Available: Shoals Campus
Advisors: R. Morris (5244) firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Grissom (5265) email@example.com
The increased use of electricity and society’s dependence upon it has created a vast number of occupational opportunities for the trained electrical technician. Great strides have been made in every line of electrical development. The increased use of automation in industrial plants has increased the need for trained industrial electricians. The Electrical Technology Program is designed to fulfill the needs of a demanding industry. The course includes electrical fundamentals, equipment and machine installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of motors, transformers and industrial controls, wiring methods, modern control methods, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electromechanical systems. The future brings increased demand for electricians who possess the skills of the trade and a working knowledge of the principles of electricity. The length of the curriculum is 4 semesters full-time day, or full-time night.
All entering students are required to complete ORI 107 unless transferred from another university or college.
* Transfer Credit: Students may receive up to one semester of Advanced Placement for Career Technical coursework completed at another institution.
* Contact hours are not shown for electives since they may vary and combine both theory and lab.
* Computer competency skills are embedded within one or more courses required in this curriculum.
* An articulation agreement is in place between the College and North Alabama Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (IBEW) to award credit for the electrical training completed through the apprenticeship program at the IBEW as part of an Associate in Occupational Technology (AOT) degree in Electrical Technology. Students will be required to complete 18 hours in general education coursework and 12 hours of minor coursework in an approved minor program. Please contact Melinda Grissom at 256-331-5420 for additional information.
Area I: Written Composition
Area III: Natural Science and Mathematics
A minimum of 3 hours in MTH 116 or MTH 100.