Overview

Graduates of this program are ready for positions with local electrical contractors, industrial plants, hospitals, power companies, government agencies, and other related businesses. These programs emphasize theory and hands-on training in residential and commercial electrical wiring and troubleshooting; various residential, commercial, and industrial applications; PLC programming and troubleshooting; and renewable energy applications like solar electricity.

The Industrial Electricity/Electronics Diploma program emphasizes theory and hands-on training in electrical wiring, including the applications to residential, commercial, and industrial installations. Although the basic installation of electrical components is an important part of the technician’s job, increased emphasis has been placed on the wiring and programming of programmable logic controllers. Entry-level positions for graduates are available with local electrical contractors, industrial plants, hospitals, power companies, government agencies, and other related businesses.

Students are required to purchase a set of small hand tools at an approximate cost of $100.

Courses taken in this program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Technology degree program if the student later elects to pursue the degree.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
EEM-117 AC/DC Circuits I

AC/DC Circuits I

ID: EEM-117

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating theory, ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits. Circuits are constructed and tested.

4
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

ID: MAT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications.

3
EEM-118 AC/DC Circuits II

AC/DC Circuits II

ID: EEM-118

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of direct and alternating current theory to include circuit analysis using mathematics and verified with electrical measurements.

4
Semester 2
(13 Credit Hours)
EEM-140 National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code

ID: EEM-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the national electrical code and is based on the latest codes as published by the national fire protection association (NFPA).

3
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
EEM-172 Electrical Print Reading

Electrical Print Reading

ID: EEM-172

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of electrical prints as they pertain to layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in residential, commercial and/or industrial complexes.

4
EEM-201 Electronic Devices I

Electronic Devices I

ID: EEM-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental principles of common electronic devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on solid-state principles and applications.

3
Semester 3
(13 Credit Hours)
EEM-141 Residential/Commercial Codes

Residential/Commercial Codes

ID: EEM-141

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers national electrical code (NEC), including a study in, and application of, the NEC and city and county electrical ordinances as pertaining to residential and commercial wiring.

3
EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring

Residential/Commercial Wiring

ID: EEM-165

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices used in residential and commercial applications.

4
PSC-215 State and Local Government

State and Local Government

ID: PSC-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
EEM-251 Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

ID: EEM-251

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to programmable control systems with emphasis on basic programming techniques. A variety of input/output devices and their applications are covered.

3
Semester 4
(11 Credit Hours)
EEM-142 Commercial/Industrial Codes

Commercial/Industrial Codes

ID: EEM-142

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers national electrical code (NEC), including a study in, and application of, the NEC and city and county electrical ordinances as pertaining to commercial and industrial wiring.

3
EEM-166 Commercial/Industrial Wiring

Commercial/Industrial Wiring

ID: EEM-166

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices in commercial and industrial applications.

4
EEM-151 Motor Controls I

Motor Controls I

ID: EEM-151

Credit Hours: 4

This course is an introduction to motor controls, including a study of the various control devices and wiring used in industrial processes.

4
      Total Credit Hours 49
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$9,212.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(5 Credit Hours)
COL-101 College Orientation

College Orientation

ID: COL-101

Credit Hours: 1

This course may include selected topics such as career planning, study skills, stress management, tutoring, group guidance, and other subjects to facilitate student success.

1
EEM-117 AC/DC Circuits I

AC/DC Circuits I

ID: EEM-117

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of direct and alternating theory, ohm's law, series, parallel, and combination circuits. Circuits are constructed and tested.

4
Semester 2
(7 Credit Hours)
MAT-170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I

ID: MAT-170

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: elementary algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and applications.

3
EEM-118 AC/DC Circuits II

AC/DC Circuits II

ID: EEM-118

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a continuation of the study of direct and alternating current theory to include circuit analysis using mathematics and verified with electrical measurements.

4
Semester 3
(6 Credit Hours)
EEM-140 National Electrical Code

National Electrical Code

ID: EEM-140

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the national electrical code and is based on the latest codes as published by the national fire protection association (NFPA).

3
ENG-160 Technical Communications

Technical Communications

ID: ENG-160

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of various technical communications such as definitions, processes, instructions, descriptions, and technical reports.

3
Semester 4
(7 Credit Hours)
EEM-172 Electrical Print Reading

Electrical Print Reading

ID: EEM-172

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of electrical prints as they pertain to layout, planning, and installation of wiring systems in residential, commercial and/or industrial complexes.

4
EEM-201 Electronic Devices I

Electronic Devices I

ID: EEM-201

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental principles of common electronic devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on solid-state principles and applications.

3
Semester 5
(10 Credit Hours)
EEM-141 Residential/Commercial Codes

Residential/Commercial Codes

ID: EEM-141

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers national electrical code (NEC), including a study in, and application of, the NEC and city and county electrical ordinances as pertaining to residential and commercial wiring.

3
EEM-165 Residential/Commercial Wiring

Residential/Commercial Wiring

ID: EEM-165

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices used in residential and commercial applications.

4
PSC-215 State and Local Government

State and Local Government

ID: PSC-215

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of state, county, and municipal government systems, including interrelationships between these systems and within the federal government. The impact of current events on the national government and institutions is emphasized.

3
Semester 6
(3 Credit Hours)
EEM-251 Programmable Controllers

Programmable Controllers

ID: EEM-251

Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to programmable control systems with emphasis on basic programming techniques. A variety of input/output devices and their applications are covered.

3
Semester 7
(7 Credit Hours)
EEM-142 Commercial/Industrial Codes

Commercial/Industrial Codes

ID: EEM-142

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers national electrical code (NEC), including a study in, and application of, the NEC and city and county electrical ordinances as pertaining to commercial and industrial wiring.

3
EEM-166 Commercial/Industrial Wiring

Commercial/Industrial Wiring

ID: EEM-166

Credit Hours: 4

This course is a study of wiring methods and practices in commercial and industrial applications.

4
Semester 8
(4 Credit Hours)
EEM-151 Motor Controls I

Motor Controls I

ID: EEM-151

Credit Hours: 4

This course is an introduction to motor controls, including a study of the various control devices and wiring used in industrial processes.

4
      Total Credit Hours 49
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$9,212.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Electrical Helper

Electrical Helpers assist by performing duties including using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. They measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.

Projected Job Growth

+1.6%

Average Annual Salary

$28,720

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Private Electrician Corporations
  • Construction Companies

Careers

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Electrical Maintenance Technicians create, maintain, and repair the electronic components and equipment used in any equipment or device that involves electricity. They can sometimes work with electricians or electrical engineers, or work on-site to keep machinery and specialty equipment running correctly.

Projected Job Growth

+8.5

Average Annual Salary

$67,849

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Hospitals
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Construction Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Journeyman Electrician

A journeyman electrician works with installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical setups. An electrician reads blueprints to assist in working with electrical systems. Their main job duties involve making repairs and troubleshooting issues. Electricians should also have solid training and experience.

Master Electricians

Master Electricians design the system or assist in the design process, obtain any necessary permits, and order parts and equipment for the project. They either perform the installation themselves or supervise the installation process. They must ensure all circuits are correctly installed and in working order.

Electrical Contractor

An electrical contractor is a business person or firm that performs specialized construction work related to the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems. This includes hiring and training the workforce to become electricians and safety officers.