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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.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading Construction 3 0 3
ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 3 6 5
ELC 113 Residential Wiring 2 6 4
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 0 2
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy (or higher) 2 2 3
12 14 17
Spring Semester
ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 2 6 4
ELC 119 NEC Calculation 1 2 2
ELN 231 Industrial Controls 2 3 3
MEC 130 Mechanisms 2 2 3
Communications Elective 3 0 3
10 13 15
Summer Semester
MNT 110 Introduction to Maintenance Procedures 1 3 2
Communications Elective 3 0 3
4 3 5
Fall Semester
ELC 213 Instrumentation 3 2 4
ELN 110 Survey of Electronics 2 2 3
ELN 260 Programmable Logic Controls 3 3 4
Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
11 7 14
Spring Semester
ATR 212 Industrial Robots 2 3 3
ELC 228 PLC Applications 2 6 4
HYD 110 Hydraulics Applications 2 3 3
WBL 110 World of Work 1 0 1
Humanities/Fine Arts or Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 3
11 8 14
TOTAL CREDITS: 64
Communication Elective – Choose one of the following: UGETC: COM 120, ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 114 Gen Ed: COM 110, ENG 110
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

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

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.

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. 

OutcomesPass Rates by Year
2016/20172017/20182018/20192019/20202020/20212021/2022
Communication45%66%36%61%48.2%71%
Information Literacy87%65%61%65%73%59%
Critical Thinking51%52%41%51%57%62%
"This was a great class and I learned a lot. She is a great teacher."
-- Fall 2021 EST Student


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

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact

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