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Electrical Systems Technology

Curriculum 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. Coursework, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Graduates will be able to:

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

After Graduation

What jobs are available for graduates?

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

Potential employers for graduates:

  • 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.

Contact for information

Applied Sciences and Technology
Applied Sciences
Office: 828-395-1441
Fax: 828-286-4014
Department Directory

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Glenn Gibert
Electrical Systems Technology Instructor