Electrical Systems Technology, AAS (EST3)


Program Chair: Chad Faircloth

Program Description: The Electrical Systems Technology Degree program provides instruction in the inspection, maintenance, installation, and repair of electrical systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial industries. A combination of theory and practical application is emphasized to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills. Program graduates receive a Degree in Electrical Systems Technology with a specialization in residential or industrial applications.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

Locations offered:

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will wire a three-phase motor for high and low voltage.
  • Students will wire an electrical panel following current NEC requirements. (Electrical Construction and Maintenance Specialization)
  • Students will upload and download a PLC program. (Industrial Electrical Technology Specialization)

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Electronics Technology, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 63 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

General Education Courses


Area I: Language Arts/Communication


ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3

Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences


Social/Behavioral Science Elective 0000 Social/Behavioral Sciences 3

Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematices (Choose One)


MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3

Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts


Humanities/Fine Arts 0000 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

General Education Core Requirement


General Education 0000 General Education Core Elective 3

Institutional Credit


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

Occupational Courses


ELTR 1060 ElectricalPrints,Schemat,&Symb 2
ELTR 1080 Commercial Wiring I 5
ELTR 1090 Commercial Wiring II 3
ELTR 1180 Electrical Controls 4
ELTR 0000 Occupationally Related Elective 3
IDFC 1007 Industrial Safety Procedures 2

Select One of the following DC Courses


ELTR 1010 Direct Current Fundamentals 3
IDFC 1011 Direct Current I 3
IDSY 1101 DC Circuit Analysis 3

Select One of the following AC courses


ELTR 1020 Alternating Current Fundamentals 3
IDFC 1012 Alternating Current I 3
IDSY 1105 AC Circuit Analysis 3

One of the following Specializations

Electrical Construction and Maintenance


ELTR 1205 Residential Wiring I 3
ELTR 1210 Residential Wiring II 3
ELTR 0000 Guided Electives 14

Industrial Electrical Technology Specialization


ELTR 1220 Industrial PLC's 4
ELTR 1250 Diagnostic Troubleshooting 2
ELTR 1270 NEC Industrial Wiring Applicat 4
OCCU 0000 Occupational Electives 11

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