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Electrical Engineering Technology Degree and Certificate

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Award

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Length

Four-Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose

The growth of electrical manufacturing industries, electrical utility companies and industries which consume large quantities of electrical energy in Virginia and the Southeastern section of the United States has established a continuing demand for electrical technicians. The Electrical Engineering Technology program has been designed to produce trained and skilled persons ready for full-time employment as technicians who can function as installation and maintenance persons, and as liaisons between engineering and electrical maintenance and assembly personnel.

Occupational Objectives

Admission Requirements

Entry into most curriculum courses in Electrical Engineering Technology require that students be eligible for MTH 115.

Program Requirements

The Electrical Technology program has been designed to emphasize practical applications of the theory of AC and DC electricity. Courses in specialized areas concentrate on the generation and distribution of electric power as well as the theory of rotating electromechanical equipment. Approximately 50 percent of the course work is in the specialized area of Electrical Engineering Technology and approximately 25 percent in supporting or related courses. The remainder of the program is composed of general education courses. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. All students must complete the requirements for the common core courses before entering the second year.

The rapid rate of change in current technologies requires that course content in technical areas reflect this change. Therefore, courses completed and submitted for acceptance toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in this program should have been completed no longer than seven years prior to graduation. Courses completed more than seven years prior to graduation must be evaluated by the department for content agreeable to current academic and technological standards. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

Advanced Placement

Students who have completed a two-year high school electrical or electronics program or students who have completed electrical courses and have occupational experience may qualify for advanced placement. Proficiency tests will be administered, upon request, to determine placement level and the amount of credit to be awarded.

Program Courses


First Semester (Fall)

Catalog Course Name Credits
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
ENG 111 College Composition I (or ENG 115) 3
ETR 113 DC & AC Fundamentals I 3
MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I (or MTH 163) 3
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
    16

 

Second Semester (Spring)

Catalog Course Name Credits
ELE 149 Wiring Methods in Industry 3
ETR 114 DC & AC Fundamentals II 3
ETR 167 Logic Circuits & Systems I 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 3
PHY 131 Applied Physics I 3
__ __ Health or Physical Education 1
    16

 

Third Semester (Fall)

Catalog Course Name Credits
ELE 127 Residential Wiring Methods 2
ELE 211 Electrical Machines I 4
ELE 233 PLC System I 4
MEC155 Mechanisms 2
CAD 231 Computer Aided Drafting 2
__ __ Social Science Elective1 3
    17

 

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Catalog Course Name Credits
ELE 138 National Electrical Code Review I 2
ELE 212 Electrical Machines II 4
ETR 249 Electrical Control Systems 4
CST 137 Oral Interpretation (or CST 100 & Humanities/Fine Arts2) 3
ELE 298 Seminar & Project 1
__ __ Social Science Elective1 3
    17
  Total Minimum Credits 66

Footnote:
1 Students may choose from college approved Social Science electives on catalog page 58.
2Students may choose from college approved Humanities/Fine Arts electives on catalog page 58.

Note:
All courses must be taken in sequence with at least the following minimum co- and pre-requisite requirements.

ETR 113 Corequisite - Appropriate Math Placement
ETR 114 Corequisite - MTH 115
ETR 203 Corequisite - ETR 114 and Prerequisite - MTH 115
ETR 167 Corequisite - ETR 203
ELE 233 Prerequisite - ETR 167
Corequisite - ETR 204
ELE 211 Prerequisite - ETR 114
ETR 249 Prerequisite - ELE 211

 

Note: ELE 115 is strongly recommended for students who do not have a background in electricity, electronics, or instrumentation and who are enrolled in MTH 03.

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Certificate in Career Study


This program is designed to provide entry-level skills for an individual to enter into the electrical technician field. This will prepare the student for entry skills for employment as assistant technicians who can assist in the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. It will also prepare the student to take the licensed electrician exam.

First Semester (Fall)
Catalog Class Title Credits
ELE 130 Electricity 4
ELE 138 National Electric Code Review I 2
MEC 155 Mechanisms 2
SAF 126 Principles of Industrial Safety 3
    10
Second Semester (Spring)
Catalog Class Title Credits
ELE 127 Residential Wiring Methods 2
ELE 149 Wiring Methods in Industry 3
ETR 203 Electronic Devices I 4
    9
  Total Credits 19

 


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