Electrical Systems Technology

Program Description

The Electrical Systems Technology curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.

Course work, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, applications of the National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require.

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice, assisting in the layout, installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

Contact
ALVIN
DURHAM
Diploma, A.A.S.
Instructor, Electrical Systems Technology
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
Room:
8110-B
(252) 738-3211
Degree
Diploma
Certificate
Workforce Training

Program Details

Discover the specifics of our programs, including required courses, course sequence, pathways, and learning outcomes.

  1. Students will interpret basic electrical schematics and diagrams, and construct AC and DC circuits.
  2. Students will interpret electrical ladder schematics and diagrams and construct control circuits.
  3. Students will interpret NEC Articles as they apply to residential applications, and install residential electrical branch circuits.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of control devices for rotating electrical machinery.
  5. Students will interpret NEC Articles as they apply to residential applications, and install industrial electrical branch circuits.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and design basic, generic process logic control schematics and diagrams.

Students enrolled in pre-approved continuing education training courses may request awarded credit in corresponding curriculum programs. They must first register, pay, and pass the continuing education course with a grade of satisfactory. In order to request awarded credit, the student must be enrolled in the corresponding curriculum program.

The credit will be awarded by the appropriate department with a grade of “PR”, Credit for Prior Learning. The credit hours of the course will count toward graduation at VGCC but may not transfer to other colleges or universities.

For a more comprehensive list of Continuing Education courses and their corresponding curriculum programs, please visit Approved CE to CU Prior Learning Credits.

Approved Prior Learning Equivalencies

CE Course Taken Equivalent CU Course Credit Hours Awarded Effective Date
ATR 3115A Mechatronics, 6.4 CEUs MEC 130 Mechanisms 3 September 22, 2022
ATR 3115B Mechatronics, 8 CEUs ATR 112 Intro to Automation 3 September 22, 2022
DFT 3100 Auto CAD, 8 CEUs DFT 154 Introduction to Solid Modeling 3 September 22, 2022
ELC 3014D DC/AC Electricity, 14.4 CEUs ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 5 January 1, 2015
ELC 3014K Circuit Analysis I, 9.6 CEUs ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4 September 22, 2022
ELC 3014L Circuit Analysis II, 9.6 CEUs ELC 133 Circuit Analysis II 4 September 22, 2022
ELC 3119E Commercial/Residential Wiring, 12.8 CEUs ELC 113 Residential Wiring 4 October 26, 2020
ELC 3119 Commercial/Residential Wiring, 12.8 CEUs ELC 114 Commercial Wiring 4 October 26, 2020
ELC 3014E Industrial Wiring, 12.8 CEUs ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 4 January 1, 2015
MEC 3138B Motors and Controls, 12.8 CEUs ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4 January 1, 2015
ELC 3014K Circuit Analysis I, 9.6 CEUs ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4 January 1, 2016
ELC 3014L Circuit Analysis II, 9.6 CEUs ELC 133 Circuit Analysis II 4 January 1, 2016
MNT 3065G Electrical Maintenance, 8 CEUs ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 3 January 1, 2016
ELN 3025I Analog Electronics I, 9.6 CEUs ELN 131 Analog Electronics I 4 September 22, 2022
ELN 3025H Digital Electronics, 9.6 CEUs ELN-133 Digital Electronics 4 September 22, 2022
HYD 3607A Hydraulic/Pneumatics, 8 CEUs HYD 110 Hydraulic/Pneumatics 3 September 22, 2022
ISC 3036A Industrial Safety, 3.2 CEUs ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2 September 22, 2022