Effective Fall 2022

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 to a four-year technology program.

Career Opportunities

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

Special Equipment Needs

See program Tool List for major.

Remediation Strategies

All incoming students must meet placement requirements in math. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (see https://www.pct.edu/catalog/admissions-policy).

Program Goals

A 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.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
ELT111Direct Current Fundamentals 54 3 MREQ
ELT116Construction Lab I - Residential 53 6 MREQ
ELT100Topics of Construction Safety 33 MREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT120Construction Lab II-Commercial 53 6 MREQ
RET122Alternating Current Essentials 32 3 MREQ
ELT130Electrical Drawing & Print Reading 21 3 MREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT237Construction Lab III - Industrial 42 6 MREQ
ELT234Electrical Motor Control 43 3 MREQ
ELT255Electrical Estimating 33 MREQ
ELT246Electrical Machinery Analysis 32 3 MREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT240Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience 3 9 MREQ
ELT256Electrical Contractor Business Management 33 MREQ
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 MREQ
BCT104Construction Safety & Equipment 1 3 MREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
or
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
or
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
or
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
TOTAL CREDITS 13