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.

EET1000 National Electrical Code (NEC)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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

EET1051 Electrical Materials and Components

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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. Emphasis is focused on the service and distribution equipment, safety disconnection and fire protection, security, communication and digital control devices. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

EET1050 Blue Print Reading

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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.

BCT1630 Residential Wiring

(3 Semester Credits Hours)

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.

FES1155 Fire Alarm Systems

(3 Semester Credits Hours)

The principal purpose of install fire alarm systems is life safety, to know the code requirements and use this to design and install fire alarm systems assure this proposal being one of principal goals in this course. With the aid of hand-on in the labs the students will get skills in the installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of systems of fire alarm.

EET1033 Fundamentals of DC/AC

(3 Semester Credits Hours)

This course offers a general introduction to the electrical concepts used in ohms and Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws applied to dc series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Also it includes atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance and electrical power equations. Also, the course provides an introduction to ac theory, circuits and components including inductors, capacitors, transformers, principles of electronics and semiconductors components, and its applications as well as the principles of operation of different devices and its appropriate selection.

EET1516 Electric Motors Application

(3 Semester Credits Hours)

This course is focused on the characteristics, operation, control, selection, installation and applications of different electric motors. Electric motors such as: single phase, three phases, hermetic compressors, multi-speed and variable and electronically commutated are studied. Activities in the labs are planned in order to connect, wiring starting methods, interpret connection diagrams and verify technical conditions of parts and troubleshooting. in addition electrical and safety codes also will be emphasized.

EEV1230 Low Voltage Security Systems

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is focused on requirements of design and installation of security systems including burglar alarm systems, cctv systems and access control systems. the course provides specific information of applications and product which are employed in these systems, regulations and codes and cabling techniques

EET1517 Electrical Motors

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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. This course explains many different systems and has been designed to reflect the current practices and guidelines of the National Electric Code. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

EST1542 Programmable Logic Controllers

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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.

CET1112 Digital Electronics & Microprocessors

(3 Semester Credits Hours)

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 RAMs and ROMs memories concepts and data storage, as well as microprocessor characteristics, will be studied during the development of this course.

BCT1635C Commercial and Industrial Wiring

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

ETP2402C Photovoltaic Systems

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

EET1002 Home Technology Applications

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course builds on home technology integration and home automation. Home technology integration explores how the latest high-tech systems converge to create integrated whole-home unified systems. Coverage includes lans, internet connectivity, video and audio systems, telephone systems, security systems, lighting control and more. The course covers all installations and set-up of home technology integration systems, also how to connect these components into a unified working system that accomplishes a specific function.

ETC1207Construction Estimating

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is an introduction to the arts of estimating in hvacr and electrical projects. This course describes concepts, principles, and techniques used to estimate electrical and hvacr projects. it covers topics like the estimating process, types of estimates, the quantity take off, directs and indirect cost, bidding strategies, examples of estimating projects and a project estimating using excel.

ENC1100 English Composition (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is the first college level English course for students. This course emphasizes the skills necessary to prepare you for college level writing. In this course students will develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Oral and written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure are also covered.

ENC1106 English Composition II (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

This course is the second required English core course for students pursuing an Associate’s degree. It is a course in reading, writing and critical thinking which emphasizes composing essays, producing a documented paper based on research, and reading and writing. The class will be conducted partly through lecture/discussion, and through small work groups that allow the student maximum practice in developing critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

DEP2004 Developmental Psychology

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

Developmental psychology is the study of how and why people change over time as well as how and why they remain the same from conception through the aging process. This course is described three perspectives: physical, cognitive and psychological. Emphasis will be on the major transitions from fetal development through death. The impact of ethnic, gender and cultural factors on development will also be examines.

SPC1013 Speech (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

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. This course is also taught in the Spanish Language.

MAC1100 Principles of College Algebra (General Education Component)

(3 Semester Credit Hours)

The students will be introduced to the concepts necessary to the for the operations of algebra, demonstrating an understanding of the real number system, polynomials, graphing of linear equations, equalities, and inequalities. The subject will be an application driven course using real data to solve real world problems. This course is also taught in Spanish.

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.

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CBT College has Three (3) conveniently located campuses throughout Miami-Dade County. All locations are national accredited by ACICS.

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 https://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.