This curriculum prepares students for jobs in industry as electrical/electronic technicians. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment. The course work emphasizes electrical and electronics and includes theory and lab experience in troubleshooting, circuitry, industrial electronics, electrical machinery and electrical construction practices, as well as programmable logic control (PLC). A strong background in math, science and technical writing increases students' career opportunities. Graduates will also have the background needed to transfer to a four-year technology program.
Electrical Technology (EL)
(Effective Fall 2019)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Electrical Technology
Industrial technician, field service technician, electronic apparatus troubleshooter, electrical laboratory technician, electrical engineering technologist, design assistant, electrical layout facilitator, technical writer.
Recommended High School Subjects
Two years of algebra and one year of physical science (physics recommended). Electrical trade courses are desirable, but not necessary.
Special Equipment Needs
See the Tool List on the Electrical Technology 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 3 or higher.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- use mathematics and science in the design, development, and analysis of electrical and electronic circuits and systems.
- interpret and develop blueprints, schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, and transform them into functioning systems that comply with the National Electrical code and/or other specifications.
- evaluate technical information and communicate verbally and/or in writing to others in or out of the field.
- demonstrate basic knowledge of construction procedures and electrical wiring techniques.
- demonstrate knowledge of advanced electrical/electronic theory through the use of complex numbers and network theorems.
- demonstrate knowledge of the theory and mechanics of rotating machinery, Programmable Logic Control (PLC) circuitry, transformer banks, and instrumentation.
- troubleshoot microprocessor-based industrial control devices such as PLC and electro-mechanical systems.
- demonstrate the ability to use test equipment and instrumentation to analyze, troubleshoot, repair, and operate electrical/electronic circuits, systems, and equipment.
- demonstrate technical skills in a variety of electrical fields and apply accepted OSHA safety standards.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|ELT111||Direct Current Fundamentals||5|
|ELT116||Construction Lab I - Residential||5|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ELT120||Construction Lab II-Commercial||5|
|ELT122||Alternating Current Fundamentals||5|
|ELT130||Electrical Drawing and Print Reading||2|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|ELT234||Electrical Motor Control||4|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|PHS114||Physics with Technological Applications||4|
|ELT245||Introduction to Programmable Logic Control||4|
|ELT254||Industrial Power and Control Systems||4|
|ELT249||Programmable Logic Control Input/Output Devices||4|
|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|
|ELT221||Applied Industrial Networking Essentials||2|
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