The Electrical/Electronics Program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the principles of electricity. Beginning with basic electricity fundamentals, students move gradually to learn the theory of operations of electric machines commonly used in the industry. Students develop the practical skills needed to work with electrical machinery, electric and electronic machine control devices, and other electronic equipment. The course work includes theory and lab experience in troubleshooting, circuitry, industrial electronics, and electrical machinery practices, as well as programmable logic control (PLC). The program prepares students for positions in industry such as electrical technician, electronics technician, or field service technicians.
Upon completion of the degree in electrical/electronics, the graduate will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic electric concepts such as Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law.
• Measure or calculate electrical quantities, such as voltage, current and power in electric circuits.
• Program PLCs to control motors, relays, solenoids, or other electromechanical devices.
• Demonstrate knowledge of operation and characteristics of various types of single phase and three phase motors.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACCALAUREATE STUDIES
Students who successfully complete the electrical major may continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technology and/or Industrial Technology at various universities. Further information regarding any of these opportunities is available through the office of the dean or transfer coordinator.