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CIP Code - 460302

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Electrician studies is to provide a basic core of specialized instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in electrical trades. Students who complete the basic core may choose any of the specialty areas to complete the requirements to earn a diploma in that area.

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Electrician studies generally prepares individuals to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical devices, components, and equipment that are utilized in residential and commercial electrical systems. All program specialties emphasize safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills, and are organized into competency-based courses that specify occupational competencies, which the student must successfully complete. Each area includes a study of all applicable codes and standards, blueprint reading, wiring diagrams, and installations which are appropriate to the area. All work is performed with an emphasis on shop and work safety.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Technical Diploma in Industrial Electrician
 Technical Diploma in Commercial Wiring II
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Electrician: Energy Systems Technician
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Electrician: Residential Electrician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Electrician: Solar Systems Installer
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Electrician: Electrician Helper

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA regulations and electrical safety practices.
Demonstrate the use of meters and test equipment.
Identify and tools, materials, and components.
Demonstrate knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Interpret electrical blueprints.
Demonstrate knowledge of DC electricity, AC electricity, magnetic theory, and circuit theorems.
Install residential and industrial wiring.
Demonstrate knowledge of transformers and motors.
Demonstrate knowledge of motor controls and PLCs.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

ORNT1000

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

1

0

1

15

ELEC1120

BASIC ELECTRICITY

2

4

6

150

ELEC1210

RESIDENTIAL WIRING

2

4

6

150

TCA - Electrician Helper

13

315

ELEC2460

TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS

1

1

2

45

ELEC1220

ELECTRICAL RACEWAYS

0

3

3

90

ELEC1230

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

0

2

2

90

ELEC1311

RESIDENTIAL WIRING INSTALLATION

1

5

6

165

ELEC1430

BLUEPRINT INTERPRETATION

1

2

3

75

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

Basic Electrical Core

CTS - Residential Electrician

33

855

Technical Diplomas in specialized areas require the completion of the basic core courses.

Plus the completion of specialty courses listed in the following groups:

ELEC1330

GENERATORS/MOTORS AND TRANSFORMER OPERATION

0

2

2

90

ELEC1420

INTRODUCTION TO MOTOR CONTROLS

0

2

2

90

ELEC1440

MOTOR CONTROLS

0

3

3

135

ELEC2520

SOLID STATE THEORY

1

2

3

75

ELEC2540

LOGIC FUNCTIONS

0

2

2

90

ELEC2720

INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS

0

2

2

90

TD - Industrial Electrician

47

1425

Basic Electrical Core  and ELEC 1330, 1420, 1440 plus

ELEC1410

COMMERCIAL WIRING

1

4

5

195

TD - Commercial Wiring II

45

1365

Optional Electives:

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

SOLR1000

SOLAR FUNDAMENTALS

3

0

3

45

SOLR1010

PV SOLAR APPLICATIONS

1

2

3

75

SOLR1020

INDUSTRIAL SOLAR APPLICATIONS

1

2

3

75

SOLR1030

SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS

1

2

3

75

With approval from the Division Chair, the following courses may be substituted for any of the above course requirements.

ELEC2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

ELEC2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

ELEC2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

ELEC2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

ELEC2998

SPECIAL PROJECTS V

1

0

1

15

ELEC2997

PRACTICUM

0

3

3

135

ELEC2999

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

0

3

3

135

Additional Exit Points:

SOLR1000

SOLAR FUNDAMENTALS

3

0

3

45

SOLR1010

PV SOLAR APPLICATIONS

1

2

3

75

SOLR1020

INDUSTRIAL SOLAR APPLICATIONS

1

2

3

75

SOLR1030

SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS

1

2

3

75

TCA-ELEC: Solar Systems Installer

12

270

ELEC1120

BASIC ELECTRICITY

2

4

6

150

ELEC1210

RESIDENTIAL WIRING

2

4

6

150

ELEC2460

TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICIANS

1

1

2

45

ELEC1230

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

0

2

2

90

ELEC1311

RESIDENTIAL WIRING INSTALLATION

1

5

6

165

ELEC1420

INTRODUCTION TO MOTOR CONTROLS

0

2

2

90

Above 6 courses plus SOLR 1000, 1010, and 1020

CTS-ELEC: Energy Systems Technician

33

885