Electrical Occupations (EO)

(Effective Fall 2017)

This curriculum offers the skills and theoretical background needed for a variety of careers. Graduates may work as electricians in electrical construction or in electrical maintenance careers where they would work with electrical machinery. The major emphasizes electrical construction and the development of skills through laboratory practice.  Courses in communication and math improve students' employment prospects.

Career Opportunities

Construction electrician, electrical construction troubleshooter, power company employee, construction union apprentice, electrical tester or inspector; self-employment in residential and commercial wiring.

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 Occupations major web page.

Remediation Strategies

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.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • demonstrate technical skills in a variety of electrical fields, apply accepted safety standards, and meet work quality standards.
  • exhibit the proper use and care of electrical tools and materials to include the specification of items from stockroom or supplier
  • read and develop blueprints and use this information in performing installation, which comply with the National Electrical Code.
  • interpret ideas and develop plans through communicating with others.
  • operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair rotating electrical machines and systems.
  • demonstrate working knowledge of electrical construction procedures in residential, commercial, and industrial installations.




First Semester Credits
FYE101 First Year Experience 1  
RET111 Direct Current Essentials 3  
ELT116 Construction Lab I - Residential 5  
MTH124 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
Second Semester Credits
ELT120 Construction Lab II-Commercial 5  
RET122 Alternating Current Essentials 3  
ELT113 Accident Prevention 2  
SAF110 Occupational Health and Safety 2  
ENL010 Communications 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
Third Semester Credits
ELT237 Construction Lab III - Industrial 4  
ELT234 Electrical Motor Control 4  
ELT130 Electrical Drawing and Print Reading 2  
EET213 Structured Cabling and Optical Fiber Systems 1  
BCT104 Construction Safety and Equipment 1  
Fourth Semester Credits
ELT240 Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience 3  
ELT229 Process Control Basics 3  
ELT246 Electrical Machinery Analysis 3  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
EET124 Engineering, Technology, and Society 3  

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