Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology Service Management - Columbia
EEST410A - Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
CIP Code: 46.0302
SOC Code: 47-2111
Program ObjectiveThis program is designed to provide the essential skills and knowledge for the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of commercial and residential entertainment, security, monitoring, and telecommunications systems. Students learn to install cable support structures; laying out and preparing pathways for wiring and cables; installing, securing, testing, and termination of wiring and cables both copper and fiber optic; program digital components and access controls to perform their designated tasks; install and set up media management systems; and perform system commissioning and user training of audio, video, and data systems. The program also prepares students on the essential skills and knowledge needed for entry-level residential electrician work. Students will train on the installation, service and maintenance areas of the residential electrical industry. Upon completion of this program, graduates can meet the minimum requirements needed to be qualified as an entry-level technician in the residential and/or commercial telecommunications, fire alarm, intrusion detection, signaling, entertainment, audio/video/data, and energy management systems. Student can also qualify as entry-level residential electrician’s apprentice. For Master electrician exam, the applicant shall not show less than seven (7) years of experience preceding the date of the application, under the direction and supervision of a master electrician, three (3) years during which the applicant supervised or was actively in charge of electrical installation work. The Board may credit not more than three (3) years for formal course study or professional training in electrical installation, where applicable. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.
Course DescriptionThe student will be taught how to use basic information for electrical and electronic industries as well as some basic concepts used in performing the electrical and low voltage technician’s skill-sets. Material covered includes basic safety, mathematical principles focused on whole numbers, fractions, measurement, decimals, percentages, and the metric system. Additionally, students will be taught how to use hand tools and power tools most commonly used in the trades, i.e.: screwdrivers, tape measures, hand saws, drills, etc.
Course DescriptionThe student will learn how to use knowledge of basic structural concepts of residential and commercial buildings, including wood and metal frame, brick and block, poured and prefabricated concrete, and structural steel and apply that to residential electrical and electronic system environments. Additionally, this course covers drills and bit types, and techniques used to drill through various construction materials. Discussion of fire and sound-rated walls, and suspended ceilings is also included. The student will learn how to use basic blueprint concepts, and the hardware and systems used by an electrical and electronics technician to mount and support boxes, receptacles, and other low voltage components. The student will learn how to use the various types of anchors and supports, their applications, and how to install them safely. Additionally, an overview of electrical raceways from source to destination provided. The student will learn how to use conduit types and bending techniques which completes the student’s training in this course.
Course DescriptionThis course provides the student with a general introduction to the concepts used in Ohm’s Law applied to DC series, parallel and combined circuits. This course also provides an introduction to concepts used in AC circuits. Topics include electrical theory, electromotive force, resistance, capacitance, inductance, impedance and power equations. Students will study Semiconductors and Integrated circuit theory with hands on lab time to reinforce the learning. Students will study schematic symbols and practice building circuits from schematic diagrams. Students also study appropriate application of proper diagnostic and maintenance procedures using electrical and electronic test equipment to include: meters, oscilloscopes, meg-ohm-meter, watt meters, frequency meters/generators, time domain reflectometers, continuity testers, recording instruments, and RF analyzers.
Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to the electrical trade and provides them with knowledge in the areas of Electrical safety and residential electrical services. It also introduces them to the National Electrical Code and how to find the applicable codes and requirements in the electrical trade. It further provides the student with knowledge in the areas of grounding and bonding of electrical systems; NEC regulations pertaining to grounding and bonding; equipment and devices used for grounding and bonding. Students will also learn about other types of equipment and devices used in the electrical and electronic trades.
Course DescriptionThis course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of components used in the electrical and electronic trades. Student will understand the functions of the various components of a motor control center and viewed from both a maintenance and troubleshooting standpoint. In addition, the electrical student will learn about different types of lamps, lighting fixtures, and related components. Students will also focus on basic guidelines and procedural information for receiving and storing, handling and installing lamps and lighting fixtures. The student will learn about (NEMA) National Electrical Manufacturers Association as they prepare to work with magnetic coils and relays, contacts and holding circuit interlock and other structural features of solenoids, timers, starters and contactors. Students will also learn about fuses and circuit breakers for they provide protection to electrical conductors and equipment against abnormal conditions.
Course DescriptionThis course will provide the student with a thorough understanding and functions of the various components used in motor control systems. The student will be introduced to the maintenance and troubleshooting functions of motor controls systems. The student will also learn about the different types of devices and components used within motors controls systems. The course will also focus on basic guidelines and procedural information for receiving and storing, handling and installing lamps and lighting fixtures. The student will learn about (NEMA) National Electrical Manufacturers Association as they prepare to work with magnetic coils and relays, contacts and holding circuit interlock and other structural features of solenoids, timers, starters and contactors. The student will also learn about fuses and circuit breakers. They will understand how they provide protection to electrical conductors and equipment against abnormal conditions.
Course DescriptionIn this course, emphasis is placed on identifying and troubleshooting hardware and software components of the PC. Through hands-on projects that simulate real-life scenarios, students will apply concepts taught. Students will study computer applications in the low voltage industries. Application software installation and configuration will be presented during the course of study. Installation and configuration of specialized hardware components is part of the studies. In addition, the student will be able to network several computers together back to a main computer.
Course DescriptionThis course provides the student knowledge of the basic operation of telephone systems, types of system cables, cable color coding, cable connectors, and installation techniques in addition to identifying the types of data networks, test equipment, and procedures used in testing cables. The student will be familiar with Programmable Logic Controllers and programming them by uses of logic ladders. The student will use the proper procedure and technique to install fiber-optic cabling and support equipment, while describing or demonstrating the types of fiber-optic splicing and/or terminations to achieve an acceptable and "test verified" loss within a specified and acceptable range.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to install and troubleshoot signaling systems, entry/access control systems, intrusion detection, security, and surveillance systems (included is CCTV system and key components of a CCTV system), Lighting, HVAC, Water, and Access systems. Students will learn the function and how to install and troubleshoot systems in the areas of access control, security systems and intrusion detection, video surveillance, as well as lighting, HVAC, and water control systems.
Course DescriptionThis course provides the student with the knowledge and skills required to successfully, plan, install and problem-solve, both standard Fire Alarm systems and Programmable Fire Alarm systems. Students will be taught the proper methods and equipment to use in residential and industrial fire-detection applications. Proper wiring/cable selection, fire-detection equipment selection, and system layout/planning will be obtained in this course of study. Programming of Fire Alarm devices and systems will be introduced. Theory of typical Fire Alarm software will be presented in this course of study. Hands-on practices of the software applications are included in the course of study.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to install and troubleshoot rack systems, system integration, and residential systems integration. The students will be taught component function and how to install complete systems racks, residential automation systems. The students will be taught system commissioning and how to train client based systems. In addition, they will learn finish phase testing along with maintenance and repair.
Course DescriptionThis course is designed to prepare the student to take the ESPA Exam as well as provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to install and troubleshoot integrated systems. The students will be taught component function and how the skills and technologies learned in previous modules can be integrated together and automated.