Both the AAS and CAS provide students the training necessary to enter the field of electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites. Upon successful completion of the first two semesters, the student has met the requirements for the CAS. Successful completion of all four semesters meets the requirement for the AAS. Graduates are eligible for advanced placement into a registered apprentice position. Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Analyze, configure, troubleshoot, and assist in designing and measuring electrical and electronic circuits and systems;
- Relate the National Electrical Code to wiring designs and explain how that design ensures safety;
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of three-phase and single-phase systems;
- Determine the proper grounding techniques to employ for various electrical devices and installations;
- Communicate clearly and effectively in speaking and writing with peers, engineers, teams, and customers using appropriate technologies including audio, visual, and graphics;
- Synthesize the theory and operation of transformers with single and three phase connections and alternating current machines; and
- Demonstrate the assembly and installation of photovoltaic systems.