CERT Electricity (942)

Program: Electricity
Award: Certificate in Applied Electricity
Plan Code: 942
Length: 32 credit hours, 2 semesters
Lead Faculty: David Lorenz

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: Upon completion of the Electricity Certificate Program graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for entry into the fields of industrial or residential construction electrician, maintenance electrician, and installation and repair technicians.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Electricity Certificate Program, graduates 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.

Admission Requirements: General admission to the college is required.

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. Candidates for the Electricity Certificate Program must successfully complete all required courses and earn a minimum grade of “C” in all ELE, ETR, and DRF courses.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information: Please see www.pdc.edu/future-students/gainful-employment/ to access gainful employment information for this program.

Electricity (942)
sample schedule
Fall Term
DRF 175 Schematic and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
ETR 113 DC and AC Fundamentals I 4
ENG 131 Technical Writing 3
MTH 121 Fundamentals Mathematics I 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total Semester Credits 16
Spring Term
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 3
ELE 135 National Electric Code: Residential 4
ELE 160 Power Controls 3
ETR 114 AC/DC Fundamentals II 4
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Total Credits 32