Program Coordinator: Joe Mitchell, ISC 136A, 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)
Practical Electricity I
Home Electric Power I
ENG 111 or 115
College Composition I or
Orientation to College Success
1*General Education Elective or
Industrial Safety OSHA-10
Second Semester (Spring)
Practical Electricity II
DC & AC Machines
Home Electric Power II
National Electric Code I
Applied Technical Mathematics I
Total Minimum Credits Required for Certificate................30
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.
1. Students must take 3 credits of General education. Recommended courses include ECO 201-202; GEO 210; HIS 101-102; HIS 121-122; PLS 135; PLS 211-212; PSY 200; SOC 200; ITE 100, Co-Op ELE 197. With the approvals of the Faculty Curriculum Advisor and the Faculty Co-op Advisor, Co-Op ELE 197 may be taken for 3 credits after satisfactory completion of the first semester to help meet the practical work requirement for certification.
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