Industrial Electrical Technology Diploma
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Industrial Electrical Technology program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Industrial Electrical Technology diploma.
The standard curriculum for the Industrial Electrical Technology program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester. The program generally takes 3 to 4 semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 42 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisite: None)Introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current. Topics include: magnetism, AC wave generation, AC test equipment, inductance, capacitance, and basic transformers. A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) Introduces electrical symbols and their use in construction blueprints, electrical schematics, and diagrams. Topics include: electrical symbols, component identification, print reading and scales and measurement.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, commercial load calculations, three-phase power systems, and fundamentals of AC motor control.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-Requisites: None) This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: transformer connections, an introduction to low voltage systems, conduit design and installation practices, and system design concepts. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of electrical conduit and connectors.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) Introduces line and low voltage switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, and circuits. Emphasis will be placed on switching circuits, manual and automatic controls and devices, line and low voltage switching circuits, and operation, application and ladder diagrams. Topics include: ladder and wire diagrams, switching circuits, manual controls and devices, automatic controls and devices, and application and operation of controllers and controls. A $15 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: None) Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include: PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, PLC installation and set up, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures.
(Prerequisites: None) Provides instruction in industrial applications of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: rigid/IMC conduit installation, EMT conduit installation, busways installation, cable tray/wireway installation, and equipment installation (600 volts or less).
(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisite: None) Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices. A $10 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of copper and electrical components.