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Electricity - Technical Diploma

Program Code: 314131

As a graduate of the one-year Electricity program, you're ready to work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. You're skilled in installing, maintaining, and servicing basic electrical equipment. Typical career opportunities include construction electrician and industrial maintenance technician. With additional education and/or work experience, you may also become an electrical construction supervisor, electrical engineering technician, journey-level electrician, electrical contractor, electrical maintenance supervisor, and voice data video installer. All credits from this program transfer to the Construction Management - Electricity associate degree.

Follow Your Path

All credits in this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
• Construction Management - Electricity, 104551
Career Pathway Bridge available for students needing additional support to meet program entry requirements.

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Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

Construction Electrician: installs and services conduit, wire, cable, and equipment in new and existing residential, commercial, and industrial structures.

Industrial Maintenance Electrician: installs, maintains, and troubleshoots motors, motor controls, lighting, and other electrical systems in an industrial plant.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

• Electrical Construction Supervisor
• Electrical Engineering Technician
• Journey-Level Electrician
• Electrical Contractor
• Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
• Voice Data Video Installer.

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Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
• As a requirement for program entry, an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores is necessary. The program benchmark for Arithmetic: 65; Reading Comprehension: 55; Sentence Skills: 60. Students not meeting the benchmark or the equivalent will be required to establish an individualized academic plan. Students may have the opportunity to enroll in selected program core courses while completing their individualized plan. Upon completion of the plan, students will be eligible for all program courses. However, higher test scores will lead to greater success in core program courses. To learn more about these assessments and program benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Program Availability

FULL TIMESpring 2017Summer 2017Fall 2017
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Application Checklist

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Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Electricity technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-413-102
Residential Electrical Code 1
2
10-413-102 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL CODE 1 ...National Electrical Code, residential circuits, conductor sizes, branch circuits, box fill calculations, switch control, branch circuit overcurrent protection and calculations, and ground fault circuit interrupters. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-413-103
Residential Electrical Code 2
2
10-413-103 RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL CODE 2 ...National Electrical Code, residential circuit layout and design, small appliance circuits, special purpose outlets, service entrance equipment, calculations and demand factors. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-413-305
Intro to Residential Circuits
2
10-413-305 INTRO TO RESIDENTIAL CIRCUITS ...safety, electrical code applications, box selection, wire selection, wire terminations, single-point lighting control, multiple-point lighting control, receptacles. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-413-306
Residential Circuits & Design
2
10-413-306 RESIDENTIAL CIRCUITS AND DESIGN ...ground fault circuit interrupters, arc fault circuit interrupters, layout and design, circuit determinations. (Corequisite: 10-413-102, Residential Electrical Code 1; 10-413-305 Intro to Residential Circuits) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-413-307
Residential Wiring
2
10-413-307 RESIDENTIAL WIRING ...cable installation, small appliance branch circuits, special purpose outlets, multi-wire circuits, low voltage wiring. (Corequisites: 10-413-103, Residential Electrical Code 2; 10-413-306, Residential Circuits and Design) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-413-314
DC Circuits
2
10-413-314 DC CIRCUITS ...electron theory, electromotive force sources, voltage, current, resistance, power, Ohm's Law, series-parallel circuits and test equipment. (Corequisites: 31-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades; 10-413-317, Fundamentals of Electricity) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-413-317
Fundamentals of Electricity
2
10-413-317 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICITY ...atomic structure, electrical quantities, Ohm's Law, magnetism, AC concepts. (Corequisite: 10-804-312, Math-Algebra/Trades) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-449-112
OSHA 30
1
10-449-112 OSHA 30 ...addresses OSHA 29CFR1926 rules and is approved by OSHA for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors, and anyone involved in construction trades. Successful participants receive 30-hour card from OSHA. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-804-312
Math-Algebra/Trades
2
10-804-312 MATH-ALGEBRA/TRADES ...signed numbers, order of operations, scientific notation, metric units/measurement, calculator operations, algebra, introductory trigonometry, Pythagorean theorem, solving right triangles. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic=65 or ACT-Math =15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 or Intro to College Writing with "B" or better OR equivalent) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-890-101
College 101
1
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/J-Session/Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
18
SECOND SEMESTER
10-413-104
Industrial Code
2
10-413-104 INDUSTRIAL CODE ...three-phase and single-phase systems, motor branch circuits, overcurrent and overload protections, power factor, hazardous locations, harmonics and National Electric Code. (Prerequisites: 10-413-102, Residential Elec Code 1; 10-413-103, Residential Elec Code 2; Corequisite: 10-413-105, Commercial Elec Code) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-413-105
Commercial Electrical Code
2
10-413-105 COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL CODE ...commercial building plans and specifications, computing electrical loads and branch circuits, emergency systems, raceways, conduit fill, power and lighting circuits, motor & appliance circuits. (Prerequisite: 10-413-103, Residential Electrical Code 2) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-413-303
Industrial Controls
2
10-413-303 INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS ...electrical symbols, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, control logic, pilot devices, solenoids, relays, and time delay control. (Corequisite: 10-413-345, Industrial Code) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-413-304
Electric Motor Control
2
10-413-304 ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL ...motor starters, overcurrent protection, overload protection, motor branch circuits, starting methods, troubleshooting motor circuits, and an introduction to PLC's. (Corequisite: 10-413-303, Industrial Controls) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-413-327
Commercial Wiring Techniques
2
10-413-327 COMMERCIAL WIRING TECHNIQUES ...raceways and fittings, conduit bending, wire pulling methods, fastening systems, lighting and low-voltage wiring. (Corequisite: 10-413-105, Commercial Electrical Code OR 31-448-364, Marine Electrical Codes) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-413-328
Motors/Transformers
2
10-413-328 MOTORS/TRANSFORMERS ...magnetism, electromagnetism, transformers, DC generators and motors, AC single-phase and three-phase motors, and an introduction to AC drives. (Corequisite: 10-413-334, AC Circuits) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-413-334
AC Circuits
2
10-413-334 AC CIRCUITS ...AC theory, inductance, capacitance, impedance, series ad parallel AC circuits, AC power, power factor corrections, rectification of AC, diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers. (Corequisites: 10-413-314, DC Circuits, 31-804-312, Math-Algebra Trades) Course Typically Offered: Spring
SEMESTER TOTAL
14
TOTAL CREDITS
32
Curriculum Note
The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

• Perform safe work practices.
• Apply National and Wisconsin State Electrical Codes to electrical installations.
• Install, maintain, and troubleshoot residential, commercial, and industrial electrical systems.
• Perform diagnostic testing on electrical systems.
• Apply basic calculations to electrical systems and installations.
• Demonstrate the operation of AC and DC motors.
• Install and troubleshoot basic motor control systems.
• Interpret electrical diagrams.

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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.

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