Electrical Technology

CBT College’s Associate Degree in Electrical Technology is designed to prepare our students with the hands-on training to become a knowledge and competent technician by developing the necessary abilities to succeed in this important technological field.

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The A.S. in Electrical Technology program is available at the Flagler and Hialeah campuses in Florida. This degree program typically takes students 24 months (20 months)to complete, and it is available in both English and Spanish. The academic curriculum that you study in the A.S. in Electrical Technology degree program at CBT College covers the use of the National Electrical Code. The classroom instruction and hands-on training that you receive while enrolled in this degree program will help you:

  • Understand of job site safety.
  • Install, maintain and repair electrical projects in residential, commercial and industrial facilities applying correctly the electrical codes.
  • Install Green technologies (PV systems).
  • Acquaint with control circuits using PLC and electric motor controls. And more

The courses that you take in the A.S. in Electrical Technology program at CBT College, such as AC Circuits Blue Print and Electrical DC Circuit, will help create a solid, practical and theoretical foundation pertaining to the more advanced courses, including commercial, industrial, and residential wiring , programmable logic controllers and photovoltaic systems. To learn more about the A.S. in Electrical Technology program, contact CBT College today. We are ready to help you sign up for the degree program that could lead to a successful career in the technological industry!

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After you have successfully completed the A.S. in Electrical Technology program available on our Flagler and Hialeah campuses, you should have the ability to work in the technological field. This degree program will help you prepare for building trade by electrical industry (with the following abilities by skills and competences):

  • Accomplish specific and general OSHA regulations associated with the profession of electricians.
  • Select and manipulate power tools and hand tools properly.
  • Properly handle measuring instruments to troubleshoot electrical circuits, electrical equipment and electrical and electronic components.
  • Understand electrical principles, laws and calculation methods for DC and AC circuits.
  • Select and install electrical materials (fittings, boxes, conduits, panel boards, breakers, fuses) according to the regulations of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Properly interpret electrical specifications for projects and be able to read blueprints.
  • Install service entrance, feeder and branch circuits in residential, commercial and industrial sites following NEC regulations.
  • Identify the main characteristics of different types of electric motors, select and install their control circuits and determine their technical state.
  • Install and program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), input sensors and output devices.
  • Understand the fundamental of Digital Electronic and use them in to program effectively and rationally the PLCs.
  • Design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot photovoltaic systems.

The curriculum integrates electrical theory and practical application to give students not only the manual skills to wire and install electrical systems and apparatus properly, but also the mathematical and practical knowledge to maintain support, explain and troubleshoot a wide variety of electrical projects, can use their knowledge to obtain the licenses related to their profession and communicate properly and work effectively with others having different roles or responsibilities.

DC Circuits

EET1011 ›

This course emphasizes Direct Current (DC) principles and methods as well as in the underlying theories and concepts needed for a strong foundation on electrical technology. The students are introduced to the fundamentals of electricity and DC circuits, including how the properties of materials affect them to be categorized into conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. In- depth coverage of Ohm’s Law and its relation to voltage, current, resistance, and power are presented followed by theoretical and practical applications of electrical components connected in series.

National Electrical Code (NEC

EET1000 ›

This course will help students to obtain a better understanding of the structure, regulations, principles and organization of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

AC Circuits

EET1021 ›

This course will provide the concepts of capacitance and inductance as they relate to alternating current theory. In addition, the course reinforces concepts related to AC which have been previously studied. Aspects of electromagnetism are emphasized. An introduction to vectors and complex numbers is followed by an immersion into AC concepts while being compared to DC theory. Most contents of this course will discuss how to analyze all the possible combination of RLC circuits including series, parallel and combination circuits.

Electrical Materials and Components

EET1051 ›

This course will provide the students with adequate knowledge in order to identify the most common materials used in today’s industry as well as the proper understanding of related terminology. Topics covered in this course will permit future electricians to be familiar with current materials and components utilized for electrical projects at residential, commercial and industrial areas. A description about the diverse types of conductors used in lighting, entrant services, communications and control will be studied, together with explanations on boxes, tubing and fitting for circuit installations.

Blue Print Reading

EET1050 ›

This course will offer to future electricians efficient and accurate blue print reading skills in the electrical area. Concepts of drawing, sketching, views, plans, schedules, and specifications are presented and then reinforced by current print reading practical exercises that will offer students proper practice in the interpretation and analysis of various prints in different electrical work areas. Students will benefit from experiencing with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and specialized communication symbology that will improve their recognition and understanding of other craft symbols likely to be encountered on the jobsites. Topics will also include applications and basic learning to sketch and electronic draft ladder diagrams, schematics, wiring diagrams, low and high voltage prints and others. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.
Pre-requisites: EET1011, EET1021 and EET1051

Residential Wiring


This course will provide instruction in wiring methods for single family, two family, and multi-family residences. This course presents basic wiring techniques of electrical devices using schematics and wiring diagrams. In addition, future electricians will be trained to be familiar with electrical installation, operation, and maintenance of residential wiring. It will focus on general knowledge, safety, tools, blueprint reading, equipment, wiring, and the accepted wiring practices in accordance to the current edition of the National Electrical Code. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.
Pre-requisite: EEt1011, EET1021 and EET1050

US History

AMH2022 ›

This course will examine significant events, movements, and patterns that have helped shape the modern world. While our emphasis will be on the19th and 20th Centuries, we will delve deeper into history to connect modern forms of democracy, culture, and conflict to their historical roots.

Electric Motors

EET1517 ›

This course is designed for the students who already have an understanding of basic electrical theory, including DC and AC theory and AC electric motors. The student will learn how DC motors and generators operate and how to install them. The concepts taught will help the students to understand how controls are designed and installed for AC and DC motors to provide either simple or complex control schemes.

Commercial and Industrial Wiring

BCT1635 ›

This course concerns the study of basic electrical principles, requirements and methods of effective and safe wiring in commercial and industrial facilities. The identification, interpretation and application of existing electrical code regulations, together with the study of electric planes prepare students to face in the future activities of installing, maintenance and repair of systems of lighting, protection, grounding and control in these buildings.

Principals of College Algebra

MAC1100 ›

The student will demonstrate: an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve system of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

Programmable Logic Controllers

EST1542 ›

This course will provide students with the knowledge of the different types of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) from the basic controller concepts to solid state. Students will learn topics such as Input/Output configurations in both Fixed and Modular PLC in accordance to its processing capacity. In addition students will know many types of endings for programming, output & input modules and memories. Topics in this course include the study of Ladder Diagrams due to the broad diffusion in the industry linked to instructions associated with input/output functional blocks (timers, counters, drums, storing words) and the relationship between programming instructions and connections.

Principles of Economics

ECO2000 ›

This course is an integrated introduction to the basic principles of economics, exploration of the nature of economics, production, distribution and price determination and the analysis of individual firms and markets, as well as aggregate economic variables. These include inflation, unemployment and economic growth, with a focus on the state’s role in attempts to regulate the economy. Thus, we will focus our efforts on learning how societies use scarce resources to produce and distribute commodities among its various people.

Photovoltaic Systems

ETP2402 ›

Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, along with other renewable energy technologies, is a rapidly growing sector of the energy market. This course is focused on design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial PV systems. The content includes systems advantages and disadvantages, site evaluation, component operation, system design and sizing, and installation requirements and recommended practices.


SPC1013 ›

The course includes theories and practices in oral communication and speech writing, and the process of oral communication in all types of organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of effective oral communication, with an emphasis on delivering effective presentations. This course will cover skills and techniques for planning and delivering a presentation, overcoming anxiety, and working with various audiences. Students will also use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and present an automated slide show presentation.

Digital Electronics & Microprocessors

CET1112 ›

This course explains the digital logic concepts which will develop the students’ ability to know and interpret different types of electronic circuits, number systems, logics gates. Boolean Algebra operations and expressions are also examined. In addition, this course introduces combinational logic and functions with an emphasis on functional logic devices. By using FLIP-FLOPS, Counters and Shift Registers students will obtain new design tools. An introduction to RAM’s and ROM’s memories concepts and data storage, as well as microprocessor characteristics, will be studied during the development of this course. Pre-requisite: EET1011 This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

Some electricians work for themselves, as independent contractors; however, the majority of technicians work in/on:

  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrical Design Assistant
  • Construction Electrician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Electrical Estimator
  • Installer of Photovoltaic Systems

The median annual wage for an electrician was $49,840; this amount will vary, depending on the job location, the type of job you are performing, and the amount of experience that you possess.

The median annual wage for an electrician was $49,840; this amount will vary, depending on the job location, the type of job you are performing, and the amount of experience that you possess.

Available Campuses

CBT College has five (5) convenient locations in Miami-Dade. All CBT locations are nationally accredited by ACICS, and offer a full time Career Services Department to help student and graduates in their Job Search.

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CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.
2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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