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Electrical Systems Technology — suspended 2019

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Program Overview

This program is suspended for the 2019 – 2020 academic year pending revision or termination.

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Electrical Systems Technology program, offered only at the Elizabeth City Campus, will give you the skills needed to install, modify, troubleshoot and repair basic electromechanical systems.

Residential, commercial and industrial facilities depend on electronic equipment for a variety of functions, and require skilled technicians to:

  • Install and maintain this equipment.
  • Draw and interpret schematic wiring, controls and mechanical diagrams.
  • Measure and interpret electrical and electronic parameters.

Entry-level positions include apprentices and assistants for the layout, installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Electrical Systems Technology — Diploma
  • Electrical Systems Technology, Level I — Certificate
  • Electrical Systems Technology, Level II — Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, you’ll:

  1. Plan and install residential and commercial circuits per the National Electrical Code
  2. Interpret and apply the provisions of the National Electrical Code
  3. Plan and install DC and AC circuits utilizing schematics and wiring diagrams

Careers

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers

Occupational Outlook Handbook for Electricians

Curriculum Guides

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 3 6 n/a 9 5
ELC 113 Residential Wiring Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 6 n/a 8 4
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 1 2 n/a 3 2
ELC 118 National Electrical Code Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 1 2 n/a 3 2
ELC 230 Wind and Power Hydro Systems Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 2 n/a 4 3
COM 101 Workplace Communication none 3 n/a n/a 3 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy none 1 2 n/a 3 2
Total Semester Hours 13 20 n/a 33 21
First Year
Spring Semester
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ELC 220 Photovoltaic Sys Tech Prerequisite: ELC 112 2 3 n/a 5 3
ELC 117 Motors and Controls Prerequisite: ELC 112, ELC 113, or ELC 125 2 6 n/a 8 4
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring Prerequisite: ELC 113 or ELC 118 2 6 n/a 8 4
ELC 128 Intro to PLC Prerequisite: ELC 125 2 3 n/a 5 3
ENG 102 Applied Communications
or
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
or
MAT 110 Math Measurement and Literacy
ENG 102 Prerequisite: none
ENG 111 Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement
MAT 110 Prerequisites: DMA 010-030
3 – 2 0 – 2 n/a 3 – 4 3
WBL 110 World of Work
or
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I
or
WBL 112 Work-Based Learning II
none 0 – 1 n/a 0 – 20 1 – 20 1 – 2
Total Semester Hours 10 – 12 18 – 20 0 – 20 30 – 50 18 – 19
Total Semester Hours Required for Diploma 39 – 40
Certificate
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 3 6 n/a 9 5
ELC 113 Residential Wiring Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 6 n/a 8 4
ELC 125 Diagrams and Schematics Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 1 2 n/a 3 2
ELC 230 Wind and Power Hydro Systems Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 2 2 n/a 4 3
ELC 118 National Electrical Code Prerequisites: Appropriate placement above a Basic Skills level 1 2 n/a 3 2
Total Semester Hours 9 18 n/a 27 16
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 16
To complete higher level certificates, students may be required to complete coursework offered in the previous certificate to meet all required course prerequisites.

Certificate
Course Number and Title
Prerequisites and
Corequisites
Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Total Contact Hours Total Credit Hours
ELC 220 Photovoltaic Sys Tech Prerequisite: ELC 112 2 3 n/a 5 3
ELC 117 Motors and Controls Prerequisite: ELC 112, ELC 113, or ELC 125 2 6 n/a 8 4
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring Prerequisite: ELC 113 or ELC 118 2 6 n/a 8 4
ELC 128 Intro to PLC Prerequisite: ELC 125 2 3 n/a 5 3
Total Semester Hours 8 18 n/a 26 14
Total Semester Hours Required for Certificate 14