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Electrical Technologies

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Electrical Technology offers two degree programs: Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance and Electrical Power and Control Technologies.  Electrical Technology students acquire a broad range of knowledge that allows them to begin at entry level position in different aspects of the field.

The Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance (ESIM) degree program provides the knowledge needed for employment as an electrical construction electrician, industrial electrical technician, electrical estimator, or electrical inspector.  This program meets the education requirements of the New Hampshire Electrical Licensing Board. Opportunities for electrical construction electricians are available in nearly all geographic locations.  Employment opportunities exist in residential construction, industrial construction, and commercial construction as an electrician or as a maintenance electrician.  Graduates may find employment as industrial electricians, maintenance electricians, electrical inspectors, electrical estimators, or in any of the high-tech electrical fields.

The Electrical Power and Control Technologies (EPCT) degree program prepares students in the electrical industry and offers an ever-increasing number and variety of employment opportunities to qualified industrial electricians.  Along with these opportunities come the responsibilities associated with one of today’s most sophisticated technologies.  A well-grounded individual can expect entry-level employment with rapid upward mobility in construction, industrial electricity, electrical design, or electrical inspection.  Successful completion of this program satisfies all the related education requirements for electrical licensing within the State of New Hampshire.  New Hampshire license holders receive reciprocity with the States of Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine.

Technical Requirements

In order to be successful in the ESIM or EPCT Program a student must:

  • have command of the English language;
  • have the ability to stand for extended periods of time and have the physical strength to lift components and equipment;
  • be able to purchase the minimum required tools and textbooks;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • have sufficient dexterity to perform manual skills;
  • be able to distinguish various sounds and noises and read instructions for course materials and other manipulative tasks (adaptive equipment acceptable);
  • have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature.

Electrical Power and Control Technologies Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the mathematic skills necessary to solve electrical problems through the understanding of fractions and decimals, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, linear equations, roots, and practical applications of trigonometry, algebra, and geometry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding and applications of electrical theory including but not limited to Alternating Current (AC) circuits, Direct Current (DC) circuits, series circuits, parallel circuits, series/parallel circuits, voltage, current, resistance, impedance, and power.
  • Have completed Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 30-hour construction site safety certification for the Construction Industry and NFPA 70E training for safe electrical work protocols.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding and wiring electrical circuits including but not limited to residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, troubleshooting, and installing electrical controls.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation and installation of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.
  • Accumulate lab hours that count toward the work experience requirement as a licensed State of New Hampshire electrical apprentice.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and application of the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using takeoff skills and ConEst software to generate cost estimates for the purpose of generating work in the low bid market, as well as skills for successful project management.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the design, installation, programming and troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and their associated circuitry.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the theory of operation and troubleshooting of all types of AC and DC electric motors and generators.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of all types and configurations of power transformers and the complex theory of phase relationship, power efficiency, and power transfer ratios.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the design, installation, electrical connections, and troubleshooting of complex electro-mechanical and solid state electrical control circuits and devices.ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE DEGREE

ELECTRICAL POWER AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1260L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
ETEC1270L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab 0 6 2
ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ETEC1410L NEC-Residential 2 0 2
MATH1310L Boolean Algebra 1 0 1
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 15 9 18
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1260L Fundamentals of Electrical Control 2 6 4
ETEC1300L Rotating Machinery 2 6 4
ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit 2 0 2
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 12 12 17
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1430L NEC-Commercial/Industrial Applications 2 0 2
ETEC2150L Photovoltaics 2 3 3
ETEC2400L Stationary Machinery 2 6 4
PHYS1250L Technical Physics  2 2 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 11 18
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC2100L Introduction to Electrical Estimating and Design 2 2 3
ETEC2340L Construction Site Safety 3 0 3
ETEC2350L Programmable Controllers 2 4 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Electives 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 13 6 15

Total Credits: 68

Electrical Systems Installantion and Maintenance Program Outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate the mathematic skills necessary to solve electrical problems through the understanding of fraction and decimals, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, linear equations, roots, and practical applications of trigonometry, algebra, and geometry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the understanding and applications of electrical theory including but not limited to Alternating Current (AC) circuits, Direct Current (DC) circuits, series circuits, parallel circuits, series/parallel circuits, voltage, current, resistance, impedance, and power.
  • Have completed Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) 30-hour construction site and safety certification for the Construction Industry and NFPA70E training for safe electrical work protocols.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in understanding and wiring electrical circuits including but not limited to residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, troubleshooting, and installing electrical controls.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation and installation of Photovoltaic (PV) systems.
  • Accumulate lab hours that count toward the work experience requirement as a licensed State of New Hampshire electrical apprentice.

Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and application of the National Electric Code (NEC)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE DEGREE

 

First Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1260L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
ETEC1270L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab 0 6 2
ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ETEC1410L NEC-Residential 2 0 2
MATH1310L Boolean Algebra 1 0 1
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 15 9 18
 

First Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1230L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Commercial) 4 6 6
ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit 2 0 2
ENGL100L English Composition 4 0 4
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total 13 6 15
 

Second Year
Fall Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1430L NEC-Commercial/Industrial Applications 2 0 2
ETEC2150L Photovoltaics 2 3 3
ETEC2300L Electrical Motor Control 2 3 3
PHYS1250L Technical Physics  2 2 3
  English Elective 3 0 3
  Open Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 8 16
 

Second Year
Spring Semester

     
Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC2100L Introduction to Electrical Estimating and Design 2 2 3
ETEC2240L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Industrial) 2 3 4
ETEC2340L Construction Site Safety 3 0 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Electives 3 0 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 14 5 16

Total Credits: 66

ELECTRICAL POWER AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1260L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
ETEC1270L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab 0 6 2
ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ETEC1280L Fundamentals of Electrical Control 2 6 4
ETEC1300L Rotating Machinery 2 0 2
ETEC1410L NEC-Residential 2 0 2
ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit 2 0 2
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 20 21 27

Total Credits: 27

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INTERPRETATION CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1410L NEC-Residential 2 0 2
ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit 2 0 2
ETEC1430L NEC-Commercial/Industrial Applications 2 0 2
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 7 0 7

Total Credits: 7

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WIRING CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1260L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
ETEC1270L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab 0 6 2
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 8 6 10

Total Credits: 10

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

COMMERCIAL CONTRUCTION WIRING CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1230L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Commercial) 4 6 6
ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ETEC1410L NEC-Residential 2 0 2
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 15 9 18

Total Credits: 18

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION WIRING CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit 2 0 2
ETEC2240L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Industrial) 3 3 4
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 10 3 11

Total Credits: 11

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE CERTIFICATE

Course Number Title Lecture Lab Credits
ETEC1260L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading 3 0 3
ETEC1270L Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab 0 6 2
ETEC1230L Wiring Theory and Techniques (Commercial) 4 6 6
ETEC1240L AC/DC Theory 4 3 5
ETEC1410L NEC-Residential 2 0 2
ETEC1420L NEC-Multi-Family Unit 2 0 2
MATH1370L Technical Algebra & Geometry 4 0 4
ESNT1200L College Essentials 1 0 1
  Total 22 15 27

Total Credits: 27

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement

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