Electrical Technology

Program of Study
Electrical Technology prepares you for employment in the electrical field. Classes include instruction with laboratory exercises using industry-grade equipment. You will learn to install, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

Overview

Electrical Technology prepares you for employment in the electrical field. Classes include instruction with laboratory exercises using industry-grade equipment. You will learn to install, maintain, and repair electrically energized systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.

A career in electrical technology presents a wide variety of career opportunities to you, including, maintenance electrician, industrial electrician, independent contractor, and more. This in-demand training will help you begin or advance your current career or lay the foundation for you to continue your education. You can choose a Career or Technical Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science Degree from the Electrical Technology Department.

Areas of Specialty Training
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • A.C. Circuits
  • D.C. Circuits
  • Residential/Light Commercial Wiring
  • Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations
  • Blueprint Reading/Planning the Residential Installation
  • Switching Circuits
  • Commercial and Industrial Wiring Electrical Power
  • Estimating Cost of Residential Installations
  • Motor Control Systems
  • Special Project
  • Supervised Work Experience
  • Solid State Motor Controls
  • Programmable Logic Controls

Quick Facts

Program Name
Electrical Technology
Degree / Certificates
  • Associate of Applied Science: 61–67 hrs.
  • Career Certificate: 31–33 hrs.
  • Technical Certificate: 46–50 hrs.
Locations
  • Rankin
  • Raymond
  • Vicksburg
Delivery Mode
  • Face-to-Face
*Select courses required for this program are available online.

Sample Curriculum

Course Hours
Technical English or English Composition I 3–4
Public Speaking I or Interpersonal Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Mathematics/Science Elective 3–4
Total Hours 61–67
Course Hours
Residential Wiring 3
Commercial Wiring OR Industrial Electricity II 3–4
AC & DC Circuits for Electrical Technology 4
Fundamentals of Electricity 3
Electrical Power OR Industrial Electricity I 3–4
Branch Circuit and Service Entrance Calculations 3
Electrical Drawing & Schematics 3
Motor Control Systems OR Motor Controls 3
Approved Technical Electives 6
Total Hours 31–33
Course Hours
Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair or Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair 3–4
Solid State Motor Control or Solid State Motor Control 3–4
Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 3
Approved Technical Elective(s) 3
Total Hours 46–50

The degree plan provides the courses recommended for students seeking to transfer in this area of study. Students should consult the Mississippi Articulation Agreement for specific course requirements at specific Mississippi universities. Students can also use MATT (MS Articulation & Transfer Tool).

Important Program Information

Admission Requirements
Submit an official Hinds CC application for admissionRequest that an official high school transcript or GED scores and ACT scores be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records if you are a high school graduate.Take the ACCUPLACER placement test to assess developmental needs.Interview with the instructor and complete the interview form.
Completion Requirements
Successfully complete the three-semester programComplete the post-test and show academic gainParticipate in graduation exercises to receive Certificate or Degree

Contact

Rankin
B.J. Rhodes
601-936-1841
Raymond
Randy Wilson
601-857-3317
Vicksburg
Scott Welch
601-629-6809
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