Electrical Construction - Plan of Study

Construction Technologies - Electrical

Associate in Applied Science (90 credit hours)

The principles and procedures of site layout to include establishing grades for bulk excavation, building pads, site drainage, site utilities and site improvement are examined. Also includes extensive use of the transit level, builder’s level and laser. Theory/Lab. Offered in the fall and spring semesters.

CNS 1263  Construction Blueprints and Specifications

Departmental Requirements: 60 credit hours
Construction Technology (15 credit hours)
CNS 1113  Construction Materials and Procedures
The latest information on materials, systems and methods used in the construction industry. It is formatted around the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) 16 divisions. Also strengthens the skills the student has gained in the College Cornerstone experience. Includes a Career Cornerstone experience emphasizing networking with professional and student organizations, continues to develop the students Career Passport, and gives students the opportunity to have career shadowing experience with the experts in the field. Theory/Lab. Offered in the fall and spring semesters.
CNS 1123 Field Engineering I
The study of the symbolic language and different components of blueprints including floor plan elevations and details for the Architectural and M.E.P. drawings. Also includes the study of the specifications and their relation to building projects. Theory/Lab. Offered in the spring semester.
CNS 1213 Construction Safety
Job site construction safety and current OSHA standards for the construction industry are studied and applied. Theory. Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 2413 Mechanical Systems
An in-depth examination is made of mechanical systems as to identification, application and function. Emphasis is placed on plumbing, heating, cooling, air distribution and ventilation systems. Theory/Lab. Offered in the summer and fall semesters.
Electrical Construction Technology (42 credit hours)
ECNT 1102 Introduction to the Electrical Trades
An introduction in electricity, study targets the general concepts, ideas, history and relationships of the electrical trade, including employment opportunities, job descriptions, general safety and standards. Theory. Offered in the fall and spring semesters.
ECNT 1103 DC and AC Circuit Analysis
A study of electricity involving electrical laws, units, components, impedance and magnetism. Theory/Lab.
ECNT 1233 Electric Motors & Controls
An in-depth study of single phase, 3-phase and D.C. motors; stop/start stations; forward and reverse; hard and soft start and ladder diagrams are taught. Theory/Lab. Offered in the spring semester.
ECNT 1253 Electrical Wiring Methods I
An examination, study and implementation of electrical wiring and wiring devices found in various types of residential structures. Study to include National Electrical Code as it applies for these occupancies. Theory/Lab. Offered in the spring semester.
ECNT 1313 National Electrical Code
An in-depth study of the latest National Electrical Code is taught, with emphasis on the total code and the licenses that can be obtained in this state and others. Theory. Prerequisite: ECNT 1253. Offered in the spring semester.
ECNT 2473 Electrical Wiring Methods II
Analysis of electric power distribution of transformer secondary systems as it pertains to the construction of commercial installations is focused on, and includes feeder and service calculation as required by National Electrical Code. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ECNT 1253. Offered in the summer semester.
ECNT 2533 Electrical Wiring Methods III
An in-depth study of hazardous locations, more detailed coverage of branch circuits and their associated calculations, site lighting and industrial light fixtures, lighting protection, plus the study of panel board, motor control bus ways and other industrial products and centers, tools. Prerequisites: ECNT 1253, ECNT 2473.
ECNT 2613 PLC for Electricians
Industry has traditionally relied on engineers and instrumentation and control technicians to design, build, operate, maintain, and repair Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) systems. As PLC’s have evolved, many organizations have found it beneficial for other maintenance groups such as electricians and mechanical technicians to help support engineers and I&C technicians in the area of PLC’s. Designed for incumbent work force technicians and student technicians not traditionally responsible for PLC systems, but require basic skills and knowledge for entering into PLC support roles. Focus is placed on fundamental programming and wiring of PLC systems. Theory/Lab. Prerequisite: ECNT 1233.
ECNT 2616 Electrical Capstone Experience
An in-depth examination of all studied wiring systems, layouts and characteristics. The use of blueprints to make estimates of materials and labor costs is stressed. Special emphasis is placed on integration of all fundamental and general education classes (i.e. math, English, technical writing). The course is arranged so the student has a solid understanding of the electrical contracting business. The National Electrical Code, safety, and the electrical methods taught in previous classes are used, and the student completes the exit assessment instrument and other graduation requirements. Theory/Lab. Prerequisites: ECNT 1253, ECNT 2473, ECNT 2533, must have completed one internship, or approval by the Division Chair. Offered in the summer semester.
CNS 2806 Construction Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows the student to utilize and define skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards, and supervised by an electrical utility journeyman and school representative. Lab. Prerequisites: Division Chair approval and an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater.
CNS 2907 Construction Internship

A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows the student to utilize and define skills learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with the industry standards, and is supervised by an electrical utility journeyman and school representative. Lab. Prerequisites: ECNT 2516, ECNT 2626, departmental approval, and an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Approved Departmental Elective: 3 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 24 credit hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
English (6 credit hours)
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II
History (3 credit hours)
HIST 1483 U. S. History To 1865 or
HIST 1493 U. S. History Since 1865
Mathematics (6 credit hours)
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 1613 Trigonometry
Philosophy (3 credit hours)
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Political Science (3 credit hours)
POLS 1113 U. S. Government
Speech (3 credit hours)
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
Interdepartmental Requirements: 6 credit hours
General Technologies (6 credit hours)
GTCT 1183 Welding
CS  1013 Computer Literacy & Applications