Electricity Technician

The Electricity Technician program offered on the Cutler Bay, Flagler Main Campus and Hialeah campus in Florida is an eight month technical diploma program. When you choose to enroll in this technical program at CBT College, you will receive classroom instruction from professionals who are familiar with the technology industry. You will also receive the hands-on experience that is necessary to prepare you for a career as an electrician.

The Electricity Technician diploma program at CBT College is designed to give you entry-level proficiency, in addition to the basic skills and knowledge that you will need once you enter the electrical industry.

To learn more about the Electricity Technician diploma program available on CBT College’s Cutler Bay, Flagler Main and Hialeah campus in Florida, contact us today. Choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions that you will make as you embark on your educational journey!

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Do you want to work in the technology industry, but you do not want to spend years and years in school studying? Good news; you no longer have to put your career plans on hold; you can enroll in the Electricity Technician diploma program at CBT College. This program permits you to acquire the knowledge, technical skills, competitive edges that you need to start a promising new career and become a qualified electrician and to move ahead in this growing industry.For information about Gainful Employment related to this academic program, click here. For detailed information of terms and disclosures, please visit: www.cbt.edu/academics/disclosure

Students successfully completing the Electricity Technician Diploma will be able to:

After you have successfully completed the Electricity Technician Diploma 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 sites following NEC regulations.

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

Electrical technicians generally are hired in two areas of work; in construction and maintenance. Overall growth of the construction industry, there is a need for qualified electricians and various options of employment can exist depending on experience, level of education, and certification.

  1. Works at construction sites
  2. Home builders companies
  3. Industrial factories
  4. With independent Electrical Contractors Etc...
The job outlook for an electrician is stable, and it is projected to grow by 20 percent over the next few years. Increased equipment repair needs, along with the construction of new homes and commercial buildings that need wiring are just some of the many factors that will lead to this high demand for certified electricians.

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  • CBT College – Cutler Bay Campus

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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.