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Certificate

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.

Occupational Objectives: 
    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.

Electricity

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number

Course Title

Lec. Hrs.

Lab Hrs.

Crs.

ELE 133

Practical Electricity I

2

2

3

ELE 111

Home Electric Power I

2

3

3

ENG 111 or 115

College Composition  I or

Technical Writing

3

0

3

SDV 101

Orientation to College Success

1

0

1

EEE

1*General Education Elective or
Co-op Education

3

0

3

SAF 130

Industrial Safety OSHA-10

1

0

1

Total

12

5

14

Second Semester (Spring)

ELE 134

Practical Electricity II

2

2

3

ELE 141

DC & AC Machines

3

3

4

ELE 112

Home Electric Power II

2

3

3

ELE 131

National Electric Code I

3

0

3

MTH 103

Applied Technical Mathematics I

3

0

3

Total

13

8

16

 

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.


Footnotes*

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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