Industrial Electrical / Electronic Principles

Explore Tech Careers with Our Industrial Electrical/Electronic Certificate Programs

DCC offers certificate programs in:

  • Industrial Electrical Principles
  • Industrial Electronic Principles

Our Industrial Electrical Principles and Industrial Electronic Principles curricula are designed to help you stay current with occupational changes and requirements and to expand your skill set to prepare you for industrial employment. Courses are offered both full and part-time, allowing flexibility for the industrial worker. Students in these programs learn in the classroom and labs and through a variety of field trips and seminars.

Program Objectives

The purpose of the Industrial Electrical Principles and the Industrial Electronic Principles curricula is to train industrial workers who have the need or desire to keep up with occupational requirements or to learn a necessary skill in the electrical/electronic field.

Here are just a few of the career opportunities for program graduates:

  • Assembler
  • Electrical Helper
  • Electrician
  • Electrical/Electronic Tester
  • Salesperson or Service Specialist

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Industrial E/E Principles Overview

Program: Industrial Electrical/Electronic Principles

Program Length: Either program may be completed in three semesters including one summer term.

Certificates Offered:

  • Certificate in Industrial Electrical Principles
  • Certificate in Industrial Electronic Principles

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Industrial Electrical Principles Courses

ECO 100 - Elementary Economics
Introduces students to the most basic elements of economics without detailed study of theory. Presents and interprets current issues and concerns publicized in the media. Allows students to understand and grasp the importance of local, state, and national issues with economic themes and overtones.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 131 - Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ITE 116 - Survey of Computer Software Applications
Review current business software applications for microcomputers emphasizing comparison of a variety of software packages. Provides experience with multiple operating system commands, database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits

SDV 100 - College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

ELE 113 - Electricity I
Teaches principles of electricity covering fundamentals, devices and components in both DC and AC circuits. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 114 - Electricity II
Teaches principles of electricity covering fundamentals, devices and components in both DC and AC circuits. Part II of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 123 - Electrical Applications I
Provides laboratory and shop assignments/jobs as applied to fundamental principles of electricity with emphasis on measurements and evaluation of electrical components, devices and circuits. Part I of II.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

ELE 124 - Electrical Applications II
Provides laboratory and shop assignments/jobs as applied to fundamental principles of electricity with emphasis on measurements and evaluation of electrical components, devices and circuits. Part II of II.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

ELE 152 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations I
Includes general math, scale readings, conversions between units of measure and algebra with exponents and radicals as it applies to DC circuits.[First of a three-sequence course].

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 153 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations II
Includes a review of DC applications, angular measurements, right triangle ratios, vector and vector algebra as it applies to AC circuits. [Second of a three-sequence course]. Prerequisite: ELE 152.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 156 - Electrical Control Systems
Includes troubleshooting and servicing electrical controls, electric motors, motor controls, motor starters, relays, overloads, instruments and control circuits.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. One internship is completed for a total of 3 credits.
ELE 217 - Electric Power Utilities
Provides an introduction to the electric power utilities field. Examines the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits

ELE/ETR - Approved Elective
Three electives are taken for a total of 9 credits.

Industrial Electronic Principles Courses

ECO 100 - Elementary Economics
Introduces students to the most basic elements of economics without detailed study of theory. Presents and interprets current issues and concerns publicized in the media. Allows students to understand and grasp the importance of local, state, and national issues with economic themes and overtones.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ENG 131 - Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

SDV 100 - College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation.

Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credit

ELE 152 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations I
Includes general math, scale readings, conversions between units of measure and algebra with exponents and radicals as it applies to DC circuits.[First of a three-sequence course].

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ELE 153 - Electrical-Electronic Calculations II
Includes a review of DC applications, angular measurements, right triangle ratios, vector and vector algebra as it applies to AC circuits. [Second of a three-sequence course]. Prerequisite: ELE 152.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 136 - General Industrial Electronic Systems
Studies devices, circuits, power modules, analog and digital, open and closed loop control and servo systems. May include laboratory projects and modular troubleshooting.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 141 - Electronics I
Introduces electronic devices as applied to basic electronic circuits and systems. Part I of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 142 - Electronics II
Introduces electronic devices as applied to basic electronic circuits and systems. Part II of II.

Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

ETR 151 - Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting I
Studies analog and digital circuits and systems with standard circuit test and troubleshooting procedures. Part I of II.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits

ETR 152 - Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting II
Studies analog and digital circuits and systems with standard circuit test and troubleshooting procedures. Part II of II.

Lecture 2 hours per week. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits

ETR 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. Three internships are completed for a total of 7 credits.
ELE/ETR - Approved Elective
Two electives are taken for a total of 9 credits.

Register For A Course

If you would like to register for a course, please go to MyDCC.

Contacts

Teresa Hawker

Teresa Hawker

Assistant Professor of Electrical/Electronics
434-797-8425
thawker@dcc.vccs.edu

George M. Turnbull

George M. Turnbull

Associate Professor of Electrical/Electronics
434-797-8537
gturnbull@dcc.vccs.edu

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