Electricity (942)

Award: Certificate in Applied Electricity

Gainful Employment

Length: Variable (Designed for both part-time and full-time students)

Lead Faculty/Program Head: James Forrest

Purpose: The Certificate program in Electricity is designed for the person who wants to develop skills to become a residential, commercial, or industrial electrician.

Occupational Objectives

  • Construction Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician

Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements for entry into the Applied Electricity certificate program other than those required for general admission to the College.

Program Requirements

The certificate program in electricity is designed to develop the job skills required of a person who is engaged as an electrician in industry, business, or housing. All classes will be offered in catalog order only; therefore, it is necessary to take all classes in sequence as they will not be repeated until the following year.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Electricity Certificate Program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, and local safety legal requirements, including OSHA, VOSSA, and EPA when wiring electrical circuits.
  2. Use a variety of electrical instruments to measure voltage, current and electrical power.
  3. Apply the National Electric Code to identify purpose and location of electrical components and current protection devices.
  4. Utilize the knowledge of mathematics and science in the electrical field.
  5. Troubleshoot and repair a system at the component level.

Course Schedule

Course Number, Title, Credits

Fall term
DRF 175 Schematic and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ETR 113 AC/DC Fundamentals I 4
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
MTH 121 Technical Mathematics I 3
Total 13

Spring Term
ETR 114 AC/DC Fundamentals II 4
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications
and Concepts 3
ELE 160 Power Controls 3
Total 13

Summer Term
ELE 135 National Electric Code: Residential 4
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 3
Total 7

Total Minimum Credits 33