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College Catalog: Industrial Technology and Trades: Practical Electrician

Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-942-01
Length: 12 credit hours, 2 semesters
Lead Faculty/Program Head: David Lorenz

Purpose: This program is designed for individuals seeking employment in industrial electrical-related fields or personnel seeking to become an entry level residential, commercial, or industrial electrician. This program also prepares students to be successful in an electrical workplace and members of a technical team.

Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of the Practical Electrician Career Studies Certificate program graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for entry into the fields of industrial or residential construction electrician, industrial or residential maintenance electrician, and repair technicians.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the Practical Electrician program graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of basic circuit design, current flow, and power dissipation.
  • Utilize a variety of test equipment to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Identify a variety of schematic symbols and how to interpret schematic drawings.
  • Apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) to identify the purpose of and location of electrical components and current protection devices.
  • Discuss basic electrical and other controls used in industry.
  • Demonstrate basic troubleshooting techniques.

Admission Requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements of the College, this program requires proficiency in basic arithmetic and English.

Program Requirements: The career studies certificate program in practical electrician 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 courses.

Practical Electrician Career Studies Certificate
Course Number Title Credits
Fall
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 3
Total Semester Credits 6
Spring
ELE 150 AC and DC Fundamentals 3
ELE 160 Power Controls 3
Total Semester Credits 6
Program Total 12