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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Commercial-Residential Electrician

Location(s): Calmar

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Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.

Award: Diploma

Description: Electricity and electrical devices permeate our existence from our cars and homes to every facet of our daily routine. The Commercial- Residential Electrician program offers an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in residential and commercial electrical service installation as well as a solid theoretical foundation. You are given the opportunity to acquire skills and training in alternating and direct current, National Electrical Code, electrical design, motor control principles and motor repair through classroom experience and a student building project that provides on-site activities.

When you graduate from the Commercial-Residential Electrician program, you can seek employment with electrical contractors, private companies and other electrical construction, installation and maintenance employers. The employment placement record for graduates is exceptionally high (near 95 percent).

This program is recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors who award apprenticeship credit to graduates.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • The student will be able to apply safety and National Electrical Code rules.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate professional conduct in the classroom and at labs.
  • The student will be able to illustrate written and verbal skills through field journals and lab operations.
  • The student will be able to solve electrical problems using techniques and tools of the trade.
  • The student will be able to design an electrical plan to Code requirements.
  • The student will be able to explain the concept of electrical theory.
  • The student will be able to defend electrical theory with labs and in writing.

Program Admission: In addition to the College enrollment process  outlined, applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and achieve a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. ACT® or SAT® scores are also acceptable.

Program Requirement: During term 1, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online. This needs to be completed prior to the start of the spring semester and a copy of the card needs to be presented to the instructor to continue in the program.

Academic Requirements: To graduate from this program, students must complete all required coursework with a “C-” grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Minimum Credits: 48

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