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Electrical Systems Technology (A35130)

Associate in Applied Science

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Course work, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. Students enrolling in this program must purchase student accident insurance.

Employment Outlook

Employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations.

Employment Competencies

Upon successful completion of the Electrical Systems Technology program, graduates will/should be able to-
1. Construct commercial wiring circuits
2. Use and program PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers)
3. Apply industrial motor control principals
4. Apply AC/DC electrical theory

Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork – The ability to work effectively with others, especially to analyze situations, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving problems or accomplishing tasks.
Communication – The ability to effectively exchange ideas and information with others through oral, written, or visual means.
Integrity and Professionalism – Workplace behaviors that relate to ethical standards, honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, self-control, criticism and demeanor.
Problem-solving – The ability to identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing practical action plans for solutions.
Initiative and Dependability – Workplace behaviors that relate to seeking out new responsibilities, establishing and meeting goals, completing tasks, following directions, complying with rules, and consistent reliability.
Information processing – The ability to acquire, evaluate, organize, manage, and interpret information.
Adaptability and Lifelong Learning – The ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills and adapt to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments, organizational structures and management practices.
Entrepreneurship – The knowledge and skills necessary to create opportunities and develop as an employee or self-employed business owner.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
BPR 135 Schematics and Diagrams 2 0 2
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 2 6 4
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy (or higher) 2 2 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 1
9 8 12
Spring Semester
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 5
ELC 119 NEC Calculation 1 2 2
HYD 110 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 2 3 3
MEC 130 Mechanisms 2 2 3
8 13 13
Summer Semester
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading Construction 3 0 3
Communications Elective 3 0 3
6 0 6
Fall Semester
ELN 231 Industrial Controls 2 3 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2
3 6 5
Spring Semester
ELC 233 Energy Management 2 2 3
ELN 260 Programmable Logic Controls 3 3 4
ELN 110 Survey of Electronics 2 2 3
7 7 10
Summer Semester
ELC 228 PLC Applications 2 6 4
2 6 4
Fall Semester
ATR 212 Industrial Robots 2 3 3
ELC 213 Instrumentation 3 2 4
Communications Elective 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
11 5 13
Spring Semester
ELC 229 Applications Project 1 3 2
Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
4 3 5
TOTAL CREDITS: 68
Communication Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: COM 110, COM 120, ENG 110, ENG 111
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240 Gen Ed: HUM 115, REL 110
Social/Behavioral Science Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: ANT 210, ECO 251, ECO 252, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, HIS 132, POL 120, PSY 150, SOC 210 Gen Ed: HIS 121, HIS 122, SOC 213

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audiences.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu