Program Coordinator: Joe Mitchell, ISC 142A, Ext. 2557
Length: Two semesters (one year)
Purpose: The Certificate program in Electricity is designed to prepare the student for full-time employment as an electrician, immediately upon completion of the program. A student who completes the program is capable of performing the job skills normally expected of beginning electricians, working with a licensed electrician.
Residential, industrial, or maintenance electrician
Admission Requirements: See the section on admission requirements in this catalog. A student eligible for admission to the College can normally be considered for admission to the electricity certificate curriculum.
Program Requirements: Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will include courses in electricity, with the remaining courses in related subjects, and general education. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success as an electrician. Upon completion of the two-semester curriculum listed, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Electricity.
Virginia Tradesman Certification Program: Students who seek the Journeyman or Master levels of certification may, with appropriate documentation, help meet the practical experience requirement through the Cooperative Education Program.
First Semester (Fall)
Orientation to College Success
Home Electric Power I
College Composition I
Second Semester (Spring)
1*General Education Elective or
DC & AC Machines
Home Electric Power II
National Electrical Code-Residential
Applied Technical Mathematics I
Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate....................................................................31
The above semester-by-semester sequence of courses may be modified when necessary. Please refer to the Program Choices section of this Catalog for a discussion of factors which affect planning and sequencing programs of study. Courses may be substituted or adjustments made by the College to meet program objectives and requirements.