2017-18 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Electrical Systems Technology, A.A.S. (A35130)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.
This curriculum is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.
Coursework, 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.
Career Outline: 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of the current National Electrical Code in the installation of electrical circuits for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
- Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competencies of electric machines, electrical controls, and PLC and the ability to troubleshoot and solve electrical problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to interact with others and demonstrate a professional work attitude, including an understanding of social and ethical responsibilities, timeliness, and appearance.