Program Outcome


 A student successfully completing this program will be able to do the following:
 
  • Understand the behavior and principles that govern AC and DC electrical circuits. 
  • Properly select and use diagnostic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot electrical circuits and equipment using available information. 
  • Read and comprehend electrical blueprints in relation to building construction.
  • Understand the general hazards associated with the installation and operation of electrical equipment and wiring systems and identify appropriate PPE. 
  • Plan and install residential circuits as required by the National Electrical Code.
  • Understand electrical motors, including DC, single-phase, and three-phase. 
  • Read and draw ladder diagrams for motor controls.
  • Install motor starters, pushbutton station controls, relays, and overload protection. 
  • Select circuit conductor sizes and properly select overcurrent protection.
  • Understand the mathematical relationships that govern electrical circuits. 
  • Use algebraic and trigonometric formulas to predict and analyze electrical circuits.
  • Properly size a residential service entrance per the National Electrical Code. 
  • Demonstrate safe and proper use of typical tools for the electrical trade.
  • Read, interpret, and explain requirements in the National Electrical Code. 
  • Exhibit a high standard of workmanship.
  • Effectively communicate with others using written and oral modes. 
  • Interpret and apply safety measures as they pertain to OSHA standards.
  • Understand digital logic systems and numbering systems. 
  • Select and apply motors and their associated controls.
  • Install and program a programmable logic controller. 
  • Write technical reports and interpret technical manuals.
  • Understand the natural laws of physics as they pertain to the trade. 
  • Properly identify and use commercial and industrial tools of the trade.
  • Plan and install conduit and cable systems for commercial installations. 
  • Plan and install lighting systems appropriate for the application.
  • Understand, calculate, and predict the use of electrical energy. 
  • Understand the cost of electrical energy and identify alternative methods.
  • Understand a variety of social, economic, and cultural operatives.