Catalog 2020-2021

Electrical Construction Systems Technology

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the associate degree program in Electrical Systems Technology will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Comprehend basic DC and AC theory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, interpret, and estimate from a blueprint.
  • Wire residential, commercial, and industrial structures.
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair electrical motors and electrical controls.
  • Understand the operating characteristics of common electric motors
  • Diagnostically troubleshoot electrical components and systems.
  • Install and program PLCs.
  • Inspect and maintain industrial PLCs.
  • Understand and apply the National Electric Code.
  • Demonstrate the personal and professional ethics and interpersonal skills that are expected in the workplace.

Graduates of the diploma program will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Comprehend basic DC and AC theory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, interpret, and estimate from a blueprint.
  • Wire residential, commercial, and industrial structures.
  • Understand basic electrical motors and electrical controls.
  • Diagnostically troubleshoot electrical components and systems.
  • Understand basic industrial PLC operations and programming.
  • Understand and apply the National Electric Code.
  • Demonstrate the personal and professional ethics and interpersonal skills that are expected in the workplace.

Graduates of the technical certificate in Basic Electrician will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Comprehend basic DC theory.
  • Comprehend basic AC theory.

Graduates of the technical certificate in Residential Electrical Technician will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Understand residential workplace safety.
  • Understand the tools and materials used in residential wiring.
  • Install assorted residential wiring circuits.
  • Apply the NEC requirements for a residential electrical installation.
  • Perform residential service sizing calculations.

Graduates of the technical certificate in Commercial Electrical Technician will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Understand safety related maintenance requirements per NFPA 70E.
  • Perform commercial and multi-family service sizing calculations.
  • Understand three-phase power systems.
  • Perform three-phase transformer calculations.
  • Understand commercial and industrial wiring materials and techniques.
  • Understand the requirements and methods of conduit bending and installation.

Graduates of the technical certificate in Industrial Controls Technician will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Understand the concepts of manual and automatic control circuits.
  • Understand control logic.
  • Install common manual, automatic, and solid-state controls, equipment, and wiring.
  • Wire functioning motor control circuits.
  • Install common motor control circuits.
  • Understand the operating characteristics of different types of three-phase, single-phase, and DC motors and generators.

Graduates of the technical certificate in Photovoltaic Systems Technician will be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Comprehend basic AC and DC electrical theory.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, interpret, and create estimates from a residential blueprint.
  • Understand the components in a typical photovoltaic installation and how they integrate.
  • Perform diagnostics on typical photovoltaic equipment.