Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Electrical Systems Technology

Available Programs

Diploma and Certificate are also available in this curriculum.

Ceritficates are available in the following:

  • Electrical Wiring
  • Industrial Controls

Program Description

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Course Checklist

Graduates will be able to:

  • Explain electrical safety procedures
  • Create AC general lighting circuits as defined by the National Electric Code
  • Construct simple DC circuits
  • Install electrical conduits properly
  • Connect simple and moderate motor control circuits
  • Effectively use the National Electrical Code

What fields or jobs are available for Electrical Systems Technology majors?

  • Electricians
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Industrial Machine Mechanics
  • Medical Equipment Repairers
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers
  • Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
  • Building Inspectors

What high demand employers hire Electrical Systems Technology majors?

  • Electrical Contractors
  • Industrial Maintenance Departments
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Building and Planning Departments
  • Electric Power Companies
  • Appliance Repair Technicians
  • Hospital Maintenance Departments

Preparing for a career in Electrical Systems Technology:

Occupation requires training in a vocational program for Certificates, Diploma, or an Associate’s Degree. Complete three or four years of apprenticeship, and often must pass a licensing exam in order to perform the job.

Where do I find more information?

  • Electrical Systems Technology Advisor - 828-395-1497; ggibert@isothermal.edu 
  • Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
    • Assess your interest and abilities
  • Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: http://www.ibew379.org 
  • National Electrical Contractors Association: http://www.necani.org 
  • National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee: http://www.njatc.org 
  • North Carolina State Board of Electrical Contractors: http://www.ncbeec.org 
  • Also, check out related books in the Isothermal library