Electrical Technology provides the opportunity to acquire the theory and skills needed to gain entry-level employment and advancement at an accelerated pace in the electrical field. Students will be able to apply basic electrical theory to all aspects of electrical technology. Skills and safe working habits are developed through construction and maintenance work project assignments. Since electricity has become an integral part of everyday life, an adequate supply of electrical power is necessary, as well as a reliable system for efficient utilization; thus, there is a continuing need for qualified electrical technicians.
Graduates’ knowledge and skills are useful in such career areas as electrical engineering technicians, power plant technicians, electrical construction, industrial maintenance, and as technical representatives. High school prerequisites for this program are Algebra I & II, and a GPA of at least 2.5.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate technical skills in a variety of electrical fields, apply these skills to new developments in these fields, and apply accepted safety standards.
- Demonstrate the ability to design, develop, and analyze electrical circuits and systems.
- Complete parts lists and order forms that demonstrate knowledge of catalogs and of coding and numbering systems for devices, hardware, and materials.
- Interpret and develop blueprints, schematic diagrams, and wiring plans and transform them into functioning projects that conform to the National Electrical Code and/or other specifications.
- Evaluate electrical circuits and systems and communicate the results of such evaluations verbally or in writing.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of construction procedures and electrical wiring techniques.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the use of test equipment and the electrical theory