This curriculum offers the skills and background necessary for various electrical construction and maintenance careers. Students develop the practical skills needed to design, troubleshoot, analyze, operate, and install residential, commercial and industrial electrical systems. The course work emphasizes electrical construction practices, electrical machinery requirements, circuitry, safety, and the National Electrical Code through theory and laboratory practice. Courses in communications, math, science, and small business practices improve students’ employment prospects. Graduates will also have the background needed to transfer into multiple bachelor degree programs.
Electrical Construction (EB)
(Effective Fall 2020)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Electrical Construction
Self-employment in residential, commercial and industrial electrical wiring, electrical designer, industrial maintenance electrician, electrical union apprentice, electrical inspector, electrical troubleshooter or power company employee
Recommended High School Subjects
One year of general math, one year of basic algebra, and one year of science. One year of advanced algebra is desirable.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Electrical Construction major web page.
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting). Math placement requirement: Level 2 or higher
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA successful graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of electrical principles and laws through the use of mathematical formulas to solve electrical problems in both direct and alternating current equipment and systems.
- develop schematic diagrams and wiring diagrams using a CAD program, and transform them into functioning systems that comply with the National Electrical code and/or other specifications.
- communicate electrical and technical information effectively verbally and/or in writing.
- exhibit proper general and OSHA safety practices.
- operate test equipment and instrumentation to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair electrical/electronic circuits, systems, and equipment.
- demonstrate knowledge and theory of single and three phase power and distribution systems used in residential and industrial settings.
- explain the theory, mechanics, and control of rotating machinery.
- demonstrate working knowledge of electrical construction procedures in residential, commercial, and industrial installations.
- demonstrate a general knowledge of small business practices relative to electrical construction and installations projects.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ELT111||Direct Current Fundamentals||5|
|ELT116||Construction Lab I - Residential||5|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ELT120||Construction Lab II-Commercial||5|
|RET122||Alternating Current Essentials||3|
|ELT130||Electrical Drawing and Print Reading||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ELT237||Construction Lab III - Industrial||4|
|ELT234||Electrical Motor Control||4|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|ELT240||Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience||3|
|ELT256||Electrical Contractor Business Management||3|
|ELT246||Electrical Machinery Analysis||3|
|BCT104||Construction Safety and Equipment||1|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3|
|AAP||Core Applied Arts Perspective||3|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3|
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