Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The apprenticeship program prepares the student to earn a journey-level status in Electrical Construction, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. A five year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. The Electrician installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment. The work can be divided into broad categories such as new construction, remodeling, maintenance, and repair. While the jobs differ, the mental and physical skills acquired prepare the electrical worker for the entire range of work. Much of the work involves installation, assembling, testing, repairing, layout and design of electrical wiring, fixtures, and apparatus used for power, light, heating, air conditioning and many types of control systems. Many jobs now incorporate computers and fiber optics.

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This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.

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Program Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • One year of high school Algebra or one college level Algebra class
  • Electrician’s English Comprehension and Mathematics Tests

Other Information

  • Participant must be working in an apprenticeship in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
  • Applicants are reviewed and selected by committee for admission to the program.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Plan, organize, and coordinate with electrical team and other trades to resolve conflict and ensure the job runs efficiently.
  2. Use active listening and communication skills to ensure that the work is being performed correctly and efficiently.
  3. Work safely according to OSHA, NFPA, Standards, contractor and customer safety protocols and policies.
  4. Work in accordance with IBEW/NECA Code of Excellence.
  5. Apply knowledge of math, basic electrical theory, blueprints, and tools to install basic wiring system that meets industry codes and standards.
  6. Apply knowledge of technical math, motor control, AC theory, raceway systems, and transformers to install, test, and repair advance wiring systems according to the National Electrical Code and other applicable industry standards.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ATEL-1300 Direct Current Fundamentals 3
ATEL-1330 National Electric Code 2
ATEL-1350 Industrial Safety 1
MATH-1xxx 1 1000 level or higher3
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition I  
Honors College Composition I  
Select one of the following: 3
Construction Print Reading  
Personal Finance  
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ATEL-1310 Alternating Current Fundamentals 3
ATEL-1360 Blueprint Fundamentals - Electrical 2
Communication requirement 2 3
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
Honors Introduction to Microcomputer Applications  
IT-xxxx
Information Technology Elective 
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
ATEL-2300 Industrial Electronics Fundamentals I 3
ATEL-2310 Industrial Electronics Fundamentals II 3
ATEL-2350 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Arts & Hum (See AAB/AAS degree requirements) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Construction Methods, Materials, and Equipment  
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
Select one of the following: 3
Construction Estimating & Cost Analysis  
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
 Credit Hours18
Fourth Semester
AIT-2990 Contracting in a Diverse World 3
ATEL-2500 AC/DC Motors & Generators 4
ATEL-2510 Motor Controls 3
ATEL-2700 Electrical Instrumentation 4
Select one of the following: 3
Construction Management Systems  
BADM-xxxx
Business Elective 
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours64

Electives

BADM-1020Introduction to Business3
BADM-1121Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior4
BADM-1300Small Business Management4
BADM-2150Business Law4
BADM-2450New Business Development5
BADM-2470Marketing Techniques for Small Business Management3