Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Certificate

 

DESCRIPTION

The Electrical Technology (ET) program prepares students for entry level positions in the electrical field. The ET program offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or a Certificate. The AAS degree track is designed to be completed on a full time basis during the day. Some, but not all, classes are available evenings and weekends. The Certificate track is designed to be completed on a full or part-time basis during days, evenings, or weekends. Graduates from this program will be skilled in the installation and maintenance of various residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems. All State of Maine electrical licensing educational requirements are met or exceeded in this program.  Students are required to have the tools and equipment necessary to properly complete the hands-on portion of the program.  The required tools and equipment cost will be in the range of $300 - $600.

PROGRAM MISSION

The Electrical Technology program provides graduates with the technical background and the manual skills necessary for careers in the installation and maintenance of modern electrical systems, electrical equipment, and electrical controls. Graduates are critical thinkers and are able to troubleshoot problems in residential, commercial, or industrial electrical environments. The program provides students with the ability to communicate effectively using standard methods of communication. Recognizing the need for lifelong learning, the ET program helps students achieve various professional and personal goals that may arise over a lifetime, including the opportunity for transfer to other college and university technical programs. The program strives to maintain a high academic standard for teaching and learning through a continuous process of self-assessment and improvement. Students are exposed to a learning environment that is safe and supportive of student growth and achievement. Using modern training equipment, innovative teaching methods and highly trained faculty members, the ET program endeavors to fully prepare students for a variety of electrical occupations.

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the ET program, graduates are expected to:

  1. Practice the electrical skills of the profession in a conscientious, responsible, and accountable manner while recognizing the need to continue to expand their technical knowledge and skills.
  2. Communicate effectively and listen and respond appropriately to a variety of residential, commercial and industrial electrical situations.
  3. Think critically and use their acquired analytical skills to solve problems encountered in a residential, commercial or industrial electrical environment.

 

CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION

Students must complete 68 credits in the Electrical Technology program and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all core courses (*). Students must attain a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will find employment as entry level Maintenance Electricians, Construction Electricians, Electrical/Instrumentation Technicians, or in other positions that involve the installation and maintenance of electrical systems.  Graduates are eligible to take the State of Maine Journeyman Electrical Licensing Examination.

 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

 

 Course Requirements

 

First Semester

 

 COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS CONTACT HOURS
 BPT125 Construction Print Reading* 3 45
 ENG108 Technical Writing 3 45
 ETL113 Electrical Circuits I* 3 60
 ETL121 Electrical Wiring Practices I* 5 135
 MAT114 Technical Math 3 45
   Total 17 330

 

 

Second Semester

 

 COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS CONTACT HOURS
 CPT140 Computer Aided Design I 3 45
 ETL114 Electrical Circuits II* 3 60
 ETL120 Rotating Machines and Transformers* 3 60
 ETL124 Fundamentals of Electronics* 3 60
 ETL127 Electrical Motor Control* 3 60
 MAT117 College Algebra 3 45
  Total 18 330

 

 

Third Semester

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS CONTACT HOURS
COM104 Introduction to Communication 3 45
ETL215 National Electrical Code* 3 45
ETL221 Industrial Control Systems* 3 60
PHY111 Elements of Physics  4 75
  Humanities Elective 3 45
  Total 16 270

 

 

Fourth Semester

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS CONTACT HOURS
ETL122 Electrical Wiring Practices II* 5 135
ETL222 Introduction to Instrumentation* 3 45
ETL225 Photovoltaic and Small Wind Electrical Systems* 3 45
ETL216 Advanced National Electrical Code* 3 45
  Social Sciences Elective 3 45
  Total 17 315

 

  Associate of Applied Science Degree Totals: 68 credit hours and 1245 contact hours

 * Core Courses

 

 

Certificate 

 Course Requirements

 

First Semester

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS CONTACT HOURS
BPT125 Construction Print Reading* 3 45
ENG108 Technical Writing 3 45
ETL113 Electrical Circuits I* 3 60
ETL121 Electrical Wiring Practices I* 5 135
MAT114 Technical Math 3 45
  Total 17 330

 

 

Second Semester

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS CONTACT HOURS
ETL114 Electrical Circuits II* 3 60
ETL120 Rotating Machines and Transformers* 3 60
ETL122 Electrical Wiring Practices II* 5 135
ETL127 Electrical Motor Controls* 3 60
ETL215 National Electrical Code* 3 45
  Total 17 360

 

 Certificate Totals: 34 credit hours and 690 contact hours

 

 * Core Courses

 

 

                                                                                                 

 

 

 Program Contacts

Greg Fletcher
(207) 453-5115
gfletcher@kvcc.me.edu 
 
Skip Davis
(207) 453-5112
pdavis@kvcc.me.edu
 

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