Electrical Technologies

Degrees and Certificates


ETEC123L: Wiring Theory and Techniques (Commercial)

This course covers commercial building wiring, blueprint reading, branch circuit installations, and service entrance installations based on the National Electrical Code. The following topics will be covered: interpretation of plans, branch circuit installations, feeder installations and calculations, service entrance calculations and installations, and low-voltage installations.

ETEC124L: AC/DC Theory

This course is designed to introduce concepts of electricity involving the behavior of both direct and alternating current circuits.

ETEC126L: Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading

This course covers electrical theory, circuit analysis, techniques used in residential wiring, and reading electrical blueprints. The following topics will be covered: electrical safety, tools of the trade, blueprint reading, branch circuit calculations, load calculations, wiring devices, GFCI and AFCI, lighting circuits, types of luminaire, installation of ranges and dryers, hot water tanks, and residential services.

ETEC127L: Residential Wiring and Electrical Blueprint Reading Lab

This course covers the lab portion of electrical circuit analysis techniques used in residential wiring and reading electrical blueprints. The following topics will be covered: safety in the lab, proper use of tools, soldering and splicing techniques, single pole switching, duplex receptacle wiring, 3-way switching, 4-way switching, GFCI and AFCI wiring, BX, AC, and MC installations, low voltage switching, range and dryer wiring, and hot water tank wiring, and residential services (main panel) and (subpanels).

ETEC130L: Rotating Machinery

This course covers the concepts of rotating electrical machinery beginning with magnetism and induction, conductor thrust and torque, and then progresses to motor basics such as nameplates, mechanical design, troubleshooting and protection. Each major classification of electric motor design and operation is studied in detail in the classroom and proven in the laboratory environment.


National Electrical Cole I introduces the student to the structure, interpretation, enforcement, and compliance with NFPA 70, the code to which all electrical installations shall conform. Students will learn the scope of the document and common definitions of terms used, basic requirements for all electrical installations, proper sizing and wiring of branch circuits, and sizing and installing feeders and services. This course also covers the proper sizing and application of over current protection and requirements for grounding and bonding of electrical systems.


National Electrical Code II covers general requirements for wiring methods and materials used in electrical installations, such as conductor selection and rating and electrical box selection and sizing. This course also covers the uses permitted and uses not permitted for all cable and raceway-based wiring methods recognized by the Code. Students will also learn the codes associated with Equipment for General Use, including switches, receptacles, luminaires, panel boards and heating systems.


National Electrical Code III covers the proper sizing of protection for electric motor, air conditioning, and transformer equipment installations. Students will also learn the requirements for hazardous locations, swimming pools, renewable energy and stand by power generation systems. Students will also conduct calculations and locating rules and regulations in the code.

ETEC215L: Photovoltaics

This course introduces the principles of photovoltaics; including the basics of safety, the electrical basics of solar PV systems, and how modules are designed and combined with other system components. Participants will learn how to decide upon the size, electrical and mechanical design of a PV system, as well as how to analyze and troubleshoot problems. The lab portion of the course will include hands-on installation of PV systems on mock roofs and ground mounts. This PV Entry Level course but will serve as an important first step in preparing individuals to become highly skilled, qualified, and experienced trades people in the PV industry. Students should have a basic understanding of electricity fundamentals before enrolling in this course. Credit will not be given for more than one of the following courses: ETEC215L or ESTC150L.

ETEC224L: Wiring Theory and Techniques (Industrial)

Industrial building wiring, blueprint reading, transformer connections, “high-voltage” installations, motor circuit theory and lighting designs are covered, as well as interpretations of plans, transformer connections, “high-voltage” installations, motor circuit theory, and lighting designs and applications.

ETEC230L: Electrical Motor Controls

The course covers control fundamentals incorporating control relays, contactors, and motor starters, as well as an introduction to solid state motor controls.

ETEC234L: Construction Site Safety

This course provides students with training in OSHA regulations for safety and health in the construction industry, as well as safe working practices for electricians servicing electrically live installations mandated by NFPA 70E.

ETEC235L: Programmable Controllers

This course covers industrial programmable controllers and program writing including; but not limited to, Boolean Algebra directly related to elementary circuit analysis, basic relay logic programming, program control instructions, sequence instructions, data manipulation, math instructions, program editing and troubleshooting.

ETEC240L: Stationary Machinery

A review of magnetism and electromagnetism and the design and operational characteristics of single-phase, three-phase and specialty transformer connections are covered in this course.