Electrical Occupations (EO)

(Effective Fall 2016)

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.htm). Math placement requirement: Level 2 or higher.

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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.

 

 

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
FYE101First Year Experience 1 
RET111Direct Current Essentials 3 
ELT116Construction Lab I - Residential 5 
MTH124Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 12
Second SemesterCredits
ELT120Construction Lab II-Commercial 5 
ELT129Applied Alternating Current Fundamentals 3 
ELT113Accident Prevention 2 
or
SAF110Occupational Health and Safety 2 
ENL010Communications 3 
or
ENL111English Composition I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 13
Third SemesterCredits
ELT237Construction Lab III - Industrial 4 
ELT234Electrical Motor Control 4 
ELT130Electrical Drawing and Print Reading 2 
EET213Structured Cabling and Optical Fiber Systems 1 
BCT104Construction Safety and Equipment 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 12
Fourth SemesterCredits
ELT240Construction Lab IV-Practical Experience 3 
ELT229Process Control Basics 3 
ELT246Electrical Machinery Analysis 3 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
or
EET124Engineering, Technology, and Society 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 12