Electrical Systems Technology - ES12

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Valdosta Campus
  • Coffee Campus

Program Overview

The Electrical Systems Technology Diploma program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance, installation, and repair of electrical systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial industries. A combination of theory and practical application is emphasized to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills. Program graduates receive a diploma in Electrical Systems Technology with a specialization in residential or industrial applications.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;

*Be at least 16 years of age;    
 
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;   
  
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;     
 
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (8 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

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.

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

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.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

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 (32 - 35 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

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.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

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.
5

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include industrial safety procedures, the National Electrical Code, and commercial load calculations.
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

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, and variable speed controls.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is a continuation of the study in commercial wiring practices and procedures. Topics include: conduit installation and system design concepts.
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Occupational Elective
3
Circuit Analysis - Choose One of the Below Options (3 - 5 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: MATH 1012 or MATH 1013

This course introduces direct current concepts and applications, alternating current theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, series, parallel, and simple combination circuits, inductance and capacitance, diodes and amplifiers, and semiconductor fundamentals.
Or Choose One of the Following: (3 hours)
IDFC
1011
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

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.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces alternating current theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, and inductance and capacitance.
And Choose One of the Following: (3 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

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.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

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.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces alternating current concepts, theory, and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, inductance and capacitance.

Choose One Of The Following Specializations: (10 - 11 hours)
8EC2 - Electrical Construction and Maintenance Specialization (10 hours)
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

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).
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides additional instruction on wiring practices in accordance with National Electrical Code. Topics include: hand and power tools, branch circuits/feeders, residential single family load calculations, residential multifamily service calculations and installations, and equipment installations.
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Occupational Elective
4
8I12 - Industrial Electrical Technology Specialization (10 - 11 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces diagnostic techniques related to electrical malfunctions. Special attention is given to use of safety precautions during troubleshooting. Topics include: problem diagnosis, advanced schematics, and sequential troubleshooting procedures.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides instruction in industrial wiring applications of the National Electrical Code. Topics include: rigid/IMC conduit installation, EMT conduit installation, busways installation, cable tray/wireway installation, and equipment installation (600 volts or less).
Industrial PLC's - Choose One of the Following (4 - 5 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

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.
ELTR
1220
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces operational theory, systems terminology, PLC installations, and programming procedures for programmable logic controls. Emphasis is placed on pic programming, connections, installations, and start-up procedures. Topics include: PLC hardware and software, PLC functions and terminology, introductory numbering systems, PLC installation and set up, PLC programming basics, relay logic instructions, timers and counters, connecting field devices to I/O cards, and PLC safety procedures.

 

Related Program Options:

Electrical Technician TCC

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Advisors

Obrin Griffin
Electrical Systems Technology Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 428
Phone: 229-333-2100 ext, 3031
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Thomas Moody
Industrial Systems Technology Program Coordinator
Office: Ben Hill Hall, Room 408
Phone: (229) 468-2000 ext. 2056
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Michael Seabolt
Department Chair for Technical Education/Industrial and Electrical Systems Program Coordinator
Office: 139/140
Phone: (229) 468-2211
Email:
Campus: Coffee Campus