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Electrical Technologies Certificate (Open Entry/Open Exit)

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The Electrical Technologies Certificate program is designed to upgrade skills or prepare the student with entry-level knowledge and skills in electronic theory and circuitry. The student will be trained in using equipment essential for employment in communication, industrial electronics, radio/television, and other electronic occupations. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Electrical Technologies Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Technology Degree.

Required coursework

ELEC 110 Basic Electricity 4 Credits/6 Contacts
ELEC 111 Introduction to AC/DC Circuits 4 Credits/6 Contacts
ELEC 116 Residential Electricity 4 Credits/6 Contacts
ELEC 119 Introduction to the National Electrical Code 4 Credits/6 Contacts
ELEC 120 Electrical Motor Controls I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
ELEC 122 Introduction to Motors and Transformers 4 Credits/6 Contacts
MATH 109 Mathematics for Technicians I  OR 3 Credits/3 Contacts
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Total: 31-32 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Tuition is calculated on contact hours.

Current/Updated: 5/14/2020

Employment Information

Outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
predicts employment of electrical
and electronics engineering
technicians will grow two percent
from 2016 to 2026, slower than the
average for all occupations.
Employment of these technicians
is projected to decline in many
manufacturing industries and in
the federal government.

Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic equipment. They often work in product evaluation and testing, and use measuring and diagnostic devices to adjust, test and make repairs. They are also involved in the manufacture and deployment of equipment for automation. Electrical and electronics engineering technicians work closely with electrical engineers. They work primarily in manufacturing settings, engineering services, the federal government, research-and-development laboratories, and the utilities industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the 2016 median salary for electrical or electronics
engineering technicians was $62,190 per year.


Is this for me?
Consider a career as an electrical and electronics engineering technician if you are fascinated by how circuits or electronic devices work, if you enjoy evaluating products and diagnosing problems, and if you have an aptitude for design.

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The Electrical Technologies Certificate program is designed to upgrade skills or prepare the student with entry-level knowledge and skills in electronic theory and circuitry. The student will be trained in using equipment essential for employment in communications, industrial electronics, radio/television, and other electronic occupations. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Electrical Technologies Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Technology degree.The Electrical Technologies Certificate is available in a convenient Open-Entry/Open-Exit format. Open-Entry/Open-Exit classes provide an alternative to traditional classroom learning. They are self-paced programs that are a convenient and flexible way to gain college credits. Students complete modules depending on their needs and educational goals. Instructors are in the labs to provide guidance and assistance. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (269) 294-4253.
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