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Electrical Technology

(Wallace Campus)

 
Program Description:

The Electrical Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards. The Electrical Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

  • Electrical Technology - The Electrical Technology program uses curriculum to teach in basic electricity, solid-state devices, basic wiring, transformers, fluid power, national electric code, motor controls, programmable logic controls, AC/DC drives, industrial robotics, technical communications and mathematics. The course is designed not only for training beginners, but also for training electricians currently employed in the field.

Career Opportunities:

  • Electrical Technology - Graduates of the Electrical Technology program may become employed as an industrial electrician, control technician, industrial electrical maintenance technician, instrumentation technician, PLC programmer, or industrial electrical inspector.

Skills Needed:

  • Electrical Technology - Successful electricians are in good physical condition and have above average agility and dexterity and possess above average color vision in order to identify electrical wires. It is also beneficial for electricians working in the construction field to have a basic knowledge of Spanish.

 
Expected Earnings/Salary:

Electricians

Earnings as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor 2015-2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook are as follows:

  • Electrical Technology -
    • Median annual income $51,880
    • The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,410. 
    • The highest 10 percent earn more than $88,130 an hour.


CATALOG INFORMATION (Course Requirements)(pdf)


  

Contact Information

Mr. Michael Hannon
Electrical Technology Instructor
E-mail mhannon@wallace.edu
334-983-3521x2263- Dothan

Mr. Ben Freeman

Electrical Technology Instructor
E-mail bfreeman@wallace.edu
334-687-3543x2102 - Easterling