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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3428
First Term: 2020 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60-88
CIP Code: 46.0302

Instructional Council: Occupational Administrators (53)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this program, students may pursue a career as:

47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
47-2111.00 Electricians
49-2098.00 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
49-9097.00 Signal and Track Switch Repairers



Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Electricity degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeymen with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory and managerial positions.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Electricity (5428) 30-60
Credits: 30-60

Program Competencies
1. Solve mathematical problems related to electrical circuit voltage, wattage, amperage, and resistance. (ABA112, ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA242, ELA112)
2. Identify and properly use the professional equipment and tools of electricians. (ABA112, ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA242, ELA111, ELA112)
3. Convert measurements between English and metric units. (ABA112, ABA114, ABA232, ELA112, ELA248)
4. Interpret readings from electrical test instruments. (ABA112, ELA123)
5. Locate and interpret sections of the National Electrical Code regulations as they apply to specific electrical installation jobs. (ABA114, ABA122, ABA124, ABA232, ELA111, ELA113)
6. Explain the theory, type, and operating principles of motors including troubleshooting and repairing motors. (ABA114, ABA122, ABA234, ABA242, ELA235, ELA236)
7. Calculate the materials needed for a specific electrical installation including, but not limited to, conduit, conductors, overload protection and outlets. (ABA114, ABA124, ABA232, ABA234, ABA242, ELA112)
8. Demonstrate splicing techniques of cable in high voltage systems making terminations. (ABA122, ABA124)
9. Install, troubleshoot lamps and ballasts and alarm systems including locating and repairing cable faults. (ABA122, ABA124, ABA242, ABA244)
10. Demonstrate the proper and safe installation of incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge lamps in addition to specific residential, commercial and industrial lighting systems. (ABA234, ABA242)
11. Describe the components and applications of motor controls in electrical installations. (ABA234, ABA244, ELA236)
12. Demonstrate electrical methods, equipment and device requirements or special locations. (ABA242)
13. Describe the operational theory and construction of semiconductors, transistors, amplifiers, and oscillators. (ABA242, ELA247)
14. Install all components of an electrical system, and special equipment systems including fire alarm, heating, and cooling systems. (ABA232, ABA234, ABA244, ELA124, ELA125, ELA238, ELA246)
15. Explain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electrical inspection procedures. (ABA112, ABA114, ELA113, ELA238)
16. Identify common causes of accidents and fatalities in specific hazardous areas of construction and describe hazard abatement techniques. (ELA246)
17. Describe the safety procedures observed when working in a nuclear power generating location. (ELA246, ELA247)
18. Install, troubleshoot and repair alarm systems including locating and repairing cable faults. (ELA125)
19. Apply and demonstrate the applications and installation requirements for photovoltaic systems according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). (ELA246)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.