Effective Fall 2022

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). Graduates will also have the background needed to progress to a four-year technology program.

Career Opportunities

Industrial technician, field service technician, electronic apparatus troubleshooter, electrical laboratory technician, electrical engineering technologist, design assistant, electrical layout facilitator, technical writer.

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.
  • demonstrate knowledge of general and OSHA safety practices.
  • operate test equipment and instrumentation to analyze, troubleshoot, repair, and operate 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 basic knowledge of local area network concepts to install, configure and initially troubleshoot existing network cabling and hardware.
  • demonstrate knowledge of microprocessor-based industrial control devices such as PLC and electrical drives.
  • apply knowledge of networkable and analog input and output devices as used by PLC’s.
  • explain the theory, operation and troubleshooting of solid state electronic systems and devices.

Curriculum

First SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
FYE101First Year Experience 1.50 1.50 SREQ
ELT111Direct Current Fundamentals 54 3 MREQ
ELT100Topics of Construction Safety 33 MREQ
ELT116Construction Lab I - Residential 53 6 MREQ
MTH123Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
or
MTH181College Algebra & Trigonometry I 32.50 1.50 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT120Construction Lab II-Commercial 53 6 MREQ
ELT122Alternating Current Fundamentals 54 3 MREQ
ELT130Electrical Drawing & Print Reading 21 3 MREQ
CSC124Information, Technology & Society 33 SREQ
ENL111English Composition I 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT234Electrical Motor Control 43 3 MREQ
ELT235Industrial Electronics 64 6 MREQ
ENL121English Composition II 33 SREQ
or
ENL201Technical & Professional Communication 33 SREQ
PHS103Physics Survey 33 SREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Fourth SemesterCreditsNotesLectureLab/ClinicalM/SType
ELT245Introduction to Programmable Logic Control 43 3 MREQ
ELT254Industrial Power & Control Systems 43 3 MREQ
ELT249Programmable Logic Control Input/Output Devices 43 3 MREQ
ARPCore Arts Perspective 3 SARP
or
AAPCore Applied Arts Perspective 3 SAAP
or
CDPCore Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective 3 SCDP
or
HIPCore Historical Perspective 3 SHIP
or
SSPCore Social Science Perspective 3 SSSP
ELT221Applied Industrial Networking Essentials 21 3 MREQ
TOTAL CREDITS 17