Overview

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. Nationwide there is a high demand for industrial electricians. Students graduating from EPCT can expect entry-level employment with rapid upward mobility in construction, industrial electricity, electrical design, or electrical inspection.  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.

 Potential Jobs/Careers

  • Electrician (After completion of NH State licensing requirements)
  • Power Plant Operations
  • Building Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Machine Electrical Maintenance Technician
  • Renewable Energy Electrical Technician

First Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ETEC126LResidential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading303
ETEC127LResidential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab062
ETEC124LAC/DC Theory435
ETEC141LNEC I202
MATH131LBoolean Algebra101
MATH137LTechnical Algebra & Geometry404
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
 Total15918

First Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ETEC128LFundamentals of Electrical Control264
ETEC130LRotating Machinery264
ETEC142LNEC II202
ENGL100LEnglish Composition404
 Liberal Arts Elective303
 Total131217

Second Year
Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ETEC143LNEC III202
ETEC215LPhotovoltaics233
ETEC240LStationary Machinery264
PHYS125LTechnical Physics 223
 Social Science Elective303
 English Elective303
 Total141118

Second Year
Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ETEC210LIntroduction to Electrical Estimating and Design223
ETEC234LConstruction Site Safety303
ETEC235LProgrammable Controllers243
 Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Electives303
 Liberal Arts Elective303
 Total13615

 
Total Credits for First Year: 35
Total Credits for Second Year: 33
Total Credits: 68

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.

Program Goals

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.

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.

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Program Contact

Carl Daniels

cdaniels@ccsnh.edu