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electrical
technology

Electrical Technology provides the opportunity to acquire
the theory and skills needed to gain entry-level employment
and advancement at an accelerated pace in the electrical
field. Students will be able to apply basic electrical theory to
all aspects of electrical technology. Skills and safe working
habits are developed through construction and maintenance
work project assignments. Since electricity has become an
integral part of everyday life, an adequate supply of electrical
power is necessary, as well as a reliable system for efficient
utilization; thus, there is a continuing need for qualified
electrical technicians.
Graduates' knowledge and skills are useful in such career
areas as electrical engineering technicians, power plant
technicians, electrical construction, industrial maintenance,
and as technical representatives. High school prerequisites
for this program are Algebra I & II, and a GPA of at least 2.5.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate technical skills in a variety of electrical
fields, apply these skills to new developments in these

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fields, and apply accepted safety standards.
* Demonstrate the ability to design, develop, and analyze
electrical circuits and systems.
* Complete parts lists and order forms that demonstrate
knowledge of catalogs and of coding and numbering
systems for devices, hardware, and materials.
* Interpret and develop blueprints, schematic diagrams,
and wiring plans and transform them into functioning
projects that conform to the National Electrical Code
and/or other specifications.
* Evaluate electrical circuits and systems and
communicate the results of such evaluations verbally
or in writing.
* Demonstrate basic knowledge of construction
procedures and electrical wiring techniques.
* Demonstrate knowledge of the use of test equipment
and the electrical theory used in troubleshooting, repair,
and operation of circuits, systems, and equipment.
* Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and mechanics
of rotating machinery, programmable controllers,
transformers, and instrumentation.
* Demonstrate leadership skills.



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