. Overall growth of the construction industry and the need to maintain older equipment in manufacturing plants also will require more electricians.

Alternative power generation, such as solar and wind, is an emerging field that should require more electricians for installation. Increasingly, electricians will be needed to link these alternative power sources to homes and power grids over the coming decade. Employment growth stemming from these sources, however, will largely be dependent on government policy. With greater efficiency and reliability of newer manufacturing plants, demand for electricians in manufacturing should increase as more electricians are needed to install and maintain systems. However, this increase in demand will be partially offset by the closing of older facilities.

The median annual wage for Electrical occupations was $51,110 per year $24.57 per hour in May 2014.

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Program Requirements (5 Semesters)

Area I: Written Composition  3 SH

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts  6 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3 SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  3 SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  50SH

Electrical Technology

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Program Requirements (4 Semesters)

Area I: Written Composition  3 SH

Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts  0 SH

Area III: Natural Sciences and Math  3 SH

Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences  0 SH

Area V: Additional General Education Courses, Major Courses and Electives  44SH

Semester 1

  Fall Sem. Hrs.
ELT 108 DC Fundamentals 3
ELT 109 AC Fundamentals 3
ELT 114 Residential Wiring Methods 3
ELT 115 Residential Wiring Methods II 3
ORI 101 Orientation to College 2

                                                                           Semester Total   =  15 SH Semester 2

  Spring Sem. Hrs.
ELT 118 Commercial/Industrial Wiring I 3
ELT 132 Commercial/Industrial Wiring II 3
ELT 209 Motor Control I 3
ELT 212 Motor Controls II 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  15 SH Semester 3

  Summer Sem. Hrs.
ELT 117 AC/DC Machines 3
ELT 231 Introduction to Programmable Controllers 3
ELT 232 Advanced Programmable Controllers 3
ELT 244 Conduit Bending & Installation 3
MTH116 Mathematical Applications 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  15 SH Semester 4

  Fall Sem. Hrs.
ELT 241 National Electric Code 3
ELT 110 Wiring Methods 3
CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  9 SH  Semester 5

  Spring Sem. Hrs.
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization I 3
MUS 101 Music Appreciation 3

                                                                          Semester Total   =  12 SH
                                                             Degree Program Total   =  65 SH

For Additional Information Contact: Eric Rogers, Lead Drafting Instructor @ 334-876-9347 Or email at: david.hobbs@wccs.edu