Electrical Contracting Technician
Offered at the Following Campuses
The Electrical Contracting Technician Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in residential and commercial electrical industries. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.
The standard curriculum for the Electrical Contracting Technician certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term. The program may be completed in 3-4 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 26 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisite: MATH 1012, IDFC 1011)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.
(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: ELTR 1090) 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: ELTR 1080) 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.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: ELTR 1110, ELTR 1120) 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.
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: ELTR 1210) Introduces residential wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: residential circuits, print reading, National Electrical Code, wiring materials determining the required number and location of lighting/receptacles and small appliance circuits, wiring methods (size and type conductors, box fill calculations and voltage drop), switch control of luminaries, receptacle installation including bonding, GFCI and AFCI circuits, special purposes outlets - ranges, cook tops, ovens, dryers, water heaters, sump pumps, and sizing OCPDs (circuit breakers and fuses).
(Prerequisites: None) (Co-requisites: ELTR 1205) Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Topics include: residential single family service calculations, residential two family service calculations, load balancing, sub panels and feeders, residential single family service installation, residential two family service installation, concepts of TV and CATV installation, swimming pool installation, and remote control of lighting and intercom installation.