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John Everett

eccc electrical technology

Electricity is a basic essential need for life in the modern world

Without electricity, the world would be dark due to little or no lighting and be difficult to survive in due to climate control.  The world would also be without most forms of long-distance transportation and communication.  To keep the world running on electricity the world requires electrical workers more specifically known as ELECTRICANS!

Electricians not only install and maintain power lines, but they help to set up the entire electrical system starting with the power plants where electricity is generated and ending with the machines that use the electricity.  Electricians keep electrical systems working properly and keep the deadly current safely insulated from human contact. 

Electricians can be employed by industries both large and small, by electrical power companies, and in the construction industry.

Electrical workers have very strenuous and sometimes stressful jobs.  The work requires standing for long periods of time and performing manual labor.  They often work in dirty and confined environments, which may also be hot, cold, wet, or subjected to any number of adverse conditions.  Electrical systems are often outside of climate controls because they are outside of the areas of normally occupied by people.  Electrical workers also rick serious injury and even death due to electrocution.

Careers in the Electrical Field...
  • Electrical Installers
  • Electrical Technicians
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Residential Electrician
  • Commercial Electricain
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Alarm Installers
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Estimator
Courses taught in the Electrical Technology program are...
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Blueprint Reading/Planning in Residential Installation
  • Residential/Light Commercial Wiring
  • Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial & Industrial Application
  • Br. Circuit & Service Entrance Calculations
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • AC & DC Circuits
  • Electrical Power
  • Solid State Motor Control
  • DC Circuits Commercial & Industrial Wiring
  • Motor Maintenance & Troubleshooting
For a complete list of courses required for the Electrical Technology program, please see the ECCC College Catalog.

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Career & Technical Education Substance Abuse Testing Policy
To ensure a drug-free workplace and learning environment, East Central Community College students enrolled in specific Career & Technical Education programs that are skills-based and/or require the use of heavy equipment are required to submit to initial, random, and reasonable suspicion substance abuse testing. These programs include Electrical Technology. To review the entire Policy No: 411.7 Career-Technical Substance Abuse Testing Policy, including information on procedures, initial testing, retesting, reasonable suspicion testing, accident/injury testing, and program re-admission, refer to the college’s online Policies and Procedures Manual.

Qualified Electricians are always in demand.  The U. S. Bureau of Labor expects an increase of nearly 12% in the number of job opportunities for Electricians by 2018.  As the population grows, electricians will be needed to wire new homes, restaurants, schools, and other structures that will be built to accommodate the growing population!

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