This certificate prepares students to fill careers as electrical maintenance persons. All courses apply toward the A.O.S degree in Electrical Service Technician.
Goals & Outcomes
Develop basic skills to prepare the student for a career in the electrical service/maintenance field
Students are able to employ measurement techniques and laboratory apparatus for verification of circuit operation.
Graduates will be able to pursue a career in the electrical field.
To prepare students to work effectively as part of a technical team.
Students will collaborate in laboratory activities to complete assigned projects.
The student will demonstrate openness toward diverse points of view, and draw upon knowledge and experiences of others to function as a team member.
To prepare students to apply basic technical concepts and industry practices to install electrical systems
Students will be able to analyze and implement basic electrical systems.
To prepare students to utilize basic principles and resources in the development of solutions to technical challenges
The student will demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and develop a corrective action plan.
The student will be able to interpret the National Electrical Codebook.
To prepare the student to communicate to others through a written proposal.
Students will be able to prepare a bill of materials and wiring diagrams for electrical systems.
Students will be able to state problems and solutions in written and oral format.
To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
MA105 Technical Math 1
This course covers the four fundamental operations on integers, rational numbers, and real numbers. It includes the study of weights and measures, exponents and radicals, factoring, and linear equations, with an emphasis on technical applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
ET101 Tech Electricity 1
This introductory course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary within any electrical service technician program. It includes an in-depth study of electron theory, Ohm’s Law, series and parallel circuits, as well as electrical energy and power relationships. Also included are methods of generation of electromotive force, electromagnetism, and motor principles and capacitance as these apply to DC circuits. Uses, construction, and calibration of voltmeters and ammeters are investigated. Corequisite: MA105 Technical Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
ET105 Computer Cont Fund
This introductory course covers the personal computer and its software for electrical service technicians. It includes a survey of fundamental personal computer hardware: the keyboard, microprocessor, mouse, disk drives, and printers. It introduces DOS and Windows operating systems and hands-on experience with software packages such as word processing and spreadsheets. It concludes with an introduction to BASIC, which is used to solve practical problems in the electrical/electronic field. (Fall Semester) See when this course is offered ...
ET234 Elec Wire & Code 1
This course is an introduction to electrical residential wiring. It covers all of the essential elements regarding electrical installations in the home, including code making bodies, devices, boxes, conductors, outlets, light fixtures, ceiling fans and service entrances. All temporary laboratory wiring is installed in compliance with the current National electrical Code, providing experience in cable, conduit, surface raceway, service entrance, low-voltage control, annunciator, and intrusion detection systems. Corequisite: ET101 Technical Electricity 1. See when this course is offered ...
MA106 Technical Math 2
This course is a continuation of MA105 Technical Mathematics 1, with further topics from algebra as well as from geometry and trigonometry, and an emphasis on technical applications. Prerequisite: MA105 Technical Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
ET102 Tech Electricity 2
This course is a continuation of ET101 Technical Electricity 1. It reinforces previously acquired information and applies it to alternating current (AC) circuits. It investigates AC sine wave generation, mutual inductance inductive and capacitive reactance, and instantaneous values of voltage and current as well as real and apparent power. Uses, construction, and calibration of AC metering equipment are an integral part of this course. Practical application of each topic in both introductory courses are included in all laboratory experiments. Prerequisite: ET101 Technical Electricity 1. Corequisite: MA106 Technical Mathematics 2. See when this course is offered ...
ET104 Systems Diagrams
This course covers the types, application, and use of electrical/electronic drawings. It includes schematic diagrams and symbols as well as the operation of electro-mechanical devices. The course differentiates between schematics and wiring diagrams. It develops the use of block diagrams, schematics, ladder-logic diagrams, wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, and bills of material. Topics include Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Basic Relay PLC Instructions, PLC Timers and Counters, and PLC programs in the form of PLC ladder diagrams. Corequisite: ET102 Technical Electricity 2. See when this course is offered ...
ET131 Elec Mach&Contr 1
This introductory course investigates the construction, operation, and control of electrical equipment installed and maintained by the various electrical trades. Topics pertain to direct current equipment and include shunt, series, and compound motors and generators, manual and automatic DC controllers, stepping motors, and DC meters. It emphasizes the practical aspects of magnetic flux, counter-electromotive force, armature and field currents, motor and generator loading conditions, and the relationship of these electrical characteristics to specific types of mechanical, electrical, and electronic controllers. Prerequisite: ET101 Technical Electricity 1. Corequisite: MA106 Technical Mathematics 2. See when this course is offered ...
ET244 Elec Wire & Code 2
This course includes continuation of electrical techniques with emphasis on design and layout of single and polyphase systems. Skills to be developed include diagnosis and repair of equipment malfunctions, interpretation of the National Electrical Code, and estimates of project costs and progress coupled with installation techniques. Electrical systems studied include lighting, heating, ventilation, interior and exterior power distribution, and emergency energy conservation. Activities are focused on electrical systems. Prerequisite: ET234 Electrical Wiring and Codes 1 or permission of the Dean for Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Applied Technology. Corequisite: ET102 Technical Electricity 2. See when this course is offered ...