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Electrical Systems Technology
The Electrical Systems Technology program provides training in the fundamentals of electrical trades. Classroom and laboratory experiences enable the student to become proficient in installation and maintenance of electrical wiring; transformers; AC and DC motors; motor control circuits; lighting circuits; instrumentation; and programmable logic controllers as used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Classroom instruction includes the fundamentals of alternating and direct current; residential, commercial, and industrial installation and maintenance; the National Electrical Code; AC and DC motors; transformers; electrical control circuit diagrams; programmable logic controllers; and process control instrumentation. Additional classes include architectural drafting, English, math, and health.

Students completing the Electrical Systems Technology program earn either an Associate in Applied Science degree completed in five semesters or a diploma. The day diploma program may be completed in three semesters or the evening program in five semesters. Certificate options are available for training in specific work needs. Students may complete certificates in Construction Electrician, Control Electrician, and Maintenance Electrician. The certificate options may be completed in the evening.


Joshua Bumgarner
"I thought I'd be taking classes in which I'd know most everything. That's not how it is at all," he said. "We see stuff in class that some advanced professionals don't see for a long time." Read more about Joshua Bumgarner

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