Award: Certificate in Applied Electricity
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.
- Construction Electrician
- Maintenance Electrician
There are no admission requirements for entry into the Applied Electricity certificate program other than those required for general admission to the College.
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.
Upon successful completion of the Electricity Certificate Program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state, and local safety legal requirements, including OSHA, VOSSA, and EPA when wiring electrical circuits.
- Use a variety of electrical instruments to measure voltage, current and electrical power.
- Apply the National Electric Code to identify purpose and location of electrical components and current protection devices.
- Utilize the knowledge of mathematics and science in the electrical field.
- Troubleshoot and repair a system at the component level.
Course Number, Title, Credits
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
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
ELE 135 National Electric Code: Residential 4
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 3
Total Minimum Credits 33