NCCER Electrical Systems Construction and Maintenance Technician Diploma (ES22)  Diploma

Program Description:

The NCCER Electrical Systems Construction and Maintenance Technician diploma program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance, installation, and repair of electrical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial environments. A combination of theory and practical application is emphasized to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills. Program graduates receive a diploma as an Electrical Systems Construction and Maintenance Technician.

Entrance date: Every Semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehention 55
Quantitative Reasoning 237 Algebra 41

High School diploma or equivalent required for graduation.

Credits required for graduation: 44

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Curriculum Outline (44 hours)
Basic Skills Courses 8 credits 8
ENGL 1010

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

MATH 1012

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, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.

EMPL 1000

Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

Occupational Courses 36 credits 36
COFC 1080

This course introduces

ELTR 1000

This course introduces the student to the electrical trade. Emphasis is placed on orientation to the trade, safety, basic electrical theory, electrical codes, and basic electrical wiring practices.

ELTR 1015

This course introduces the student to specific skill components needed to be successful as an electrician. Topics include reading electrical drawings, residential electrical services, test equipment, alternating current, motor theory and applications and basic electrical installation.

ELTR 1025

This course continues to introduce those specific job skills needed for a typical electrician. Topics in this course include pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, terminations and splices, circuit breakers and fuses, and control systems fundamentals.

ELTR 1035

This course introduces the student to more advanced electrical applications. Topics include load calculations, conductor selection and calculations, practical lighting applications, hazardous locations, and overcurrent protection.

ELTR 1055

This is the capstone course for the Electrical Systems Construction and Maintenance program. Topics include distribution equipment, transformers, commercial electrical services, motor calculations, motor controls, and voice, data and video.

XXXX xxxx Occupational Electives-12 cr. hrs. 12
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

ELTR 1010

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..

ELTR 1020

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.

ELTR 1060

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.

ELTR 1065

This course introduces students to specialty situations found in the electrical construction trade. Topics include specialty load calculations, health care facilities, standby and emergency systems, fire alarms, and advanced controls.

ELTR 1075

This course continues the introduction to special electrical situations. Topics include HVAC controls, heat tracing and freeze protection, motor operation and maintenance, medium-voltage terminations and splices, and fundamentals of crew leadership.

ELTR 1080

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.

ELTR 1180

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.

ELTR 1525

This class introduces techniques and methods on how to install residential and commercial photovoltaic systems.

IDFC 1007

Provides an in-depth study of the health and safety practices required for maintenance of industrial, commercial, and home electrically operated equipment. Topics include: introduction to OSHA regulations; safety tools, equipment, and procedures; and first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

IDSY 1120
Corequisite: IDSY 1110

This course introduces the operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installation, and programming procedures for Programmable Logic Controllers. Emphasis is placed on PLC programming, connections, installation, and start-up procedures. Other topics include timers and counters, relay logic instructions, and hardware and software applications.

Program Chair

Instructor, Industrial Electrical and Electrical Construction
Carlton, Room 110

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