Degree Programs

Electrical Service Technician, Electrical Maintenance AOS

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This program is a curriculum of sequential technical courses encompassing the field of industrial and commercial services. Students may elect either Electrical Maintenance or Fiber Optics. A scientific calculator, digital multi-meter, electronic breadboard, and hand tools are required. The use of fiber optic lines in the rapidly expanding telecommunications field is expected to produce new jobs throughout the next decade. This degree prepares students to be able to install, maintain and troubleshoot, and repair fiber optic systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 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.
Goal 2 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.
Goal 3 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.
Goal 4 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.
Goal 5 Prepare the student to communicate to others through a written proposal
  • Student 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.
Goal 6 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.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
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. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN110 Oral&Writn Communctn
This course covers the effective oral and written contexts of occupational communications. It includes practice in oral presentations, business letters, resumes, memos, instructional materials and reports, and visual aids. It is designed specifically for A.O.S. degree programs. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result; or successful completion of DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and successful completion of either EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
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 ...
2.0
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 ...
3.0
BM150 Principles of Entrepreneurship
This course is a practical course designed to increase an individual's knowledge of the nuances involved in operating a small business. It is for both those individuals who are actively considering business ownership and those who merely desire to increase their general knowledge of business. Through lecture, films, and discussion, the individual will examine the necessary managerial and operational skills for proprietorship, develop a knowledge bank, and become acquainted with the available resources for small business. Areas covered include: self-assesment, planning, decision-making, legal forms of business, record keeping, business insurance, taxes, advertising and promotion. Examinations plus the presentation of a realistic business plan make up the major course requirements. The Small Business Administration provides resource material for the course. See when this course is offered ...
OR
3.0
EN147 Report Writing
This course emphasizes the preparation of written reports, focusing on organization, format, language, and purpose. Reports based on the types written in the fields of business, industry, and sciences are prepared. Prerequisite: EN110 Oral & Written Communication. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
4.0
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 ...
3.0
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 ...
3.5
ET103 Tech Electronics
This course investigates the fundamental properties of semiconductor materials and the utilization of these materials in devices such as diodes, bi-polar transistors, field effect transistors, thyristors, and common substrated integrated circuits. Experiments pertain to various rectifiers, voltage regulators and elementary amplifier circuits. Emphasis is placed on constructing, troubleshooting, modifying, and repairing those circuits considered fundamental to the operation of electronic equipment. Prerequisites: ET101 Technical Electricity 1 and MA105 Technical Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
2.0
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. Prerequisite: ET101 Technical Electricity 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
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 ...
Elective (optional) 3-4cr
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
3.0
ET141 Programmable Logic Cont
This course is a study of the types, applications, and use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). It includes methods for developing PLC ladder programs, PLC installation, wiring, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Experience is provided using Allen Bradley MicroLogix, SLC500, and Compactlogix PLCs, as well as the Logixpro PLC Simulator. Corequisites: ET152 Circuits 2 and ET102 Technical Electricity 2. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
ET233 Industrial Electronics
This course studies electromechanical and electronic devices in the operation of industrial equipment and manufacturing processes. Emphasis is placed on the operating characteristics and applications of discrete components such as solid-state devices, thyristors, trigger devices, relays, timers, amplifiers, and transducers. Laboratory experiments use skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair malfunctions in moderately complicated automated equipment. Prerequisite: ET103 Technical Electronics, MA106 Technical Mathematics 2. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
3.5
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 ...
4.5
ET235 Digital Logic
This course provides an overview of the basic logic circuits inherent in all digital electronics applications. Topics include the various numbering systems, encoders and decoders used in digital systems, binary logic gates, flip-flops, counters, and shift registers with arithmetic circuits. Memories and interfacing of digital and analog devices are also investigated. Experiments supporting related information are designed to provide maximum hands-on experience for students with no prior training in electronics. Prerequisites: ET101 Technical Electricity 1, MA106 Technical Mathematics 2. See when this course is offered ...
Elective (optional) 3-4cr
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
5.0
ET232 Elec Mach&Cntrl 2
This course is designed to combine related information pertaining to AC machinery, electromechanical controllers, transducers, and electronic controls with the practical skills of equipment selection, installation, wiring, troubleshooting, and maintaining the machinery control systems currently used by industry. Topics include single and multiphase alternators, motors, transformers, and meters. Methods of machinery control include across-the-line starters, control relays, voltage and current transformers, limit switches, electronic switching, and speed or rotation sensors. Prerequisite: ET102 Technical Electricity 2, ET131 Electrical Machinery and Controls 1, MA106 Technical Mathematics 2. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
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 ...
4.5
ET245 Microproc Technology
This course applies knowledge of binary logic and circuits to elements, diagnostic procedures, and methods of operating and repairing microprocessor-based home and automated industrial equipment. Laboratory components include using personal computers and development systems to create microcontroller applications. An introduction to the architecture of the IBM 80x86 architecture is provided, and methods of assembly upgrading and maintaining PCs are presented. Prerequisites: ET103 Technical Electronics, ET235 Digital Logic. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
ET246 Indus Computer App
This course introduces hardware and software applications of the personal computer. It covers applications involving interfacing, digital Input/Output, analog Input/Output, data acquisition, and computer control of external electrical devices. Hardware components are studied for an understanding of computer systems, and BASIC is used to write input/output instructions. Experiments include wiring, testing, and debugging of a digital/analog circuit board and trainer. Prerequisite: ET233 Industrial Electrontcs (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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