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College Catalog: Industrial Technology and Trades: Industrial/Residential Wiring

Program: Industrial/Residential Wiring
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-883-65
Length: 24 credit hours, 3 semesters
Lead Faculty: David Lorenz

Purpose: This program is designed for persons seeking employment in electrical-related fields, or in industrial/residential wiring fields, or personnel seeking to increase their knowledge or update their electrical skills. This program prepares students to be successful in an electrical workplace and members of a technical team.

Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of the Industrial/Residential Wiring 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 Industrial/Residential Wiring Certificate Program Certificate Program graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of basic circuit design, current flow, and power dissipation.
  • Identify a variety of schematic symbols and how to interpret schematic drawings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of federal, state and local safety legal requirements, including OSHA, VOSSA, and EPA when siring electrical circuits.
  • Apply the National Electrical Code (NEC) to identify purpose and location of electrical components and current protection devices.
  • Utilize a variety of test equipment to measure voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of electrical and other controls used in home and industry.

Admission Requirements: General admission to the college is required.

Program Requirements: The curriculum in the Industrial/Residential Wiring Certificate Program combines instruction in the areas required for competence as an entry level employee in industry, government, and other organizations. Candidates for the Industrial/Residential Wiring Certificate Program Career Studies Certificate must successfully complete all required courses and earn a minimum grade of “C” in all ELE, ETR, and DRF courses.

Industrial/Residential Wiring (221-883-65)
Required Courses and Credits
Sample Schedule
Fall Term
DRF 175 Schematic and Mechanical Diagrams 2
ELE 133 Practical Electricity I 3
ETR 113 AC and DC Fundamentals I 4
Total Semester Credits 9
Spring Term
ELE 134 Practical Electricity II 3
ELE 160 Power Controls 3
ETR 114 AC and DC Fundamentals II 4
Total Semester Credits 10
Summer Term
ELE 116 Electrical Construction Estimating 2
ELE 135 National Electric Code 3
Total Semester Credits 5
Total Program Credits 24