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    Mar 17, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog

Electrical Systems Technology Diploma (D35130)

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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 on on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the current National Electrical Code in the installation of electrical circuits for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and hands-on competencies of electric machines, electrical controls, and PLC and the ability to troubleshoot and solve electrical problems.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to interact with others and a professional work attitude, including an understanding of social and ethical responsibilities, timeliness, and appearance.

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 19

Total Credit Hours: 5

Total Program Hours: 40


Most of the courses taken in this diploma program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Electrical Systems Technology.

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