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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Career and Technical Education

Program Description:
The Electrical Technology program provides leading edge technical training, which will prepare students for career opportunities in the electrical industry.

The curriculum offers technical training to acquire knowledge and skills related to the design and installation of electrical equipment, materials, devices and lighting fixtures for the Building Construction Program. Hands on laboratory experiments will offer the necessary experience for safe use and operation of electrical hand and power tools. Technical training includes the study and implementation of alternate energy sources and electrical codes and standards. The program offers basic concepts and principals of electricity, magnetic circuits, programming programmable logical controllers, blueprint reading, as well as interpretation of the related residential, commercial and industrial electrical code(s) and standards. Students will be instructed with state of the art technology along with test and measurement instruments including industrial solid state device and measurement instruments including solid state device and controls, digital and analog devices, and switching logical circuits.

This program also meets the standards set by the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards towards the current California Electrician Certification testing. Once a student has completed the program, that student will be allowed to register to take the Electrician's Certificate Exam. California Division of Apprenticeship Standards approved School: # 133.

Employment opportunities may include positions such as electrical assistant, electrical technician, maintenance technician public utilities and sales representative, engineering technician along with purchasing and project administrator.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Recommended Preparation:
High school algebra, geometry, physics, and general electricity

Effective academic year: 2007-2008

Required Units in the Major:    39

Required Courses
  Semester I (12 units)
ELTY 240A - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY (8.0 units)
  ELTN 109A - APPLIED ALGEBRA FOR ELECTRONICS (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (11 units)
ELTY 240B - ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION AND CONTROL CIRCUITS (8.0 units)
  ELTN 109B - APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRONICS (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (8 units)
ELTY 240C - ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND MACHINERY (8.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (8 units)
ELTY 240D - PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS/SOLID STATE DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS (8.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  ELTY 012 - BASIC ELECTRICITY-ELECTRONICS (INDUSTRIAL ARTS) (2.0 units)
  &
  ELTY 217 - ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND CODES (2.0 units)
  &
  ELTY 218 - ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND CODES - UPDATE (1.0 units)
  &
  PHYS 010 - DESCRIPTIVE INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS (3.0 units)
  &
  PHYS 010L - DESCRIPTIVE PHYSICS IN THE LABORATORY (1.0 units)
  &
  DT 008A - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN & FABRICATION (3.0 units)