Overview of Electrical Technology
Purpose: The Electrical Technology program will provide students with the foundation to become effective electrical workers in the residential, commercial, and industrial fields. Course offerings may include the study of electrical systems in residential wiring, commercial wiring, and industrial motor controls with study in new construction, remodel, and the industrial and commercial industries. Course offerings include everything from entry level trades courses, all the way to national certification. Students will train at the career centers, high schools and at real job sites. Current and traditional building practices are included, while updated and advanced electrical techniques are emphasized.
Introduction to basic theory of DC and AC circuits, including circuit analysis techniques, introductory magnetism, and transformer principles.
Electrical Construction I
Involves the study of materials and procedures used in construction wiring.
Electrical Construction II
Expands the knowledge and skills needed to work in commercial and industrial construction wiring.
Electrical Motor Controls
This course addresses the diversity of control devices and applications used in industry today. Safety and electrical lockouts are also included.
Rotating Machinery Electrical Motor Controls
This course focuses on the construction, operation and maintenance of DC motors and generators and AC motors and alternators. This course addresses the diversity of control devices and applications used in industry today. Safety and electrical lockouts are also included.
Important Note: We offer a variety of pathways and courses to meet the needs of our students. Therefore, all courses may not be offered each semester. Also, we work to offer dual credit for any course where a post-secondary institution will honor it; but it is up to the post-secondary institution and not the ATC as to whether a course or student is eligible for dual credit.