Electrical Technician - ET51

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Valdosta Campus
  • Coffee Campus

Program Overview

The Electrical Technician Technical Certificate of Credit provides training in basic electrical wiring skills enabling students to gain entry level employment in the construction and maintenance industry. Topics include basic electrical principles and practices, blueprint interpretation, industrial safety procedures, and residential wiring operations.

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 (3 hours)

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.
Occupational Courses (16 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.
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.

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.

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.
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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Related Program Options:

Electrical Systems Technology Diploma

 

Advisors

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

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