(Effective Fall 2020)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Electrical Technology
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.
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 incoming students must meet placement requirements in English, math, and reading. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog (www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).
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:
- 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
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1||.50||1.50||S||REQ|
|ELT111||Direct Current Fundamentals||5||4||3||M||REQ|
|ELT100||Topics of Construction Safety||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT116||Construction Lab I - Residential||5||3||6||M||REQ|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ELT120||Construction Lab II-Commercial||5||3||6||M||REQ|
|ELT122||Alternating Current Fundamentals||5||4||3||M||REQ|
|ELT130||Electrical Drawing and Print Reading||2||1||3||M||REQ|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3||3||S||REQ|
|ELT234||Electrical Motor Control||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ENL121||English Composition II||3||3||S||REQ|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3||3||S||REQ|
|ELT245||Introduction to Programmable Logic Control||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT254||Industrial Power and Control Systems||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ELT249||Programmable Logic Control Input/Output Devices||4||3||3||M||REQ|
|ARP||Core Arts Perspective||3||S||ARP|
|AAP||Core Applied Arts Perspective||3||S||AAP|
|CDP||Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective||3||S||CDP|
|HIP||Core Historical Perspective||3||S||HIP|
|SSP||Core Social Science Perspective||3||S||SSP|
|ELT221||Applied Industrial Networking Essentials||2||1||3||M||REQ|