ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

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Any decision on the comparability of credits is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution.
Students should not assume that any credits of any course maybe transferred to another institution.

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CIP 47.0101 / 720 hours / 51 credits

Objective: This Electrical Technician program is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to obtain entry–level employment in the electrical field for residential and commercial projects. The program includes theoretical ad hands-on courses for the installation of residential and commercial projects.

Course description: The school covers in the Electrical Technician program a variety of tasks and duties associated with the field of electricity. The teaching methods used are theories and lecture and supervised laboratory

Requirements; Must be 16 years of age and have a high school diploma, or GED.

Completion time: 20 hours a week = 36 weeks (180 days) maximum time frame = 54 weeks

Graduation requirements: Students must complete 720 hours of theory and lab/shop training with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Cost of program
Tuition                              $6.400.00
Registration fee                    100.00                               
Books/ supplies                 included
Total                                    $6500.00      

Method of payment: Full payment must be in advance, at the beginning of the program, by-mid-point of the program, or paid on a monthly basis arranged with the School office.

Diploma: After the completion of the program, the student receives a diploma providing that the final examination is approved and all requisites and financial obligations with the institution have been met.  

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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  • ET001

Principles and Applications of Electricity (6 credits lecture, 1 credit lab = 80 clock hours)
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned the principles and application of electrical circuits such as electrical symbols, following schematics on real circuits, parts of an electrical installations, motors , transformers, control circuits, light fixtures types and uses. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s law application, rules of safety and code requirements. Students practice troubleshooting burned equipment grounded or with wrong resistance, as well as the use of electrical instruments.

  • ET002

Electrical Motors and Tranformers (4 credits lecture, 2 credit lab = 80 clock hours)
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned the general principles and operation of electrical motors and transformers. Electrical motors competencies include induction motors and the hermetic motor, applications, starting methods (single phase), permanent split capacitor, capacitor start (capacitor and induction star run), split phase, fan motors types with variable speed, overcurrent protection, determining the Common (C), Run (R) ,and Star (S) in motors. Transformers competencies include uses, grounding, calculations, overcurrent protection and NEC requirements. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’S law application, rules of safety, and code requirements.

  • ET003

Basic Calculations for Electricians (2 credit lecture , 3 credit lab = 80 clock hours )
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned basic electrical calculations and installation. Calculations competencies include box fill, conduit fill, voltage drop, Ampacity types of rating, box size, grounding and bonding, equipment grounding conductors, and conduits. Installation competencies include box and conduit types, uses and fittings, NEC requirements materials and uses space clearance requirements for live parts and equipment, special equipment NEC Requirements, wire types and uses ground wire sizing, wire protections, ground fault circuit interrupted for equipment, arc fault protections, equipment and requirements. Students learn wire size selection and calculation, electrical protection, fuses, breakers, internal overload and the use of instruments such as ohmmeter, AC clap-on ammeter and capacitance meter. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s law application, and rules of safety.

  • ET004

Residential Wiring (4 credits lecture, 2 credit lab = 80 clock hours )
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned the installation and requirements in the dwelling unit receptacles, switches, fans and lighting. The student will be able to understand the code requirements governing receptacles’ outlet for laundry areas, the national Fire Protection Association Standard (NEC) # 74, and the general National Electrical code requirements for the installation of residential smoke heat and security systems. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s law application, and rules of safety.

  • ET005

Dwelling Units Calculations ( 2 credits lecture, 3 credit lab= 80 clock hours)
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned the requirements of small appliances and laundry loads, household electrical range calculation, the optional calculation method, calculations of multi family dwelling unit circuits, branch circuits rating, feeders, ground and neutral calculations. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s law application, and rules of safety.

  • ET006

Commercial Wiring (4 credits lecture, 2 credit lab = 80 clock hours)
At the end this chapter the student will have learned the commercial installation procedures, will be able to read plans, as well as understand and interpret specifications when the construction and repair is required. Competencies include branch circuit calculations and feeder motor loads, conductors selection procedure, voltage drop, and the aluminum conductors selection. The student will practice troubleshooting systems according with the NEC. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s application, and the rules of safety.

  • ET007

Commercial Installations, Procedures and Requirements (4 credits lecture , 2 credit lab = 80 clock hours)
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned commercial installation procedures, equipment and materials as well as understand and be able to interpret specifications when the construction and repair is required. Competencies include NEMA configuration receptacles, motor overload protection, motor feeder and branch circuit calculations, special systems and equipment, lamps and luminaries used in commercial projects. The student will practice troubleshooting systems, and general configuration of fire alarm systems. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s law application, and rules of safety.

  • ET008

Special Locations, Electrical control and Applications (2 credits lecture, 3 credit lab = 80 clock hours)
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned to recognize hazardous locations, establish NEC requirements and safety rules. The course covers the review of commercial garages, gas stations, places of assembly, mobiles homes, signs, elevators, information technology equipment, pools, emergency equipment, fire alarms circuits, and communications systems. Electrical controls competencies include circuits, equipment, and applications. Students learn how to follow a wiring diagram, NEC requirements. The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM's law application, and rules of safety.

  • ET009

Reading Blue Prints (2 credit lecture, 3 credit lab = 80 clock hours)
At the end of this chapter the student will have learned to read a blue print. Competencies acquired by the student include the understanding of the different types of electrical drawings, electrical working drawings, layout of electrical drawings, electrical symbols, electrical specifications, building drawings such as plans, elevations, sections, and details. In addition, the student will be able to understand the different electrical wiring diagrams such as diagrammatic plan views showing individual building-circuit layouts, complete schematics diagrams showing all detail of connections and every wire in the circuit, one-line diagrams and power-riser diagrams . The course also includes a review in electrical basic concepts, OHM’s law application, and rules of safety.

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ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN
Program Level - Undergraduate Certificate
Program Length - 720 hours / 51 credits
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Tuition and fees: $6,400
Books and supplies: $0
On-campus room & board: not offered

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Registration fee $100

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The program is designed to take 36 weeks to complete.