2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Electrical Systems Technology (AAS) A35130

This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice in the layout, installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 110Intro to Refrigeration
2
6

5

BAT 111Building Automation Systems
1
3

2

BAT 131Fire Control System Automation
2
2

3

BAT 141Security System Fundamentals
2
2

3

ELC 112DC/AC Electricity
3
6

5

ELC 113Residential Wiring
2
6

4

ELC 114Commercial Wiring
2
6

4

ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

ELC 128Intro to PLC
2
3

3

ELC 213Instrumentation
3
2

4

ELC 233Energy Management
2
2

3

ELC 250Critical Power Systems
3
3

4

NET 113Home Automation Systems
2
2

3

Computer Elective: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

or

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

Total Major Hours: 50

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

 

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 230Introduction to Logic
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I
2
2

3

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

(MAT 171 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 66-67

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ELC 112DC/AC Electricity
3
6

5

ELC 113Residential Wiring
2
6

4

ELC 250Critical Power Systems
3
3

4

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
11
17
17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ELC 114Commercial Wiring
2
6

4

ELC 117Motors and Controls
2
6

4

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Computer Elective Course*
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
14
14

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
AHR 110Intro to Refrigeration
2
6

5

BAT 111Building Automation Systems
1
3

2

ELC 128Intro to PLC
2
3

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

NET 113Home Automation Systems
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
10
14
16

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BAT 131Fire Control System Automation
2
2

3

BAT 141Security System Fundamentals
2
2

3

ELC 213Instrumentation
3
2

4

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12-13
8
16-17

Summer Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ELC 233Energy Management
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
2
2
3

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 66-67