Electrical Construction and Control

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in electrical construction and control. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 80 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 67 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ELTR 1010 Basic Electricity
Fundamental electrical theory including electrical components and their effects on AC and DC circuits. Covers electrical measurement with emphasis on circuit analysis using Ohm's law, circuit testing equipment, and the use of each instrument.
ELTR 1020 Basic Electricity Lab
Includes practical application of safe work practices in building series and parallel circuits as used in the building industry. Includes utilizing digital meters and related test equipment in a live work setting.
ELTR 1030 Electrical Wiring I
Application of electrical fundamentals to actual residential and agricultural wiring. Involves installation of common electrical devices, sizing, and routing of circuits of single-phase services. Includes use of tools and techniques for various types of installations.
ELTR 1040 Electrical Wiring I Lab
Practical application of pulling wire, wiring switches, electrical boxes, circuit breakers in residential electrical construction according to electrical code.
ELTR 1050 National Electrical Code I
Basic study of the National Electrical Code and its interpretation.
ELTR 1200 National Electrical Code II
A study of the national Electric Code and the application of these codes to electrical installations.
ELTR 1210 Electrical Wiring II
Application of commercial wiring as to installation of branch circuits and services for lighting, heating, and power installations.
ELTR 1220 Electrical Wiring II Lab
Hands on application of commercial electrical wiring methods and components.
ELTR 1230 Motor Control
Practical source on various circuits commonly used to control electrical motors, including practice in troubleshooting and wiring control circuits in a laboratory situation.
ELTR 1240 Motor Control Lab
Practical application in constructing circuits used to control motors. Includes troubleshooting and repair of motor control systems in a lab setting.
ELTR 1250 Blueprint Reading and Cost Estimating
Study of the use of electrical and structural blueprints and material list takeoff and cost estimating of electrical projects.
ELTR 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. First year completion of the Electrical Construction and Control program classes with a minimum GPA of 2.0 required.
HLTH 1710 First Aid
Study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the administration of first aid. Deals with prevention of accidents and emergency care and treatment including CPR that can be given until the services of a doctor are available.
ELTR 2000 Motor Theory and Application
A practical course on the theory, operation, and construction of electric motors and generators including field repair of AC and DC motors.
ELTR 2010 Motor Theory and Application Lab
Diagnosis and repair of electrical motors and generators including field repair of AC and DC motors.
ELTR 2020 Automation Fundamentals
Installation and maintenance of commercial and industrial electric systems. Completion of complete first-year of ELTR courses with a 2.0 GPA or better required.
ELTR 2030 Automation Fundamentals Lab
Installation and maintenance of commercial and industrial components in a simulated workplace setting.
ELTR 2045 Electrical Energy Conservation I
Study of the cost of installation, maintenance, and operation of electric lighting and heating systems. Completion of first year of ELTR course work required.
ELTR 2055 Electrical Troubleshooting
Problem solving of electrical circuits including motor control circuits. Completion of first-year of ELTR course work required.
ELTR 2065 Electrical Troubleshooting Lab
Application of safe electrical troubleshooting techniques used in motor control circuits.
ELTR 2210 Control Wiring
Study of control and measurement circuits used in industry including logic controlled motor circuits.
ELTR 2220 Control Wiring and Solid State Lab
Practical experience in operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of industrial control systems.
ELTR 2230 Electrical Energy Conservation II
Study of methods used to conserve energy in the selection, installation, and operation of electrical equipment and motors, including power factor measurement and control.
ELTR 2240 Electrical Energy Conservation II Lab
A hands on application of ELTR 2230. Application of electrical equipment used to monitor, control, and save electrical energy in buildings and electrical installations.
ELTR 2260 Solid State Fundamentals
Basic study of the use of solid state electronic devices in the control and measurement of electricity.

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.

Mathematics 6 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.
MATH 1060 Technical Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1020 developing skills in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry for success in specific vocational and technical fields. Numerical methods presented in MATH 1020 are supplemented by geometric methods. Use of a scientific calculator still plays a prominent role in the course. The topics to be covered include algebraic operations and properties, equations and formulas, graphing, geometry and constructions, and trigonometry.

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.

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