Electrical Technology STEM Emphasis
A.A.S. - Occupational Degree
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This program provides courses in the electrical and technical subject areas as well as the required general education courses to prepare students to transfer to a university. Students should work closely with an Academic Advisor regarding the requirements at a specific four-year institution.
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.
- Demonstrate basic mathematical functions such as adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying whole number, fractions, and decimals, and explain their applications to the construction trades (NCCER module 00102-09 – Introduction to Construction Math, subject to revision).
- Discuss the different types of AC waveforms and the differences in peak, root mean square (RMS), and average AC voltages.
- Perform calculations to correct the power factor of single-phase and three-phase circuits.
- Determine the minimum conductor size, maximum overload protection and type controller for Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) Motors.
- Describe the fundamentals of lighting and discuss common lamp and lighting fixture terminology.
- Describe the differences in each of the four basic drawings (single-line, pictorial, schematic, and ladder diagram) used to convey electrical information.
- Demonstrate understanding of the NEC requirements for making cable terminations and splices.
- Use load calculations to determine branch circuit conductor sizes.