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Electrical Construction Technology Associate in Applied Science

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Electrical Construction Technology A.A.S. degree is a cooperative effort between Daley College and the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (EJATT), which is made up of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 134. The program consistently provides state-of-the art education and training to apprentices and, through them, to residential and commercial building contractors.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:  

  • Graduate of an accredited high school or have acceptable scores on the General Education Development (GED) test. Foreign and domestic high school education or domestic GED must be validated by official transcripts. Official transcripts will be accepted in place of the high school diploma if the graduation date is provided.     
  • At least 18 years old prior to application.     
  • Have taken two semesters of high school or college algebra and earned a minimum "C" grade in each semester, completed prior to application. An official transcript is required.     
  • Be physically able, as determined by a physician, to safely perform the tasks of a construction electrician. A drug test is required.    
  • Have evidence of a qualifying grade on an aptitude test prescribed by the EJATT Local Union 134. The aptitude test covers English and Mathematics comprehension along with a spatial ability evaluation.  
Each student must achieve a minimum grade of "C" for all courses required to complete the degree.  An overall grade point average of 2.0 or better must be maintained.

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take other action before enrolling. Please contact the college for additional information.

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

65

Program/Plan Number

0752

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Prerequisites

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General Education Requirements

15  CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for A.A.S. degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

Select any History, Psychology, or related courses (9)

English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or RTW, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
IBEW
432IBEW 714
Technical Math I 3
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the calculations and applications of the formulas used daily in the first year apprentice course of study and in the electrical construction industry. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

Program Core Requirements

50.5  CH
IBEW
432IBEW 702
Electrical Circuitry 4.5
This course will include a study in circuitry used in the residential housing industry in the Chicago metropolitan area. Installation practices. Practical hands-on wiring skills such as splicing and termination will be taught. The students are expected to apply themselves, learn and accomplish entry levels of proficiency in these subject areas. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 703
Conduit Bending I 3.5
This course is designed to teach the student the various methods of bending conduit employed in the electrical construction industry. The focus of the course is on hand-type benders and methods of conduit installation utilized in the commercial, industrial and residential housing industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 704
Construction Technology 4.5
This course will include a study of common hardware and wiring materials used in the electrical construction industry. This course will include first aid, personal safety, and job site safety; the use of rope, knot tying, and basic rigging; drill gauges, drilling and tapping holes in metal, and drill sharpening; using knockout sets, hole saws, concrete anchors and fastening devices; and the use and care of hand tools, drill motors, hammer drills and grinding wheels. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 705
Print Reading I 3.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have gained a thorough knowledge of residential prints and their use with the National Electrical Code. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 706
Conduit Bending II 3.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have gained skills in advanced conduit bending techniques utilizing mechanical leverage benders and hydraulic benders commonly used in the electrical construction industry. Hand-operated and automatic cutting and threading devices will also be mastered. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 708
Motor Control Systems 3.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of installation, operation, and maintenance of motor control devices commonly used in the electrical construction industry. Skills in testing, troubleshooting, and safety techniques will be developed through hands-on training and the use of field simulated problems. In addition, this course includes a discussion of the theory and the practical application of transformers as used in the electrical industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 709
Print Reading II 3
Upon completion of this course the student will have gained through knowledge of, commercial and industrial construction prints and their use with both the Chicago Electrical Code and National Electrical Code. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 710
Programmable Control 4.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of installation, operation, and maintenance of programmable control systems commonly used in the electrical industry. Programming techniques and hands-on training will be provided in the lab on Allen-Bradley systems PL5/20, PLC5/11, and SLC 5/03 CPU programmable controllers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 712
HVAC Systems 4.5
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered the theory of thermal dynamics and the processes used in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Hands-on training is an integral part of the course. The course will cover skills in piping, brazing, soldering, and the E.P.A. standards for charging, and evacuating air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. This course meets the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Technician Certification Standard. The midterm examination shall be the R.S.E.S. Technician Certification test. It will be mandatory to pass the R.S.E.S. Technician Certification test before becoming a journeyman. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 715
Technical Math II 3
Upon completion of this course the student will have mastered code calculations and problem solving techniques used in the application of Ohm?s Law in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 724
Electrical Power Systems 4.5
Upon completion of this course, the student will have mastered the theory of distribution and usage of electricity in common industrial settings. Hands-on training is an integral part of the course. The student will learn the basics of power distribution with an emphasis on transformers and the four basic power systems: delta, corner grounded delta, high leg delta, and wye. The student will learn about the largest user of this distributed power: rotating equipment - motors. The motors portion of the course covers single phase and three phase motors. The single phase motors include shaded pole, AC series, permanent split capacitor and motors with starting relays. The three phase motors include wye, delta and wye/delta motors. Finally, the students will learn the newest technique for motor control, variable speed drives. The course will cover the theory of pulse width modulation and the safe operation of frequency drive motors. The student will learn about line lengths, over voltage, overheating, harmonics, and drive components. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 725
Low Voltage Systems 3.5
Upon completion of this course, the student will have mastered the basic concepts and theory of the installation and maintenance of low voltage systems currently in use in the electrical construction industry. Installation, testing, troubleshooting and safety techniques through hands-on training and field simulated problems are developed. This course will cover topics in security, life safety, access, environmental controls, communications, data transfer, and data storage. The associated electrical codes are included in daily discussions as they pertain to installation and maintenance of low voltage systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley
432IBEW 727
Photovoltaic Systems 4.5
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the principles, design and installations of Photovoltaic Systems. Coverage includes renewable energy sources and systems, parallel/series circuits and DC theory, solar site assessment. PV system design, PV module technology, PV system componentry, PV system installation techniques and utility interconnection will be focused on. This course is comprised of lectures, discussion, problem solving, and hands-on activities to demonstrate the safe and productive use of Solar Electricity. Students will be required to write reflections as well as provide written assessments on the principles and techniques of Photovoltaic Systems.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Richard J. Daley

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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