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Electrical Technology

Program Length

Two Semester
Four Semester

Degree(s) Offered

Career Certificate 
Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

Electricity is an integral part of everyday life. Almost every new technological device  needs some type of electrical supply. For this and many other reasons, Electrical Technicians are and will remain in great demand. From simply wiring a residence to being able to program the controllers for a major manufacturing plant, today’s electrical technician will require a strong background of technical knowledge.

Well trained electrical workers are in great demand by today’s advancing technology  and by the growing residential, commercial, industrial construction industries, petroleum production and petroleum refineries. Our program is designed to give you the knowledge necessary to succeed in the electrical field. Installing and maintaining electrical systems, as well as the ability to troubleshoot and repair these systems plays a vital role in keeping today’s economy and national livelihood at the highest standard possible. Salaries begin at $28,000.00 and up to $95,000.00 depending on option taken, location, and job requirements.

Our program has instruction and training in general electrical theory; residential,  commercial and industrial wiring; the National Electrical Code; Electrical motor maintenance; Motor control systems; Programmable logic controls; Solid state motor controls and automated electrical system. The Electrical Technology Program works with the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation to provide national certification to its students in Core Construction, Electrical Level 1 and Electrical Level 2. These certifications are through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Career Opportunities Include

Industrial electrical automation technician
Residential/commercial wiring electrician
Industrial construction/wiring electrician
Industrial maintenance electrician
Self employment
Electrician's Helper

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Curriculum

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones County Junior College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.

Randy Purdum 
Instructor 
J B Young East Wing Room 101
(601) 477-4086 
randy.purdum@jcjc.edu

Stan Lewis
Instructor
J B Young East Wing Room 102
(601) 477-4086
stanton.lewis@jcjc.edu

CTE 1143 -- Fundamentals of Construction and Manufacturing
This course includes basic safety, an introduction to construction math, an introduction to hand and power tools, an introduction to construction drawings, employability skills and communications: Three semester hours credit: two hours lab.

EET 1113 - DC Circuits
A course designed to familiarize the student with principles and theories associated with DC circuits. Includes the study of electrical circuits, electrical laws and formulae, and the use of test equipment in performing analysis of electrical circuits. Course will include safety procedures, instruction in the use of basic test equipment, measuring voltage, resistance, current, and in basic troubleshooting techniques. Three semester credit hours. Three hours lecture and two hours lab.

EET 1123 - AC Circuits
Prerequisite: EET 1113 or permission of instructor. A course designed to study theories associated with AC circuits. Calculating inductive and capacitive reactance, impedance, and determining resonance. Measuring AC voltage signals, frequency, and time using an oscilloscope. Analyzing sine, square, and rectangular waves. Three semester credit hours. Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1113 – Residential Wiring
Pre/Co requisites: None. Advanced skills related to the wiring of multi-family and small commercial buildings. Includes instruction and practice in service entrance installation, specialized circuits, and the use of commercial raceways. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1123 – Commercial Wiring
Prerequisites: ELT 1113 or equivalent. This course provides instruction and practice in the installation of commercial electrical services including the types of conduit and other raceways, National Electrical Code® requirements, and three-phase distribution networks. Three semester credit hours. Two hours lecture and two
hours lab.

ELT 1133 – Introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC)
Pre/Co requisites: ELT 1113 Residential Wiring or equivalent. The layout, format, rules, and regulations set forth in the National Electric Code. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to find information in the National Electric Code and applying that information in realworld applications. Three semester hours: Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

ELT 1144 – AC and DC Circuits for Electrical Technology
Pre/Co requisites: Fundamentals of Electricity (ELT 1193) or equivalent. Principles and theories associated with AC and DC circuits used in the electrical trades. Includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulas, and the use of test equipment to analyze AC and DC circuits. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ELT 1183 – Industrial Wiring
Pre/Co-requisites ELT 1123 Commercial Wiring or equivalent. The course includes instruction and practice in the installation of industrial electrical services including the types of conduit and other raceways, National Electrical Code® requirements, and three-phase distribution networks. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and Two hours lab.

ELT 1193 – Fundamentals of Electricity
Prerequisites: None. Fundamental skills associated with all electrical courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, equipment, and introduction to simple AC and DC circuits. Three semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.

ELT 1213 – Electrical Power 
Pre-requisite: Grade of C or higher in ELT 1193 Fundamentals of Electricity and ELT 1143 AC DC Circuits for Electrical Technology or equivalent. Electrical motors and their installation. Instruction and practice in using the different types of motors, transformers, and alternators. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1223 – Motor Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Electricity (ELT 1193) or equivalent. Principles and practice of electrical motor repair. Includes topics on the disassembly/assembly and preventive maintenance of common electrical motors. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1253 – Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations
Pre/Co requisites: ELT 1113 Residential Wiring or equivalent. Calculating circuit sizes for all branch circuits and service entrances in residential installation. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1263 – Electrical Drawings and Schematics
This course introduces architectural, industrial, mechanical, and electrical symbols needed to read blueprints, schematic diagrams. Prints and drawings associated with electrical wiring will be studied. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1273 – Switching Circuits for Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Applications
Co/Prerequisites: ELT 1263 Electrical Drawings and Schematics or equivalent. Introduction to various methods by which single pole, 3-way, and 4-way switches are used in residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Also includes installation and operation of low voltage, remote control switching. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1283 – Estimating the Cost of an Electrical Installation
Co/Prerequisites: ELT 1113 Residential Wiring or equivalent. Cost of a electrical installation. Specifications set forth for a particular structure. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1324 – Calibration and Measurement Principles used in the Electrical Industry
Various terms related to measurement principles and calibration techniques used in the electrical industry. With PLCs, the topic also includes the procedures and calibration of various instruments and PLCs used in industry. Four semester hours: Three hour lecture; two hour lab.

ELT 1343 – Fundamentals of Instrumentation
A general knowledge of instrumentation principles as they relate to the electrical industry. This course includes instruction in the basis of hydraulics and pneumatics and the use of electrical circuits in the instrumentation process. Three semester hours: Two hours lecture, two hours lab.

ELT 1353 – Fundamentals of Robotics for Electrical Technology
Designed to introduce the student to industrial robots. Topics to be covered include robotics history, industrial robot configurations, operation, and basic programming and how they relate to the electrical industry. Three semester hours: Two hours lecture, two hour lab.

ELT 1383 – Industrial Robotics for Electrical Technology
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Robotics (ELT 1353) the operating systems and advanced programming methods of industrial robots. Actual industrial grade robots are used to train the student in the areas of operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, service procedures, and robotics applications. Three semester hours: Two hour lecture, two hour lab.

ELT 1413 – Motor Control Systems
Prerequisites: ELT 1273 Switching Circuits or equivalent. Installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to diagram, wire, and troubleshoot the different circuits and mechanical control devices. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 1433 – Solid State Devices and Circuits for Electrical Technology 
Active devices that include PN junction diodes, bipolar transistors, bipolar transistor circuits, and unipolar devices with emphasis on low frequency application and troubleshooting. Three semester hours: Two hour lecture, four hour lab.

ELT 2114 -- Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Prerequisite: Non. Maintenance and troubleshooting techniques use of technical manuals and test equipment, and inspection/evaluation/repair of equipment. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 2424 – Solid State Motor Control
Prerequisites: Motor Control Systems (ELT 1413). Principles and operation of solid-state motor control. Also, the design, installation, and maintenance of different solid-state devices for motor control. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ELT 2613 – Programmable Logic Controllers
Prerequisites: Motor Control Systems (ELT 1413) or instructor approval. Use of programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) in modern industrial settings. Also, the operating principles of PLC’s and practice in the programming, installation, and maintenance of PLC’s. Three semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and two hours lab.

ELT 2624 – Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 
Prerequisites: Programmable Logic Controllers (ELT 2613) and Motor Control Systems (ELT 1413) or instructor approval. Advanced PLC course which provides instruction in the various operations, installations, and maintenance of electric motor controls. Also, information in such areas as sequencer, program control, and block transfer used in analog input and output programming, and logical and conversion instructions. Four semester credit hours: Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

ELT 291(1-4) – Special Project
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other electronics or electronics-related technical courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. One to four semester credit hours: Two to six hours lab.

ELT 292(1-6) – Supervised Work Experience
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and completion of at least one semester of advanced coursework in electrical/electronic related programs. A cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student’s technical studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. One to six semester credit hours: Three to eighteen hours externship.

ELT 1614 – Principles of Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Prerequisite: None. Instruction in basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics, and the inspection, maintenance, and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Four semester credit hours: One hour lecture and four hours lab.