A.A.S. - Occupational Degree
Provides graduates with essential skills required of an entry-level employee in the construction trades industry. This program encompasses the national skills standards for the construction trades.
Graduates will demonstrate a basic knowledge in residential electrical wiring required of an entry-level employee, and competency in communication, critical thinking, quantitative analysis and technological application.
- Explain the obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe work place (NCCER module 00101-09 – Basic Safety, subject to revision).
- Discuss the importance of following general safety rules, knowing first-aid, selecting proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), proper grounding and the use of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s).
- Discuss common electrical quantities and perform Ohm’s Law calculations.
- Describe the layout and structure of the NEC and correctly utilize Article 100 (definitions).
- Identify proper hardware and material to be used for installations.
- Discuss and define the various Input/output (I/O) devices.
- Describe the different types of nonmetallic and metallic pull and junction boxes and properly select, install and support these boxes.
- Calculate loads for single-phase and three-phase branch circuits and size over current protection devices for noncontinuous and continuous duty circuits.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.
First Semester: Fall
|TEC 100||Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills||5||Major Requirement|
|ECT 105||Basic Electricity||3||Major Requirement|
|ECT 110||AC/DC Circuits||4||Major Requiremen|
ENG 101 or ENG 107
Introduction to Composition
Freshman Composition 1/GE
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology/GE (recommended)||3||GE- Social and Behavioral Science|
Second Semester: Spring
|ECT 115||National Electrical Code||3||Major Requirement|
|ECT 205||Fixtures and Installation||4||Major Requirement|
|ECT 210||Control Circuits||4||Major Requirement|
|ENG 101 or ENG 107||Freshman Composition 1/GE||3||GE- Composition|
|ENG 102||Freshman Composition 2/GE|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Applied Sciences or higher level approved math||3||GE- Mathematics|
Third Semester: Fall
|CTM 105||Blueprint Reading for Construction||3||Departmental Requirement|
|DFT 100||AutoCAD 1 - Drafting||3||Departmental Requirement|
|CIS 120||Computer Information Systems/GE||3||GE- Additional Courses|
|ENT 100||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3||Departmental Requirement|
|ENG 110||Technical Writing (recommended)||3||Elective|
|ENV 101||Environmental Science (recommended)||4||GE- Physical and Biological Sciences|
Fourth Semester: Spring
|ACR 103||Electrical Motors, Circuits, and Controls||3||Departmental Requirement|
|CTM 110||Construction Estimating||3||Departmental Requirement|
|CTM 230||Construction Management Field Operations||3||Departmental Requirement|
|TEC 165||Employee and Occupational Safety||3||Departmental Requirement|
|PHI 105||Ethics/GE||3||GE- Humanities|