Electrical Technology Certificate (ELTC)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment as an electrical/electronic maintenance technician. Students are provided with knowledge and experiences in the areas of electrical wiring, blueprint reading, basic and industrial electronics, programmable controllers, and industrial control systems. The program also provides individuals with an opportunity to update their technical knowledge and skills with training and experiences using state-of-the-art high technology equipment. All courses in the program may be applied to the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • operate and program programmable logic controllers.
  • hardwire electromechanical circuits from ladder diagrams.
  • plan selected electrical installations as required on residential construction.
  • design ladder diagrams to provide specific logic functions for a given industrial control problem.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills by writing technical reports based on their laboratory experiences.
  • demonstrate critical thinking/problem solving abilities byanalyzing a non-functioning electrical circuit, determining the problemand restoring circuit operation.
  • demonstrate interpersonal relations, teamwork and work ethics through group laboratory projects.
  • demonstrate an ability to use and apply mathematical quantitative reasoning to design basic functional electronic circuits.
  • demonstrate an ability to use and work with computers by writing laboratory reports using a word processing package.
  • demonstrate use of computer software packages by simulating circuit operations and obtaining valid circuit parameters.
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Electrical Technology Certificate (ELTC)
First Semester Credits
BGT 110 Fundamentals of Technology 3
ELE 120 D.C. Circuits
4
HAC 140 Electrical Maintenance I
3
  Semester Credits 10
     
Second Semester  
ELE 130 Digital Fundamentals 4
MAT 130* Industrial Mathematics
3
  Semester Credits 7
     
Third Semester  
ELE 165 A.C. Circuits
4
ELE 235 Programmable Controllers 2
HAC 119 Blueprint Reading 3
  Semester Credits 9
     
Fourth Semester  
ELE 210 Electronic Circuits
4
HAC 155 Electrical Maintenance II 3
HAC 160 Residential Wiring 3
  Semester Credits 10
     
  Total Credits 36

*MAT 160 or higher level course will also satisfy the mathematics requirement.


Electrical Technology (Certificate)

Approximate Cost of Program

Sponsored    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 972 Tuition: 3,600
Nonsponsored    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,296 Tuition: 7,200
Out of State    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,620 Tuition: 10,800
Schuylkill County    
Books: 2,200 Fees: 1,296 Tuition: 5,400
  • On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

Length of Program
Intended time to complete: 24 months