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.
Electrical Occupations (EO)
(Effective Fall 2017)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- More Information about Electrical Occupations
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.
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.
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 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.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|RET111||Direct Current Essentials||3|
|ELT116||Construction Lab I - Residential||5|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|ELT120||Construction Lab II-Commercial||5|
|RET122||Alternating Current Essentials||3|
|SAF110||Occupational Health and Safety||2|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|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|
|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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